Postdoctoral researcher in experimental elementary particle physics with the ATLAS detector
Sort on published: 2018-03-29
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position 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 co-supervise students within the project, and 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 doctoral 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 required. Since the project is a close collaboration between theory and experiment, a background in both fields is a merit, as well as experience from working with models involving vector-like quarks or composite Higgs. The PhD degree should preferably not be older than three years but exceptions are possible. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary.
Employment conditions: The successful candidate will be employed on a two-year appointment, including benefits.
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.
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Application: The application must be submitted no later than May 6, 2018, and it must be submitted through the form provided at the UU website (link below) in order to be considered. In addition, please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11012 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 PhD 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 - 3 letters of recommendation, send directly by the referees to the address provided below.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-08-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position (100%) ending 31-07-2020.
For further information about the position please Contact Elin Bergeås Kuutmann, associate senior lecturer, email@example.com or Richard Brenner, professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of reference should be uploaded to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11012
Please submit your application by 6 May 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1122.
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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
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Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1122
Last application date: 2018-05-06