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Postdoctoral Researcher in ALICE (all genders)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt is one of the leading particle-accelerator laboratories 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 conduct world-class science.


The GSI ALICE department is looking as soon as possible for a


Postdoctoral Researcher in ALICE (all genders)

Posting-ID: 22.66-1150



ALICE(A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is the dedicated heavy-ion experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The aim of the ALICE Collaboration is to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities, where the formation of the phase of matter called quark-gluon plasma is expected.

The group at GSI is one of the largest teams participating in ALICE, with important roles in detector operation, physics analysis and the collaboration management.


Your Tasks:

  • analysis of ALICE data (Pb-Pb, p-Pb and pp collisions)
  • publication of physics results
  • involvement in some aspect of the calibration of the Time Projection Chamber and/or in the development of software for data analysis for the LHC Run 3 and 4
  • mentoring of PhD-, Master- and Bachelor students
  • performing service work for the ALICE Collaboration.


Your Qualification:

  • PhD in high-energy particle or nuclear physics
  • a strong background in data analysis
  • very good knowledge of relativistic heavy-ion collisions
  • achievementsin experimental heavy-ion physics
  • experience in object-oriented programming will be considered an advantage
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


We offer you a position in a multi-disciplinary, dynamic, competent research group, which highly values fair and collaborative work, closely connected to the neighboring universities. The position is initially limited to a duration of 2 years, with the possibility of renewal.


Salary and benefits are based on the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund) effective at GSI.


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.


Information about FAIR and GSI is available at and


For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Silvia Masciocchi (s.masciocchi[at]


If you find this position interesting, please send all application documents (Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, a research statement, the names of three possible references and your earliest possible starting date) stating the Posting-ID above until 02nd September 2022 to:




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