Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics and Theoretical Astrophysics



The Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen offers up to three fixed-term Assistant Professorships in Theoretical Particle Physics and Theoretical Astrophysics. The successful candidates will be appointed for a period of either 1 or 2 years, preferably starting during the fall of 2019.

The Niels Bohr International Academy is a young initiative committed to fostering the traditions of internationalism, interdisciplinarity and excellence in physics, which characterize the Niels Bohr Institute. It functions as a primary center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high energy particle physics, particle astrophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and biophysics.

Theoretical Particle Physics: Two fixed-term assistant professorships of physics in specific areas of modern methods of quantum field theory and scattering amplitudes. Candidates will be chosen based on their expertise and experience in the modern approach to the computation and representation of scattering amplitudes, especially in the context of gauge theory and/or cosmological perturbation theory. Particular expertise of candidates should include the cosmological polytope and related ideas, on-shell all-loop recursion relations, and the representation of multi-loop scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge theories both at the integrand and integral levels. Expertise and familiarity with the Hopf-algebraic structure of polylogarithms and their symbols would be advantageous.

Theoretical Astrophysics: the ideal candidate will be an expert in accretion disks and dynamo theory working at the interface between plasma physics and astrophysical magnetohydrodynamics with strong analytical skills and experience developing numerical codes using the hybrid Vlasov-fluid approach.

The duties of the assistant professors will primarily include research, and obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at

The position is open from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Diplomas (PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Complete publication list

The deadline for applications is 20 June 2019, 23:59 GMT + 2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0030/19-2A

Praktisk information


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