PhD Fellow in Heavy Ion Physics
University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute

PhD Fellow in Heavy Ion Physics


The High Energy Heavy Ion Group (HEHI) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, announces a PhD position. 

The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.  


The position 

We are seeking an outstanding candidate, with demonstrated initiative and accomplishments, to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities within the study and analysis of anisotropic flow in large and small collision systems in ALICE, but other topics may also be considered. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to 1) the running of the experiment at CERN in data taking periods including travels to CERN, 2) workshops and analysis meetings at CERN and other international conferences and workshops, 3) guiding the groups Bachelor, Master students. The starting date the above positions will be 1 June 2019.  

Principal supervisor is Dr. You Zhou, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail:   


Terms of employment 

The position is available for a 3-year period, covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment follow the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations for Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,207) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.This project has received funding from the Villum Young Investigator Grant.  


Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications  

emphasis will also be put on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 


Application Procedure  

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.


The application should contain: 

  • Cover Letter   

  • CV   

  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   

  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any  

  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, if any   

  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 


The deadline for applications is 31. March 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.   


For further information please contact Dr. You Zhou ( Interviews are expected to be held in April 2019. 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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