Researcher in theoretical physics

Stockholm University


January 21, 2022


atNordita, Nordic insitute of theoretical physics. Closing date: 21 January 2022.

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. 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 atwww.

Project description

The candidate should have a strong background in modern methods related to the use of non-Lorentzian geometry and its applications to non-relativistic corners of quantum field theory, gravity and string theory. The candidate is expected to further develop this research field, including new perspectives and approaches to nonrelativistic holography.

Main responsibilities The position includes conducting a strong research program and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita, Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The successful candidate is expected to spend significant time at Nordita, Stockholm University and KTH, building connections between condensed matter, astrophysics and high-energy groups.

Qualification requirements Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria Special importance is given to research expertise shown, for example, through publications. The applicant's ability to establish and develop collaborations both in research and education is of importance.

Terms of employment The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date 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 Director, Niels Obers,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Head of Administration, Elizabeth Yang, telephone: +46 8 553 784 73,

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Application 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
  • and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – 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 – what makes you suitable for the project in question

  • Copy of PhD diploma

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • 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!

    Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

    Closing date: 21/01/2022

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