PhD student scholarship - particle physics

Competition opened on: 
4 Jul 2023 - 15:30
Application submission deadline: 
28 Jul 2023 - 23:45
Zakład Fizyki Teoretycznej

The National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) invites applications for a doctoral scholarship in the project OPUS 2021/41/B/ST2/01369, ”A novel approach to the physics of vector boson scattering in the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider”, founded by the National Science Centre (NCN).


Timescale of the project: 48 months.
The project will involve analysis of data collected by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, between 2022-2025 (Run 3 of the LHC). The successful candidate will collaborate with an international team of physicists studying the scattering processes of vector bosons W and Z. The main objective of the analysis will be search for signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model and interpretation in the framework of effective field theories with higher dimension operators. The successful candidate will also participate in service work related to the operation and maintenance of the CMS muon trigger as part of their duties within the Warsaw CMS group.

The scholarship is PLN 4200 gross per month. Foreseen are also regular visits to CERN, paid in accordance with standard per diem amounts for foreign travel.

Preselected candidates will be invited to an interview and an oral exam in physics at the college level in the Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry at the NCBJ. The appoinment is expected to commence in October 2023.

Work location: NCBJ, Pasteura 7, Warsaw.

For more info contact the project leader,


  • MSc degree in particle physics obtained within the last 2 years,
  • excellent programming skills (LINUX, c++, python, knowledge of the ROOT package), good under  standing of particle physics theory will be a bonus,
  • fluency in spoken and written English,
  • motivation to scientific research, good analytical skills, ability to work in a large international collaboration


Applications should be sent to the Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry, Please select physics topic number 5 in the application form.

More details are available from the School’s page:

Deadline for receiving applications: July 28, 2023