One position available in Odense (New! Nov. 11, 2021)

(Date of publication: November 11th, 2021)

We invite applications for one PhD position in Lattice Field Theory as part of the EuroPLEx network.

The fellowship, to be started on 1st January, 2022, is hosted 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. 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.

EuroPLEX postgraduate fellowships are funded by the European Union H2020 programme through the European network for Particle physics, Lattice field theory and Extreme computing (EuroPLEx), a 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%).

Prospective candidates are expected to have a 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 inquiries by email to europlex@fis.unipr.it. Applications should be accompanied by a CV, a description of research interests, list of publications (if applicable), and 2 letters of recommendation and must be sent by e-mail to europlex@fis.unipr.it. In addition, candidates must also complete the application form of the University of Southern Denmark which can be found at https://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/1176643.

The deadline for applications is the 10th of December, 2021 — late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The network is strongly committed to equal opportunity and diversity.

Information provided with the application 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.