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PhD position in theoretical nuclear physics

Ruhr University
Bochum, Germany
Posting live until
25 Jul 2024

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We invite applications for a PhD position in theoretical nuclear physics at the Institute of Theoretical Physics II at Ruhr University Bochum.

The position will be embedded in the ERATO Collaborative Research Project Project between Ruhr University Bochum and Tokyo Institute of Technology, funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The PhD project is devoted to theoretical research in the areas of (hyper-) nuclear forces and few-body dynamics in the framework of Faddeev-Yakubovsky equations. Tasks include the development of hyperon-nucleon interactions using chiral effective field theory as well as performing computational studies of three- and four-body scattering.

Applicants should hold a Master's degree in physics or equivalent at the time of starting the PhD, have strong background in theoretical subatomic physics and experience in programming (Python, Fortran). Experience in computational methods in the context of the quantum mechanical few-/many-body problem is advantageous.

The position is initially funded for three years. Remuneration at 67% TV-L E13 (German public service scale) is foreseen. The starting date is negotiable, preferably in the fall 2024.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, Bachelor and Master degree transcripts incl. grades, and a brief statement of relevant scientific expertise/interest (max. 1 page) in a single pdf file to Applications also have to include the name, position, telephone number and email address of at least two reference persons, who may me asked to submit recommendation letters.

Applications submitted by July 28th, 2024 will receive full consideration. For further information please contact Evgeny Epelbaum (

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