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Researcher in Accelerator Physics

Deadline: 31.07.2020

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities.

We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Job description

One position as researcher in Accelerator Physics is available at the Department of Physics.

The position is for a period of three years, with a preferred starting date at the latest October 1, 2020.

More about the position

The particle physics community is studying the options for the next high-energy collider at the energy frontier. UiO, as part of the CERN research community, is involved in the development of future colliders, as well as novel accelerator technology for such machines, including plasma-based technology. UiO also studies how accelerator technology can be applied to uses for the general society, including particle therapy. We are looking for a researcher that will support the accelerator activities at UiO, including by development of software tools and co-supervision of students.

He/she will help build up new research frontiers at UiO, potentially towards muon colliders and improved particle therapy methods. The work assignment may include European Spallation Source in-kind work, or other accelerator projects, as needed.

Information about the research at The Department of Physics is found on


Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these positions will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree or similar in accelerator physics
  • Significant experience with collider design studies, test beams experiments, plasma technology for accelerators and particle propagation through matter (Geant4/Fluka).
  • Very good programming skills
  • Good language skills, in particular a good command of both written and spoken English.

Desired qualifications:

  • Working experience with particle beams at CERN
  • The work involves technical discussions with UiO engineer and technicians, therefore a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is strongly desired.
  • The work may involve research visits to CERN, Switzerland, therefore a knowledge of French is desired.

We offer

  • Salary NOK NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Information and materials that should be considered by the committee must be submitted within the deadline. Applicants will normally be called in for interview.

The application must include:

  • Application letter including a description of scientific interests, and the motivation for applying for the position.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work).
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records.
  • Complete list of publications and academic work.
  • Up to five highlighted publications.
  • Names and contact details of 1-2 references

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications with documents missing will not be considered further.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the regulations for the use of researcher positions:

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

Contact information

For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, +47 22 85 71 96, e-mail: [email protected]

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