Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Position ID:Uppsala University-Department of Physics and Astronomy-PDTHEP [#21416]
Position Title: Post-Doctoral position in theoretical particle physics and phenomenology at Uppsala University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
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:   URMs  

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Post-Doctoral position in theoretical particle physics and phenomenology at Uppsala University 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University (UU) has an opening for a 2+1 year Post-Doctoral (PD) 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. Another PhD student will be recruited concurrently with this position. The postdoc’s profile 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 PhD degree in physics, theoretical physics, particle physics or similar, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in these subjects. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision on employment. Preference will be given to those who have obtained a PhD degree within three years immediately prior to the application deadline The three-year period can be extended due to special circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. These should be clearly indicated in the application. Appointment of candidates with more than three years since gaining a PhD (or equivalent degree) is also possible at the Researcher level. 

 Advanced theoretical physics, in particular quantum field theory, particle physics and programming skills of relevance to the subject matter are required. Experience of particle physics phenomenology is required. Experience in numerical approaches to the description of particle physics processes would be advantageous. 

 The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of a 1 year extension subject to funding being available (according to a central collective agreement). 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 interests and past experience, a CV as well as a list of publications. The candidates are encouraged to also provide at least two letters of recommendation through 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=485450 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 14 April 2022.

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