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Vacancy No. 1121/2019

Postdoc Positions in Theoretical Particle Physics (f/m/d)

Job description

TTP consists of three faculty members (K. Melnikov, U. Nierste and M. Steinhauser), one permanent scientific staff member (M. Blanke), thirteen postdoctoral fellows and several graduate students. Current interests of the members of the Institute include hadron and lepton collider physics, Higgs boson physics, perturbative QCD, flavor physics, weak interactions, top quark physics, physics beyond the Standard Model and development and application of advanced computational methods in perturbative Quantum Field Theory.

TTP participates in the Collaborative Research Center “Particle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs Discovery”, which provides an umbrella grant for research in theoretical particle physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen, the University of Siegen and the University of Heidelberg. TTP is further part of the KIT Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA) (and the associated doctoral school KSETA) that also comprises the Institute for Theoretical Physics whose members are involved in research in collider physics and quantum field theory and the Institute for Experimental Particle Physics whose members participate in the CMS experiment at CERN and the Belle II experiment at KEK. Several groups at KIT are involved in astroparticle physics research. Further information about particle physics in Karlsruhe can be found at www.ttp.kit.edu and www.kceta.kit.edu.

Personal qualification

You must have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics and experience with some of the research topics listed above.

To ensure full consideration please send your application including a list of publications, curriculum vitae and short research statement as a single pdf file to martina.schorn@kit.edu. Three letters of reference should be e-mailed separately to the same address.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP)

Starting date

starting October 1st 2020 or earlier

Contract duration

limited to two years

Application up to

December 8th, 2019

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinhauser, phone +49 721/608-47149.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1121/2019.
Personnel Support is provided by

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Telefon: +49 721 608-42099,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of female and male employees. Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.


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