NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita

2234 17328
Position ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDROSTAMI20 [#17328]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Nonlinear Optics and Transport in Two-Dimensional Materials
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / cond-mat-th, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Condensed Matter Theory, Strongly Correlated Materials, Theoretical Condensed Matter
Materials Theory
Theoretical Physics / Condensed matter theory, Theoretical condensed matter physics, Holographic Dualities
Appl Deadline:2020/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/26, finished 2021/06/05, listed until 2020/12/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship stipend associated to the research program funded by Swedish Research Council Starting Grant "Nonlinear optics and transport in two-dimensional materials" of Nordita Assistant Professor Dr. Habib Rostami.

Project description

The focus of this position is to develop and simulate theoretical models for the nonlinear quantum response of two-dimensional materials. The research plan involves nonlinear optics, nonlinear transport, inelastic light-matter scattering, optical bistability, nonlocal response, hydrodynamics, nonlinear elasto-optic, light-induced instabilities, and time-resolved nonlinear spectroscopy. The general goal is to propose novel nonlinear spectroscopy schemes to probe collective modes and condense matter phases with nonlinear order parameters characterising unknown symmetry/topology of the system. Particular interest will be in exploring interaction driven nonlinear phenomena in two-dimensional materials such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and their heterostructures.

There will be the opportunity of extending local and international collaboration with experimental and theoretical research teams active in two-dimensional materials and nonlinear optics.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in theoretical physics with an adequate expertise in essential analytical techniques in many-body physics, quantum field theory, and Boltzmann/quantum kinetic theory. The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to a research record in two-dimensional materials, Dirac/Weyl semimetals, nonlinear optics, high-harmonic generation, photogalvanic effect, pump-probe spectroscopy, hydrodynamics, and dynamically driven systems.

Since female scientists are underrepresented at Nordita we especially encourage women to apply. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for two years, starting in spring 2021 or some other date to be agreed upon.


The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2020. Only online applications will be accepted. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests including future research plans. Additionally, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Professor Dr. Habib Rostami, Nordita,

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities.

Further information about Nordita can be found at

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Further Info:
+46 (0)8 5537 8423
AlbaNova University Center
Roslagstullsbacken 23
106 91 Stockholm

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