Postdoctoral position in experimental High Energy Heavy-ion Physics

Submitted by alicesec on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 16:12

The Department of Atomic Physics within the Institute of Physics at Eötvös Loránd University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in experimental high energy heavy ion physics.

The main research focus of the Department is particle and nuclear physics, astro-particle physics, and astrophysics. Our University is a member of several large international collaborations, including CMS, LHCb, LIGO, NA61, Pan-STARRS, STAR, PHENIX, NUSTAR and LSST. This position is for candidates working in high energy heavy ion physics. We are looking for a researcher to work in the STAR group of the Department, where the candidate would focus on femtoscopic measurements (and in a small part, pursue phenomenological research).

Please find more details at the group's institutional page or its Hungarian website.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a PhD in heavy ion physics, as well as a strong track record in research, especially experimental data analysis. In case of strong motivation towards experimental research, applicants with a theoretical or phenomenological background can also be considered. A successful applicant may furthermore involve herself/himself in teaching classes (in English or Hungarian) to undergraduates as well as graduates. If hired, the applicant will be supported to apply for additional grants. We provide a competitive salary (allowing a comfortable living in Budapest).

The start date is flexible, but the target period to arrive is Q4 2023.

Please send the following documents by March 31, 2023 in e-mail to Mate Csanad at with the subject line "STAR-PD-2023-1 Application":

  • cover letter,
  • detailed professional CV,
  • 1-page summary of past work (if not part of the above CV),
  • 1-page summary of interests, emphasizing experimental physics goals
  • list of publications (preferably an INSPIRE link as part of the CV)

Three letters of reference shall be sent either separately to the above address, or as part of the application. In the former case, the names of the colleagues providing the references shall be indicated in the application.

The evaluation of the applications will begin in March 2023, but the position will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate. Members of minority groups underrepresented in the academic sector are especially encouraged to apply.


Letters of Reference should be sent to:

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