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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, 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

Deadline: Apply anytime; evaluations 15 June and 1 December.
Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Dynamical Quantum Matter, at Nordita and Uppsala University

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, Sweden, together with the Division of Materials Theory at Uppsala University, Sweden, invite applications for one joint post-doctoral fellowship in theoretical condensed matter physics with focus on dynamic quantum matter.

Project description

The position will focus on Dynamic Quantum Matter. 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 postdoctoral fellow in this area with particular focus on dynamic superconducting states, odd-frequency superconductivity, dynamic multiferroicity, and Dirac materials.

Main responsibilities

The position includes conducting strong research and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Uppsala University, and Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in Stockholm, as well as elsewhere in the Nordic countries. Successful candidates are expected to spend significant time both at Nordita and Uppsala University, building connections between the 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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in condensed matter theory and ability to conduct research in the interactive interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate should be able to independently take responsibility for specific research projects but also work well in teams. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.

Terms of employment

The position involves a full-time stipend for one year, with the possibility of extension for one or two years depending on circumstances. Start date 1 August 2019 or as per agreement. The salary follows the stipend rules at Nordita.


Further information about the position can be obtained from:


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 31 January 2019, at midnight CET.


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

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Its mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Its most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42 000 students, 7 000 employees, and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion. The position is within the division of Materials theory, which offers a world-class environment for materials theory research, with interests spanning from strongly correlated and topological states of matter to atomistic spin simulations and first-principles calculations of a very broad range of functional materials. The division currently consists of approximately 90 researchers, of which about a third are Ph.D. students. Further information can be found at

» Apply online:
Deadline: 31 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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