by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

The ALICE Collaboration has kept growing over the last couple of years reflecting the growing interest in the field of ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions as well as in the novel technologies developed to study the new physics at the LHC. This interest is also evident in the number of new career opportunities related to ALICE that are announced every year. Some of the recent posts that were advertised over the last few weeks include:

a)A number of postdoctoral positions on experimental particle and heavy ion physics with the ALICE group of the Central China Normal University (CCNU), starting on Sept. 1 or not later than Nov. 1, 2014. The ALICE-CCNU group has played a significant role in the research and development of the ALICE photon spectrometer (PHOS), ALICE-DCal/EMCal and right now is joining the ALICE-ITS upgrade effort. Our group has accumulated expertise in data analysis on physics related to photon, jet, heavy flavour and collective flow studies in ALICE. Interested applicants should contact Prof. Paolo Bartalini (paolo.bartalini@cern.ch) or Prof. Daicui Zhou & Prof. Zhongbao Yin,  IOPP/CCNU at dczhou@mail.ccnu.edu.cn . 

b)The Claude Leon Foundation offers a number of post-doctoral fellowships in South Africa open to international applicants. The main goal of the Foundation is the building of research capacity at all South African universities and research institutes. The Foundation currently accounts for between 15 to 20 percent of all Postdoctoral Fellowships in South Africa on an annual basis while the total number of Fellowships offered in 2013 was 98. The fellowships can be taken up in the ALICE groups at the University of Cape Town or the nearby iThemba Labs and cover the stipend and some conference travel costs. Additional funding for extended stays at CERN is provided by the South Africa-CERN programme. The application deadline is 31 May 2014. Programme details and the application form can be found on the ( homepage of the Claude Leon Foundation). If you want to apply or look for more information, contact Tom Dietel (Tom.Dietel@cern.ch).

c)Two post-doctoral positions are offered at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, for students interested to work in Heavy flavour physics in the ALICE experiment. The Brazilian group from Universidade de São Paulo is part of the ALICE Collaboration and is involved in data analysis related to heavy flavour, direct photons and jet physics. The group is also involved in the ALICE O2 project and the upgrade programme. The University is considered one of the best Iberoamerican Universities in the world and the application is open to international applicants. Interested candidates should send their CV and two letters of recommendation to Marcelo Munhoz (munhoz@if.usp.br) or Alexandre Suaide (suaide@if.usp.br). Further information can also be obtained through these e-mail addresses.

d)The Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico is calling for candidates for postdoc positions in the department of High Energy. Successful candidates may have abilities in detector building or in data analysis. The candidate would participate in the programme of the laboratory of detectors in the ALICE collaboration. The position is open for one year with the possibility of renewal another year. Interested candidates should contact Guy Paic (guy.paic@cern.ch) for more information.