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Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Experimental Heavy-Ion Physics

Employer
Warsaw University of Technology
Location
Warsaw, Poland
Salary
Unspecified
Posting live until
2 Jul 2024

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The Heavy-Ion Reaction Group (HIRG) at the Faculty of Physics at Warsaw University of Technology participates in the experiments STAR at BNL, CBM at FAIR, HADES at GSI, ALICE, and NA61/SHINE at CERN.

The STAR and CBM groups specialize in measurements of two-particle femtoscopic correlation analysis. We closely cooperate with the HADES and ALICE groups at WUT.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Hanna Zbroszczyk on the STAR experiment at RHIC and the CBM experiment at SIS, focusing on studies of two-particle correlations. Responsibilities include data analysis and publication of results, collaboration service work, mentoring students, and supporting the Heavy Ion Reaction Group's research activities. Occasional travel to BNL and GSI will be required. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in studies of femtoscopic correlations at the STAR and CBM experiments search. The contract can be extended up to 24 months, provided a satisfactory evaluation outcome after the first 12 months.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Taking part in the analysis of heavy-ion collision data at RHIC recorded by the STAR detector in order to study two-particle correlations;
  • Taking part in the Monte Carlo data analysis for the CBM experiment
  • Joining the STAR and CBM collaborations and the relevant Physics Working Group, participating in weekly deliberations and active participation in its meetings (at least every few weeks);
  • Taking part in data-taking (experimental shifts);
  • Working closely with the HADES Correlations (femtoscopy) group;
  • Presentation of results at meetings and conferences, as well as writing scientific articles and publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Maintaining close cooperation with colleagues in the PWG group will be essential for the progress of all stages of the project


Candidate requirements (and skills):

  • Ph.D. in Physical Sciences;
  • Experience in experiments in the field of nuclear physics and elementary particles of high or intermediate energy;
  • Knowledge of experimental techniques and measurements in the field of nuclear/high-energy physics;
  • Experience in the field of physics of "soft" processes;
  • Knowledge of experimental measurements with the use of particle correlation techniques;
  • Knowledge of MC generators and detector simulations.


Additional information:

  • Domestic and international travels
  • The position is currently for a year and may be renewed for another year, depending on performance.
  • Employment status


It is a full-time, 100% research position with no teaching obligations. However, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to supervise B.Sc . and M.Sc (and partially Ph.D.) students and teach selected classes.

Salary: according to the max. rate allowed in the National Science Centre competition.

How to apply

Applications and any questions should be sent to:

Hanna Zbroszczyk ( hanna.zbroszczyk@pw.edu.pl )

Applications must include

  • a CV of a candidate,
  • a list of talks and up to 5 most important publications (indicating the contribution of a candidate to those publications),
  • a brief statement of research interests,
  • 2 letters of reference sent by referees directly to hanna.zbroszczyk@pw.edu.pl 
  • A copy of Ph.D. diploma.


To qualify, a candidate must have received a Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics within the last seven years.

Selection process

The final choice of candidates will be made on a competitive basis, based on assessing research achievements, scientific skills, and an interview with the best candidates.

Applications should be submitted by June 30th, 2024, for full consideration.

Please include the following statement in your CV:

"I hereby give consent to process my personal data included in the offer for the purposes of the recruitment procedure in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated 29.08.1997 (Consolidated text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 2016, item 922, as amended)."

  • Contact: Hanna Zbroszczyk ( hanna.zbroszczyk@pw.edu.pl )
  • Letters of Reference should be sent to Hanna Zbroszczyk ( hanna.zbroszczyk@pw.edu.pl )

 

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