atthe Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 Januari 2022.
The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty
of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and
theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students.
Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the
AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses
the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
The Department of Physics and Stockholm University is affiliated to Stockholm
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We are searching for outstanding individuals to conduct original research
on computational modelling and/or advanced machine-learning for analysis of
photometric datasets. We are also looking for theoretical physicists
interested in foundational understanding of deep learning methods. Up to three
positions are available.
The successful applicants will be part of the European Research Council
Advanced Grant CosmicExplorer project, led by Hiranya Peiris. The positions
are also partially funded by an award from the Goran Gustafsson Foundation.
The work will prepare the path for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory's Legacy
Survey of Space and Time (LSST), and will be carried out within the LSST
Dark Energy Science Collaboration.
The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for
Cosmoparticle Physics (https:// www. okc.albanova.se/) 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, galaxy evolution, 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.
The positions involve original research in cosmology, broadly related to
testing fundamental physics with LSST. Daily responsibilities will include
computational modelling/simulation, developing and applying novel statistical
and machine learning techniques, writing production-level code for analysis of
LSST data and precursor datasets, and/or preparing for the coming LSST data by
analyzing precursor surveys.
A different research profile can include the theoretical investigation of deep
learning, e.g., using effective field theory techniques. Experts in other
relevant fields, especially those with experience in explainable artificial
intelligence, are also welcome to apply.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research.
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent
degree from another country.
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the
deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special
circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical
attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.
IIn the appointment process, special attention will be given to research
skills in one or more of: cosmological and astronomical data analysis,
statistics, programming, numerical or machine-learning modeling, and
theoretical physics expertise.
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with
the possibility of extension for one year. Start date by 1 Oct 2022 or as per
agreement (funding is available to start immediately).
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the
Department, Jan Conrad, telephone: +46 8 55 37 87 69, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Hiranya Peiris, email@example.com.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is
the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete
in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is
submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2–3 references
Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters
via email to: FVemail@example.com and state in the subject line:
SU FV-3326-21 + name of the applicant.
and, in addition, please include the following documents
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete the project
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
Copy of PhD diploma
Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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Closing date: 15/01/2022