Up to two PhD student positions in theoretical particle physics are available in the fields of beyond the standard model physics and dark matter phenomenology at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, and the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. We are looking for outstanding young and competitive candidates with a clear potential to excel in research in the field of theoretical particle physics phenomenology (e.g. the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking and flavour physics, the particle and astroparticle physics of dark matter and related topics).
The prospective candidate will work in the group of Associate Professor Mads Toudal Frandsen and will be joined by two postdocs and one more PhD students on the project “The Origin of Mass and the Particle Nature of Dark Matter” funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research. The candidate will also benefit from an extensive workshop and visitor programme dedicated to the project.
CP3-Origins is a centre of excellence established by the Danish National Research Foundation, dedicated to the understanding of the origins of bright and dark matter in the universe. At the moment it contains nine faculty members and several postdocs and PhD students in the areas of particle physics phenomenology, beyond standard model physics, astroparticle physics, lattice field theory, and cosmology. CP³-Origins offers an extremely dynamical and exciting work environment. We have close collaborations with leading scientists in Europe and the US and the centre is one of the cornerstones of our physics research.
The appointment will be for a term of three or four years, depending on the candidate’s background, at a very competitive salary and is expected to start in the fall of 2016, with earliest starting date in the middle of October 2016. Interested candidates are required to include in the application at least two letters of recommendation.
For inquiries please contact Associate Professor Mads Toudal Frandsen
Application deadline: 1 October 2016.
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