Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Position ID:Uppsala University-Department of Physics and Astronomy-PHDTHEP [#21419]
Position Title: PhD studentship in theoretical particle physics and phenomenology at Uppsala University
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Uppsala, Uppsala Lan 75120, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, hep-ph, High Energy Physics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/03/16, listed until 2022/09/16)
Position Description:    

PhD studentship in theoretical particle physics and phenomenology at Uppsala University 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University (UU) has an opening for a 4+ year PhD position in theoretical particle physics and phenomenology. 

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. The division of High Energy Physics (HEP) conducts research in theoretical and experimental particle physics as well as astroparticle physics. 

 The successful candidate will work in the Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) group, part of the HEP division, which at present consists of four senior faculty members, four postdocs and one PhD student. A postdoctoral scholar will be recruited concurrently with this position. The PhD student’s research project will be aligned with the THEP research interests: Electro-Weak (EW) and Higgs physics, theories Beyond the Standard Model (BSM), hard and soft processes in QCD and hadron theory, EW and strong phase transitions, connections to astrophysics and cosmology. 

Collaborations within the department exist with the Theoretical Physics group as well as the Experimental HEP groups working in ATLAS and IceCube. For more information on the department and the THEP group, see https://physics.uu.se and https://physics.uu.se/research/high-energy-physics/research-groups/thep, respectively. 

The candidate should have a Master of science in physics or equivalent. Previous experiences in particle physics will be considered advantageous. Experience in numerical approaches to the description of physics processes would also be advantageous. 

The candidate should finally have good communication skills and excellent study merits as well as good skills in oral and written English. 

The PhD position is for 4 years, extendable to a maximum of 5 years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). It comes with a temporary employment contract, is full time (100%) and the starting date is 1 September 2022 or as agreed. Location is the Ångström laboratory, Uppsala. 

Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation in Academic Jobs Online.

UU aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organisation. 

For further information about the position, please contact: Stefano Moretti, stefano.moretti@physics.uu.se, 018-471 3255, or Rikard Enberg, rikard.enberg@physics.uu.se, 018-471 7617. 

The UU official post advertisement for this position is found at https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=485234 where applications must be made. 

NOTE: the formal application must be made at the link above, otherwise we are not able to consider it, but please use AJO for reference letters. The deadline is 15 April 2022.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Uppsala University
Box 516
SE-751 20 Uppsala