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OPEN POSITIONS AT NORDITA

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow in Holographic Black Holes in Strongly-Correlated Quantum Matter

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship stipend associated to the research program funded by Swedish Research Council Starting Grant "Holographic black holes in strongly-correlated quantum matter" of Nordita Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Krikun.

Project description

The research program is focused on the holographic phenomenology of strongly correlated condensed matter systems and concerns, not exclusively, the studies of translation symmetry breaking, non-Abelian order parameters and non-Fermi liquid phenomenology in holographic models. The projects are eventually aimed at describing the ongoing experimental study of strange metals.

The subject assumes active interaction with both high-energy and condensed matter departments of Nordita as well as a possible broader collaboration with the theoretical and experimental condensed matter and high energy/gravity groups at Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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 successful candidate should hold a PhD in theoretical physics with adequate expertise in the aspects of AdS/CMT. The degree should have been completed no more than three 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 a research record in holographic phenomenology, numerics, hydrodynamics, physics of black hole horizons or non-Fermi liquid condensed matter.

Since female scientists are underrepresented at Nordita we especially encourage women to apply. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for two years, starting in fall 2021 or some other date to be agreed upon.

Application

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2020.

Only online applications will be accepted.. The application procedure is posted on academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17313. When applying to this position, please also register your interest in “Nordita, Stockholm” in the joint European String PostDoc application system.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Krikun, Nordita, alexander.krikun@su.se

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, 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 www.nordita.org.

» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow in Nonlinear Optics and Transport in Two-Dimensional Materials

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship stipend associated to the research program funded by Swedish Research Council Starting Grant "Nonlinear optics and transport in two-dimensional materials" of Nordita Assistant Professor Dr. Habib Rostami.

Project description

The focus of this position is to develop and simulate theoretical models for the nonlinear quantum response of two-dimensional materials. The research plan involves nonlinear optics, nonlinear transport, inelastic light-matter scattering, optical bistability, nonlocal response, hydrodynamics, nonlinear elasto-optic, light-induced instabilities, and time-resolved nonlinear spectroscopy. The general goal is to propose novel nonlinear spectroscopy schemes to probe collective modes and condense matter phases with nonlinear order parameters characterising unknown symmetry/topology of the system. Particular interest will be in exploring interaction driven nonlinear phenomena in two-dimensional materials such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and their heterostructures.

There will be the opportunity of extending local and international collaboration with experimental and theoretical research teams active in two-dimensional materials and nonlinear optics.

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 successful candidate should hold a PhD in theoretical physics with an adequate expertise in essential analytical techniques in many-body physics, quantum field theory, and Boltzmann/quantum kinetic theory. The degree should have been completed no more than three 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 a research record in two-dimensional materials, Dirac/Weyl semimetals, nonlinear optics, high-harmonic generation, photogalvanic effect, pump-probe spectroscopy, hydrodynamics, and dynamically driven systems.

Since female scientists are underrepresented at Nordita we especially encourage women to apply. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for two years, starting in spring 2021 or some other date to be agreed upon.

Application

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2020.

Only online applications will be accepted.. The application procedure is posted on academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17328. When applying to this position, please also register your interest in “Nordita, Stockholm” in the joint European String PostDoc application system.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Professor Dr. Habib Rostami, Nordita, habib.rostami@su.se

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, 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 www.nordita.org.

» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow in Understanding the Emergence of Large Scale Coherence in Turbulent Flows

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship stipend associated to the research program funded by Swedish Research Council Starting Grant "Understanding the emergence of large scale coherence in turbulent flows" of Nordita Assistant Professor Dr. Cristobal Arratia.

Project description

The research program is focused on developing theoretical models to explain the organization of turbulent flows at large scales in situations involving the breaking of a continuous symmetry. The position involves analytical and numerical work on the formulation and implementation of these models. Particular physical situations to be described comprise gravity wave excitation in free surface flow and pattern formation in wall bounded shear flow. Relevant theoretical approaches involved in this project include stability analysis, multiscale expansions, bifurcation theory, amplitude equations, Reynolds decomposition, quasilinear approximations and stochastic modelling.

