STAR Juniors

STAR Juniors Information

A junior is a student or a post-doctoral researcher who has graduated in the last five years.

The current Junior Representatives are Maria Sergeeva from University of California (, Los Angeles, Yang Wu from Kent State University (, and Andrzej Lipiec from Warsaw University of Technology (


The following information is available for and about STAR's graduate students and post docs.

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STAR's publication policy

STAR's bylaws

Findings from APS Status of Women in Physics Survery

STAR Graduate Student Thesis Policy

STAR Graduate Student Thesis Policy


The policy below was adopted by the STAR Council on January 11, 2001. This policy is an amendment to the basic STAR Publication Policies, and replaces paragraph 7 in the current version of same.

  1. This STAR Thesis Policy is based on the principle that the final arbiter of what constitutes a thesis is the thesis advisor, and any collaborator is free to analyze any part of the data, as per paragraph 1 of the STAR Publication Policies. The main purpose of this Thesis Policy is to state expectations about communication within the collaboration.
  2. Physics Working Group (PWG) convenors maintain lists of analysis topics in their areas of interest which are judged to be in need of additional effort.
  3. Students and their advisors are free to pursue a project from any PWG convenor's list, or to propose a new project. It is expected that the specific details of a student's project will emerge only after the student has been interacting with the relevant PWG for some time, and after in-depth consultation with the PWG convenor(s) and the STAR Analysis Coordinator.
  4. The chair of the STAR thesis committee works with the Analysis Coordinator to maintain a descriptive list of all ongoing analysis projects, including names of all students and non-students working on those projects. The STAR council member from each institution is expected to review these listings periodically, and submit the necessary information to keep them up-to-date.
  5. It is anticipated that there will always be many unpursued analysis projects in STAR, and many new analysis opportunities will open up every year as new detector subsystems come online, luminosity improves, etc. The likelihood of independent analyses with a large degree of overlap is small. However, STAR policy does not explicitly discourage duplicate analyses.
  6. In the event that there is a large degree of overlap between two independent analyses, it is primarily the task of the relevant PWG convenor(s) to facilitate the resolution of any issues that may stand in the way of further analysis and/or publication and to oversee fair allotment of shared resources. An ad hoc godparent committee may also be appointed by the spokesperson as required to bring about convergence of analyses and paper production.
  7. In overlap cases involving a student thesis project, it is expected that the student's advisor will be a full participant in all deliberations which affect the thesis project and the related publication.
  8. Each student who uses STAR data for his/her PhD thesis is expected to have contributed to a STAR community service project in some significant way. Usually this will be an amount of work roughly equivalent to one third to one half the total research effort for a typical PhD.
  9. Advisors are primarily responsible for ensuring that their PhD advisees satisfy community service expectations. Council members are expected to respond to requests for information about the current service work of thesis students from their institutions.
  10. The STAR thesis committee should review the operation of this policy as soon as sufficient time has elapsed to judge its effectiveness.

STAR thesis committee page

Awards available for STAR juniors

Below is a list of awards which STAR juniors are generally eligible for.  Please email me with corrections or additions.

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Used in STAR

There has been a desire expressed to maintain a list of important STAR terms and abbreviations. If you have some terms you would like to see defined on here or catch an error, let one of the Junior Reps know and we will get it added/fixed! The glossary is now in PDF form because the DRUPAL text editor is a bit buggy. This is still under construction and needs input! Email the Junior Reps with your input!

Some other useful resources:

Helpful Book(s): Phenomenology of Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Wojciech Florkowski


Graduate Student Theses

Follow a link to see a list of STAR theses

Help for BNL Visitors

A list of volunteers that are willing to help visitors go grocery shopping and find their way:
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BNL's food services page:

There is a community supported agriculture that delivers to BNL seasonally[BERA]. It is called The Green Thumb Organic Veggie Club and the shares are large[you may want to share with others]. For the winter, it was $208 for 13 weeks. Jerome Lauret, Gene Van Buren, and Joey Butterworth all have experience with the Club, if you have questions. It is running again and payments are due Tuesday May 26th, 2015. For more information on the club,

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Past Juniors' Days

Past Talks

This is a place holder for past Junior Day talks. [ Jr. Day typically occurs on the first day of a STAR Collaboration Meeting. If you see that some talks are missing, notify your Jr. Representatives.]

