Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Neutrino Physics with Hyper-Kamiokande

Uppsala University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Postdoctoral position in Experimental Neutrino Physics with Hyper-Kamiokande

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

The high energy physics division at Uppsala University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of experimental neutrino physics with the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. The successful candidate will work within the larger astroparticle physics group, which also has active involvement in other experiments including the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. 

Duties/Project description: The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role within the Hyper-Kamiokande collaboration. Research focused on areas of software development, low energy neutrinos from Galactic supernovae, and/or the diffuse supernova neutrino background will be given priority. Synergies between Hyper-Kamiokande and IceCube activities would also be considered an asset.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in neutrino physics or a closely related field. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Additional qualifications: Experience in software programming including proficiency in C++ and Python, data analysis, neutrino astrophysics and/or neutrino detection will be considered assets. Candidates should be able to work independently, as well as integrate into the framework of a large collaboration.

Please submit a cover letter, CV and research statement to the site below, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent via email to Dr. Erin O’Sullivan (

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Erin O’Sullivan (

Please submit your application by 18 November 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3422.

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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%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3422

Last application date: 2020-11-18

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