Project description

The project will be carried out within the experimental particle physics group at The Department of Physics, Stockholm University and will be focused on analysis of the high energy proton-proton collisions collected with the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The Stockholm group 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. The group currently consists of 8 faculty members, 4 Postdocs and 9  PhD students. Our main research topics are searches for supersymmetry, dark matter, heavy meta-stable particles and di-Higgs production as well as measurements in the top-quark sector.

The successful candidates 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 programme 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 the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

Main responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to

  • participate in ATLAS data analysis efforts in the areas of supersymmetry and di-Higgs production, as well as other BSM searches related to third generation particles;
  • contribute to the activities in the flavour tagging and luminosity groups;
  • assist when necessary in the supervision of master students and PhD students;
  • primarily be based at the Department of Physics in Stockholm, but substantial presence at CERN can be discussed.


Ref. No. SU FV-3268-19

Closing date: 15 January 2020

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