June 1st, 2015

Stony Brook Collaboration Meeting,

09:20-09:30 Warm Welcome + Kickoff Sacha Kopp
09:30-10:00 Spokesperson Welcome Zhangbu Xu
10:00-10:30 Educational project for the STAR experiment Nikita Sidorov
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 Pico Heavy Flavor Analysis Library Mustafa Mustafa & Jochen Thaeder
11:40-12:10 Probing the Emergent Properties of QGP at RHIC Paul Sorensen
12:10-14:00 Lunch (on Your Own)
14:00-14:30 STAR Phonebook upgrade & Talk Statistics Prashanth Shanmuganathan
14:30-15:00 Net Kaon fluctuation Amal Sarkar
15:00-15:30 Au + Au Fixed Target Collisions at STAR Kathryn Meehan
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Introduction to STAR software and makers Leszek Kosarzewski
16:30-17:00 Use of machine learning (TMVA) for D0 reconstruction Jonathan Bouchet
17:00-17:30 Forward Spin Physics with the FMS Christopher Dilks
17:30-18:00 Calibration of the Barrel EMC Kevin Adkins

November 3rd, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:30-10:00 Welcome Zhangbu Xu
10:00-10:30 Foward Meson Spectrometer Sam Heppelman
10:30-11:00 STAR After BES Phase II Ernst Sichtermann
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 iTPC Simulations Irakli Chakaberia
11:45-12:15 Open Forum Everyone
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break ( On Your Own)
14:10-15:00 Touring STAR Bill Christie
15:15-15:45 Heavy Flavor Tracker PiXeL Detector Howard Wieman
15:45-16:15 Heavy Flavor Tracker Physics + Software Xin Dong
16:15-16:35 Coffee Break
16:35-17:05 Muon Telescope Detector Calibrations Xinjie Huang
17:05-17:30 Third Harmonic Flow Vs Pseudorapidity Separation For Au+Au Collisions Niseem Magdy
17:30-18:05 Forward-central pion-quarkonia correlations: unravelling nuclear suppression at large forward rapidities at RHIC Michal Sumbera

February 10th, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:30-10:00 Welcome by Spokesperson Nu Xu
10:00-10:30 Transverse Spin Kevin Adkins
10:30-11:00 W-Boson Production Devika Gunarathne
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:50 The Study of Two Anti-Proton Interaction Zhengqiao Zhang
11:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 TPC Calibrations John Campell
14:30-15:00 Paper Submission Process Barbara Trzeciak
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
15:20-16:20 Jet analysis in Alice Rongrong Ma
16:20-16:50 J/Psi hadron correlation Hui Zhang

October 14th, 2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:15 Spokesperson welcome Nu Xu
09:15-10:00 EIC Physics (lecture) Feng Yuan
10:00-10:30 calibration of PXL detector Michael R. Lomnitz
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Transverse Spin Asymmetry in STAR (lecture) Mriganka Mouli Mondal
11:30-12:00 Alignment calibration of STAR HFT pixel detector Long Ma
12:00-12:30 Color String Percolation analysis David Garand
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Hard and Soft Probes of Dense Matter in Heavy-ion Collisions (lecture) Xin-Nian Wang
14:45-15:15 Things I wish someone had told me about Linux and RCF Anthony Kesich
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 v3 of pi, k, proton at 39 GeV Xu Sun
16:00-16:30 Mini Session on career development Hans Georg and others

February 24th, 2013

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome Nu Xu
09:30-10:00 GEM based Transition Radiation Detector Shuai Yang
10:00-10:30 MTD in Run12 and Installation for Run13 Chi Yang
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Cumulant Ratio Analyses Evan Sangaline
11:30-12:00 Spin Measurements at STAR Forward Detectors Yuxi Pan
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 eRHIC Thomas Ullrich
14:45-15:30 eSTAR Zhangbu Xu
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 v2 and spectra Xu Sun
16:30-17:30 Tribble report Panel discussion

August 5th, 2012

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome to juniors Nu Xu
09:30-10:15 All you never wanted to know about RHIC... Angelika Drees
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 U+U physics Paul Sorensen
11:30-12:00 Centrality Dependence of Multi-Strange Hadron v2 in Au+Au Collisions at 200 GeV Md. Nasim
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Unidentified Rcp in the Beam Energy Scan Stephen Horvat
14:30-15:00 J/$\psi$ production in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 39 GeV and 62.4 GeV Au+Au collisions from STAR Wangmei Zha
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Pion-Kaon Femtoscopy at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV collisions in STAR at RHIC Yan Yang
16:00-16:30 Charge Asymmetry Dependency of π+/π- Azimuthal Anisotropy in Au + Au Collisions at STAR Hongwei Ke

