PhD student scholarship – particle physics | BP3

Competition opened on: 
13 Apr 2022 - 13:15
Application submission deadline: 
10 May 2022 - 23:45

The National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) invites applications for

two doctoral scholarships

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 is related to the analysis of data which will be collected by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, between 2022-2025 (Run 3 of the LHC). The successful applicants will become part of the Warsaw CMS group and are expected to carry research on vector boson scattering processes within an international collaboration of physicists. The main objective of the analysis will be search for signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model in the framework of effective field theories. The successful candidates 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 per month gross. 

Preselected candidates will be invited for an interview and an oral exam in general physics at the
college level in the Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry of NCBJ

The appointments are expected to commence in October 2022.

For more info see the School's page, or contact the project leader,
prof. Michał Szleper (

Location: Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 7


  • MSc degree in particle physics or a closely related field,
  • very good programming skills (C++, UNIX/LINUX environment, knowledge of the ROOT package), good understanding of particle physics theory will be a bonus,
  • fluency in spoken and written English,
  • engagement in scientific research, analytical skills, ability to work in a large international collaboration


  • completed application form, to be downloaded from,
  • CV including a list of publications, fellowships, participation in scientific conferences, schools, etc.,
  • motivation letter with a statement of research interests,
  • contact data (e-mail, phone number, institution) to 1-2 referees who may recommend the candidate,
  • copy of college diploma,
  • college transcripts (complete).

Applications should be sent via the Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry. Please select physics topic no. 7 in the application form and send your documents via e-mail to before May 10, 2022. The date of the interview and exam will be individually e-mailed to each invited applicant. The recruitment process will finish by June 2022.

As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declarations:

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The National Centre for Nuclear Research is awarded by “HR Excellence in Research”. Recruitment is based on OTM-R system (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations).