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Updates:

Friday, November 26th 2021 Karlsruhe accepted.
Friday, Oct 1st 2021 Search in Heidelberg will be picked up at a later date.
Wednesday, September 22nd 2021 New job at DESY Zeuthen.
Tuesday, September 7th 2021 München accepted, Münster not accepted but declined and offered again.
Wednesday, July 21st 2021 Another name in Heidelberg, Aachen will not be further pursued and filled.
Friday, July 16th 2021 New position at DESY Zeuthen, EPFL accepted.
Friday, July 2nd 2021 First name in Heidelberg.
Friday, June 25th 2021 Hannover offered.
Monday, June 21st 2021 Mainz offered.
Wednesday, June 16th 2021 First name for Nikhef, Bonn finally settled.
Wednesday May 31st 2021 Münster accepted.
Wednesday May 19th 2021 Offer at EPFL, GSI and PSI accepted. There seems to be an offer for Regensburg (W1), anybody knows more?
Tuesday Apr 20th 2021 Short list for a previously unlisted 5 years position in MPI München.
Friday, Mar 29th 2021 A second name in Lausanne, new positions in Regensburg and Heidelberg
Friday, Mar 12th 2021 New position at Nikhef (Amsterdam).
Friday, Mar 5th 2021 Update in Lausanne and Mainz.
Monday, Feb 8th 2021 One more name in Heidelberg and two more in Karlsruhe.
Friday January 29th 2021 And another one.
Thursday January 28th 2021 Two more names in Karlsruhe.
Thursday January 21st 2021 First two names in Karlsruhe, rumor for an unlisted position at DESY.
Monday January 11th 2021 Happy New Year! And another name in Mainz, GSI declined.
Friday December 18th 2020 Another name in Mainz. Merry Christmas!
Thursday December 3rd 2020 Previously unlisted positions in Leipzig and Mainz, Amsterdam and Köln offered and accepted.
Friday November 20th 2020 New position in Regensburg, a second name in Heidelberg
Tuesday November 2rd 2020 Short list for TU München / ORIGINS, new round in Hannover, two more names for Münster.
Thursday Sep 17th 2020 First name in Wuppertal.
Wednesday Sep 16th 2020 Two more names in Münster.
Thursday Sep 10th 2020 First name in Heidelberg.
Wednesday Sep 9th 2020 First names in Münster, new position at KIT.
Friday August 14th 2020 First name in Jena, Freiburg offered and accepted.
Friday August 7th 2020 New position at EPFL Lausanne.
Thursday July 23rd 2020 New position at MPI München.
Monday June 29th 2020 New position at TU München / ORIGINS.
Friday June 12th 2020 New position in Münster.