November 11th, 2011

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome to juniors Nu Xu
09:30-09:55 root, automake and doxygen Patrick Huck
09:55-10:20 Particle Identification in Au+Au 200 GeV Chris Powell
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:15 Jet-hadron correlations in heavy-ion collisions Alice Ohlson
11:15-11:40 Non flow and flow contributions in di-hadron correlations Chanaka De Silva
11:40-12:05 Transverse Single Spin Asymmetry Len Eun
12:05-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:25 K/pi fluctuations in the BES Terry Tarnowsky
14:25-14:50 Moments analysis in the BES Daniel MacDonald
14:50-15:15 Identified particle production in the BES Samantha Brovko
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:10 Photoproduction at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider with STAR Dilan Madagodahettige Don
16:10-16:35 Di-lepton production in Au+Au 200 GeV Jie Zhou

May 15th, 2011

Prague Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-10:00 Search for the onset of deconfinement Boris Tomasik (UMB Banska Bystrica/ CTU Prague)
10:00-10:30 STAR dielectron measurements Patrick Huck
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 D production at STAR David Tlusty
11:30-12:00 LPV Quan Wang
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 J/psi measurements Olga Hajkova
14:00-14:30 HFT Jan Rusnak
14:30-15:00 Junior's day address Nu Xu
15:00-15:30 Energy dependence of the freeze out eccentricity from azimuthal dependence of HBT Chris Anson
15:30-16:00 STAR dielectron measurements Bingchu Huang

November 12th, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-10:00 STAR Experiment: Today and Tomorrow Nu Xu
10:00-10:30 K_{S}^{0} and Lambda v2 in BES Jie Zhao
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Asymmetric dihadron azimuthal correlations in Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV Josh Konzer
11:30-12:00 rho0 spectra study at high pT in Au+Au and p+p collisions at sqrt(sNN) = 200 GeV Xiangli Cui
12:00-12:30 Finding the ground state energy of a many body system using MCMC Joseph Seele
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Acoustics in heavy ion collisions Paul Sorensen
15:00-15:30 FMS-FTPC Correlations from Run-8 Polarized Protons Jim Drachenberg
15:30-07:30 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Elliptic flow in BES and the tomography of STAR Alex Schmah
16:30-17:00 Monte-Â-Carlo Environment for the STAR High Level Trigger Hongwei Ke
17:00-17:30 Di-lepton production in 200 GeV p+p collisions Bingchu Huang

March 26th, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Azimuthal Anisotropy from STAR BBC Yadav Pandit
09:30-10:00 Search for Disoriented Chiral Condensate in AuAu and CuCu collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV Prithwish Tribedy
10:00-10:30 Small GEM Tracker Yi Zhou
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Viscous hydrodynamic interpretation of constituent quark scaling Kevin Dusling
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 The local parity violation in strongly interacting matter Dima Kharzeev
14:30-15:00 TPC calibration Joe Seele
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 W production at RHIC Justin Stevens
15:50-16:20 D -meson measurement in STAR Sarah LaPointe
16:20-16:40 Gamma-Triggered High-pT Long-Range Correlations in Au+Au 200 GeV Martin Codrington
16:40-17:00 ToF Calibration Bingchu Huang

October 5th, 2009

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:50 QCD in Hadron Physics: Partons, Factorization, ... Feng Yuan
09:50-10:10 FMS + FTPC analysis: status report Jim Drachenberg
10:10-10:30 FHC cosmic ray test Xuan Li
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 K/pi and p/pi fluctuation study using Run 7 data Hui Wang
11:20-11:40 v1 analysis at 22.4 GeV CuCu data using BBC event plane Yadav Pandit
11:40-12:00 Search for QCD Critical Point: High Moment of Event by Event Multiplicity Distribution Xiaofeng Luo
14:00-14:50 STAR in LHC era (Lecture) Helen Caines
14:50-15:10 HLT - Run 9 results and Run 10 preparation Hao Qiu
15:10-15:30 Centrality determination in d+Au collisions Chitrasen Jena
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Low pT J/psi production in d+Au collisions Olga Hajkova
16:20-16:40 Pixel readout electronics for HFT in STAR - firmware Xiangming Sun

March 23rd, 2009

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

10:00-10:20 Correcting for Z-Vertex Variation in Two Particle Number Correlations Larry Tarini
10:30-11:30 CAD Spin Mei Bai
11:30-11:50 The STAR W program Brian Page
11:40-12:00 Local Polarimetry at STAR Ramon Cendejas
11:50-12:20 Coffee Break
14:00-15:00 Quark-Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC, and in String Theory Krishna Rajagopal
15:00-15:30 STAR's Near Future Physics Program Nu Xu
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Phi meson measurements via K+K- and e+e- decays in run8 d+Au 200GeV collisions Xiaoping Zhang
16:20-16:40 Phi meson production and Cronin effect in d+Au collisions Chitrasen Jena
16:40-17:00 Rho0 vector meson production in CuCu collisions@200 & 62.4 GeV data at RHIC Prabhat Pujahari
17:00-17:20 The Physics of Ultra Peripheral Collisions at STAR Yury Gorbunov
17:00-17:20 J/psi production in minimum-bias d+Au collisions at sNN =200 GeV in STAR Chris Powell
17:40-18:00 PID v_2 and v_4 from Au+Au Collisions at 200GeV at RHIC Na Li

