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a 3-year PhD position at the Cluster of Excellence 'Origin and Structure of the Universe' in Munich


The Cluster of Excellence 'Origin and Structure of the Universe' is a joint research institution at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), a cooperation by the physics departments of the TUM and the Ludwig-Maximilians University, four Max-Planck Institutes (MPA, MPE, MPP, IPP), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the computer centre LRZ.

The successful applicant will be part of the Junior Research Group 'Studying the quark-gluon plasma via low-mass dilepton with ALICE' headed by Torsten Dahms. The group aims to measure low-mass dileptons with the ALICE experiment in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC. Research experience in dilepton analyses and/or the ALICE analysis framework is welcome.

Students will profit from scientific infrastructures on the Garching campus and numerous scientific activities within the cluster, with many opportunities for collaboration with other groups in Munich.

Candidates are expected to hold a master (or equivalent) degree in particle or nuclear physics at the time of appointment. Applications from female scientists and candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged. The salary is according to the German public service pay agreement (TV-L E13 50%).

Applications including a CV, a copy of the master/diploma certificate, copies of the university scores, and a brief summary of previous research activities should be uploaded on the Cluster web site until December 31, 2014. One letter of recommendation should be arranged to be sent to Dr. Torsten Dahms (

Job Period: 15.02.2015 - 31.10.2017