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Job description

The group in theoretical particle physics at the Division of Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Department of Physics, School of Engineering Sciences, KTH Royal Institute of Technology is offering a two-year position as a postdoc. The group’s research focus is physics beyond the Standard Model and includes neutrino physics and dark matter physics.

This research project will be focused on theoretical and phenonomenological research about neutrinos with an emphasis on (i) investigation of the physics reach of the proposed neutrino experiment ESSnuSB based on available information on this experiment and especially optimization of the design of ESSnuSB and improvement of handling systematic errors, (ii) comparison of the performance of the ESSnuSB with that of other planned experiments, and (iii) presentation of the found physics performance at international conferences and workshops. The work on (i) and (ii) should amount to a minimum of 50 % of full-time working time.

In the position, a limited amount of teaching may be included depending on both the interest of the successful applicant and the availability at the department.


A PhD degree is a requirement. An applicant should have a strong background in phenomenological research on neutrino physics as well as a solid knowledge of simulating neutrino oscillation experiments. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills. 

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The application should include the following documents in PDF format.

  • A one-page cover letter, including a statement of your research experience and interests.
  • CV and a publication list.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation and/or names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-0778
  • Tommy Ohlsson, Professor, +46 8 790 8261, tohlsson@kth.se
Published 24.May.2018
Last application date 29.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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