June 16th, 2008

UC Davis Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:50 What's Behind the Concrete Wall? A Closer Look at the STAR Detector and Some of its Hardware Jim Thomas
09:50-10:10 A new muon telescope detector at STAR David Tlusty
10:10-10:30 Gamma-conversion tomography of STAR Silicon detector in Cu+Cu collisions Kyung-Eon Choi
10:30-10:45 Morning Break 10:45-11:05 Strange Hadron elliptic flow from 200 GeV CuCu collisions Shusu Shi
11:05-11:25 Glauber Monte Carlo simulation in heavy ion collisions Hiroshi Masui
11:25-11:45 Studies of the jet fragmentation in p+p collisions in STAR Elena Bruna
11:45-12:05 Baryon to Meson ratios in jets and ridges Cristina Suarez
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:50 Predicting the Total Heavy Flavor Cross Section Ramona Vogt
14:50-15:10 Measuring the D0 and D_s yields in 200GeV Cu+Cu collisions Stephen Baumgart
15:10-15:30 Study of bottom quark contribution to nonphotonic electron by e-h correlations Shingo Sakai
15:30-15:45 Afternoon Break
15:45-16:05 J/Psi in 200 GeV Cu+Cu Daniel Kikola
16:05-16:25 Measurement of non-photonic electrons in Cu+Cu 200 GeV collisions Anders Knospe
16:25-16:45 Star TPC Space Charge and Grid Leak Calibration Hao Qiu
16:45-17:05 Performance and analysis using the Silicon Strip Detector Jonathan Bouchet

January 28th, 2008

Mumbai Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:50 Flow Analysis Methods Art Poskanzer
09:50-10:10 Open Charm Measurements with STAR HFT J. Kapitan
10:10-10:30 Saturation in Et/Nch and freeze-out criteria in heavy ion collisions R. Sahoo
10:30-10:50 SSD Performance Vi Namh Tram
11:05-11:25 Elliptic Flow of Jet Triggered Events N. Pruthi
11:25-11:45 Di-hadron correlations between identified strange particles C. Nattrass
11:45-12:05 System size dependence of pt correlations in STAR L. Kumar
14:00-14:50 QCD Critical Point S. Gupta
14:50-15:10 Centrality Dependence of charged kaon spectra from Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV Y. Ming
15:10-15:30 Resonance Production in STAR S. Dash
15:45-16:05 Multi-strange elliptic flow and parton collectivity from 200 GeV Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions D. Gangadharan
16:05-16:25 Simulation on low pt eta and J/Psi-h correlations Y. Zhang

June 11th, 2007

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

9:00 am Heavy Flavor Energy Loss Simon Wicks
9:50 am Heavy Flavor Measurements Shingo Sakai
10:10 am Di-hadron Correlations w.r.t. the Reaction Plane Aoqi Feng>/br> 10:30 am Coffee & Tea
10:50 am STAR Upgrade and Physics Capability Zhangbu Xu
11:40 am Discussion of Long-Range Forward-Backward Correlations in A-A and pp collisions Terry Tarnowsky
12:00 noon Lunch
1:20 pm The Preliminary Test Beam Results of MTD Xiaobin Wang
1:40 pm GEM Test Results From Test Beam and its Implications Tai Sakuma
2:00 pm System Size and Energy Dependence of -meson Production at RHIC Xinhua Shi
2:20 pm v4 Measured with FTPC as Event Plane Jocelyn Mlynarz
3:00 pm 2005 pp Cross Section Julie Millane
3:20 pm Lambda polarization in polarized pp collisions Wei Zhou
3:40 pm Measuring ALL with Neutral Pions from run-6 Alan Hoffman
4:00 pm Transverse Spin Asymmetry in Lambda Hyperon Production Thomas Burton

