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Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders) in Lattice Gauge Theory

The Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM) is an institutional cooperation of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH in Darmstadt. It links the academic world of a university with the scientific possibilities of an internationally renowned unique large-scale accelerator center for ions. In the coming years the new international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), one of the largest research projects worldwide, will be built at Darmstadt.


The HIM research section Theory Floor invites two outstanding candidates to apply for a


Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders) in Lattice Gauge Theory

Reference number: 23.93-4310



for a three-year contract starting on 01.09.2024. The position will be located in Mainz.



The lattice group consists of staff members Prof. H.B. Meyer and Prof. H. Wittig, several postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. Current research topics in the group include hadron structure and spectroscopy, hadronic contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, as well as QCD spectral functions at zero and non-zero temperature. The group has access to significant local computing resources amounting to several hundred Tflops of computing power. The lattice group is embedded in the Excellence Cluster PRISMA+




Your tasks:


The successful candidate is expected to


  • perform extensive investigations of the spectroscopy and structure of hadrons, as well as calculations of precision observables using lattice QCD,
  • develop simulation and analysis codes for the generation and analysis of lattice QCD data,
  • participate in the writing of publications of the lattice group,
  • present results at international conferences and workshops,
  • participate in the supervision of Bachelor, Master und PhD students.


Your profile:

We expect


  • a PhD in theoretical particle physics, with special emphasis on lattice QCD,
  • comprehensive experience in Quantum Field Theory, Lattice Field Theory and Particle Phenomenology,
  • experience in statistical methods and the analysis of lattice QCD data,
  • excellent communication skills in English (both verbal and written).


We offer you: a fixed-term 3-year postdoc position with the salary and benefits based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund) effective at GSI.


GSI and HIM 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 GSI, FAIR and HIM is available at ,  and


Inquiries concerning the position can be sent to Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wittig (hartmut.wittig(at)


If you find this position interesting, please send us your full application documents, stating the Posting ID23.93-4310 to the following address by 08.12.2023 at the latest:




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