Researcher in theoretical high energy physics

Location
Department of Theoretical Physics at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Salary
Jožef Stefan Institute research staff receive salaries and benefits as public servants in Slovenia
Posted
06 Oct 2021
Closes
20 Oct 2021

The Department of Theoretical Physics at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia plans to fill a research staff (2-year tenure track) position in theoretical high energy physics with a planned starting date in fall of 2022. The position could become permanent after two years pending a positive evaluation of the candidate's research performance. The High Energy Theory group has broad interests in the areas of particle physics phenomenology with emphasis on research areas in beyond the standard model physics, flavor phenomenology, top and Higgs physics, grand unified theories, and also lattice field theory. Candidates are expected to have a strong research record in these or related areas. 

Requirements 

  • PhD in theoretical particle physics or another relevant discipline. 
  • International postdoctoral experience.
  • A clear record of achievement in research at an international level over several years, revealed through published papers in leading journals, international conference presentations and career awards.
  • Good interpersonal and written/oral English language communication skills.
  • Demonstrable research plans for the medium and long term.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire external funding for research projects. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant areas of particle physics at the research frontiers of the subject.
  • Experience and an excellent track record of collaboration in particle physics research.
  • Research interests and internationally competitive expertise in particle physics that link well with those of the High Energy Theory Group at the Jozef Stefan Institute. 

Desirable 

  • Leadership in the field and experience of running independent research activities.
  • Experience in the supervision and training of postgraduate students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the research funding opportunities available in particle physics and the criteria used to judge research proposals.
  • Good management and interpersonal skills, with a willingness to share administrative tasks. 

Responsibilities 

  • Conduct original research within the field of particle physics and help to develop and maintain the long term strategy of the corresponding research groups at the Jožef Stefan Institute.
  • Encourage and foster collaborations between the theory and experimental colleagues at the Jožef Stefan Institute, the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana and elsewhere in Slovenia and the local region. 
  • To acquire external funding for research projects.
  • Carry out administrative duties related to the Departmentʼs research activities.
  • Carry out occasional service duties as specified by the Head of Department.
  • No formal teaching duties are associated with the position, but a successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in the organization of workshops, PhD schools and conferences. 

The Jožef Stefan Institute functions as a primary center for fundamental research in Slovenia including theoretical and experimental high-energy particle physics (large member groups of BelleII and ATLAS collaborations), condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. Many members of the Institute hold dual appointments with the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana. 

In addition to competitive funds for travel and computing, Jožef Stefan Institute research staff receive salaries and benefits (including pension) as public servants with salary levels based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Slovenia. 

Applicants from all countries are welcome. International applicants whose mother tongue is not English or Slovenian have to provide a proof of English proficiency. 

The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is the excellence of their research.
To guarantee full consideration applications should be received before December 1st, 2021. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For further information, please contact dr. Jernej F. Kamenik, +386 31 510 145, jernej.kamenik@ijs.si

Applications should be submitted to hep-th@ijs.si and should include: 

  • cover letter, 
  • statement of research interests, 
  • CV, including the list of publications, 
  • the names of two referees who should be asked by the candidate to send letters of recommendation to the above e-address.

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