Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University

1687 10770
Position ID:Stockholm University-OKC-PD2018 [#10770, SU FV-0103-18]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow for studies of Dark Matter using GAIA data
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stockholm, . 106 91, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Astrophysics / Cosmology
Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Physics, Particle Astrophysics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Science, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theory of Particle Physics
Astronomy / Astrophysics
Theoretical Physics / Astrophysics, Cosmology, Gravitational waves, Particle physics (theoretical and experimental) (more...)
Appl Deadline:2018/02/28 finished (posted 2018/01/22, finished 2018/09/02)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Fellow for studies of Dark Matter using GAIA data at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University.

Closing date: 28 February 2018.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 90 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description. One or more postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work with Prof. Katherine Freese in the area of astrophysics using GAIA data. 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 using GAIA data to learn about the dark matter distribution in the Halo of our Galaxy and other topics.

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 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.

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Contact: Katherine Freese, +46 8 5537 8763, +46 8 5537 8601 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
AlbaNova University Center
Stockholm University
Department of Physics
SE-106 91 Stockholm
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