PhD Position in Nuclear and Quantum Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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PhD Student Position in Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Quantum Few-Body Physics,
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The nuclear theory group at Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for a PhD student position. The members of the theory group are Christian Forssén, Lucas Platter and Mikhail Zhukov.

Job description
Our research interests span nuclear structure and reaction theory, few-body physics, effective field theory, density functional theory and the physics of ultracold atomic gases. The Ph.D. research project will lie within one, or several, of these fields. A Ph.D. position at Chalmers is for 4 years of research and course work and can be extended for up to 1 extra year depending on the degree of involvement in teaching duties.

The position is funded by the European Commission via the grant ERC-StG ANSR. The successful candidate will benefit from existing and productive scientific collaborations with researchers in Europe and North America.

Required qualifications
Applicants should have a M.Sc. degree in Physics or Engineering Physics. The scientific interest of the candidate should be within theoretical physics. Experience and interest in computational physics methods is desirable.

Application procedure
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:

  1. An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
  2. Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)

The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents.

If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/309) must be written on the first page of the application.

Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg

Further information
Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to Registrar (either as hardcopy to the address listed below, or electronically to The applicants name and the reference number must be written on the first page of any supplementary information.

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

The starting salary for Ph.D. students at Chalmers is SEK 24.646 / month (gross income). Additional information concerning the position may be obtained from Dr Christian Forssén.

Further information on the group and its research activities is available at:

In order to improve the gender balance at the Department, we welcome in particular applications from female candidates.

Union representatives

  • SACO: Jan Lindér
  • ST: Marie Wenander
  • SEKO: Johan Persson

All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00

Application deadline 2011-01-15. Visit


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