Postdoctoral Research Positions in Experimental Relativistic Heavy-Ion Physics at Wayne State University

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The Experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University,

invites applications for postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at the

level of Research Assistant Professor (not tenure-track). Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in high energy nuclear or particle

physics and have experience with data analysis. The Wayne State group (Professors W. Llope, C. Pruneau, J. Putschke, and S.

Voloshin) is a member of the sPHENIX and STAR Collaborations at RHIC, the ALICE Collaboration at the LHC, and the ePIC

Collaboration at the upcoming electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Our group profits from close collaboration with a local large theory

group as well as the X-SCAPE/JETSCAPE and BEST theory collaborations.


The successful candidates will be welcomed to join the sPHENIX Collaboration and contribute by performing data analyses and

simulations in the areas of multi-particle correlations, jet tomography & energy loss, or related topics. Depending on

interest, other directions are also available, such as EIC physics and ePIC hardware development, developing Machine

Learning (ML) approaches for sPHENIX jet physics, and joint appointments with the JETSCAPE/X-SCAPE theory collaboration.

While a fully-remote position is possible, some priority may be given to candidates who are able to relocate to Southeast

Michigan or Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.


Applications including a C.V. listing experience and publications, a brief description of research interests, and three reference letters should be sent electronically to:


Prof. Joern Putschke:, or

Assoc. Prof. Bill Llope: