Post-Doc in Heavy-Ion Collision Physics

Submitted by gpachoud on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:33

The High Energy Nuclear Physics group at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) is hiring two postdoctoral researchers to work in heavy-ion physics.  One of the positions is preferably focused on experimental data analysis with the ALICE collaboration, and the other on phenomenological and theoretical aspects of QCD.

 The High Energy Nuclear Physics group at Unicamp is formed by four permanent faculty members (J. Takahashi, D. Chinellato, G. Torrieri, and A. C. Aguilar) and several graduate students. Two faculties are members of the ALICE collaboration at CERN, leading several different analysis topics within the experiment, currently focused on Light Flavored particles. The group has also been very active on the phenomenological aspects of heavy-ion collisions, including relativistic hydrodynamics, high-multiplicity proton-proton, proton-nucleus collisions, hadronic cascade models, and nonperturbative methods applied to QCD. 

Unicamp is one of the top Universities of Latin America, highly recognised by its focus on scientific production. The campus is in the city of Campinas, located 80 km from the city of São Paulo, hence close to the main port of entry to Brazil.

 The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) funds both positions, with an annual tax-free salary of R$ 88,000 (Brazilian Reais) and a grant of R$ 13,200 (Brazilian Reais) per year for traveling and research expenses.  Moreover, moving costs may also be covered for those relocating more than 400 km, and it is equal to 1 month's salary.

The postdoctoral fellowships are for at most 22 months with a maximum end date of August 31, 2022.

The applications should include (i) CV (including a list of publications), (ii) research statement, and (iii) two letters of recommendation. All documents should be sent to the email until August 09, 2020.

 Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2020, and will continue until both positions have been filled.

An interview through a remote connection will be requested for some applicants. The starting date for successful candidates is flexible but is anticipated to be as soon as November 1, 2020.