Four or more postdoctoral positions in theoretical physics

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Four or more postdoctoral positions in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, starting 2019-09-01, or later as agreed upon.

The postdoctoral positions are part of several projects and grants funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, the Swedish Research Council and the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. Applicants are expected to conduct research in theoretical physics related to quantum field theory and string theory. Research areas of particular interest include (but are not restricted to): supersymmetry, gauge/gravity duality, integrability, scattering amplitudes, gravitational waves, cosmology, and string phenomenology.

Prerequisites: The holder of a postdoctoral researcher position must have a PhD degree in theoretical physics or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are deducted from this three-year period.

The application should contain a cover letter mentioning their research area, a CV, a brief research statement, and a publication list.  The applicant should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent by email to (if letters are made available through AcademicJobsOnline they need not be sent through email).  Contact information for the letter writers should be included in the application. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

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. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Temporary full-time position ending 31-08-2021.

For further information about the position please contact:

  • Agnese Bissi (
  • Ulf Danielsson (
  • Guido Festuccia (
  • Henrik Johansson (
  • Joseph Minahan (
  • Oliver Schlotterer (
  • Maxim Zabzine (

Please submit your application by 2 december 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3719.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 4

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3719

Last application date: 2018-12-02

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