School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The particle physics group at KTH is involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The main research interests are on measurements of the Higgs boson and in searches for new long-lived particles. We have made significant contributions to the design, construction and commissioning of the Liquid Argon calorimeter pre-sampler and are currently involved in the design of a new detector called the High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) to be constructed the upcoming years and installed in ATLAS in 2027.

The research activity for the postdoc will mainly be data analysis and physics interpretation of results from the ATLAS-experiment, particularly in the searches for two scalar particles (HH and SH searches). Furthermore, the postdoc will contribute to the work needed to operate the ATLAS experiment. Part of the research time can be spent at CERN.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • The group, which has its premises at the AlbaNova buildings in the Stockholm Campus area, has extensive collaboration with other groups. In the same building there are collaborations with the particle physics group at Stockholm University and with the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, which results in a stimulating research environment.
  • KTH is a work place with many employer benefits, read more

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Experience of programming in c++ and Python.
  • Research expertise, with documented contribution to analysis in high-energy physics.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Membership of the ATLAS collaboration. If not already a qualified member of the ATLAS collaboration, the candidate must have experience of work in another high-energy physics experiment.
  • Teaching abilities
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Please arrange to have these sent directly to Jonas Strandberg (, with the title “Recommendation letter for [Name of candidate]”.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2024-0395
  • Jonas Strandberg,
  • Pär Olsson, Head of Department,
Published 18.Mar.2024
Last application date 22.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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