The position will involve active participation in the soft matter group at Nordita and possibilities for local and external collaboration.

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 successful candidate should hold a PhD in tphysics, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering or a related field, with an adequate expertise in fluid dynamics and proficiency with computational methods. The degree should have been completed no more than three 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 a research record in hydrodynamic instabilities

Since female scientists are underrepresented at Nordita we especially encourage women to apply. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for two years, starting in spring 2021 or some other date to be agreed upon.

Application

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2020.

Only online applications will be accepted.. The application procedure is posted on academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17329.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Professor Dr. Cristobal Arratia, Nordita, cristobal.arratia@su.se

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, 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 www.nordita.org.

» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Postdoctoral fellowship cluster at Nordita in the Wallenberg Initiative on Networks and Quantum information (WINQ)

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships in theoretical physics associated to the Wallenberg Initiative on Networks and Quantum information (WINQ). 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 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 that complements the strategic contributions made by the KAW foundation 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 will cover both resident positions in Stockholm and support for visitors and workshops.

We will consider hiring up to four post-doctoral fellows in this initial year. Successful candidates will participate the vibrant and diverse research environment at Nordita and the closely adjacent Stockholm and Uppsala communities, which in coming years will be significantly strengthened with further hiring, including at senior levels, in the research areas addressed by WINQ.

Candidates should have a strong profile of independent and original theoretical research related to the fields of quantum information and processing (QIP) or complex dynamical networks (CDN). We also encourage applicants working at interfaces between those broadly defined areas.

Relevant (but not exclusive) keywords for the research that we expect to be represented include:

QIP: quantum computation; quantum algorithms; quantum information; quantum co-processors; quantum simulators; coding of quantum information; quantum error detection; quantum information sharing

CDN: neural network learning; chaotic dynamical systems; deep networks, spatiotemporal multiscale systems; multiplex-multilayer networks; neurobiological networks

Candidates should hold a PhD in theoretical physics with expertise and a proven track record in the research fields outlined above. We especially encourage women to apply.

Appointment is for two years starting in fall 2021 or some other date to be agreed upon, with option for a third year by mutual agreement. The deadline for applications is December 8, 2020.

Only online applications will be accepted. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests including future research plans. Additionally, candidates must arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation. For administrative purposes we request that applicants indicate whether their main interest is directed towards QIP or CDN, but in case of overlapping interests they can indicate both.

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, 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 www.nordita.org.

» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 8 December 2020
Researcher in Theoretical Physics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a researcher position 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 (tqmatter.org). Qualified candidates are expected to show a record of impactful research and potential to develop collaborative projects at Nordita.

Duties

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.

Eligibility

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.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from professor, Alexander V. Balatsky, balatsky@kth.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Head of Administration, Elizabeth Yang, telephone: +46 8 5537 84 73, elizabeth.yang@su.se.

Application

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 www.nordita.org.

» Applications should be entered in the Stockholm University Recruitment System. Press the button "Ansök" or "Apply" at the end of the position information page to log in to the recruitment system.
Deadline: 16 January 2021


A note on our naming conventions for Nordita postdoctoral positions

We have two types of postdoc positions at Nordita.

The first kind, "Nordita fellows positions", are announced once a year with a deadline in November-December and start date the following autumn. Nordita fellows can pursue their research quite independently of our existing research groups, even though of course there is a lot of collaboration. There are typically 5-6 positions per year, all for two years.

Then we have "Nordita postdoc positions" announced within a particular project, typically connected with a grant. These postdocs are hired to work on that particular subject together with the other researchers in the corresponding group. The number of announced positions of this type is irregular, and depends on the ability of our senior staff to secure grants. The duration is typically two years but can vary, and start dates may also vary.


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