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OPEN POSITIONS AT NORDITA

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Condensed Matter Theory at Nordita: Dynamic Quantum Matter

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical condensed matter physics in conjunction with the ERC Synergy project HERO on Hidden, Entangled and Resonating Orders.

Project description

We expect to have openings for two postdoctoral positions in theoretical condensed matter physics:

Position 1: Dynamic Quantum Matter

One position will have the focus on Dynamic Quantum Matter. Quantum materials have stimulated a host of new ideas based on unconventional correlated, entangled, hidden 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, odd-frequency superconductivity, dynamic multiferroicity and Dirac materials.

Position 2: Machine Learning and Data Informatics

The second position will be in machine learning and data informatics. Recent growth of computational power and high demand for prediction of materials with target properties have led to a new way of doing materials research referred to as materials informatics. This approach places the main effort on performing high-throughput computing combined with data mining. Applications of this data-driven approach are wide-ranging and cover the search for various quantum materials with special electrical, optical and magnetic properties. The successful candidate(s) is expected to bridge the analytic and ab initio calculations in the framework of density functional theory within the field of quantum materials, including van der Waals and Dirac materials, topological materials, superconductivity, photovoltaics and multiferroics. The project is closely tied to the development of the open-access organic materials database OMDB  (omdb.diracmaterials.org) which is being built up at Nordita.

Main responsibilities

The positions include conducting a strong research and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. Successful candidates are expected to spend significant time at KTH, SU and Nordita building connections between condensed matter 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 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 depending on circumstances. Start date is 14 February 2020 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Application

The deadline for applications is 15 December, 2019. Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14979.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Alexander V. Balatsky, Nordita, avb@nordita.org

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.

Announcement (PDF File)
Information
» Apply online: academicjobsonline.org
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Kvalificerad ekonom

Nordita söker en kvalificerad ekonom. Sista ansökningsdag: 2020-01-07.

Arbetsuppgifter
Du tillhör den administrativa avdelningen som består av cirka sju medarbetare inom ekonomi, personal, eventplanering, IT och övrig administration.

Du kommer att arbeta med varierande ekonomiadministrativa uppgifter vid institutet. De huvudsakliga arbetsuppgifterna är att:

  • ha det övergripande ansvaret för institutets ekonomiadministrativa arbete
  • hantera externfinansierade projekt, bl.a. genom att ge löpande uppföljningar till forskare om deras projekt och bistå vid slutrapportering
  • vara kontaktperson gentemot institutets externa finansiärer
  • utarbeta institutets budget, göra prognoser och kostnadsuppföljningar
  • bistå forskare med bl.a. budgetplanering vid ansökningar av extern finansiering
  • periodisera intäkter och kostnader
  • göra tertial- och årsbokslut
  • hantera leverantörsfakturor och rekvisitioner
  • vara drivande i frågor om implementering av e-faktura
  • administrera anläggningstillgångar
  • rapportera om institutets ekonomi till styrelsen
  • aktivt delta i Stockholms universitets ekonominätverk.

Kvalifikationer
Vi söker dig som har högskoleutbildning och flerårig relevant arbetslivserfarenhet inom ekonomi (eller motsvarande kompetens/erfarenhet som bedöms som likvärdig).

Goda kunskaper i Officepaketet är ett krav. Tidigare arbete inom offentlig förvaltning är meriterande. Erfarenhet av ekonomi- och budgetsystem som Raindance, Mercur, IVS och Prisma är också meriterande.

Vi söker dig som är driven och engagerad och som tycker det är roligt att ta eget ansvar. Viktigt är att du har förmågan att kunna tänka analytiskt och strategiskt avseende verksamheten ur ett helhetsperspektiv. Du har ett strukturerat arbetssätt och är en god problemlösare. Du är serviceinriktad, initiativtagande och kan arbeta under tidspress i vissa perioder. Det är viktigt att du kan arbeta både självständigt och samarbeta med andra, och att du har en vilja att bidra till ett gott arbetsklimat.

