Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Position ID:Uppsala University-Department of Physics and Astronomy-PDSTRENGTH [#27279]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position in the phenomenology of Higgs and gravitational wave physics in the early universe
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Uppsala, Uppsala Lan 75120, Sweden [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / hep-ph, hep-th, High Energy Theory, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics
Theoretical Physics / Theoretical particle physics, Cosmology, Gravitational waves, Theoretical High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/04/02 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/04, listed until 2024/08/13)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University is opening a postdoctoral position in the area of electroweak and Higgs physics beyond the Standard Model, the electroweak phase transition, gravitational waves, cosmology and string theory.

The position is part of a new initiative within Uppsala University fostering interdisciplinary research in the broad strength area of “The universe and mathematical physics,” which encompasses a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as mathematics, theoretical physics, high energy physics, nuclear physics as well as observational and theoretical astrophysics: see this link for more information. 

The successful candidate will work between the Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) group, (part of the High Energy Physics division), and the Theoretical Physics (TP) division. THEP consists at present of three senior faculty members, four postdocs, one PhD student and two long-term visitors, while the activity in TP currently consists of one senior faculty member, one postdoc and one PhD student, together with several other related research activities within the division. 

The present postdoc position profile will be aligned with the research interests in the areas of electroweak (EW) and Higgs physics, theories Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) and the electroweak phase transition in the THEP group, as well as with the research interests in gravitational waves, cosmology and string theory present in the TP division. Another postdoctoral researcher will be recruited concurrently with this position in overlapping research areas, see the ad here.

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 of employment. Advanced theoretical physics knowledge, in particular in quantum field theory and general relativity, is necessary. Experience of particle physics or astroparticle physics phenomenology and/or cosmology are required. Competence in numerical approaches to the physics processes of interest would be advantageous. Applications should include a brief description of research interests and past experience, a CV as well as a list of publications. 

About the employment
The employment is a
 temporary position of 2 years. Starting date is 1 September 2024 or as agreed. Placement: Ångström laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden.

For further information about the position, please contact:  Prof Rikard Enberg (rikard.enberg@physics.uu.se), Prof Stefano Moretti (stefano.moretti@physics.uu.se) and Prof Ulf Danielsson (ulf.danielsson@physics.uu.se).

IMPORTANT! To apply, please submit reference letters through Academic Jobs Online (this ad). Additionally you must apply at the official Uppsala University application web site in order to be considered for the position.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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