Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University

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Position ID:Uppsala University-Department of Physics and Astronomy-PHD_ATLAS [#11011, UFV-PA 2018/1107]
Position Title: PhD student position in experimental elementary particle physics with the ATLAS detector
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Uppsala, Uppsala Lan 75120, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2018/04/30** (posted 2018/03/23, listed until 2018/05/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden invites applications for a four-year position as a PhD student in experimental particle physics, starting August 1, 2018 or as agreed upon.

Duties and project description: The successful candidate will work on physics analysis using data from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, searching for evidence of new physical phenomena such as top partners in the form of vector-like quarks.

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. It is a novel collaboration between ATLAS experimentalists and particle physics 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. Participating senior scientists include the experimentalists S. Strandberg (P.I of the project), J. Sjölin and D. Milstead at Stockholm University, as well as the theorists R. Enberg at Uppsala University and G. Ferretti at Chalmers. Funds are allocated for traveling to conferences and collaboration meetings.

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with scientists from the partner universities. Working with data from the ATLAS experiment means becoming an ATLAS author, which will require significant service work during the first year of employment, if the selected candidate is not already an author, and continued maintenance and operations work for the duration of the project.

Requirements: The candidate must have a masters degree in physics or equivalent. Previous experience with experiments or phenomenology at colliders such as the LHC or the Tevatron, or a similar background, is a clear merit. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary.

Employment conditions: The successful candidate will be employed on a four-year appointment, including benefits.

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 For more information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please see

Application: The application must be submitted no later than April 30, 2018, and it must be submitted at the link below in order to be considered. In addition, please arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be uploaded to no later than the application deadline.

The complete application should contain
- CV (max 2 pages)
- Personal letter stating research interests and motivation for applying for this particular position (max 2 pages)
- Certificates for obtained academic degrees
- Your master thesis, or if it is not yet complete, a summary and a statement from your supervisor of the expected completion date
- A list of your publications
- 2 letters of recommendation, uploaded directly by the referees to the address provided below.

For further information about the position, please contact:
-Elin Bergeås Kuutmann, associate senior lecturer,

- Richard Brenner, professor,

Link to the application form:

Letters of reference should be uploaded to:

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

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

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