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Postdoc at Utrecht University/Nikhef (jet physics)


Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in The Netherlands, is looking for a
Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental particle physics (ALICE)

The Nikhef organisation
Nikhef is the national institute for subatomic physics in The Netherlands. At Nikhef, approximately 175 physicists and 75 technical staff members work together in an open and international scientific environment. Together, they perform theoretical and experimental research in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. The Nikhef institute is a collaboration between six major Dutch universities and the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Nikhef participates in large research collaborations, including the ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE experiments at CERN, the KM3NeT neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean, the VIRGO interferometer in Pisa, the Xenon1T dark matter experiment in Gran Sasso, the Pierre Auger cosmic ray observatory in Argentina and the eEDM research programme in Groningen. Nikhef also hosts a group in theoretical physics, and groups for Physics Data Processing and detector R&D, all with good connections to the experimental programs.

The position

The successful candidate will be part of a team focussing on data analysis with the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in the area of jet physics in the quark-gluon-plasma, with emphasis on jet substructure. 



A PhD in physics is a prerequisite for the position; candidates who are close to finishing their degrees are also encouraged to apply.

Contact information
Further information can be obtained from Dr. Marta Verweij (


The candidate will be employed by Utrecht University and will obtain the status of postdoctoral researcher. He/she will receive a 2 year contract, with the possibility of a one year extension. Information about employment conditions can be found on the following website:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the 'solliciteer' button below. Please be prepared to upload a curriculum vitae and have the email addresses of at least two referee ready, who is willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2020.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.