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Director of Nordita


Nordita will appoint a new director to start 1 January 2018. Please contact the chairman of the board at Nordita Stellan Östlund for further information.

There is no deadline, but an informal deadline for initial suggestions is 1 February 2017

Announcement (PDF File)
Deadline: 1 February 2017
Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical High-Energy Physics

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

The appointments will be for two years, starting on 1 September, 2017, 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, Blaise Goutéraux, Konstantin Zarembo, and a number of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Its activities include exact results in Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, holographic duality, integrable systems, and modern methods to compute scattering amplitudes. Applicants in all areas of high-energy theory will be considered. Individuals working on integrable systems, holographic duality, and exact results in Quantum Field Theory are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2016.

Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on

Please note that these positions are different from Nordita fellowships (application online at Applications for both positions are possible and will be considered independently.

Announcement (PDF File)
Deadline: 30 November 2016
Nordita Visiting PhD Student Fellowships 2017

The visiting PhD student program at Nordita is open for applications for visits during 2017. The program, which is primarily intended for PhD students in the Nordic 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. Priority will be given to applicants who are registered PhD students in theoretical physics or a related subject at a university in the Nordic countries at the time of the fellowship visit to Nordita, but students from other countries will also be considered.

To work at Nordita as a visiting PhD student 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.

Applications for the fellowship program can be submitted at Please note that only on-line applications will be considered.

Applications for 2017 should be received by 13 November, 2016. If you have any question, or need help in selecting a host, please contact the coordinator of the program, Dhrubaditya Mitra (

Announcement (PDF File)
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Deadline: 13 November 2016
Nordita Fellowships 2017-2019

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships in theoretical physics. Appointments are for two years starting 1 September, 2017 or some other date to be agreed upon. The fellowships are intended for scientists who have a recent PhD, completed less than 5 years before the starting date of the fellowship, and wish to carry out research in fields represented at Nordita. Candidates working in other areas will be considered when it is scientifically justified.

The deadline for applications is 13 November, 2016. Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on

Announcement (PDF File)
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Deadline: 13 November 2016
Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for one postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics and in machine learning and data informatics.

The positions include conducting a strong research program, and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. Strong candidates in the areas of correlated electrons, magnetism, superconductivity, Dirac materials in and out of equilibrium, and in machine learning and data informatics will be considered. The appointments are for two years, starting in January, 2017, or some other date to be agreed upon. The salary follows the stipend rules at Nordita.

Applications for the position should be submitted online at Candidates should include their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests, and should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the recruitment system no later than the last day of application.

The deadline for applications is 24 October, 2016.

Further information can be given by Professor Alexander Balatsky, e-mail:, and Assistant Professor David Abergel, e-mail:

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Deadline: 7 November 2016
Student Assistant at Nordita

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, is seeking for a part time Student Assistant.

You will be working at the condensed matter group of Prof. Alexander Balatsky under the supervision of Dr. Stanislav Borysov and Dr. Matthias Geilhufe. At the current stage we are implementing an online materials database including thousands of electronic structure calculations for organic crystals. We are searching for a motivated student to assist in web development (both front and back ends) and implementation of data mining tools and maintenance of the database itself.

You should have good software engineering skills and experience in databases. Good working knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and MySQL databases is mandatory. Experience with Python and an interest in data mining, machine learning, condensed matter physics and materials science in general are desired.

The work will be part time and comprise up to 40 hours per month. The distribution of working hours within a week is flexible and will be agreed upon. The salary is on an hourly basis and depends on your previous degrees (e.g. B.Sc.) and experience. If you are interested, please send your application via email to:

Dr. Stanislav Borysov (
Dr. Matthias Geilhufe (

The application should include a short CV and a motivation letter (max. 1 page) indicating why you wish to apply for the position as well as your background and experience with the above mentioned skills and tasks. If you have any further questions please contact the email addresses above.

The deadline for applications is 6 November, 2016.

Deadline: 6 November 2016

A note on our naming conventions for 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 "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.

15 Sep 2016

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