The IGFAE at the University of Santiago de Compostela anticipates filling two or more postdoctoral positions within the ERC Advanced Grant project “Yoctosecond imaging of QCD collectivity using jet observables”. Initial appointments will be for two years with possible extensions to a third year. The project focuses on the phenomenology of jets and parton distributions in the initial stages of nucleus-nucleus, proton-nucleus, and proton-proton collisions at the LHC and aims to understand the dynamics that drive these systems rapidly into an equilibrated QCD medium. Candidates with expertise in QCD jets and parton showers, jet quenching, small-x physics, CGC, Monte-Carlo simulations and related topics as well as in quantum simulations in high-energy and nuclear physics are especially encouraged to apply.

The local team at IGFAE includes Nestor Armesto, Elena Ferreiro, Carlos A. Salgado and Bin Wu; Fabio Dominguez, Miguel A. Escobedo, Tan Luo, Andrey Sadofyev and Yair Mulian, as well as several PhD students. Frequent visits to the LIP in Lisbon and the University of Jyvaskyla and other research centers are expected for the successful candidates, as well as the possibility to help supervise PhD students.

The deadline for application is December 10th, 2021, and successful candidates are expected to start in fall 2022, although earlier starting dates are possible as well.

A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a statement of research interest and three reference letters are requested. Applications should be made through Academic Jobs Online:

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The IGFAE at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a research institute accredited as María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science. It hosts around 130 researchers, including more than 20 postdocs, 40 PhD students and one ERC grantee. Researchers at IGFAE participate in experimental facilities such as CERN, LIGO, GSI/FAIR and the Pierre Auger Observatory.

The scientific research of the Institute is organized around three areas that are the basis for the strategic planning: The Standard Model to the Limits, Cosmic Particles and Fundamental Physics, and Nuclear Physics from the Lab to improve people’s health. A transversal line has been created recently to discuss the strategy for new opportunities in the field of international facilities. In addition, IGFAE activity is divided into an experimental and a theory section.

IGFAE provides a highly stimulating environment and unique professional career development opportunities. We offer training in soft skills to enhance future employability and career success of our researchers including technology transfer, entrepreneurship, dissemination, and equity/diversity perspective.

IGFAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and particularly welcomes applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities. IGFAE’s recently approved Equality and Diversity Plan is committed to increase the gender, geographic and minority balance within the institute. We offer flexible working schedule to reconcile a work and family life.

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is a five-century institution located in Santiago de Compostela, a lively city known for its beautiful, historic architecture and the Camino de Santiago. Its Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela offers various facilities and services: accommodation, gym, sport activities, Spanish courses, cultural activities, etc.