Postdoctoral position in theoretical nuclear physics

Arbetsgivare: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Arbetsort: Göteborg
Publiceringdatum: 2018-11-09

The Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) invites applications for a two year postdoctoral position in theoretical subatomic physics to begin 1-Sep, 2019 (starting date flexible)

Department of Physics at Chalmers
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Information about the theoretical subatomic physics group
The theoretical subatomic physics group performs theoretical research on nuclear, elementary particle, and astroparticle physics. Research questions within nuclear theory that are currently studied in our group include: the applicability of chiral effective field theory for descibing few- and many-nucleon systems, exotic nuclear systems, and nuclear astrophysics. Organizationally we are part of the division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics within the Department of Physics. Moreover, we have a strong international position within our research area and benefit from many collaborations world wide. We strive for providing a stimulating and collaborative research environment with high scientific standards.

Information about the project
The postdoctoral project will focus on fundamental science questions in theoretical nuclear physics. More specifically, we will use ab initio nuclear-structure theory and a modern understanding of the nuclear interaction grounded in effective field theory to model subatomic processes with quantified theoretical uncertainties. The project will involve the development of state-of-the-art research methods within quantum many-body theory, effective field theory, and computational physics. This gives an excellent opportunity for the succesfull candidate to both develop new theoretical skills and learn new computational techniques and statistical methods.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoctoral researcher is to carry out research aimed at a better understanding of the atomic nucleus. You are also expected to develop own ideas and find your own ways in tackling research challenges. The position may also include some level of teaching duties as well as taking part in the supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD students.

It is expected that your research will be integrated within international research collaborations and that you will take an active role within these collaborations. You will therefore be expected to contribute to the continued development of our computer codes and employ them in your own research and collaborative projects. You will communicate research results at international conferences as well as in scientific journals.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

PhD in Physics is required. Advanced theoretical physics, in particular quantum many-body theory,effective field theory, computational physics, and programming skills are considered meriting.

As Chalmers is a highly international enviroment, proficency in written and spoken English is necessary. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
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Application deadline: 31 December, 2018


For questions, please contact:
Professor Christian Forssén, Department of Physics
E-mail:, +46-31-7723261

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***


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