Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 41 000 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world’s most powerful accelerator. The ATLAS experiment (atlas.ch) is one of two general purpose detectors exploring the energy frontier. In 2012 we verified the last component in our current knowledge, the Standard Model, by discovering the Higgs boson. Now the emphasis is to search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model, to expand our knowledge and hopefully become able to answer some of the large question in our understanding of Nature. What is the nature of Dark Matter? Are the quarks and leptons fundamental, or are they composed of smaller objects? Are there really only three spatial dimensions? The LHC has restarted with almost doubled energy, and with ATLAS we will explore this vast new energy range. We invite a PhD-student to join us in this research.
The main task for the doctoral student will be to conduct research education which includes work with research but also to master graduate courses.
The successful candidate will work on analysis of ATLAS data, in particular on the search of new particles that decay in quarks and gluons. In the case of positive signals the candidate will help identify the origins of the new particles, and possible connection to e.g. Dark Matter, and if fully consistent with the Standard Model, to demonstrate which suggested theories that can be excluded. The work on improving the selection techniques and the performance of the physics objects used in the search will be an important part of the PhD research. Additionally, some activities connected to R&D for future experiments and/or upgrades of ATLAS, could be included.
The successful candidate would have the possibility to help with supervising Master students.
The activities are located at the Department of Physics at Lund University. However, frequent visits to CERN will be required, and also some long term stationing there could be required.
A formal requirement for doctoral studies in physics is:
Furthermore, the acceptance is based on the estimated ability to accomplish postgraduate studies.
Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.
Basis of Assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:
Other assessment criteria:
We consider good cooperation ability, drive and independent work ability as positive personal attributes.
The selection of the successful candidate will be based on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, the requirements indicated above, and the ability to cope with the challenges outlined in the anticipated assignments.
Terms of employment
A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to the study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time studies. In addition, those appointed to doctoral student position may be required to work with educational tasks, research and technical/administrative duties at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended correspondingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, ch. 5, with updates). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to PhD position.
Apply online! Applications must contain a covering letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests. Applications must also include a CV, a copy of the applicant’s Master’s thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact details of at least two references (or preferentially that the reference letters are submitted directly to PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org by the references), copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions, if that is the first step of the application process.
Please submit your applications here: https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:86078/
Last day of applying: 2016-02-07
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The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.
For further information please contact
Caterina DOGLIONI, PhDemail@example.com
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||2016-03-01 or through agreement|
|Number of positions||1|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||07.Feb.2016 11:59 PM CET|