Project description

The Department of Physics announce a postdoctoral position focused on astroparticle physics, including both theoretical and computational studies of cosmic-ray propagation, as well as multi-wavelength models of non-thermal emission. A particular point of emphasis surrounds studies of TeV cosmic-ray propagation, including the recently detected phenomenon of galactic TeV halos. Additional potential projects include searches for dark matter, Fermi-LAT data analyses, and multi-messenger studies including upcoming IceCube, radio and gamma-ray data. The position be funded by a grant from The Swedish Research Council awarded to Tim Linden, but the Postdoc will have significant scientific freedom to collaborate extensively with researchers situated across the Albanova campus.

The successful candidate will also be 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 (KTH). The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Significant computational resources are available through the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). The Postdoc will receive a competitive research budget to allow for conference travel and the purchase of computational resources.

Main responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct theoretical, computational, and/or observational research in high-energy astroparticle theory and is expected to contribute to research articles and to present key research results at international scientific conferences.


Ref. No. SU FV-4139-19

Closing date: 20 December 2019

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