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

Two postdoctoral positions are available 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 2019.

The local research at the ECT* focuses on TheoreticalNuclear 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:

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



Type of contract:  fixed term contract

Working hours: part time

Gross salary: approximately Euro 32.000,00 

Start date: September/October 2019

Duration:  2 years

Place: Villazzano, Trento (Italy).

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social security, etc., reductions on bank account opening fees, public transportation, sport, language course fees. More info at



Candidates are requested to submit their application online at    Please make sure that the application contains attached your detailed CV, including 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: January 07th, 2019

Please read our Regulations on the recruitment and selection of fixed-term personnel (effective from October 15, 2018) before completing your application.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Services at .

Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to with cc to, indicating the reference code ECT_postdoc2019 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.