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PhD position at Technical University of Munich to work for ALICE Collaboration


The successful applicant will work for ALICE Collaboration on data analysis with  two- and multi-particle correlation techniques, focusing mostly on femtoscopy. These measurements primarily will help understanding the nature of two- and genuine multibody interactions between hyperons and nucleons, which are for instance relevant to constrain the equation of state of neutron stars. Our group at the TUM holds expertise in both flow analysis and femtoscopy in elementary and heavy-ion collisions. The university group is supported by an ERC Starting Grant, the SFB1258 and the Excellence Cluster Universe.
Candidates are expected to hold a master (or equivalent) degree in particle or nuclear physics at the time of appointment. Experience with data analysis in ALICE Collaboration and the knowledge of C++ programming language are advantage. Good communication skills (English) and readiness to travel to international conferences are mandatory. Several weeks of presence at CERN are planned for service tasks within ALICE Collaboration and for taking shifts in the ALICE control room during Run 3 data taking period. Applications from female scientists are encouraged and the position is open to candidates of any nationality.
Applications including a CV (containing a brief summary of previous research activities and a one-page letter of motivation), a copy of the master certificate, copies of the university scores, as well as two letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Ante Bilandzic ( ).
The position will be located at Physics Department of Technical University of Munich. The expected duration of the PhD program is three years, starting in January or February 2019. The salary is according to the German public service pay agreement (TV-L E13 50%). This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 759257).