POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Experimental Neutrino Physics

The Institute of Physics at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest is expanding its astro- and particle physics research program. The Department of Atomic Physics invites applications for a position of POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in experimental neutrino physics.
ELTE is the leading national university for subatomic physics in Hungary. The campus is centrally located along the Buda side of the river Danube. The main research focus of the Department is particle and nuclear physics, astro-particle physics, and astrophysics. Our University is a member of several large international collaborations, including CMS, CODEX-beta, DUNE, LHCb, LIGO, LSST, NA61/SHINE, NUSTAR, Pan-STARRS, PHENIX, STAR, and T2K.
The experimental neutrino physics group plays a major role in the T2K, DUNE, and NA61/SHINE experiments. T2K is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that uses the J-PARC proton synchrotron in Japan to produce a neutrino beam. DUNE is a US-based neutrino oscillation experiment under development, with a beam originating at Fermilab and a baseline of 1300 km. NA61/SHINE is a fixed target experiment at the SPS accelerator at CERN.
The successful applicant is expected to play a leading role in the T2K and DUNE collaborations, including involvement in the following research activities. In T2K, the ELTE neutrino group focuses on the precise determination of neutrino flux, and the application of improved neutrino flux prediction to neutrino interaction and oscillation measurements. In DUNE, the ELTE neutrino group focuses on near detector development and precise determination of LBNF neutrino beam flux. Applicants must have a PhD degree (or a recently submitted PhD thesis) and an excellent record in experimental particle or nuclear physics. For interested candidates, teaching opportunities include laboratories and lectures to master students – the MSc and PhD programs at the Institute are entirely in English, with many international students.  
The candidate will be employed by the Eötvös Loránd University, with a competitive annual gross salary. The conditions of employment (office space and research infrastructure) are excellent and include travel funds. 
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply via e-mail to: To apply, please submit:  
  • a curriculum vitae including important conference presentations  
  • a list of selected publications  
  • a short description of your research accomplishments and interest  
  • At least three letters of reference
Letters of reference should be arranged to be sent directly to the same address. Review of completed applications will begin on 21 February 2022, and application will be open until the position is filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Yoshikazu Nagai (  
Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the academic sector are especially encouraged to apply.