Postdoctoral researcher in experimental nuclear physics

The Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in experimental nuclear physics to begin in 2023 (starting date flexible), including the possibility for one additional year extension. This is a prime opportunity to gain experience at the forefront of nuclear research in an open and inclusive academic environment.

Organisationally, we are part of the division of Subatomic, High-Energy and Plasma Physics within the Department of Physics. We strive to provide a stimulating and open research environment with high scientific standards and a continuous exchange with our many international collaborators.

The position is opened within our longstanding successful programme aimed at studying the most exotic light nuclear systems through experiments using radioactive beams (RIBs). This is done through experiments at the GSI/FAIR and CERN-ISOLDE infrastructures, using the R3B and HIE-ISOLDE installations, respectively. The postdoctoral project will focus on actively taking part in upcoming experiments and take a leading role in implementing instrumentation.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibility as a postdoctoral researcher is to carry out research aimed at a better understanding of nuclear systems at the limits of existence. This will include tasks related to developing and implementing methods and instrumentation needed. You are also expected to develop your own ideas and find your own ways of tackling research challenges. The position may include some supervision of bachelor, masters, and PhD students. It is expected that your research will be integrated within the international research collaborations where we are working and that you will assume a visible role within these. This entails a certain amount of international travel. You will communicate research results at collaboration meetings, international conferences as well as in scientific journals.


A PhD in Experimental Subatomic Physics, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline.

A strong educational background in physics, good programming skills and hands-on experience with radiation detectors are advantageous.

As we are active in a highly international environment, proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary.

Contract terms

This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for a maximum amount of three years.

We offer

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20230314 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: 2023-06-25

For questions, please contact:

Prof. Thomas Nilsson,, +46317723258

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