July 10th, 2006

MIT Collaboration Meeting,

09:30-10:05 Mini Lecture: Heavy-Ion Physics M. Djordjevic
10:05-10:25 The Effects of Pile Up in Cu-Cu sqrt(NN)=200GeV Collisions Anthony Timmins
10:25-10:45 Transverse Energy Production at RHIC Raghunath Sahoo
10:45-11:05 Centrality Dependence of Azimuthal Anisotropy for (Multi)Strange Hadrons at 200GeV in Au+Au Collisions Yan Lu
11:05-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:40 K_S and Lambda's Cut Analysis Jiaxu Zuo
11:40-12:00 Forward-Backward Multiplicity Correlations in Au+Au at RHIC Terence J Tarnowsky
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:35 Mini Lecture: Spin Physics B. Surrow
14:35-14:55 Electron Identification Using BEMC Priscilla Kurnadi
14:55-15:15 Interference in rho-O Production in UPC Events Brooke Haag
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 Heavy Quark Tagged Azimuthal Correlations in Nuclear Collisions Andre Mischke
15:50-16:10 Di-Hadron Correlations in AuAu Collisions: Open Questions Mark Horner
16:10-16:30 Direct Photons with the Barrel Calorimeter Martijn Russcher

February 27th, 2006

Brookhven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting

09:00 - 09:15 Dihadron fragmentation functions in d+Au and Au+Au collisions Oana Catu
09:15 - 09:30 Two-Particle correlations involving V0s and charged tracks using the STAR TPC Leon Gaillard
09:30 - 09:45 Photons and neutral pions with the BEMC in d+Au Martijn Russcher
09:45 - 10:00 Non-photonic single electron spectra from TOF in 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR Yifei Zhang
10:00 - 10:15 Muon spectra from charm semi-leptonic decay at 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR Cjhen Zhong
10:15 - 10:30 Antideuteron production from run 4 Au+Au 200 GeV Haidong Liu
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15 Efficiency Calculations for Neutral Strange Particles at STAR Anthony Timmins
11:15 - 11:30 Rho Production in Ultra-Peripheral Collisions Byoung-Chul Kim
11:30 - 11:45 Measurement of the double longitudinal spin asymmetry A_LL in inclusive jet production in polarized pp collisions at 200 GeV in RUN 5 Julie Millane

Physics jobs available for juniors

Physics Jobs Available for Juniors

Below is a list of jobs in physics for students and post docs in heavy ion physics.  If you have a job to list or a correction please email me.  By default, positions will be listed in reverse chronological order and will be removed from the list about a year after they are posted.  Please also see the page maintained by PHENIX and STAR's computing page .

The DOE collects workforce statistics year to year from its funded groups and may be found here: . Currently, the statistics only run up to 2014 , but it gives a good idea of how the jobs are allocated (exp v theory, perm. v temp. v student) and where students go afterwards. 


Job opening

University of Tsukuba, Center for Integrated Research in Fundamental Science and Engineering (CiRfSE) has an opening for research associate (postdoctoral research fellow) position in

experimental research on Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) in high-energy heavy-ion collision experiments. High-energy experimental nuclear physics group in the division of quark-nuclear

physics, research core for the history of universe, is currently involved in the PHENIX and STAR experiments at Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) in Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

as well as in the ALICE experiment at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The successful candidate is expected to work on the beam energy

scan program at RHIC STAR experiment and detector developments for the future experiments. Applications from interested individuals and recommendations are encouraged and appreciated.

1. Position

a research associate (postdoctoral research fellow)

2. Field of research and job description

Quark Gluon Plasma experimental researches, physics analyses, detector developments

3. Other duties

The successful candidate is expected to conduct experimental research on QGP in close

collaboration with the group members and to guide students in their researches.

4. Starting date

As soon as possible after the decision is made.

5. Terms of appointment

3 years

6. Conditions of employment/salaries

The salary will be paid in an annual salary system (fixed term) of the university.

7. Qualification

Ph.D in experimental nuclear physics or related field

8. Documents to be submitted (in Japanese or in English)

* curriculum vitae (with a picture)

* list of publications/accomplishments in research and education

* reprints or copies of five most important papers (at least four must be

published within the past five years)

* summary of research accomplishments (at most 2 pages in letter form)

* statements on research and education (at most 2 pages in letter form)

* 2 letters of recommendation or reference

The documents will not be returned to applicants.

9. Application deadline

Must be received by December 15, 2016.

10. Application documents

To be sent by a registered or certified mail to the following address.

Mark it as “QGP research” on the envelope.

The letters of recommendation/reference should either (a) be sent together

with the application documents, or (b) be sent directly by the references

to the following address or to the E-mail address.

