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Postdoctoral position (m/f/d)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world’s largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.


There will be an opening in the GSI theory group starting in October 2020 of a


Postdoctoral position (m/f/d)

Kennziffer: 1820-19.153



The main focus will be independent research in theoretical heavy-ion physics within the scope of the group „Transport and Experiment Simulations” under the supervision of Prof. Hannah Elfner.


Your Qualification:

The successful candidate needs to have obtained a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics and expertise on heavy-ion physics phenomenology. Prior experience with programming (C++, Python, git) will be greatly appreciated.


We offer an interesting and varied activity in an internationally respected research institution. The position is initially limited to 2 years. The salary is based on the GSI collective agreement TVöD (federal government).


GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.
Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.


For further information, please contact Prof. Hannah Elfner, h.elfner(at)gsi.de or visit the webpage



Information about FAIR and GSI is available at www.gsi.de and www.fair-center.eu.


If you find this position interesting, please send your full application documents (including a CV, list of talks and publications, max. 3-page research statement as well as 2 letters of recommendations) and the Posting ID above to the following address by December 13, 2019:


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH


or by email to: bewerbung(at)gsi.de


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