Miljön du kommer att verka i är internationell och det är därför viktigt att du har mycket god förmåga att uttrycka dig i tal och skrift på såväl svenska som engelska.

Då arbetet innebär många kontakter med forskare och övrig personal lägger vi stor vikt vid personliga egenskaper som social kompetens och god samarbets- och kommunikationsförmåga.

Anställningsvillkor
Tillsvidareanställning på heltid med 6 månaders provanställning. Stockholms universitet tillämpar individuell lönesättning, ange därför gärna löneanspråk. Tillträde enligt överenskommelse.

Stockholms universitet strävar efter att vara en arbetsplats som är fri från diskriminering och ger lika möjligheter för alla.

Kontakt
Närmare information om anställningen lämnas av föreståndare Niels Obers, tfn 08-5537 8719, niels.obers@su.se, och personalhandläggare Elizabeth Yang, tfn 08-5537 8473, elizabeth.yang@su.se.

Fackliga företrädare
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), tfn 0708-16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), tfn 08-16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, samt seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Ansökan
Du söker anställningen via Stockholms universitets rekryteringssystem genom att klicka på knappen "Ansök". Du som sökande ansvarar för att ansökan är komplett i enlighet med annonsen och att den är universitetet tillhanda senast sista ansökningsdag.

Bifoga endast personligt brev och CV. Kopior på betyg och intyg tar du med vid en eventuell intervju.

Anvisningar för sökande finns på webbsidan anvisningar-sökande.

Välkommen med din ansökan!

Stockholms universitet – forskning, utbildning och samverkan i den internationella frontlinjen.

Nordita, Nordiska institutet för teoretisk fysik, grundades 1957 i Köpenhamn och flyttades 2007 till Stockholm, där det samägs av KTH och Stockholms universitet. Forskning vid Nordita har en bred profil inom modern teoretisk fysik, med ämnen som astrofysik, biofysik, gravitation, högenergifysik, kondenserade materiens teori, kosmologi och astropartikelfysik, samt statistisk fysik och komplexa system. Den lokala forskningen kompletteras av vetenskapliga program som sammanför grupper av ledande experter för att arbeta inom specifika ämnen under en längre tid. Det ges även goda möjligheter till samarbete med forskare vid de närliggande universiteten. Nordita har omkring 60 anställda. Mer information om Nordita finns på www.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: 7 January 2020
PhD student in Gravitational Waves from the Early Turbulent Universe

PhD student in Astronomy at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University and Nordita. Closing date: 15 January 2020.

The department consists of 15 faculty staff, ~20 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and ~25 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.

Project description
The PhD student will work on the production of gravitational waves through hydromagnetic turbulence in the early universe. The PhD project will address a number of topics including the generation of magnetic fields in the early universe at the end of inflation and during the electroweak phase transition, the production of primordial gravitational waves and their circular polarization from the resulting magnetic stresses, comparison with gravitational waves from other sources such as sound waves from the electroweak phase transition, detectibility of primordial gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) and other facilities.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Axel Brandenburg at Nordita, which also enjoys close interaction with the Oskar Klein Centre. The PhD student working within this project will be formally enrolled at Stockholm University within the Department of Astronomy, but will have office space in one of the Nordita buildings. An extension to a fifth year is possible if the student takes up teaching or other duties at the department.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant for a studentship at a researcher level in astronomy must have completed 60 credits of non-overlapping courses in physics/astronomy at an advanced level. Of these, at least 30 credits should be in the form of independent work in astronomy, with a passing grade. The specific entry level requirements can also be fulfilled through having equivalent documented competence.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position will start on 1 August 2020, or some other date agreed upon.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all, we welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Axel Brandenburg, Nordita, brandenb@nordita.org.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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 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 degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal 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
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

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: 15 January 2020


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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