PhD Scholarship in Particle Physics Phenomenology

Applications are invited for a PhD position in environmental sciences to join Lund University, Sweden. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for four years in Sweden. Applications are welcome before March 15, 2019.

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 activities of the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics are centred around three main areas: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Theoretical Particle Physics; and Computational Biology and Biological Physics. Our research is driven by our curiosity to understand reality, from the smallest of particles to the largest astronomical structures, as well as the structure of Life itself. We have a strong international position in all three areas, and we are actively working on further strengthening our international profile.

The Theoretical Particle Physics group has openings for up to twoDoctoral students in Particle Physics Phenomenology, starting in the autumn of 2019, or by agreement.

Subsequent to recent recruitments, the Lund group consists of ten senior scientists, six post-doctoral fellows and nine PhD students. Rikkert Frederix, Leif Lnnblad, Stefan Prestel, Malin Sjdahl, Torbjrn Sjstrand, Korinna Zapp and Gsta Gustafson (emeritus) work on a broad spectrum of QCD and collider phenomenology, with emphasis on event generator development and applications thereof. Johan Bijnens mainly works on hadron and flavour physics, notably with chiral perturbation theory as a tool. Johan Rathsman and Roman Pasechnik are mainly working on the phenomenology of physics beyond the Standard Model, especially Higgs physics and unified gauge theories. Further information about the group can be found on the website http://particle.thep.lu.se/.

We enjoy good relations with the experimental particle physics group in Lund, which is a member of ATLAS and ALICE, and which explores the possibility of fundamental physics experiments at the upcoming European Spallation Source in Lund.

One of the successful applicants will work on topics related to effective field theories in hadron, Higgs or flavour physics or in precision calculations within the standard model. This project is led by Johan Bijnens. The other successful applicant will work on subjects related to perturbation theory, QCD and collider phenomenology, mostly in the context of Higgs, top quark, and heavy vector boson production at Large Hadron Colliderand possibly future colliders. This project is led by Rikkert Frederix.

Supervisors will be appointed at the beginning of the studies, and integrate each student in their ongoing research. The students are also expected to take a number of courses in theoretical physics, see http://home.thep.lu.se/~bijnens/PhD/ and https://www.science.lu.se/sites/science.lu.se.internal/files/syllabi_theoretical_physics.pdf and may be required to perform a modest amount of other duties, such as teaching and administration, according to the specific regulations.

The position is open to students of all nationalities who fulfil the basic and special eligibility demands in the study plan https://www.science.lu.se/sites/science.lu.se.internal/files/syllabi_theoretical_physics.pdf . In brief the requirements are that the student, at the time of starting the PhD studies, has completed a master degree in physics or theoretical physics, alternatively has completed a bachelor degree,plus an additional full year of advanced-level physics or theoretical physics, i.e. a total of at least four years of full-time University studies (240 ECTS credits), or has obtained equivalent qualifications in Sweden or abroad. Detailed rules can be found at http://www.science.lu.se/education/phd-studies . Fluent spoken and written English is required.

Regulations concerning appointment as a full PhD student can be found in HF 5 Chap 1-7 and SFS 1998:80. Those who hold a doctoral student appointment must first be accepted for postgraduate study. To be accepted, a student must be judged to have the competence necessary to complete a PhD during the tenure of the appointment. Among candidates, a ranking will be based on grades, the quality of undergraduate theses, if any, letters of recommendation, other relevant information provided, and ultimately (phone) interviews. Previous courses and project work in particle physics is an advantage. Experience with scientific programming is also a merit.

Applicants should indicate and motivate which project they prefer.

The application should be submitted electronically using the recruitment system of Lund University https://www.science.lu.se/about-the-faculty/job-vacancies On the linked page to the current positions click on the “Login and apply” button and follow instructions. Applications instead sent directly to one of the group members cannot be considered.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests and past experience, copies of degrees, diplomas and grades, and copies of any previous research-related work. The CV should contain at least date and place of birth, nationality, address, education, and language skills, but may also contain e.g. additional skills, personal interests, honours and awards, teaching experience, conference and summer school participation, and publication lists. Upon request the applicants must be able to show original documents of degrees etc.

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Apply Link:http://tinyurl.com/y4fgy6g7

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