Postdoctoral position in experimental Heavy-Ion Physics offered for activity in the HADES experiment at FAIR/GSI

Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Experimental Heavy-Ion Physics within the HADES experiment

The Heavy Ion Collision Group at the Faculty of Physics at Warsaw University of Technology participates in the the experiments HADES at GSI, CBM at FAIR, STAR at BNL, ALICE and NA61/SHINE at CERN.

The HADES group specializes in measurements of two-particle femtoscopic correlations analysis. We closely cooperate with the CBM, STAR, and ALICE groups at WUT.


The successful candidate will work with Professor Hanna Zbroszczyk on the HADES experiment at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, focusing on studies of two-particle correlations in the frame of the FAIR Phase-0 progam. Responsibilities include data analysis and publication of results, collaboration service work, mentoring students, and support of the Heavy Ion Reaction Group's research activities. Occasional travel to GSI will be required. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in studies of femtoscopic correlations in the HADES experiment. The successful candidate will be employed as a research assistant professor at the Faculty of Physics at WUT, within the project "Exploration of QCD Phase Diagram Studying Properties of Strongly Interacting Matter with the HADES and CBM experiments at GSI/FAIR", funded by the National Science Centre, Poland, for an initial period of 12 months. The contract can be extended up to 24 months, provided the satisfactory outcome of the evaluation after the first 12 months.


  • Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or ROOT
  • Good written and spoken English


Employment status

It is a full-time, 100% research position with no teaching obligations. However, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to supervise B.Sc. and M.Sc (and partially Ph.D.) students and teach selected classes.


Salary: according to max. rate allowed in the SONATA BIS competition.


How to apply

Applications and any questions should be sent to: 

Hanna Zbroszczyk (


Applications must include

  • a CV of a candidate,
  • a list of talks and up to 5 most important publications (indicating the contribution of a candidate to those publications),
  • a brief statement of research interests,
  • Three letters of reference, to be sent by referees directly to

A candidate must have received a Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics within the last seven years to qualify.

Selection process

The final choice of candidates will be made on a competitive basis, based on assessing research achievements, scientific skills, and an interview with the best candidates.

This position will be open until filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2021.

Please include the following statement in your CV:

"I hereby give consent to process my personal data included in the offer for the purposes of the recruitment procedure in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated 29.08.1997 (Consolidated text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 2016, item 922, as amended)."