Condensed Matter Physics, NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

1851 8931
Position ID:NORDITA-CM-PDMAT17 [#8931, SU FV-0069-17]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Informatics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Materials Science / Computational
Physics / Condensed Matter Physics
Big Data Analytics / Computer Science
Condensed Matter Physics / Computational Physics
Appl Deadline:2017/03/31 finished (posted 2017/02/22, finished 2017/07/04, listed until 2017/04/01)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Condensed Matter Physics, NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, is pleased to announce a postĀ­doc position in Materials Informatics.

Project description

The project comprises implementing the organic materials database (OMDB) including thousands of electronic structure calculations for organic crystals. The database is intended for the prediction of novel functional materials via advanced data mining tools. A main focus lies on the prediction and investigation of Dirac materials.

Main responsibilities

The position includes conducting a strong research program, and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. It involves extending the organic materials database and implementing search tools in the framework of data mining and machine learning.

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 degree should have been completed no more than four 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 strong candidates in the areas of computational physics or theoretical condensed matter physics with interest and experience in data science and machine learning.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date is in May, 2017, or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Alexander V. Balatsky,


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the 'Apply' button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your online application:

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Contact details for 3 references

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than March 31, 2017, via e-mail to: and state in the subject line: SU FV-0069-17 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement, why and how you wish to complete the project, and what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma

Application Materials Required:
Those requested in the position description.

Further Info:
AlbaNova University Center
Roslagstullsbacken 23
106 91 Stockholm

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