PhD student in Theoretical Hadron Physics
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We invite applications for a four-year position as a PhD student in Theoretical Hadron Physics, starting 1st of June 2020 or as agreed upon.
Project description: One of the unsolved problems within the Standard Model of Particle Physics is the lack of quantitative understanding of the structure of matter at the femtometer scale. This scale is characterized by non-perturbative relativistic many-body dynamics, confinement and chiral symmetry breaking. The PhD position is part of the project “Femto-science: Electromagnetic transition form factors of the nucleon” that is funded by vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council) with Stefan Leupold as P.I. Besides financing the PhD position, funds are allocated for attending international PhD schools and conferences. The Nuclear Physics Division at Uppsala University comprises experimentalists and theoreticians who collaborate on a daily level. The successful candidate will work on the physics of nucleon transition form factors with the aim to obtain a better understanding of the structure of baryons. On the technical side, important tools to deal with the long-range many-body aspects are dispersion theory and chiral perturbation theory.
Requirements: The candidate must have a masters degree in physics or equivalent. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary.
Additional qualifications: Experience with quantum field theory, in particular dispersion theory and chiral perturbation theory, is a clear merit.
Application: Must be submitted at the link below in order to be considered.
The complete application should contain
- CV (max 2 pages) - Personal letter stating research interests and motivation for applying for this particular position (max 2 pages)
- Certificates for obtained academic degrees
- Master thesis of the applicant, or if it is not yet complete, a summary and a statement from the supervisor of the expected completion date
- A list of publications
- Names and email addresses of 2 reference persons who can provide recommendation letters, preferably scientists who collaborated with the applicant.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-06-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Stefan Leupold, professor for Theoretical Hadron Physics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 20th of March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/599.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/599
Last application date: 2020-03-20