NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita, and
Stockholm University, Department of Physics

2234 24859  2234 24859
Position ID:NORDITA-Nordita-APQISUWINQ23 [#24859, APQISUWINQ23]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Quantum Information
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum information/quantum matter, Quantum Optics, Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Transport, theoretical, Theoretical Astrophysics, Theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical High Energy Physics, Theoretical particle physics
Appl Deadline:2023/08/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/05/17, listed until 2023/08/07)
Position Description:    

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The position is associated with the Wallenberg Initiative on Networks and Quantum information (WINQ) hosted by Nordita in Stockholm. WINQ is part of an ambitious, wide-ranging strategic initiative in frontier information technologies funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). WINQ aims, over the next few years, to nurture research activities centered around theory of quantum information and complex networks. The surrounding circle of ideas includes quantum computers, machine learning, and “big data”. The WINQ initiative constitutes a sizable investment in theoretical physics that complements the strategic contributions made by KAW in the fields of artificial intelligence (WASP) and quantum technology (WACQT), with which WINQ members will interact via common activities across Sweden. The WINQ initiative covers both resident positions at Nordita and support for visitors and workshops. 

Theoretical quantum information.

Main responsibilities
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Terms of employment
The position is at Nordita for the first five years.

For this position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

Additional information
Startup package of WINQ: one three year postdoc and two PhD students. 

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, quantum information theory, quantum error correction, tensor networks, machine learning, quantum algorithms, quantum control, the interface of quantum information and many-body theory, non-equilibrium phases of quantum matter, quantum networks, quantum simulation and quantum sensing. 

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.

This position (in Swedish, “biträdande lektor”) is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

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 the Head of Nordita, Niels Obers,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Carina Nymark,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. 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.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position. The criteria for promotion within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment

You are welcome to apply! 

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Contact: Niels Obers, +46 (0)8 5537 8423, +46 (0)8 5537 8404 (fax)
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