Postdoctoral Stipend Position in Theoretical Modelling of Laser-plasma Interaction in Plasma Waveguides

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in material sciences to join Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The funds for this fellowship are available for two years. All candidates regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply before January 19, 2019.

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Information about the project

The Department of Physics seeks a highly motivated and talented individual to join the Plasma Theory group at the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics and work on theoretical modelling of laser-plasma interaction in plasma waveguides. The aim of this project is to investigate the novel aspects of the ultra-intense laser (acting as waveguide modes) interacting with plasmas and to explore the potential applications in particle acceleration and radiation generation.

Major responsibilities

The postdoctoral project will be focused on theoretical modelling of laser waveguide modes interacting with plasmas, mainly via numerical simulations and comparisons with experimental observations.

Full-time Postdoc position funded by a scholarship. The position is limited until 2021-03-15.


The applicant should have a PhD in physics. Previous experience in laser-plasma physics is considered a strong advantage. The work includes both theoretical analysis and numerical simulations. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. It is funded by a scholarship available to non-Swedish citizens with a PhD from a non-Swedish university, received not more than two years before the starting date of the scholarship.

Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180732 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, including a complete list of publications

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 19 January, 2019.Candidates that match the required profile will be continuously interviewed until the position is filled.

Longqing Yi,, 031-772 6882

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