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OPEN POSITIONS

Open Positions

Nordita Visiting PhD Student Fellowships

The visiting PhD student program at Nordita is open for applications. The program, which is intended for PhD students in the Nordic and Baltic countries, offers selected students the opportunity to spend time at Nordita and take advantage of the research environment and ongoing scientific activities at the institute and the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm. This can, in particular, include collaboration on research projects with Nordita academic staff and participation in Nordita Scientific Programs in areas of interest for the students. Visiting PhD fellows may also be interested in taking PhD-level courses offered at Stockholm area universities.

A visiting PhD Fellowship will be awarded for a period of one to three months, providing accommodation and travel to and from Stockholm, but no salary or per diem. Applicants must be registered PhD students in theoretical physics or a related subject at a university in the Nordic or Baltic countries at the time of the fellowship visit to Nordita.

To work at Nordita as a visiting PhD fellow you need to select a Nordita faculty member as a host. Please contact your host before you submit your application and discuss your application with your host. This would increase the chance of an application becoming successful.

Starting dates at Nordita are flexible.

Apply for the fellowship program by sending an e-mail to visiting-phd@nordita.org, with the following information:

  • your name and e-mail
  • home institute
  • start date and title (or subject) of your thesis
  • name and e-mail of your thesis advisor
  • name, institute and e-mail of one referee (if other than the thesis advisor)
  • name of Nordita host
  • CV
  • short research plan (no more than one page)

Ask the referee to send one letter of recommendation to the same e-mail address.

Applications can be submitted at any time in the year. They will be evaluated twice a year, with a deadline for applications in each round of evaluations on 15 June and 1 December.

If you have any questions, or need help in selecting a Nordita host, please contact the coordinators of the program at visiting-phd@nordita.org.

Deadline: Apply anytime; evaluations 15 June and 1 December.
Joint Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Physics in Stockholm and Shanghai

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.

Contact. Further information about the position can be obtained from Jialin Yang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, jlyang@sjtu.edu.cn and Professor Hans Hansson, Nordita, hansson@fysik.su.se.

Application. 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. Further requirements can be found on the application page.

Additionally, candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to Elizabeth Yang (elizabeth.yang@su.se) and Jialin Yang (jlyang@sjtu.edu.cn), 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 nordita.org.

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 tdli.sjtu.edu.cn.

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 wqc.physics.sjtu.edu.cn.

Announcement (PDF File)
Application and Information
» 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: 30 November 2018
Joint Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Physics in Shanghai and Stockholm

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

Project description. The fellowship is intended for scientists who wish to carry out research in theoretical physics represented at TDLI/WQC. At present the research fields cover

  • superconductivity, quantum magnetism, field theory
  • quantum phase transitions, integrable models, Bethe ansatz
  • ultra-cold gases, quantum optics, and quantum information theory
  • fundamental interactions and its applications to astronomy and cosmology
  • application of quantum mechanics to biological processes

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.

Terms of employment. 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.

Contact. Further information about the position can be obtained from Jialin Yang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, jlyang@sjtu.edu.cn and Professor Hans Hansson, Nordita, hansson@fysik.su.se.

Application. 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. Further requirements can be found on the application page.

Additionally, candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to Elizabeth Yang (elizabeth.yang@su.se) and Jialin Yang (jlyang@sjtu.edu.cn), also before 30 November, 2018. The subject line should be 'SU FV-3685-18' + name of the applicant.


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 tdli.sjtu.edu.cn.

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 wqc.physics.sjtu.edu.cn.

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 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 nordita.org.

Application and Information
» 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: 30 November 2018
Postdoc in Computational High-Energy Astrophysics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in computational high-energy astrophysics.

Appointments are for a term of two years starting 1 January, 2019 or some other date to be agreed upon.

Job description. The successful candidate will work on development of methods for radiative kinetic simulations and their applications in the area of high-energy astrophysics that include black holes of all scales, neutron stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

The appointee will be located at Nordita, Stockholm. The contract follows the stipend rules at Nordita.

Qualifications. Candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in physics or astronomy or a related field and a proven record of scientific research in theoretical/computational high-energy astrophysics. Experience with MHD, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods will be considered as a plus.

How to apply. The deadline for applications is 15 November, 2018. Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12243. Applications should include a CV and publication list, a brief description of the research background and two letters of reference.

Contact. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Alexandra Veledina (alexandra.veledina@su.se).

Announcement (PDF File)
Information
» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical High-Energy Physics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical high-energy physics.

Several positions will be filled, depending on availability of funds. The appointment is for two plus one years, starting on 1 September, 2019, or some other date to be agreed upon.

The high-energy theory group at Nordita consists of Paolo Di Vecchia, Henrik Johansson, Olof Ohlsson Sax, Konstantin Zarembo, Dmytro Volin and a number of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The research activities focus on quantum field theory with emphasis on the exact results, string theory, holographic duality, integrable systems, and modern methods to compute scattering amplitudes. While applications in all areas of high-energy theory will be considered, individuals working on integrable systems, holographic duality, and exact results in QFT are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is 1 December, 2018.

Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on  itf.fys.kuleuven.be/postdoc-application.

Simultaneous applications for these positions and for Nordita Fellowhips are possible (application online at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11881) and will be considered independently.

Announcement (PDF File)
Information
» Apply online: itf.fys.kuleuven.be/postdoc-application
Deadline: 1 December 2018


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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