11. Documents should be addressed to :

ShinIchi Esumi

Division of Physics, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Tenno-dai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan

Tel: +81-29-853-4249 / 6121 Fax: +81-29-853-6618



LLNL has an opening for a Postdoc in Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics.  Interested applications should submit to the online posting below and arrange to have 3 letters sent to


The Physics Department at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in the experimental hadronic physics group to work on the GlueX experiment in Hall D at nearby Jefferson Lab.  The successful applicant is expected to take a leadership role in the construction and commissioning of a new DIRC particle identification detector, which will provide kaon identification to search for exotic mesons containing strange quarks.  There will be additional opportunities to contribute to data analysis with the initial GlueX physics program, scheduled to begin in Fall 2016.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics.  Experience with hardware and data analysis, in particular hadron spectroscopy utilizing amplitude analysis, is desirable.  Candidates must apply online at, and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and research statement.  You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Further information concerning the W&M Physics Department can be found at  Inquiries can be sent to Justin Stevens at


The experimental heavy ion group at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research with Prof. Dennis Perepelitsa. The Colorado group is involved in the Heavy Ions program at the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and with the proposed sPHENIX detector at RHIC. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in data analysis within ATLAS Heavy Ions and to make technical contributions to the overall experimental effort. Furthermore, the candidate may potentially be involved in aspects of the detector development and simulations effort within sPHENIX. Candidates should have some interest in photon-, jet-, and heavy flavor- based probes of the quark-gluon plasma in LHC Run 2 data, but could also be interested in hard probes of, or collectivity in, small or ultra-peripheral collision systems. The position is initially for two years, to be started in late 2016 or early 2017. The candidate will be based in Boulder, Colorado with travel to CERN and BNL as appropriate. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, send materials by October 15th, 2016. 

The job posting may be found at:

For inquiries, please contact 


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University invites applications for a postdoctoral position (or research associate) in

experimental nuclear physics, to conduct research with Prof. Sevil Salur. The researcher is expected to collaborate on studies of relativistic heavy
ion collisions delivered by RHIC and LHC focusing on the measurement of high momentum particles, including jet reconstruction, to study the properties of deconfined quark-gluon matter.  The position is initially for two years, starting as soon as the position is filled, and can be renewed based upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or expect to receive one before
their start date.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae,  publication list, and a brief (1-2 page) description of research interests and accomplishments
should be e-mail to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail. 

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran  status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. 

The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the experimental low-energy nuclear physics program. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of
a new high-resolution neutron detector for decay and reaction studies.
This research program is  funded by the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances with DOE-NNSA. The candidate should have a Ph.D.
(or will soon graduate) and demonstrable experience in experimental nuclear physics or a similar field.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply on-line at
Please provide your CV with a list of publications. Two letters of recommendation are requested. Any questions regarding this posting
can be sent to prof. Robert Grzywacz

The Old Dominion University Experimental Nuclear Physics group is seeking a postdoctoral associate to support our experimental program at the nearby Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The group (consisting of professors M. Amaryan, S. Bueltmann, G. Dodge, C. Hyde, S. Kuhn, and L. Weinstein plus 2-3 postdocs, 10-12 graduate students and Jefferson Lab affiliates) is one of the largest research groups at Jefferson Lab. We are leading several experiments with the newly upgraded 12 GeV beam at the lab, including investigations of nucleon structure, nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei, hadron spectroscopy and searches for Physics Beyond The Standard Model. We are also developing and building detectors and targets for these experiments and are working towards the realization of a future electron-ion collider.  Depending on the candidate’s experience and preferences, he/she would contribute to current DVCS measurements in Hall A, studies of short range correlations in Halls A, B and C, and/or analysis of existing data from Hall B in hadron spectroscopy.  For more information, see

 A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics or closely related field is required. To apply, submit a letter of application, and curriculum vitae to the ODU Research Foundation Click on the employment tab and follow the link for position #16-025. Please have three letters of reference sent directly to

Screening of applicants will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.      



The University of Michigan medium energy group invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. The successful candidate will join our ongoing Drell-Yan effort with the SeaQuest collaboration at Fermilab. SeaQuest will evolve over the next several years from running with unpolarized liquid hydrogen and deuterium targets to running with a polarized frozen ammonia target to study the u-bar Sivers functions and its connection to the orbital angular momentum of light sea quarks. The successful candidate will be involved in the current Drell-Yan measurements of the d_bar over u_bar ratio, but the primary focus will be with the development, installation and running of the polarized frozen ammonia target. Previous experience with cryogenic targets and especially with polarized solid targets will be advantageous. The position requires residence in the vicinity of Fermilab and periodic travel to the University of Michigan. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics.

The position is available starting 6/1/2016, or at a later, mutually agreed date. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable by mutual agreement for up to three years. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Wolfgang Lorenzon Email:<>

Application deadline: June 1, 2016


The Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with the Hadronic Physics Group.

The successful candidate will join our ongoing collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, Long Island, New York to develop a source of polarized He-­-3 ions for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL. The BNL-­-MIT collaboration has developed a concept using high field optical pumping and the existing Electron Beam Ionization Source at BNL. The main focus of effort over the next several years is to realize this concept and to test it by extracting and  measuring the nuclear polarization of fully stripped polarized He-­-3 nuclei.  The project offers a unique opportunity for a young physicist to play a leading role in the development of cutting-­-edge ion-­-source technology, which is essential for next-­- generation subatomic physics experiments.   

