Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Nuclear Physics

Royal Institute of Technology



The research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics covers current topics in basic research (condensed matter physics, mathematical physics, bioatomic, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics) as well as applications such as medical imaging, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor technology and nuclear safety.

The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Physics offer 1-2 positions as postdoc in experimental nuclear physics with a focus on gamma spectroscopy of atomic nuclei far from stability and preparation for experiments within the NUSTAR program at the international research facility FAIR. The Nuclear Physics Group at KTH conducts internationally leading research in basic experimental and theoretical nuclear physics with applications in nuclear control and safety, industry and medical imaging. We are a highly motivated team that strives for international diversification and gender balance in our recruitment.


We are seeking 1-2 highly qualified candidates for employment as a postdoc in experimental nuclear physics. The project has two focus areas: spectroscopy of exotic atomic nuclei and preparation of experiments with the detector systems DESPEC Germanium Array Spectrometer (DEGAS) and Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA). DEGAS and AGATA, which will be located at the low-energy branch of the Super-FRS separator at the International Research Institute for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), Darmstadt, Germany, are key instruments for the HISPEC and DESPEC experiments at FAIR.

The work includes basic research in experimental nuclear physics with data analysis and the completion of scientific publications as well as the preparation and testing of detectors for FAIR. It will be conducted at KTH as well as at FAIR and other international research facilities, such as GANIL, Caen, France; JYFL Accelerator Laboratory, Jyväskylä, Finland; LNL, Legnaro, Italy; RIBF, RIKEN, Wako, Japan; NSCL, Michigan, USA; ISOLDE, CERN etc.

The employee (s) is expected to play a leading role in the Nuclear Physics Group's experimental research activities in the study of the structure and decay properties of exotic nuclear nuclei far from the stability line.


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in experimental nuclear physics or a related subject, obtained no more than three years before the last application date (with certain exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick leave or parental leave). Applicants should not have received their doctorate from KTH.

Qualified candidates should have extensive experience in radiation detectors for basic nuclear physics and data analysis tools for nuclear spectroscopy. In-depth experience of data analysis from large-scale experiments in nuclear structure physics is particularly meritorious. Applicants should be very motivated to carry out basic research at a high level and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Excellent oral and written knowledge of the English language is required. We will place great emphasis on personal fitness.

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