PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: 2 January 2012
Open to: A master degree or similar that must be finished at the latest in January 2012, proficiency in English
Salary: Postgraduate fellowship the first year (15500 SEK/month) and a postgraduate position year 2-4 (22400-25100 SEK/month)


Uppsala University was founded in 1477 and is the oldest university in the Nordic countries. The world comes to Uppsala every day, and the university is always looking out into the world. Each year, the most prominent scientists, scholars and personalities are  invited. At Uppsala, you are welcome to listen to and learn from Nobel laureates, writers, politicians and many other guests and friends. Uppsala is the pre-eminent university town. Uppsala students live in a cultural setting with roots harking back several centuries and can experience student activities far beyond the ordinary.

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application: PhD position in experimental nuclear physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Starting date: spring 2012.

Job Description

The nuclear reactions group (click here)  is looking for a PhD student within the research field of nuclear data, especially neutron-induced nuclear reactions. The group is part of the division of applied nuclear physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The group is currently constructing a neutron source for the IGISOL facility at the University of Jyväskylä, for precision measurements of fission yields.

The PhD student will participate in planning and performing measurement campaigns at IGISOL. The neutron source will be installed during 2012. It will then be used for precision measurements of the isotopic yields from neutron-induced fission for various actinides with IGISOL and JYFLTRAP. The measured data will be used for improving model codes for the nuclear fission process.

The work will be conducted from Sweden with multiple travels to Finland. The candidate will be involved in practical work in the laboratory, perform data analysis and computer simulations, and participate in model development.

The PhD position is funded for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including department duties at a level of at most 20 % (typically teaching). Further information can be found here. The successful candidate will receive a postgraduate fellowship the first year (15500 SEK/month) and a postgraduate position year 2-4 (22400-25100 SEK/month).


The group is searching for an excellent, highly motivated candidate with good knowledge of nuclear physics. The candidate should have a keen interest in the development of innovative experimental methods and data analysis tools.

A master degree or similar that must be finished at the latest in January 2012. Good grades from undergraduate courses are meritorious. Good oral and written proficiency in English and ability to work both independently and in groups is meritorious.

How to apply?

Your application should contain a statement of research interest, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof), published articles or other relevant material (if applicable) to the address below. Names of persons who can be contacted for reference and/or letter(s) of recommendation should be included.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 2, 2012, UFV-PA 2011/2516. In order to apply online, please click here.


For more information, please contact: Stephan Pomp, Ph. +46-(0)18-471 6850 ( or Mattias Lantz, Ph. +46-(0)18-471 3754 (

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4 thoughts on “PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden

    1. Dear Sanathdeva Murutenge,

      Mladiinfo is not an University, we do not offer any kind of financial aid, so please contact the University at their official website and the above mentioned contacts. Keep in mind that the deadline for the deadline for this scholarship has already expired.

      Kind regards

  1. sir i would like to join as a research scholar in india at a named university. In which area in nuclear physics is preferable to do research . kindly suggest me .

    thank u
    srinivas kalyan.

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