PhD student position in experimental elementary particle physics with the ATLAS detector
Sort on published: 2018-03-23
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
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/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 and application: The successful candidate will be employed on a four-year appointment, including benefits.
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 no https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11011 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.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
If you want to know more about Uppsala, Uppsala University and Sweden in general, you can find information at http://www.uu.se/joinus. For more information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please see http://www.physics.uu.se.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-07-2018, temporary position ending 30-07-2022.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please Contact: Elin Bergeås Kuutmann, associate senior lecturer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Brenner, professor, email@example.com
Letters of reference should be uploaded to: https://academicjobsonline.org
Please submit your application by 30 april 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1107.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1107
Last application date: 2018-04-30