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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 Fellowship in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Nordita, and CSRC in Beijing

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, Sweden, together with the CSRC, the Beijing Computational Science Research Center in Beijing, China, invite applications for one or two joint post-doctoral fellowships in theoretical condensed matter physics.

Project description

The position(s) will focus on Dynamic Quantum Matter and Superconductivity. Quantum materials have stimulated a host of new ideas based on unconventional correlated, entangled, and topological orders. Correlations, entanglement, novel dynamic orders determine the properties of quantum materials and naturally reveal themselves in the time domain. We seek a qualified PD in this area with particular focus on dynamic superconducting states and odd-frequency superconductivity.

Main responsibilities

The positions include conducting a strong research and interacting with colleagues and visitors at CSRC in Bejjing, Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in Stockholm, and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The position would be a two year appointment where applicants are expected to spend 50% of time at each place: CSRC and Nordita.

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 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 research skills and ability to conduct research in the interactive interdisciplinry environment.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for one year, with the possibility of extension for one or two years depeding on circumstances. Start date 14 January 2019 or as per agreement. The salary follows the stipend rules at Nordita.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from:

Application

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 three letters of recommendation to be submitted. 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 4 January 2019, at midnight CET.

Institutes

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.

Beijing Computational Science Research Center, CSRC, is a multidisciplinary research organization focusing on computation. It was established in August 2009 and CSRC carries the dual mission of conducting frontier research in computational science and innovative high-impact technologies through large-scale and high performance computing. CSRC group and Nordita condensed matter groups expect to have openings for one or two postdoctoral positions in theoretical condensed matter physics. The position(s) will focus on Dynamic Quantum Matter and Superconductivity. Quantum materials have stimulated a host of new ideas based on unconventional correlated, entangled, and topological orders. Correlations, entanglement, novel dynamic orders determine the properties of quantum materials and naturally reveal themselves in the time domain. We seek a qualified PD in this area with particular focus on dynamic superconducting states and odd-frequency superconductivity.
Further information about the WQC can be found at www.csrc.ac.cn.

Information
» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 4 January 2019


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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