Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics

Stockholm University

Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics


Ref. No. SU FV-3100-23


at Department of Physics. Closing date: 20 September 2023.

The Department of Physics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
The position is a two years stipend position in the research group for dark matter and astroparticle physics. The group currently focuses on direct detection of dark matter with liquid xenon time projection chambers, in particular as a member of two collaborations: One of these is the XENON collaboration which is operating currently one of the world leading direct detection experiments, XENONnT, at the Gran Sasso Lab in Italy.

The other one is the DARWIN collaboration which is developing the next generation xenon based experiment.

Activities of our group include research and development on novel photosensor technologies in liquid xenon in our local lab as well as data analysis of the current XENONnT data and their statistical interpretation.

The working group is part of the Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics and Strings (CoPS) division and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC) providing a broad and vibrant research environment, see here:

Main responsibilities
The position involves data analysis as well as R&D work in our local lab.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

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

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date January 1, 2024 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 Jörn Mahlstedt,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. 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

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
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 20/09/2023


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