Researcher in Nuclear Physics

Lund University Faculty of Science


Researcher in nuclear physics

Lunds universitet, Fysiska Inst., Avd. för kärnfysik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

Work assignment
One research area within the Division of Nuclear Physics, Department of Physics, concerns the nuclear structure and stability of superheavy atomic nuclei. New measurement campaigns are scheduled for 2020 and 2021 at the accelerator facilities GSI at Darmstadt, Germany, and LBNL in Berkeley, US. The applicant is expected to take an active role in the preparations and conduction of these experiments, followed by data analysis and interpretation. Physics conclusions are drawn in close collaboration with the nuclear structure theory group at the Division of Mathematical Physics in Lund.

The applicant will take specific responsibility for the final installation of an upgraded silicon-detector system for implantation and decay of superheavy nuclei at GSI. This task is tackled in close collaboration with PhD students and senior researchers in Lund as well as at GSI Darmstadt. The position implies regular foreign travels.

Further academic qualifications can be provided by access to scientific data from previous experiments, as well as opportunities to engage in various teaching activities to add to personal pedagogic merits.

The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in experimental nuclear structure physics. An explicit research background in the field of “experimental nuclear spectroscopy of heavy and superheavy nuclei” is decisive. Documented work with radiation detector development, multi-parameter data acquisition systems, conducting nuclear spectroscopy experiments and analysing corresponding data sets as well as scientific publications in the area mentioned above are required. Technical know-how and handling of encapsulated germanium detectors is required. Very good oral and written command in English is required. Readiness for extended foreign travel is expected, likewise the ability for clear communication within large international collaborations. Teaching experience at university level is considered as additional merit.

The applicant is also obliged to answer some job-specific questions as a first step in the application process.

The application must comprise a personal cover letter briefly describing the applicant, interest within the specific research area, including comments concerning the job-related questions. The application should also contain a concise CV, a copy of or link to the doctoral thesis, a publication list, a short summary of pedagogical achievements, and at least two references with contact information.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-04-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/4062
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Published 20.Dec.2019
Last application date 15.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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