Vacancy No. 330/2024

Doctoral researcher (f/m/d) for the development and application of simulation-based inference methods in particle physics

65% part time

Job description

You will work on the development of simulation-based inference (SBI) methods, in particular
diffusion models, and their application to the analysis of data from experiments at the Large
Hadron Collider (LHC). Your area of responsibility includes the following activities:

● Implementation of SBI methods
● Scaling SBI methods to distributed computer systems
● Extension of SBI methods with regard to their interpretability
● Application of SBI methods to the analysis of LHC data

This work is part of the project Neural-based Diffusion Likelihood-free Estimations
(NEEDLE). This joint project of KIT and DESY is funded by Helmholtz AI. The task offers the
possibility of a doctorate in physics.

Personal qualification

● Master's degree in physics or computer science
● Very good knowledge of elementary particle physics
● Very good programming skills
● Experience with statistical data analysis and machine learning
● Very good written and spoken English skills.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Astroparticle Physics (IAP)

Starting date


Contract duration

3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Husemann,, phone +49 721 608-24038.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 330/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Ratzel
phone: +49 721 608-25544,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.