Stockholm at sunset - Photo by Raphael Andres.
Stockholm - Photo by Raphael Andres.


The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at Stockholm University is announcing nine postdoctoral research positions on research addressing fundamental questions about the Universe. The Centre houses research groups from Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Centre hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, galaxy evolution, structure formation, and related particle physics questions, including LHC-based studies. Theoretical activities at the Centre include particle and astroparticle phenomenology, neutrino theory, gravitation and string theory. Postdoctoral associates are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

Postdoctoral positions are available in the following areas: 

  • Machine-learning the Universe’s Initial Conditions: a position to work with Jens Jasche on developing and applying novel statistical data analysis and machine learning methods to reconstruct the origin of cosmic structure from galaxy survey data. The position will be part of the newly-founded Learning the Universe collaboration. Deadline: 15 Jan 2022 (advert)

  • Modelling and Machine Learning for LSST: up to three positions to work with Hiranya Peiris on computational modelling and/or advanced statistical and machine learning methods for cosmology with large photometric surveys, specifically LSST. Theoretical physicists interested in the foundations of deep learning will also be considered. Deadline: 15 Jan 2022 (advert)

  • Instrumentation and Data Analysis for CMB experiments: a position to work with Jon Gudmundsson on novel research in instrumentation, simulation, and data analysis for experiments studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), including SPIDER, the Simons Observatory, the LiteBIRD satellite, and CMB-S4. Deadline: 15 Jan 2022 (advert)

  • Precision Cosmology with Type Ia Supernovae: the position involves original research with Ariel Goobar on precision calibration of Type Ia supernova photometry from ZTF and LSST, with the aim of testing fundamental physics and cosmology. Collaborative work is expected with members of ZTF and LSST groups, especially in developing image processing techniques. Deadline: 15 Jan 2022 (advert)

  • Modelling and Interpreting Supernova/Kilonova Spectra: the position is in the group of Anders Jerkstrand, and involves developing and applying tools to model transient light curves and spectra. These models are then used to infer properties of supernovae/kilonovae, in particular their nucleosynthesis production. Deadline: 15 Jan 2022 (advert)

  • Observations of Exotic Supernovae: a position to work with Ragnhild Lunnan on the identification, follow-up, and analysis of unusual supernovae from ZTF and LSST, with the goals of understanding the underlying explosion physics and progenitor star populations. Deadline: 15 Jan 2022 (advert)

  • Axion Astrophysics and Cosmology: the position will focus on cosmological and astrophysical signals from axions and axion-like particles. The work may include phenomenology, data analysis or theory. Successful candidates will work alongside Stockholm researchers including David Marsh, Hiranya Peiris, Tim Linden and Ariel Goobar. Deadline: 8 Dec 2021 (advert)


Contact details and the application procedure for each set of positions can be found in the individual links above. For general information you may also contact the Director of the Oskar Klein Centre, Hiranya Peiris.