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Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical High-Energy Physics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical high-energy physics. Up to two positions will be filled depending on available funding.

The appointments will be for two years, starting on 1 September, 2018, 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, 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. While applicantions 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, 2017.

Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on  itf.fys.kuleuven.be/postdoc-application.

Simultaneous applications for these positions and for Nordita Fellowhips are possible (application online at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9708) and will be considered independently.

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» Apply online: itf.fys.kuleuven.be/postdoc-application
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Postdoc in Computational High-Energy Astrophysics

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in computational high-energy astrophysics.

Appointments are for a term of two years starting 1 January, 2018 or some other date to be agreed upon.

Job description. The successful candidate will work on development of methods to include radiative processes into kinetic codes and their applications in the area of high-energy astrophysics that include black holes of all scales, neutron stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

The appointee will be located at Nordita, Stockholm. The contract follows the stipend rules at Nordita.

Qualifications. Candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in physics or astronomy or a related field and a proven record of scientific research in theoretical/computational high-energy astrophysics. Experience with MHD, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods will be considered as a plus.

How to apply. The deadline for applications is 15 November, 2017. Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9708. Applications should include a CV and publication list, a brief description of the research background and two letters of reference.

Contact. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Alexandra Veledina (alexandra.veledina@su.se).

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Deadline: 30 November 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow on Quantum Frontiers — From Quantum Information to Time Crystals (at Physics Dept., Stockholm University, in collaboration with Nordita)

The research group of Prof. Frank Wilczek at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University in collaboration with Nordita invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical physics with emphasis on topics that expand the frontiers of quantum physics.

The subject of research could for example include directions such as quantum information, time crystals, and many-body physics accessed through Rydberg atoms, squeezing, nitrogen vacancies... Candidates with an focus toward interaction between theory and experiment are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate will work in a large research group being built in Stockholm by Frank Wilczek, with funding provided by the European Research Council under the Advanced Grant Program and the Swedish National Research Council.

The Department of Physics is an internationally lively research environment, situated in the AlbaNova University Center with about 240 employees, 90 PhD students and 250 undergraduate students.

For more information about the department see www.fysik.su.se

Main responsibilities: Research in the subjects decribed above. The successful candidate will work as part of Frank Wilczek’s research group at Department of Physics and Nordita, Stockholm.

Qualification requirements: A suitable background is a Ph.D. in Physics with emphasis on theoretical research as described above.

Assessment criteria: The Ph.D. 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. The successful candidate will have expertise in at least one of the focus research areas of the group, and is expected to be able to do independent work, work in collaboration with other group members and participate in the supervision of Ph.D. students.

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 1 september 2018 or as per agreement. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact: Please direct inquiries about this position to Åsa Storm, asa.storm@fysik.su.se, cc to Professor Sven Mannervik, mannervi@fysik.su.se

Application. Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Further details about the position and what documents to include with an applications can be found on the application page.

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: 30 November 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow on Axions with Frank Wilczek — From Cosmology to Condensed Matter (at Physics Dept., Stockholm University, in collaboration with Nordita)

The research group of Prof. Frank Wilczek at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University in collaboration with Nordita invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical physics connected to axions.

The scope of the search includes condensed matter analogues of axions as well the particle physics around axions and their cosmological implications. Candidates with interest in experimental design are also also encouraged to apply. This position is the first in several appointments that are expected to be made by Frank Wilczek, with the goal to build a world leading research activity related to axions. The funding is provided by the European Research Council under the Advanced Grant Program and the Swedish National Research Council.

The Department of Physics is an internationally lively research environment, situated in the AlbaNova University Center with about 240 employees, 90 PhD students and 250 undergraduate students.

For more information about the department see www.fysik.su.se

Main responsibilities: Research in the subjects decribed above. The successful candidate will work as part of Frank Wilczek’s research group at Department of Physics and Nordita, Stockholm.

Qualification requirements: A suitable background is a Ph.D. in Physics with emphasis on theoretical research as described above.

Assessment criteria: The Ph.D. 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. The successful candidate will have expertise in at least one of the focus research areas of the group, and is expected to be able to do independent work, work in collaboration with other group members and participate in the supervision of Ph.D. students.

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 1 september 2018 or as per agreement. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact: Please direct inquiries about this position to Åsa Storm, asa.storm@fysik.su.se, cc to Professor Sven Mannervik, mannervi@fysik.su.se

Application. Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Further details about the position and what documents to include with an applications can be found on the application page.

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: 30 November 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (at Physics Dept., Stockholm University, in collaboration with Nordita)

The Department of Physics at Stockholm University announces one or more postdoctoral fellowships in particle astrophysics and cosmology.

Closing date: 20 December 2017.

The Department of Physics is an internationally lively research environment, situated in the AlbaNova University Center and has about 240 employees, 250 undergraduate students and 90 PhD students.

Project description. One or more Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work with Prof. Katherine Freese in the areas of particle astrophysics and cosmology. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Stockholm University has a world-class research group in cosmology at the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, including involvement in DarkSUSY, SPIDER, Simons Observatory, XENON-1T, Icecube/DeepCore, FERMI Gamma Ray Space Telescope, LSST, and ATLAS at CERN. The postdoctoral fellow is welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. The postdoctoral fellow will also have access to generous research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as excellent computing facilities.

Main responsibilities. The central research themes will be theoretical topics in cosmology and particle physics including dark matter, LHC, early universe physics, and learning about fundamental properties of the universe using cosmological data.

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 by the starting date of the position and 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.

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 September 2018 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 Prof. Katherine Freese, ktfreese@umich.edu, or the Head of the Physics Department Prof. Sven Mannervik, mannervi@fysik.su.se.

Application. Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Further details about the position and what documents to include with an applications can be found on the application page.

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: 20 December 2017


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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