NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita

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Position ID:NORDITA-Nordita-APQM21 [#16855, SU FV-3050-20]
Position Title: Researcher in theoretical physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Big Data Analytics
Machine Learning
Theoretical Physics / Condensed matter theory, Theoretical condensed matter physics
Materials Science / Computational
Condensed Matter Physics / Computational Physics, cond-mat-th, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Condensed Matter Theory, non-Hermitian systems, Strongly Correlated Materials, Superfluidity and superconductivity, Theoretical Condensed Matter, topological states (more...)
Appl Deadline:2021/01/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/11, listed until 2021/01/16)
Position Description:    

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Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical condensed matter physics in conjunction with the ERC Synergy project HERO on Hidden, Entangled and Resonating Orders.

Subject description

We are seeking candidates for a Nordita Assistant professorship in Theoretical condensed matter physics. Qualified candidates in all areas will be considered. Particular synergies with the ongoing efforts in Dynamic and Correlated Quantum Matter and Machine learning and data informatics are encouraged ( Qualified candidates are expected to show a record of impactful research and potential to develop collaborative projects at Nordita.


The assistant professor will be given the opportunity to develop an independent research program. There may be opportunities to gain accreditation that allows the successful candidate to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements.

It is of vital importance to Nordita to continually develop and renew its research areas. We aim to recruit people who can lead such development. Experience from other research environments is a clear asset. The assistant professor is expected to establish and develop research collaborations with research groups at SU and KTH and collaborating institutions in EU and US.


A person is eligible for appointment if they have attained a Degree of Doctor or have the equivalent academic expertise.

Grounds of assessment

Special importance is given to research expertise shown, for example, through publications. Special attention will be given to candidates who attained a Degree of Doctor or have acquired the equivalent expertise no more than seven years before the end of the application period. The applicant's ability to establish and develop collaborations both in research and education is of importance. Significant importance will also be given to skills in supervision and research community citizenship. This position may allow for opportunities to teach courses at hosting universities.

Additional information

The successful applicant will become an integral part of the Nordita faculty as a Nordita assistant professor.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of five years. Start date 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,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Head of Administration, Elizabeth Yang, telephone: +46 8 5537 84 73,


The deadline for applications is 16 January, 2021. Only online applications will be accepted. Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the online job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English, since it is the working language.

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, 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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