First call (and related communications – archived)


Announcement (Oct 9, 2018)

8 PhD positions are available in Lattice field theory as part of the EuroPLEx network with a deadline of the 5th of November.

The postgraduate fellowships are 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%).

Fellowships are available at the following institutions

– Institute for Physics at the Humboldt University Berlin in the group of Prof. R Sommer (1 position).
– Department of Physics at the University of Bielefeld in the group of Dr. C. Schmidt (1 position).
– School of Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin in the groups of Prof. M. Marinkovic and Prof. S. Sint (2 positions).
– Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences at the University of Parma in the group of Prof. F. Di Renzo and Prof. L. Griguolo (2 positions).
– Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Regensburg in the group of Dr. S. Collins and Prof. G. Bali (2 positions).

The deadline for applications is the 5th of November — late applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The expected start date is between the 1st of January and the 1st of October 2019.  A further 7 positions at the Edinburgh, Humboldt, Syddansk, Swansea and UAM Universities will be advertised in the future with an application deadline in February.

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 Candidates should arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation sent to the same address. If the candidate wants to be considered for a position at more than one institution, he/she should order the institutions by preference.  The local recruitment procedures of the hiring institution will be followed in each case.

The network is strongly committed to equal opportunity and diversity.


14 NOV 2018

The network teams are currently shortlisting candidates. Applicants on the shortlists will be contacted within the next two weeks

28 NOV 2018

Interviews are being conducted over the next few days. The results of the interviews will be communicated to the candidates in approximately ten days.

19 DEC  2018

Interviews have been conducted and a few positions (not all) have already been offered and accepted.

12 JAN  2019

All positions have been assigned and the FIRST CALL is now CLOSED.  A second call will be issued soon.