Graduate student position (MSc or PhD) in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics at University of Regina has a graduate student (MSc or PhD) opening in the fields of Theoretical Nuclear Physics. The position is looking for a student interested in studying nuclear matter under extreme conditions. Currently, the main research directions include understanding the dynamics of the nuclear medium itself and studying the response of calibrated probes to nuclear interactions. Depending on the student’s preference, the project can be theoretical, phenomenological (with emphasis on numerical simulations), or a combination of the two. The goal is to study the physics explored in relativistic heavy-ion collisions experiments, be it at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory or the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, with a framework that can be extended to the upcoming Electron-Ion Collider. If interested, there is a possibility for the student to contribute to the multi-disciplinary JETSCAPE Collaboration, thus exploring avenues straddling physics and mathematics/computer science. For more information see

Qualifications for the theoretical nuclear physics studies

Education: A completed of a BSc or MSc degree in Physics at time of admission.

Experience: A successful candidate must have a good knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and special relativity. Basic knowledge of high energy (particle or nuclear) physics or general relativity is preferred. At the PhD level, prior physics research experience is required (preferably in theory or phenomenology), while it is highly desirable at the MSc level. Furthermore, programming skills are sought-after.


The stipend for this position will be commensurate with education and experience. The student will be expected to apply for internal and external Scholarships and/or Teaching Assistantships.

To Apply

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please email a cover letter stating your interest in the position, curriculum vitae (including any publications and/or Bachelor, or Master theses, if available), copy of unofficial transcripts and contact information for two references to:

Dr. Gojko Vujanovic
Assistant Professor in Nuclear Theory
Department of Physics
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
Email: Gojko dot Vujanovic at uregina dot ca (with the subject title: Graduate Application)