Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical Physics

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Niels Bohr Institute
Street Line 1: 
Blegdamsvej 17
City: 
Copenhagen
State/Province: 
Capital Region
Zip/Postal: 
2100
Country: 
Denmark
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Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical Physics

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) invites applications for a newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme as part of a vigorous campaign to expand into new research areas and to strengthen on-going programs.  Outstanding candidates in all areas of Theoretical Physics are encouraged to apply.  Fellows will be appointed for a period of 3 years and will receive generous funds for travel and computing.

We are seeking internationally outstanding and highly motivated individuals who are driven to pursue their own research programs and eager to interact with current NBIA members. The ideal candidate will play a leading role by contributing to the intellectual atmosphere of the NBIA and will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings and PhD schools.

The Niels Bohr International Academy, hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute,  strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The Academy hosts numerous workshops, symposia, and PhD-schools every year as well as a number of outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures. 

Current research areas at NBIA include:

Theoretical Astrophysics – encompassing plasma astrophysics, astrophysical dynamics and astrophysical fluid/magnetohydro-dynamics, including accretion onto compact objects, star and planet formation, as well as the inter-stellar and intra-cluster media.

Astroparticle Physics and Neutrino Astrophysics – focusing on the nature of weakly interacting elementary particles in the framework of multi-messenger astrophysics to probe the engines behind the most energetic transients in our Universe, such as core-collapse supernovae, compact binary mergers, and extreme cosmic accelerators.

Particle Physics and Cosmology – covering most areas of quantum field theory, including scattering amplitudes, general relativity from amplitudes, particle physics phenomenology, cosmology, and extensions of the Standard Model in terms of effective field theory.

Condensed Matter Physics – spanning quantum condensed matter theory, including quantum dynamics, topological and hybrid systems, strongly correlated systems, non-equilibrium phases, and Floquet engineering. The group collaborates closely with experimentalists in the Center for Quantum Devices.

Applicants are requested to express their interest by submitting their applications via this website (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2018. The preferred starting date is September 2019 and is flexible within reason.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral Fellows at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension). Generous parental leave, state-subsidized child care, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Martin Pessah
Title: 
Deputy Director
Institution/Company: 
Niels Bohr International Academy
Department Name: 
Niels Bohr Institute
Street Line 1: 
Blegdamsvej 17
City: 
Copenhagen
Zip/Postal Code: 
2100
Country: 
Denmark
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Attention To: 
Martin E. Pessah
Subject: 
Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical Physics
Email: 
nbia@nbi.dk