Local research activities at ECT* focus on Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Computational Physics in the broadest sense. This includes related areas, such as theoretical high-energy physics, astrophysics, quantum simulations for strongly correlated quantum systems, condensed matter, and applications of nuclear physics. In addition, ECT* runs an annual programme of international meetings, including workshops, collaboration meetings, doctoral training programs and additional specialized courses. Currently, ECT* hosts 5 permanent researchers, 5 postdoctoral researchers, the ECT* Director and 3 administrative staff members. In addition, ECT* has recently signed an agreement with the Physics Department of the University of Trento, to facilitate collaboration and provide access to common resources.

Job Description

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research within any of the fields of Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Computational Physics. Particular attention is given to research areas that enable collaboration with the researchers at the Centre. This includes Quantum Chromodynamics, quantum simulations for strongly correlated quantum systems, and hadron therapy.

The eligible candidates should have:

•    Master Degree in Physics, Mathematics or other relevant degrees;
•    Research experience in any of the research topics mentioned above;
•   Oral and written proficiency in the English language.

Additional requirements:

•   Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (to be awarded by the start date of the position).


Type of contract: fixed-term contract
Working hours: full time
Gross annual salary: approximately € 34.500
Start dates: One post may start preferably from January 2022, the other two positions from  October 2022
Duration: 2 years
Place: Trento – Villazzano (Italy)
Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, etc., supplementary pension and health fund, training courses, public transport, sports facilities, language courses fees. More info at


Candidates are requested to submit their application by clicking on “Apply online”.

Please make sure that your application contains the following attachments (in pdf format): detailed CV with a list of publications; a brief (2 pages max) description of your research plan; a statement reporting on the tentative start date.

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Application deadline: November 23, 2021

Please read the Guidelines for selections before applying. For further information, please contact the Human Resources Services at [email protected]

Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected] with cc to [email protected], indicating the reference code ECT_R_2022 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.

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