Project description

We are searching for one outstanding individual to conduct original research on theoretical and phenomenological aspects of axions and axion-like particles. Primary funding is provided  by a Starting Grant by the Swedish Science Foundation to David Marsh. The recruited candidate will also be members of the theory group led by Frank Wilczek. The candidate will benefit from the lively interdisciplinary research environment on axion dark matter at Stockholm University, e.g. through activities funded by a dedicated grant (PI: Hiranya Peiris) from the Swedish Science Foundation.

The successful candidate will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics ( in Stockholm, 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 program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral associates are also 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.

Main responsibilities

The employment involve original research on i) astrophysical signals from axions and axion-like particles; ii) theoretical aspects of axions in quantum field theory and string theory models. Candidates that can contribute to both objectives are particularly welcome to apply, but other applicants will also be considered. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to contribute to research and research articles, collaborating with local and international partners, and present results at international conferences. Daily tasks may include purely theoretical calculations, numerical simulations, or working with observational data. SU FV-3708-20

Sista ansökningsdag: 2020-12-01

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