Postdoctoral Researcher in theoretical particle physics

The Department of Theoretical Physics at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has at least two openings for postdoctoral research positions in theoretical particle physics starting not later than November 1st, 2019. ELTE is the leading national university for subatomic physics in Hungary. The campus is located along the Buda side of the river Danube.


We are looking for candidates to take leading roles in either phenomenology of standard model (SM), or beyond SM physics, or in computing higher order corrections to processes at the LHC, working as part of a team lead by Prof. Zoltán Trócsányi. The role of the candidate will be either to contribute to the development of the CoLorFulNNLO subtraction method for computing QCD corrections to SM processes, or to the phenomenological studies of BSM models. The candidates will also have considerable freedom to continue work on their own established and proven field of expertise but are expected to work closely with PhD students working on the same physics subjects.


The position as postdoctoral researcher requires a PhD in Physics obtained in 2011 or later. Candidates who will receive the PhD diploma before autumn of 2019 are also qualified to apply. Extensive experience in numerical as well as symbolic computations is required. The candidate is expected to have good communication skills in English.


The position is for two years originally and extendible. The candidate will be employed by Eötvös Loránd University and will obtain the status of postdoctoral researcher. The annual gross salary is about 24000 Euros (the exact amount will be specified in Hungarian currency as about twice the average gross salary in Hungary).  The conditions of employment (office space and research infrastructure) are excellent and include a good travel package.

Information and application

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply here.  You will have to upload your curriculum vitae, list of publications (or a public link) and a brief description of your research plans and interests, all in a single file. You will also have to arrange for three letters of recommendations sent by electronic mail to here. The opening closes on Sunday the 9th of December 2018. Letters should arrive by the end of Monday December 10th for full consideration. Our aim is to select candidates for an interview before 21st of December 2018 and invite them to Budapest for presenting themselves in January / February 2019.  Further information on this position can be obtained from Prof. Zoltán Trócsányi.