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Postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory with the focus on materials informatics and topological materials

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, is pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory with the focus on materials informatics and topological materials.

Project description

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, including the 2016 Nobel Prize-winning topological states of matter. Successful candidate(s) are 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 build up at Nordita.

Main responsibilities

The project involves performing high-throughput calculations based on the density functional theory, development of theoretical and statistical tools for the prediction, search and analysis of properties of quantum materials. It includes conducting a strong research program, and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita and elsewhere in the Nordic countries.

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 or theoretical physics with experience in density functional theory calculations.

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 October 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

Please include the following information with your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including
    • degrees and other completed courses
    • work experience
  • Research statement (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    • what makes you suitable for the project
    • how you wish to complete the project
  • Publication list
  • Contact details for 3 references
Announcement (PDF File)
Information
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Postdoctoral position in materials informatics with focus on data science and machine learning

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, is pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in materials informatics with focus on data science and machine learning.

Project description

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, for instance, the search for various functional materials with special electrical, optical and magnetic properties, including the 2016 Nobel Prize-winning topological states of matter. The intended project is highly interdisciplinary and bridges the gap between data science and theoretical condensed matter physics. It comprises work on the open-access organic materials database OMDB (omdb.diracmaterials.org) containing output from thousands of electronic structure calculations for organic crystals. The outcome will represent a significant contribution towards the prediction of novel functional materials via advanced data mining and machine learning tools.

Main responsibilities

The project involves both development and application of data mining and machine learning tools for materials data analysis. It includes conducting a strong research program, and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita and elsewhere in the Nordic countries.

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 theoretical or computational 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 October, 2017, or as per agreement.

Contact

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

Application

Please include the following information with your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including
    • degrees and other completed courses
    • work experience
  • Research statement (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    • what makes you suitable for the project
    • how you wish to complete the project
  • Publication list
  • Contact details for 3 references
Announcement (PDF File)
Information
Deadline: 30 September 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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