Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Quark Matter Research Center

Position ID:IMP-Quark Matter Research Center-POSTDOC [#18598]
Position Title: Postdoc position opening on the STAR and/or CEE experiments at Institute of Modern Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/05/10, listed until 2022/07/10)
Position Description:    

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The quark matter research center at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) invites applications for postdoctoral research associates to work on STAR and/or CEE experiments. The successful candidates are expected to participate in analysis of data collected in the STAR Beam Energy Scan II program. We encourage a wide range of analysis with emphasis on the search for signal of the first-order phase transition and the possible critical point in the QCD phase diagram. The successful candidates may also contribute to simulation and detector calibration work for the CEE experiment under construction now, which will be the first large heavy ion experiment working at GeV energy region in China.

With a comprehensive research portfolio, including atomic physics, nuclear physics and applications, IMP is the most prominent research institute for nuclear physics in China. It has a large nuclear experiment facility, and is in charge of constructing a new High Intensity heavy ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) at a new site near Hong Kong. The newly formed quark matter research center is in a fast-expanding stage. It will greatly enhance the research activities in high energy nuclear collisions, providing unique career potential to young scientists.

The postdoctoral research associate appointment is initially for two years. The expected applicants should have a Ph.D degree in particle physics and/or nuclear physics by the date of appointment. Experience with data analysis in large collaborations is preferred. Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter briefly describing their work and research interests to Dr. Qiu (, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

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