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Call for two postdoctoral positions at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*)

The European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) invites applications for two 2-year postdoctoral positions starting in the Fall of 2018.


The local research at the ECT* focuses on Theoretical Nuclear Physics in a broad sense as well as on related areas. In addition, the main scientific activities carried out at ECT* concern workshops, collaboration meetings, doctoral training programs and specialized courses.

More information about ECT* is available at:


Job Description

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research within any of the fields of Nuclear Structure and Reactions, Hadron Physics, Quantum Chromodynamics, Physics of Matter under Extreme Conditions and Ultra-relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, including the possibility to collaborate with the researchers at the Centre.


The eligible candidates should have:

  • a Ph.D. in Physics;
  • research experience in any of the research topics mentioned above;
  • oral and written proficiency in the English language.


Type of contract fixed contract

Gross salary: approximately Euro 35.000,00 per year plus extra benefits (e.g. lunch vouchers, discounts on public transportation, etc.)

Start dateSeptember/October 2018

Duration:  2 years

Place: Villazzano, Trento (Italy).



Candidates are asked to submit their application online at    Please make sure that the application includes in an attachment your detailed CV, a list of publications and a letter of motivation (a brief description of your research plan) in pdf format and preferably in a single file.

Application deadline: December 03rd, 2017



Please read the Guidelines for selections before applying and for further information contact Susan Driessen at


Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to with cc, indicating the reference code ECT_postdoc2018 in the subject line. Notice that it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all referees submit their letters before the deadline.


The positions are subject to budget approval.