The Division of Nuclear Physics at the Department of Physics at Lund University covers a broad spectrum of basic and applied nuclear and environmental physics research. Within the Division, the experimental nuclear structure group focuses on the basic existence and structure of nuclei far from the line of stability. This research line combines cutting-edge modern experimental techniques to separate and identify the nuclei of interest while applying high-resolution charged-particle and gamma-ray spectroscopy methods to access their internal structure. The working environment sees international collaborations within which we conduct experiments at international large-scale accelerator facilities.
One of our long-term efforts is to prepare and conduct high-resolution charged-particle and gamma-ray spectroscopy experiments on slow and fast radioactive ion beams at the European FAIR-NUSTAR facility, where we plan to employ modern radiation detection systems like the Lundium decay station. The development, installation, and commissioning of an anti-Compton shield for the Lundium germanium detectors is at the core of the thesis work.
Active participation on nuclear physics experiments is the second crucial part of the PhD work, following preparations at Lund as well as at the respective international particle accelerator site. This includes subsequent data analysis, physics interpretation, and presentation of the scientific results, written and orally.
The successful applicant is also expected to engage in teaching activities of the Division, thereby building up pedagogical skills in parallel. The time spent in teaching activities can prolong the period of PhD appointment.
To be eligible for fully funded Scholarships position, an applicant must:
- Have a university degree on advanced level within a related field, such as a Master’s degree in Physics or equivalent
- Substantial advanced course work at the Master level, or comparable, including an independent research project
- Skills in handling GNU/Linux operating systems as well as C and C++ programming
- Experience with numerical modeling and programming as well as Python and bash scripting is considered a surplus, likewise experience with multi-parameter data acquisition systems
- Excellent proficiency in English language
To apply for Fully Funded Scholarships (PhD Position) in Nuclear Physics, an applicant must:
- Cover letter for the application detailing your personal qualifications and motivation for the position by referring to job assignments and assessment criteria (maximum one A4 page)
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum two A4 pages)
- Merits, including a list of publications
- Certified documentation of undergraduate and graduate study results in Swedish or English
- Two reference persons who can be contacted by Lund University. Briefly describe your association with them and provide their contact addresses