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Postdoc researcher on rotating quark-gluon plasma

West University of Timișoara
Timișoara, Romania
Posting live until
13 Apr 2024

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I. Project description

The Department of Physics at the West University of Timișoara, Romania, seeks applications for one postdoctoral research position. The expected net salary for this position is approximately 1600 euros per month, a very competitive salary for a young researcher in Romania.

The project "Facets of rotating quark-gluon plasma," funded through Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan, aims to extend our understanding of the phenomenology of the rotating quark-gluon plasma (QGP) formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions by addressing the following open questions: The Phase diagram of rotating QGP (O1); Gravitational analogies of heavy-ion collisions (O2); Spin polarization (O3); Physics of Euclidean rotation (O4).

II. Responsibilities and tasks:


  • Within this project, we reorganise the selection process for a Postdoctoral researcher to fill the position numbered P4 in the Job title list. Candidates who already applied in our previous call will be automatically considered for this call!
  • The position is subordinate to the project director, Prof. Maxim N. Chernodub.
  • The successful candidate will have tasks within the following activities:
  • A1.3 ( Signatures of the inhomogeneous phase in the diphoton and dilepton spectra )
  • A2.3 ( Emission rates for diphotons and dileptons, and thermal hadronic yields )
  • A4.3 ( Physical systems that host ninionic excitations )
  • A4.4 ( Stability of ninionic systems )

III. Minimum eligibility requirements:

The candidate must have a Doctoral degree in Physics or Applied Mathematics, or they must be enrolled in such a Ph.D. program on the condition of obtaining the Ph.D. title before the job start date.

IV. Contract duration and working conditions:



  • The appointment is for the fixed term 1st July 2024 - 30th June 2026
  • The work time is full-time, in normal working conditions
  • The trial period is of maximum 30 days in agreement with Romanian legislation
  • The vacation and its duration are offered according to the Work Code in Romania

V. The applications will be sent electronically to , before the 26th of April 2024 at 16:00 (Romania time), and will contain the following documents:



  • Request to participate in the selection (in the email with the documents)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • two letters of recommendation
  • list of scientific publications (should there be any)


  • Candidates who already applied in our previous call will be automatically considered for this call!

VI. Competition trials:

The competition for the vacant position consists of the following trials:


  • selection of applications
  • short presentation of scientific results (15 + 5 min)
  • interview (20 min)

  • Each trial is eliminatory. Candidates will be short-listed after trial a).

    VII. Date, place, and time of selection contest:

    All trials will take place online. The short-listed candidates will be contacted before the 28th of April 2024 to schedule trials b) and c) during the 29th April - 3rd May 2024.

    VIII. Mandatory job requirements:
    • Background in Quantum Field Theory;
    • Background in heavy-ion collision phenomenology;
    • Background in Statistical Physics;
    • A minimum of two published articles in Q1 or Q2 journals.

    IX. Supplementary requirements:

    The following qualifications and characteristics will increase the chances of being selected:
    • Graphical representation of data (e.g., gnuplot, python, etc.).
    • Ability to use software for symbolic and numerical computations (Maple or Mathematica, etc).
    • Background in thermal field theory.
    • Background in relativistic fluid dynamics.
    • Background in General Relativity.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting .


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