at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 January 2020.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

Project description
The project will be carried out within the experimental particle physics group at The Department of Physics, Stockholm University and will be focused on analysis of the high energy proton-proton collisions collected with the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The Stockholm group has been active in the construction, commissioning and calibration of several ATLAS detector components: the Tile Calorimeter and the First Level Trigger system and continues to carry responsibilities in these areas. The group is also involved in several combined performance groups, e.g. the flavour tagging group and Jet/Etmiss groups, as well as in the data preparation area where we play a leading role in the luminosity determination using Inner Detector tracks. The group currently consists of 8 faculty members, 4 Postdocs and 9  PhD students. Our main research topics are searches for supersymmetry, dark matter, heavy meta-stable particles and di-Higgs production as well as measurements in the top-quark sector.

The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics ( in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral associates are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

Main responsibilities
The successful applicant is expected to

  • participate in ATLAS data analysis efforts in the areas of supersymmetry and di-Higgs production, as well as other BSM searches related to third generation particles;
  • contribute to the activities in the flavour tagging and luminosity groups;
  • assist when necessary in the supervision of master students and PhD students;
  • primarily be based at the Department of Physics in Stockholm, but substantial presence at CERN can be discussed.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country. A suitable background is a PhD in experimental or theoretical particle physics.

Assessment criteria
The Department of Physics seek two self-motivated candidates who wishes to take a leading role in the research programme. Previous experience within ATLAS, data analysis and programming skills, expertise in experimental analysis techniques relevant to the project, as well as experience with b-tagging or luminosity deterination is considered as an advantage but is not required. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. 

Terms of employment
The position involve full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for another year under special circumstances. Start date in the first half of 2020 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Sara Strandberg, telephone: +46 (0)8 5537 8673,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send their recommendation letters no later than the deadline for applications via e-mail to: and state in the subject line: SU FV-3268-19 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/01/2020