Published: 11 September 2011

A PhD studentship - along with a number of Postdoctoral positions - in Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics is being advertised by the Relativistic Heavy Ion Group at the Niels Bohr institute. The positions will revolve around the analysis and interpretation of data from the LHC, with a focus on the ALICE experiment. The group currently focuses on hadronic physics over a wide kinematic range in ALICE and on high-energy phenomenology.

The PhD studentship – which is with the University of Copenhagen – will last for 3 years, and will incorporate project work, course participation, some activity as a teaching assistant and international mobility. The PhD. student will be remunerated at approximately 325.000 DKK per annum (taxable), including a pension contribution.

The postdoc positions – of which there are 2-3 – will last for 1-2 years, with the possibility of extension. Postdocs are remunerated at approximately 500.000 DKK annually (taxable), which includes a pension contribution.

Applications for either role should include

  • A statement of research interests and the motivation for joining the PhD program/activities, at NBI,
  • Ideas for a potential research project (maximum 3 pages for PhD, 5 pages for postdoc),
  • a curriculum vitae, detailing past research experience,
  • a transcript of grades and exams passed,
  • copies of degree certificates,
  • three letters of reference (either included, or submitted separately.

Applicants for the PhD position must have completed a Danish Master’s degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant field of physics; while applicants for the postdocs must have acquired a relevant PhD.

The starting date for all the above positions will be 1 January 2012, or soon thereafter. The successful candidate should expect significant amounts of travelling, in order to participate in the activities at CERN.

For more information about these positions, please contact Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje. Completed applications should be sent, in English and either in paper or electronic format, to Anette Uhl1. The deadline for both applications is the 1 October 2011.

  • 1. c/o Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100, Copenhagen