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

Job Description

The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in studies of angular and femtoscopic correlations of heavy-flavor hadrons in the STAR experiment. The successful candidate will be employed as a research assistant professor at the Faculty of Physics at WUT, within the project Study of quark-gluon matter properties using heavy-quark correlations, funded by the National Science Centre, Poland, for an initial period of 12 months. The contract can be extended up to 18 months, provided the satisfactory outcome of the evaluation after the first 12 months.


  • PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or ROOT
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Employment status

This is a full-time, 100% research position, without any teaching obligations.


7500 PLN per month (before taxes).

How to apply

Applications and/or any questions should be sent electronically to Dr Daniel Kikoła. Please include the phrase 'postdoc STAR' in a subject of your email.

Applications must include:

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

The National Science Centre, Poland, policy states that postdoctoral research associate appointments may be made to individuals who have received their PhD within the past 7 years.

Selection process

The final choice of candidates will be made on a competitive basis, based on assessment of 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 September 10, 2022.

*Please include the following statement in your CV:

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The Heavy Ion Collision Group at the Faculty of Physics at Warsaw University of Technology participates the STAR experiment at RHIC, ALICE at the LHC and the NA61/SHINE at SPS in CERN. The STAR group at WUT consists of 5 staff members and a number of PhD, MSc, and BSc students working in the group during realization of their theses. The STAR group specializes in measurements of heavy-flavor hadron production, and in correlations analysis (femtoscopic and angular correlations). We closely cooperate with the ALICE group at WUT.

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