30. maj 2024

Postdoc of Experimental High Energy Heavy-Ion Physics

Deadline: June 10, 2024

The Experimental Subatomic Physics section at the Niels Bohr Institute invites applicants for a postdoc position in the High-Energy Heavy-Ion Group. The project is part of the research project “Initial Conditions for Quark and Gluon Matter Formation at the LHC,” which is financed by the European Research Council (ERC).

ALICE eksperimentet

With the newly received ERC grant, the research group will develop a novel methodology using a new approach, a multi-particle cumulants technique. This will give unique insights into the initial geometric conditions, shape, size, and their correlations and fluctuations.

To achieve this, we will measure various collision systems (129Xe, 16O, and proton) during the LHC Run 3. These pioneering measurements and the resulting new analyses will decisively advance our understanding of those crucial initial conditions, the platform upon which the analysis of the collision rests.

The results of this ERC will make it possible to probe the precise nuclear structure of 129Xe, 16O at the LHC energies, a million times higher than the existing nuclear structure studies in low-energy nuclear physics.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within High Energy Heavy-Ion physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

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.
  • Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 10 June 2024, 23:59 GMT +2. (Summertime extends in Denmark from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.


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