Announcement (June 10, 2019)
One PhD position is still available in Lattice Field Theory as part of the EuroPLEx network (europlex.unipr.it).
The fellowship is available at CP3-Origins in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the South Denmark University in the group of Prof. C. Pica. The PhD project will be concerned with exploring strongly coupled extensions of the Standard Model. In particular, composite Higgs models, with and without gauged scalar fields will be studied. Rigorous numerical methods based on lattice field theory will be employed to investigate the non-perturbative dynamics of the candidate models and to obtain quantitative information in order to test the models against experiment.
The deadline for applications is the 30th of June — late applications will be considered until the position is filled. The expected start date is between the 1st of September and the 1st of October.
The postgraduate fellowship is funded by the European Union H2020 programme through the European network for Particle physics, Lattice field theory and Extreme computing (EuroPLEx), the recently approved Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The Europlex network involves leading European Lattice Field Theory groups based at the following institutions: (Denmark) Syddansk University, (Germany) University of Bielefeld, University of Regensburg, Humboldt University Berlin, (Ireland) Trinity College Dublin, (Italy) University of Parma, (Spain) Autonomous University Madrid (UAM), (UK) University of Edinburgh and Swansea University.
The research performed within the network aims to
– Perform precision tests of the Standard Model.
– Investigate Beyond the Standard Model candidate theories.
– Probe the QCD phase diagram.
– Non-perturbatively study theoretical aspects of Quantum Field Theories.
The research provides a solid training in the analytical skills needed in quantum field theory and in particle physics phenomenology, as well as in high performance computing and in software development.
The fellowships are funded for up to three years with a salary corresponding to an early stage researcher (ESR) position with the gross monthly living allowance of 3,270 EUR per month modified by the EU correction coefficient for the country of recruitment. In addition, a mobility allowance of 600 EUR per month will be paid, and, depending on marital status, possibly another 500 EUR per month of family allowance. The ESR salary is subject to local tax, social benefit and other deductions which differ widely between countries and may be substantial (above 40%).
Candidates are expected to have a very good Masters degree in Physics or related areas at the time of the commencement of employment. They must be eligible under the H2020 ITN mobility rules, specifically, the researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting institution for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment date (see the H2020 guide for applicants).
Please direct informal enquiries or your complete application (CV, description of research interests and, if applicable, list of publications) by e-mail to email@example.com. Two letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address (by the referees directly). Candidates should also apply directly to the CP3-Origins team via the webpage:
The network is strongly committed to equal opportunity and diversity.
30 Jul 2018:
The EuroPLEx position in Odense has been assigned.
Information provided by the applicants will be used and processed for the purpose of recruiting and selecting the EuroPLEx fellows in compliance with the provisions of GDPR (UE reg. 2016/679) and Italian DL 196/2003.