Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University

1674 10649
Position ID:Uppsala University-Department of Physics and Astronomy-THEP_KAW [#10649]
Position Title: Theoretical Particle Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Uppsala, Uppsala Lan 75120, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2017/12/31 (posted 2017/12/18, listed until 2018/06/18)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in theoretical particle physics starting September 1, 2018 or as agreed upon. 

The postdoctoral project is focused on model-building aspects and collider phenomenology of composite Higgs models with top partners, including non-minimal models and extensions of the scalar sector, and in general models beyond what is currently investigated at LHC. The senior members of the theory group are associate professor Rikard Enberg and professors Gunnar Ingelman and Stefan Leupold. There is also a large hep-th theory group in the department, and experimental groups in ATLAS and IceCube. See for more information. 

The project is part of a larger network funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation that has financed the project "Solving the Higgs Fine-Tuning Problem with Top Partners", with participation from Stockholm University, Chalmers University (Gothenburg) and Uppsala University. This is a novel collaboration between ATLAS experimentalists and theorists, aiming at producing new models of physics beyond the Standard Model as well as new search strategies for such models. There is also a larger international community of collaborators in Europe and elsewhere that will take part in these activities. For example, there will be strong links with theorists within the project in Gothenburg (Gabriele Ferretti) and associated theorists in Southampton (Stefano Moretti) as well as ATLAS experimentalists in Stockholm (Sara Strandberg, PI of the network, and others) and in Uppsala (Elin BergeĆ„s Kuutmann). Funds are allocated for traveling to conferences and collaboration meetings. The theory group is furthermore a node in the Horizon2020 RISE network NonMinimalHiggs, with funds for extended research visits of group members to the other nodes in the network. 

The successful candidate will be employed on a two-year appointment, including benefits. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in Physics or equivalent. Advanced theoretical physics, in particular quantum field theory, particle physics and programming skills of relevance to the subject matter are required, as well as some experience of composite models, Higgs physics and collider phenomenology. The PhD degree should preferrably not be older than three years but exceptions are possible. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary. 

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. If you want to know more about Uppsala, Uppsala University and Sweden in general, you can find information at

 The application must be submitted no later than December 29, 2017. It must be submitted at the link below in order to be considered. In addition, please arrange for 2-3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded here at Academic Jobs Online. (The application at AJO is only in order to allow submitting reference letters. Note that you do not have to upload letters at the Uppsala University application site, it is enough if you do it here.)

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Uppsala University
Box 516
SE-751 20 Uppsala

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