Postdoc (all genders), Nuclear Spectroscopy Department

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.


We invite applications for the postdoctoral researcher position in experimental nuclear physics within the nuclear spectroscopy department:

Postdoc (all genders)

Posting-ID:  21.104-1270


The successful candidate will join the ERC funded LISA project. "Lifetime measurements with Solid Active targets" is a novel approach to study collective excitations in atomic nuclei. Active targets enhance the sensitivity and resolution for in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy experiments enabling lifetime measurements of exotic rare isotopes.


The successful candidate:

  • will work on the design, development, and testing of the LISA active target setup
  • is expected participate in the ongoing experimental program of the group and contribute to the supervision of students
  • is encouraged to pursue independent research initiatives in nuclear structure physics.


Your Qualification:

  • a PhD in nuclear physics or a related field
  • experience with the use of gamma-ray and charged particle detectors and the required electronics and data acquisition systems for nuclear physics experiments
  • experience with the C++, the analysis framework ROOT, and the simulation toolkit GEANT4 is desirable.
  • good written and oral English language skills are required.


We offer a fixed-term 2-year postdoc position in an internationally renowned research institute. The salary is based on the German civil service employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst - TVöD (Bund)).


GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.


Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.


Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and


Questions regarding this offer should be sent to k.wimmer(at)


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief statement on research experience and interests, as well as the names and contact details of at least two references that are willing to provide letters of recommendation and the Posting-ID21.104-1270 by 22nd October 2021 by email tobewerbung(at)


or postal delivery:


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

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Planckstraße 1

64291 Darmstadt





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