Postdoctoral researcher in theoretical nuclear physics

Postdoctoral researcher in theoretical nuclear physics


The Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden) invites applications for a two year postdoctoral position in theoretical nuclear physics to begin in the spring 2024 (starting date flexible). We take a leading role in our field, in particular by developing advanced computational methods. The successful candidate can therefore expect to contribute at the international forefront of theoretical physics research. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until an outstanding candidate is selected.

Information about the division and the department
The theoretical subatomic physics group performs theoretical research on nuclear, elementary particle, and astroparticle physics. The focus of the current search is low-energy nuclear theory (arXiv category: nucl-th). Organizationally we are part of the division of Subatomic, High-Energy and Plasma Physics within the Department of Physics. Moreover, we have a strong international position within our research area and benefit from many collaborations world wide. We strive for providing a stimulating and collaborative research environment with high scientific standards.

Information about the project
The postdoctoral project will focus on fundamental science questions in theoretical nuclear physics. Research topics that are currently studied in our group include: the applicability of ab initio approaches based on chiral effective field theory for describing few- and many-nucleon systems, low-energy precision tests of fundamental interactions and physics beyond the standard model, quantification of theoretical uncertainties through development of advanced statistical methods and emulator technology. This setting gives an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to both develop new theoretical skills and learn new computational techniques and statistical approaches.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoctoral researcher is to carry out research aimed at a better understanding of low-energy nuclear physics. You are also expected to develop own ideas and find your own ways in tackling research challenges. The position may include some supervision of student projects. Your research will likely be integrated within international research collaborations where you are expected to take an active role. You will contribute to the continued development of computer codes and employ them in your own research and in collaborative projects. You will communicate research results at international conferences as well as in scientific journals.

A PhD in Physics is required. A strong educational background in advanced theoretical physics (quantum many-body theory, effective field theory, computational physics), good programming skills and experience with computer codes for solving the nuclear many-body problem are considered meritorious.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230561 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2023-11-06

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Christian Forssén, SHP,, +46 31 772 3261

Prof. Andreas Ekström, SHP,, +46 31 772 6307

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 28 september 2023
  • Ansök senast: 6 november 2023


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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