RWTH Aachen (Big Data, tenure track W1 to W2) [30.4.20]
Short List:
Anja Butter
Pietro Vischia
...
Offered to:
"the advertised position will not be further pursued and filled"
Amsterdam (Tenure Track) [15.10.19]
Short List:
Ilaria Brivio (Heidelberg)
Felix Kahlhoefer (Aachen)
Francesco Riva (Geneve)
Javi Serra (TUM)
Eleni Vryonidou (CERN)
Tevong You (CERN)
(at least one more person known to us)
Offered to:
Jordy de Vries (accepted)
Nikhef (Amsterdam) (Staff Physicist) [30.04.21]
Short List:
Gauthier Durieux
...
Bonn (W3, 2nd try) [18.10.19]
Short List:
Offered to:
Claude Duhr (accepted)
CERN (Permanent Staff, theoretical astroparticle physics) [URL?, deadline?]
Short List:
Valerie Domcke
Joachim Kopp
Offered to:
DESY (2 junior staff positions)
Short List:
Offered to:
Bibhushan Shakya
DESY (5 years) [20.12.20]
Short List:
Tarek Anous
Offered to:
?
DESY Zeuthen (lattice, E14) [22.08.21]
Short List:
Offered to:
Graz (Lattice, Laufbahnprofessur) [4.9.19]
Short List:
Debasish Banerjee
Gergely Endrodi
Anthony Francis
Marina Marinkovic
Daniel Mohler
Denes Sexty
Tin Sulejmanpasic
Offered to:
GSI (Darmstadt) (Staff scientist) [22.3.19]
Short List:
Stefan Flörchinger
Maxwell Hansen
Marlene Nahrgang
Gergely Endrödi
Sören Schlichting
Vladimir Skokov
Daniel Mohler
John Bulava
Eero Aleksi Kurkela
Jacobo Ruiz de Elvira
Offered to: John Bulava (declined)
Daniel Mohler (accpeted)
Hannover (W1 HEP with cold atoms) [15.8.19] New Round [15.9.20]
Short List:
J. Smirnov
E. Fuchs
M. Schlaffer (?)
J. Eby (?)
Offered to:
Elina Fuchs
Heidelberg (W3 Cosmology/Particle) [5.6.20]
Short List:
Julia Harz
Valerie Domcke
Ilaria Brivio
...
Offered to:
Lavinia Heisenberg (accepted)
Heidelberg (W3 QFT/Cosmology, early succ. C. Wetterich) [16.5.21]
Short List:
Kai Schmitz
Djuna Lize Croon
...
Offered to:
"the search has been terminated and will probably be taken up again at a later date"
Humboldt (Berlin) (Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Field and String Theory, W2) [31.12.18]
Short List:
Murad Alim
Jacob Bourjaily
Johannes Brodel
Claude Duhr
Chiara Toldo
Offered to:
Jena (QFT, W3) [30.9.19]
Short List:
Pedro Liendo
Offered to:
KIT (Karlsruhe) (Tenure track, W1) [15.10.20]
Short List:
Elina Fuchs
Yu-Dai Tsai
Fady Bishara
Sophie Renner
Felix Kling
Ilaria Brivio
Julia Harz
Offered to:
Felix Kahlhoefer (accepted)
Köln (W1 tenure track W2) [2.2.20]
Short List:
Chiara Toldo
Gabor Sarosi
Claire Zukowski
...
Offered to:
Nele Callebaut (accepted)
EPFL Lausanne (Faculty, tenure track or higher) [20.10.20]
Short List:
Valerie Domcke
Chia-Hsien Shen
Offered to:
Victor Gorbenko (accepted)
Leipzig (W2) [15.10.20]
Short List:
Offered to:
Mainz (W2, cosmology) [2.11.20]
Short List:
Valerie Domcke
Elina Fuchs
Julia Harz
Kai Schmitz
...
Offered to:
Valerie Domcke (declined)
MPI München (TVÖD 15, initially 5 years) [31.7.20]
Short List:
Offered to:
MPI München ("Group-Leader Position in Numerics, Algorithms, and IT Support", initially 5 years) [5.12.20]
Short List:
Frederic Dreyer
Stefan Kallweit
Philipp Maierhöfer
Ben Ruijl
Valentin Hirschi
Robert Schabinger
Mathieu Pellen
Simon Plätzer
Offered to:
TU München / ORIGINS cluster (W2 tenure track W3) [31.8.20]
Short List:
Elina Fuchs (Fermilab Chicago)
Enrico Herrmann (CalTech)
Matthew von Hippel (Niels Bohr Academy Kopenhagen)
Martin Hoferichter (Albert Einstein Center Bern)
Gustavo Marques-Tavares (University of Maryland)
Felix Ringer (UC Berkeley)
Emmanuel Stamou (EPFL)
Lorenzo Tancredi (University of Oxford)
Offered to:
Lorenzo Tancredi (accepted)
Münster (W1 tenure track W2) [10.7.20]
Short List:
Jason Aebischer
Anthony Francis
Lena Funcke
Felix Ringer
Kai Schmitz
Franziska Hagelstein
Martin Hoferichter
...?
Offered to:
Anthony Francis (accepted declined)
Kai Schmitz
Radboud University, Nijmegen (tenure track) [30.6.20]
Short List:
Offered to:
PSI (Link already offline)
Short List:
Andreas Crivellin
Matteo Fael
Martin Hoferichter
Giovanni Marco Pruna
Peter Stoffer
(at least one more person)
Offered to:
Peter Stoffer (accepted)
Regensburg (W1 tenure track to W2) [30.11.2020]
Short List:
Offered to:
???
Regensburg (W3) (PDF) [15.5.2021]
Short List:
Offered to:
Utrecht (tenure track) [?]
Short List:
Djuna Croon
Vienna (Tenure track) [31.3.2019]
Short List:
Simon Plaetzer
Massimiliano Procura
Heidi Rzehak
Marek Schoenherr
Marius Wiesemann
(+ at least one more person)
Offered to:
Wuppertal (W1 tenure track W2) [30.4.20]
Short List:
Bastian Brandt
Offered to:
DESY Zeuthen (Phenomenology, E14) [20.10.21]
Short List:
Offered to:


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