The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Physics is offering 1-2 postdoctoral positions in Experimental Nuclear Physics, with a focus on high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy of atomic nuclei far from stability and preparations for experiments within the NUSTAR science programme at the international research facility FAIR. The Nuclear Physics group at KTH is engaged in internationally leading research in fundamental experimental and theoretical nuclear physics with applications in nuclear safeguards and security, industry and medical imaging. We are a highly motivated team striving for international diversity and gender balance in our recruitments.
We seek up to two excellent candidates for positions as postdoctoral researchers in experimental nuclear physics. The project has two main focus areas: high-resolution spectroscopy of exotic atomic nuclei and preparations for experiments with the DESPEC Germanium Array Spectrometer (DEGAS) and the Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA). DEGAS and AGATA will be placed at the low-energy branch of the Super-FRS separator at the international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), Darmstadt, Germany. AGATA is the core detector for the HISPEC in-flight spectroscopy experiment while DEGAS is a key instrument of the DESPEC decay spectroscopy experiment within the Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions (NUSTAR) programme at FAIR.
The work will include a full experimental physics programme with data analysis, and preparation of scientific publications in addition to commissioning and tests of detectors for FAIR, It will be carried out at KTH as well as at FAIR and other international accelerator facilities, such as RIBF, RIKEN, Japan; GANIL, Caen, France; the JYFL Accelerator Laboratory, Jyväskylä, Finland; LNL, Legnaro, Italy, NSCL, Michigan, USA; ISOLDE, CERN etc.
Successful candidates are 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 atomic nuclei far from stability.