The position requires residence in the vicinity of Brookhaven National Laboratory and periodic travel to MIT.

  Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in physics.  

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

  Please submit your CV, cover letter, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

  Richard Milner 26-­-411


  77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139


 Application deadline: June 1st 2016 


  • 2 PhD fellowships in Experimental Heavy-Ion Physics, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

The High Energy Heavy Ion (HEHI) group  at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, announces two PhD fellowships with start 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The group operates the Forward Multiplicity Detector (FMD) and the TPC-laser system in ALICE. Current research interests include the study and analysis of collective anisotropic flow, correlations, identified particle spectra and global observables (multiplicity) over a broad range of rapidity.

We are seeking excellent PhD fellow candidates with demonstrated initiative to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities in a 3 year PhD fellowship.

The successful candidates will also be expected to participate in 1) the running of the experiment at CERN in data taking periods and contribute to the quality control of data taken with the detectors operated by the group, 2) workshops and analysis meetings at CERN, and, 3) contribute to general ‘service tasks’ in the ALICE collaboration.

Applicants may be invited for an interview in Copenhagen.

For further information please contact Principal Supervisor, group leader, Professor Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje (

The deadline is May 1, 2016. The link to the full add including employment conditions etc is: .


Rice U. - Postdoc

Field of Interest: hep-ex, nucl-ex
Experiment: CERN-LHC-CMS
Region: North America

Job description: 
The experimental heavy-ion physics group at Rice University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to join our efforts on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The Rice heavy-ion physics group plays major roles in both the STAR experiment at RHIC and the CMS experiment at the LHC. On CMS, the Rice group has major responsibilities in online Level-1 (L1) and High-Level Trigger (HLT) development, and physics analyses of pp, pPb and PbPb data. Our physics interests focus on studying novel collective phenomena from pp, pPb to PbPb systems, as well as on a wide range of topics related to particle correlations. The successful candidate is expected to lead important analyses of the LHC Run-2 data and contribute to experimental activities and operations. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants must have, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics. Qualified candidates should apply electronically by sending a curriculum vita and arranging for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to:

Professor Wei Li

The position will remain open until it is filled. Inquires may be addressed to

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Wei Li
Letters of Reference should be sent to:


The Collaborative Innovation Center for Particles and Interactions (CICPI) at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) invites applications for following positions: - Faculty positions at associate or full professor level with tenure Candidates whose research and professional accomplishments advance the university’s mission and meet established USTC academy criteria would be supported by either the National Thousand Young Talents Program, or the Hundred Talents Program of the CAS, depending on their achievement and academy potential. The applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, a demonstrated record of accomplishment in research as shown by ongoing research programs, and a publication record that provides academic productivity and creativity. Successful candidates will enjoy highly collegial and interactive environment, and a generous startup funding. Salaries will be commensurate with experiences and qualifications of the candidates. - Research scientists at the associate and full professor level The positions are for three years with possibility of extending to another three years, or even being promoted to tenured positions, depending on professional and academic performance. The successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, a demonstrated record of accomplishment in research and a publication record that provides academic productivity and creativity. - Postdoctoral positions The positions are for two years, with a possibility of extending to another two years. The positions can lead to research scientists or tenure-track assistant professors, depending on research performance during the period at USTC. The candidates should have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment. CICPI at USTC is one of the leading research centers in China for experimental particle and nuclear physics. The center hosts several research groups in experimental particle and nuclear physics and theoretical nuclear physics. We have the National Key Laboratory for Particle Detection and Electronics supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Our research programs include both domestic projects in China and several large international collaborations. These projects include: the BESIII experiment at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPCII); the ATLAS experiment at CERN; the STAR experiment at BNL; the JLAB 12 GeV upgrade program, the Belle experiment at KEK; the Dayabay nuclear reactor neutrino experiment; the space dark matter search experiment DAMPE; the Large Area High Attitude Cosmic Ray project and the development of positron beam and muon beam at Chinese Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS). We are also actively performing R&D of the particle detection for future accelerator and non-accelerator based experiments. The research fields of theoretical physics are mainly phenomenology of particle physics, the intermediate and high energy nuclear physics. Applicants who are interested in the above or related fields are encouraged to submit applications with their CV, publication list, research interests and arrange at least five/three recommendation letters (faculty/research scientist and postdoc) via emails to and copied to


Rice University has an opening for a software engineer to work on
DAQ/WBM projects at CMS. The position will be based at CERN.

Interested applicants can apply through: .


