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Tenure track position in HEP-Experiment

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, Peru
Posting live until
25 Jul 2024

The Department of Science of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in Lima, Peru and its High Energy Physics Group invite applications for a 3-year tenure-track full-time faculty position from outstanding candidates with a strong research record in theoretical particle physics.

The HEP group at PUCP is the leading particle physics group in Peru and PUCP its top-tier university. We carry out theoretical and experimental research covering a wide range of subjects.

The required profile is oriented towards hardware development. The successful candidate is expected to lead the establishment of the new high-energy physics laboratory and additionally participate in any of the following experiments (ALICE, DUNE, SWGO, TAMBO). The High-Energy group investigates, among other topics: diffractive cross-section in ALICE, neutrino physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM) in DUNE simulations, gamma-ray energy reconstruction and gamma/hadron separation for SWGO, and the development of an experimental setup and simulation for TAMBO. We also conduct low-cost particle detection tests using CMOS technology and GEANT4 simulations.

The selected candidate will work in the Physics Section of the Science Department at PUCP with major emphasis in research activities within the HEP-group in any of the topics outlined above and also including teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The expected start date is March 2025.


Candidates are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Physics
  • Preferably three or more years of postdoctoral experience.
  • A strong publication record excluding proceedings. A competitive record would be six publications in the last six years in Q1 or Q2 quartiles (Web of Science and Scopus).
  • Presentation of two or more talks/posters at peer-reviewed international academic conferences related to the area of specialization in the last three years.

Applications should be sent by August 30th, 2024. The following documents are required:


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scanned copies of degrees.
  • A cover letter (max 2 pages) including: academic background, current position, description of research area, major academic and professional achievements and interests and motivations for applying.
  • Research Statement (max 3 pages) including: summary of research, future research projects, synergy with the HEP-PUCP group research areas and academic links for collaborative projects
  • Three recommendation letters.

  • These should be submitted in a single PDF file to Mr. Oscar Chávez ( ) with the subject “Tenure Track: HEP Experiment - LAST NAME”.

    The virtual evaluation process will include two seminars (research highlights and future research proposal with a personal interview).

    Further inquiries about the group and research topics can be addressed to Dr. Alberto Gago

    For more information on the HEP-Group:

    Full details of the job posting can be found in the following link:


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