Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University is one of the largest and strongest environments for both theoretical and experimental research in physics and astronomy. The department is strongly involved in research carried out at national and international research infrastructures for which we also develop and manufacture advanced instruments. The High Energy Physics Division focuses its research on three areas: collider experiments, neutrino experiments and particle theory.

The High Energy Physics Division at Uppsala University has so far conducted research at international facilities at CERN (LHC, FCC) in close collaboration with local theoreticians. An overview of our activities can be found here:

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We are looking for a PhD student to collect and analyse data from the LHC with the ATLAS experiment, and to develop analysis tools for future colliders. Candidates should be prepared to spend time abroad for data collection and meetings. Tasks will include simulation, reconstruction, analysis and interpretation of data.

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in physics (e.g. Master's degree or MSc) including advanced courses in nuclear and/or particle physics., or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level with some advanced courses in nuclear and/or particle physics including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

A basic knowledge of programming, for example with python, is required. You need to be able to speak and write English fluently. Ability to work both independently and in groups is also required.

Additional qualifications
Experience in analysis related to particle colliders is desirable.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

The application should contain
CV, copies of relevant certificates and diplomas, documentation of previous research-related work. At the time of application, the degree does not have to be completed, but it must be completed by the time of admission. Please indicate the names of two references

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-06-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez,

Please submit your application by 10 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/754.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20230601
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/754
Union representative
  • ST/TCO,
  • Seko Universitetsklubben,
  • Saco-rådet,
Published 27.Feb.2023
Last application date 10.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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