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OPEN POSITIONS

Nordita Visiting PhD Student Fellowships Fall 2017

The visiting PhD student program at Nordita is open for applications for visits during the Fall of 2017. 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.

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

Applications for Fall of 2017 should be received by 20 May, 2017. If you have any question, or need help in selecting a host, please contact the coordinator of the program, Dhrubaditya Mitra (dhruba@nordita.org).

Announcement (PDF File)
» Apply online: jam.nordita.org
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Biträdande lektor) in Applied Mathematics with focus on Stochastic Dynamical Systems

Open for application March 30 to April 20.

The interface between mathematical questions in stochastic dynamical systems and their applications in the sciences ties together areas of mathematics and physics in a unique and important manner, with far reaching consequences. Research in this general field populates the interface between modern applied mathematics and theoretical physics, with historical roots spanning many areas, ranging from climate dynamics to engineering.

Stockholm University, in collaboration with Nordita, anticipates opening a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics with focus on Stochastic Dynamical Systems. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in both fundamental research in stochastic dynamics and applications in some allied field of particular interest to Stockholm University, such as climate science, ranging from novel approaches for data analysis, to treatments of high order nonlinear processes. Following an initial four-year period, mainly focusing on research, the candidate will be evaluated for promotion to a tenured position as Associate Professor at Stockholm University.

The position will be announced March 30 and open for application until April 20. During this period the announcement and application procedure will be found at: www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list.

For further information about the position please contact:

Prof. Tom Britton, Head of Dept. of Mathematics, Stockholm University, tom.britton@math.su.se
Prof. Thors Hans Hansson, Director of Nordita, hansson@fysik.su.se

Announcement (PDF File)
» 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: 20 April 2017
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High-Energy Physics with focus on Quantum Field Theory and String Theory

Nordita and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professorship in theoretical physics. The successful candidate will conduct research in the general area of quantum field theory and string theory.

In the first four years the position is research oriented and includes 80% research and 20% teaching. During this time the successful applicant will share time equally between Nordita in Stockholm and Uppsala University.

After the initial four year period the position becomes full time at Uppsala. The position is at the tenure track level. Once all requirements are satisfied a tenure decision will be taken according to the Uppsala University rules.

Nordita and Uppsala University provide a vibrant research environment and the successful candidate will have ample opportunity to interact with students, postdocs and faculty.

Duties: Primary duties at Nordita include doing research, co-supervising postdocs and students, and taking an active part in organizing scientific programs and workshops. At Uppsala University, the duties include teaching, research and administration.

Application Procedure: Applications should be made online at www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=142735

Application deadline: April 15, 2017.

Announcement (PDF File)
Information
» Applications should be entered in the Uppsala University Recruitment System. Follow the link "Logga in och sök jobbet" or "Login and apply" at the end of the position information page to log in to the recruitment system.
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High-Energy Physics with focus on String Theory, Gravity and Quantum Field Theory

Nordita and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professorship in theoretical physics. The successful candidate will conduct research in the general area of string theory, gravity and quantum field theory. Candidates working in modern areas of string theory related to holographic duality, black hole physics, entanglement and conformal bootstrap are particularly encouraged to apply.

In the first four years the position is research oriented and includes 80% research and 20% teaching. During this time the successful applicant will share time equally between Nordita in Stockholm and Uppsala University.

After the initial four year period the position becomes full time at Uppsala. The position is at the tenure track level. Once all requirements are satisfied a tenure decision will be taken according to the Uppsala University rules.

Nordita and Uppsala University provide a vibrant research environment and the successful candidate will have ample opportunity to interact with students, postdocs and faculty.

Duties: Primary duties at Nordita include doing research, co-supervising postdocs and students, and taking an active part in organizing scientific programs and workshops. At Uppsala University, the duties include teaching, research and administration.

Application Procedure: Applications should be made online at www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=142514

Application deadline: April 15, 2017.

Announcement (PDF File)
Information
» Applications should be entered in the Uppsala University Recruitment System. Follow the link "Logga in och sök jobbet" or "Login and apply" at the end of the position information page to log in to the recruitment system.
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Postdoctoral position in materials informatics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, is pleased to announce a post­doc position in Materials Informatics.

Project description

The project comprises implementing the organic materials database (OMDB) including thousands of electronic structure calculations for organic crystals. The database is intended for the prediction of novel functional materials via advanced data mining tools. A main focus lies on the prediction and investigation of Dirac materials.

Main responsibilities

The position includes conducting a strong research program, and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. It involves extending the organic materials database and implementing search tools in the framework of data mining and machine learning.

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 four 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 strong candidates in the areas of computational physics or theoretical condensed matter physics with interest and experience in data science and machine learning.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date is in May, 2017, or as per agreement.

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

Contact

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

Application

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the 'Apply' button. 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.

Please include the following information with your online application:

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Contact details for 3 references

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than March 31, 2017, via e-mail to: su-fv-0069-17@su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-0069-17 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement, why and how you wish to complete the project, and what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
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: 31 March 2017


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.


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