Nordita, NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Fellowship ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDNTW18 [#12570]
Fellowship Title: Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Physics at Nordita, the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute and the Wilczek Quantum Center
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 106 91, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Complex systems including applications to biology, cosmological implications of axions, Holographic Dualities, Mathematical physics, Particle physics (theoretical and experimental), particle physics around axions, QCD, String theory
Physics / Biophysics, Condensed Matter Theory, Elementary Particle Theory, hep, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Physics, Lattice QCD, Machine Learning, Mathematical Physics, Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Science, String Theory, Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theory of Particle Physics, Gravitational Theory, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Physics - Mathematical Physics
Appl Deadline:2018/11/30 (posted 2018/10/29)

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Nordita in Stockholm, Sweden, together with the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) and the Wilczek Quantum Center (WQC) in Shanghai, China, invite applications for a joint post-doctoral fellowship in theoretical physics.

The appointment is for three years starting 1 September, 2019 or some other date to be agreed upon. A minimum of one year should be spent at each of the two sites, Nordita and TDLI/WQC.

Project description

The fellowship is intended for scientists who wish to carry out research in theoretical physics represented at Nordita. At present this includes astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics (including integrable systems), and statistical physics/complex systems.

Since female scientists are underrepresented at Nordita and TDLI/WQC we especially encourage women to apply.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to be within four years of receiving their Ph.D at the time of the deadline. 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.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Jialin Yang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Professor Hans Hansson, Nordita,


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 job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2018.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests including future research plans.

Additionally, candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to Elizabeth Yang ( and Jialin Yang (, also before 30 November, 2018. The subject line should be "SU FV-3684-18" + name of the applicant.


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

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, TDLI, was founded in 2016 in Shanghai, China. It is jointly established by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Municipal Government of Shanghai, and jointly funded by National Science Foundation of China. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is retained and approved by the government to operate the new Institute as its contractor and trustee. The TDLI aims to boost researches in basic sciences and interdisciplinary fields via undertaking three basic missions: (1) provides a platform to foster academic training, exchange, and collaborations for worldwide physicists; (2) hosts cutting‐edge research programs on most fundamental questions in particle physics, cosmology and quantum physics with potential expansion to include other related areas such as the application of quantum mechanics to bioprocesses; (3) actively engages in general public science education.
Further information about the TDLI can be found at

The Wilczek Quantum Center, WQC, was founded in 2014, Hangzhou, China. It was moved to Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017 in conjunction with the exciting development of TDLI for which Prof. Wilczek was appointed Founding Director. The general purpose of the WQC is to advance the level of fundamental research in Shanghai and to promote scientific exchange and collaboration with the World. The WQC directs its main efforts to theoretical research in the areas of ultra-cold gases, quantum optics, quantum information theory, the theory of fundamental interactions, and the application of quantum mechanics to biological processes. The goal of the WQC is to develop the Center into an institute recognized worldwide, working at the cutting edge of quantum research frontiers.
Further information about the WQC can be found at

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Contact: Hans Hansson, +46 (0)8 5537 8737, +46 (0)8 5537 8404 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Roslagstullsbacken 23
SE-106 91 Stockholm
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