The Chair of Experimentalphysik I - NRW-FAIR at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a 

PhD Student Position in Particle Physics (LHCb Group) (m,f,x) for 3 years with 26,2878 hours per week, TV-L E13

The LHCb group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, newly founded within the framework of the NRW-FAIR network, deals with hadron spectroscopy, which is part of fundamental research. Our projects are centered on the spectroscopy of hadrons, with a keen interest in the identification and study of exotic states.

The main task is to engage in physical analysis with LHCb data.

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.01.2024
application deadline: 02.10.2023

Your tasks:

  •  Investigations into the properties of tetraquarks and pentaquarks
  •  Spectroscopy of charm baryons
  •  Search for glueball candidates in central exclusive production
  • supporting activities in the development of the read-out electronics for the upgrade of the SciFi detector

Your profile:

  • A Master's degree in physics
  • Proficiency in programming, statistical methods, fitting/optimization
  • Fluency in English (Non-EU candidates require a language certificate >=B2)

Our offerings:

  • a qualified training
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • employment at one of the largest universities in Germany in the University Alliance Ruhr network
  • a varied sports program with over 80 sports and the university's own gym

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Mikhasenko, Phone: +49234 32 23561
Ms. Klobes, Phone: +49234 32 23561

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 2368 until 02/10/2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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