at the Department of Physics . Closing date: 1 November 2022.
The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty
of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and
theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students.
Many have been internationally recruited.
The Department of Physics is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which is
a strong research center, and which, in addition to the Department of Physics,
also houses the Department of Astronomy, the physics departments at the Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical
The position is financed by grants awarded to Emil J. Bergholtz from the
Swedish Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
The position involves research in the theory of topological phases in
collaboration with Emil J. Bergholtz and other researchers in Stockholm as
well as with our collaborators elsewhere. A suitable background is a PhD in
theoretical physics specializing in theoretical condensed matter physics, high
energy physics or mathematical physics.
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.
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment
decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An
older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons
refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions,
service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as
clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research
A suitable background is a PhD in theoretical physics specializing in
theoretical condensed matter physics, high energy physics or mathematical
The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge
relevant for the area of study. Excellent analytical capability is absolutely
necessary and programming skills are wished for. A high level of personal
motivation and team working skills is also crucial. Well-developed English
language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide
supporting documents that substantiate qualifications. References and
interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants.
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a
maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special
circumstances. Start date as per agreement during 2023.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the
Department, Emil J. Bergholtz, telephone +46 8 553 780 35,
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. 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 application
Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2–3 references
Important: The reference persons should no later than November 1,
2022, send recommendation letters via e-mail to:
FVemail@example.com and on the subject line write: SU FV-3512-22
the name of the applicant.
and, in addition, please include the following documents
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
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
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
Copy of PhD diploma
Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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