Postdoctoral Fellow in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stockholm University, Sweden

Stockholm University
Study in:Sweden
Deadline: 20 December 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Ref. No. SU FV-3647-17

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 20 December 2017.

The Department of Physics is an internationally lively research environment, situated in the AlbaNova University Center and has about 240 employees, 250 undergraduate students and 90 PhD students.

Project description
One or more postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work with Prof. Katherine Freese in the areas of particle astrophysics and cosmology. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Stockholm University has a world-class research group in cosmology at the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, including involvement in DarkSUSY, SPIDER, Simons Observatory, XENON-1T, Icecube/DeepCore, FERMI Gamma Ray Space Telescope, LSST, and ATLAS at CERN. The postdoctoral fellow is welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. The postdoctoral fellow will also have access to generous research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as excellent computing facilities.

Main responsibilities
The central research themes will be theoretical topics in cosmology and particle physics including dark matter, LHC, early universe physics, and learning about fundamental properties of the universe using cosmological data.

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.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed by the starting date of the position and no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date September 2018 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 Prof. Katherine Freese,, or the Head of the Department Prof. Sven Mannervik,

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. 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 us recommendation letters no later than December 20, 2017, via e-mail to: and state in the subject line: SU FV-3647-17 + 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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