Project description

Subject: Physics.

The elementary particle physics division at Stockholm University invites applicants for up a Ph.D. position to work on the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The main focus will be analysis of ATLAS data, but the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to data reconstruction and calibration, data taking and detector development. The research will be carried out within SHIFT - Solving the Higgs Fine-Tuning Problem with Top Partners, a research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. Through collaboration between experimental and theoretical physicists, the project aims to develop possible extensions of the Standard Model that solve the fine-tuning problem of the Higgs boson mass as well as novel ways to search for these with the ATLAS experiment.

The ATLAS group at Stockholm University has been active in the construction, commissioning and calibration of several ATLAS detector components: the Tile Calorimeter and the First Level Trigger system and continues to carry responsibilities in these areas. The group is also involved in several combined performance groups, e.g. the flavour tagging group and Jet/Etmiss groups, as well as in the data preparation area where we play a leading role in the luminosity determination using Inner Detector tracks. Our main research topics are searches for supersymmetry, dark matter and di-Higgs production as well as measurements in the top-quark sector. We are a part of  the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC), a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions.

We seek a self-motivated candidate with a deep interest in particle physics. Proficiency in English, previous experience of experimental particle physics and experience with working in teams are merits.


Ref. No. SU FV-3820-20

Closing date: 5 November 2020

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