A summary of job description:

The Rice University group has an opening for a software engineer to work
on the online and data acquisition systems of the Compact Muon Solenoid
(CMS) experiment at CERN. The responsibilities for this position include
the development and maintenance of online systems that acquire and
monitor non-event data. Additionally, a significant responsibility will
involve software development for and maintenance of the CMS data
acquisition system. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate
with both technical staff and scientists and efficiently communicate in
such environments about requirements and proposed methodologies. The
work location will be at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The successful
applicant must be willing to occasionally work outside regular working
hours, which may include nights, weekends, or official holidays, as well
as have a willingness to do shift and be on stand-by duty.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Wei Li ( )
or Dr. Frank Geurts ( ).


Deadline: April 15, 2016
          The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University invites applications for a postdoctoral position (or research associate) in experimental nuclear physics, to conduct research with Prof. Sevil Salur.
          The researcher is expected to collaborate on studies of relativistic heavy ion collisions at LHC using the CMS experiment and focusing on the measurement of high momentum particles, including jet reconstruction, to
          study the properties of deconfined quark-gluon matter. Continuing to do research with RHIC experiments is also possible. The position is initially for two years, starting as soon as the position is filled, and can be
          renewed based upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or expect to receive one before their start date.

          Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae,  publication list,  and a brief (1-2 page) description of research interests and accomplishments should be sent to by April 15, 2016. Applicants
          should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail by the same date.

          Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without  regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or 
          expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran  status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment 
          on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion,  transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or  any other terms and conditions of employment. 

Star Junior Representative Election Information

Here is the information for the currently nominated Juniors for the vacant Junior Representative position. The election begins on 12/19/2016 at 6pm EST and ends on 12/31/2016 at 6pm EST. Both nominees have written a statement. The statements are below for you to read. 


Daniel Brandenburg

Hello fellow STAR Juniors,

My name is Daniel Brandenburg and I am a PhD student at Rice University in Frank Geurt's research group. I have really enjoyed being a part of STAR during my PhD and as a junior rep I hope to help make it an enjoyable experience for current and future STAR juniors. I feel strongly that STAR should be a welcoming community where we can all learn from each other. Throughout my time in STAR I have tried to help other students and lead by example to help make STAR a good environment for myself and others. I know that I have benefitted a lot from the older students that helped me get started in STAR. I think that being a Junior Rep will give me the opportunity to foster the same kind of cooperative and helpful culture. Also, I have a good relationship with many of the STAR seniors and am willing to talk to them on behalf of other juniors whenever needed. 
I know that people join STAR and in general pursue a PhD for many different reasons. For this reason, I will work with Alex and Kathryn to continue the successful pattern of including talks from various STAR alumni in the agenda for Junior's Day ( about working in industry, finding post-doc positions etc.). In general I think it is important to make sure that students graduating from STAR understand how valuable their time and experience is and that it can be applied to whatever field they want to move into. I work well with Alex and Kathryn and expect that the three of us will make a good team planning events and organizing social activities.
I have really enjoyed getting to know many of you through collaboration meetings and conferences and if I don't know you yet I hope that we can meet at the next STAR meeting.
Thank you, 谢谢, dêkuji, merci, arigato, gracias, danke!
Daniel Brandenburg


Niseem Magdy Abdelrahman

I love science and particularly Physics and Math. I was always wondering about the

underlying mechanism for the natural phenomena, and how this behavior can be explained
pricesley from Math and Physics. My love and interest increase over the course of my
post-high school study. I see myself in the future as a sincere scientist who has strong
passion for Physics.

Moving to the practical scientific environment, I have accepted an opportunity to work at
the theoretical physics center at MTI in 2013. Within two years I have succeeded with the
aid of my collaborators to publish four papers (Phys.Rev. C89 (2014) 055210, Phys.Rev.
C90 (2014) 015204, J.Phys. G42 (2015) 015004, Phys.Rev. C91 (2015) 015206) mainly
in the Effective Quantum Field Theory topics.

I moved to BNL as a visiting researcher working with Dr. Sorensen in the STAR
experiment in 2014. Now I'm a Graduate student at the Stony Brook University working on
flow measurements in Beam energy scan.

In my three years as STAR member I have learned many things about how the STAR
collaboration works and how important the juniors community is. The juniors community
helps many of the juniors solve problems in an effective way, and I think I could be a
valuable addition to this community.

Important Topics could be include:
1- Improving STAR Tutorial documents “I think we need that for the new members”
2- Creating a a competition for the best junior talk or poster at collaboration meetings
3- Keeping track juniors' progress in their working groups
4- Electing the junior of the year (based on them work) at the collaboration meeting.

Many more ideas could be included but here I have just mentioned a few of them.

STAR Junior Internal Documents

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