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Postdoc in High Energy Particle Physics, at the Niels Bohr Institute (for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC)


The group participates in the Discovery center, a "Centre of Excellence" established by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) -

The Postdoc will be part of the ATLAS local activity. He/She will engage in trigger software development for the Trigger system, an area of responsibility of the group in the ATLAS experiment. We therefore seek a candidate with good programming skills.

Furthermore, the Postdoc will conduct analysis of the Run II data collected by the ATLAS experiment, focusing on Higgs properties determination or Lepton Flavour Violation searches using tau leptons in the final state.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within High Energy Particle Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Stefania Xella (

The position is open from March 1st 2015or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration is three years.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

  • The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
  • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • The starting salary is currently up to DKK 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Research experience (including description of programming experience and previous programming activities)
  • Complete publication list, highlighting 5-10 most relevant publications
  • Three professional contact referees (name, email, telephone number)

The deadline for applications is 21st January 2015. Interviews will be held end of January-early February 2015.

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