Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for one Post-doctoral position in machine learning for nuclear data development. The candidate is expected to develop and implement advanced methods from the field of machine learning in large-scale nuclear data evaluation algorithms. The work will include the use of nuclear model codes and the handling of experimental databases.  Supervision of undergraduate and PhD-student projects and teaching can be part of the working duties. The group collaborates with researchers in Europe and the USA, and part of the placement may be done outside Uppsala.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in physics or other relevant field. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. High confidence in programming and statistics. Proficiency in English.

Desired skills: Experiences in methods from the field of machine learning, nuclear data development, or nuclear physics are considered to be an advantage.

Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years.

The application should be written in English and include:

  • Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests, and why you feel you are a

good match for the project (max two pages, ideally one).

  • CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
  • Copy of degree diploma, other official transcripts.
  • Contact information for references, which can support your application if contacted. Include a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact:

Henrik Sjöstrand, e-mail henrik.sjostrand@physics.uu.se, phone +46 (0)18 471 3329

Please submit your application by 12 June 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1712.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

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