NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita

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Position ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDQM23 [#25409, PDQM23]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / Advanced synthesis and characterization of materials, AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical), Atomic, Molecular, and Optical, Computational Physics, cond-mat-ex, cond-mat-th, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Condensed Matter Theory, condensed matter theory; ultracold quantum gases, Energy Materials, Experiment, Heat Transport, Magnetoelectronic, Majorana modes, non-Hermitian systems, novel devices for electronic or optoelectronic applications, optics and laser, Quantum Information, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Strongly Correlated Materials, Superfluidity and superconductivity, Theoretical Condensed Matter, Theory, topological states, Ultracold quantum gases, X-ray diffraction, X-ray Spectroscopy
Appl Deadline:2023/10/27 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/22, listed until 2024/02/22)
Position Description:    

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at Nordita, Nordic insitute of theoretical physics. Closing date: 27 October 2023.

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, quantum information, 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

Project description
The successful candidate will primarily work on two projects. The first project explores dynamic behavior of quantum matter, quantum information systems (Q bits, sensors), quantum light matter interactions and entangled and hidden quantum orders. The second project explores computational modeling and materials informatics search for novel quantum states in materials using ab initio and machine learning techniques.

Main responsibilities
The position includes conducting a strong research program and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita, Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The successful candidate is expected to spend significant time at Nordita, Stockholm University and KTH, building connections between condensed matter, astrophysics and high-energy groups.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in theoretical quantum matter.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. 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 Balatsky,, and recruiting administrator, Jimmie Evenholt,

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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – 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
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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