Assistant Professor in Experimental astroparticle physics


Ref. No. SU FV-1197-23

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 June 2023.

The Department of Physics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Members of the department are also part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment. For more information: AlbaNova

Subject/subject description

Experimental astroparticle physics with focus on quantum sensing. The subject refers to the study of fundamental particle physics by means of direct astrophysical observations with focus on the use of instruments and techniques that operate at or below the quantum limit.

Main responsibilities

Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Terms of employment

For this position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

Additional information

The Stockholm University Physics Department is involved in multiple theoretical and experimental endeavors in astroparticle physics with special focus on dark matter detection.

In particular, members of the department are engaging in an international effort, ALPHA, to realize an axion dark matter detector based on a tunable longitudinal plasmonic resonator concept.

The position includes funds that support the hiring of a postdoctoral researcher, a PhD student, and significant experimental infrastructure.

This position (in Swedish, “biträdande lektor”) is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.


Further information about the position can be obtained from researcher Jón Gudmundsson,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Carina Nymark,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position. The criteria for promotion within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment

You are welcome to apply! 

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Closing date: 15/06/2023