PhD studies in experimental neutrino physics

Competition opened on: 
10 Jun 2019 - 11:45
Application submission deadline: 
20 Jul 2019 (All day)


We are inviting students of physics to apply for 4 year-duration doctoral studies in experimental neutrino physics.

Job location: Warsaw downtown (Pasteura 7, str).

This position is related to the project “Indirect search for dark matter with water neutrino detectors” funded by the National Science Center (NCN), Poland and run by the Warsaw Neutrino Group (http://neutrino.ncbj.gov.pl/). The successful candidate will participate in the international research related to development and operation of the new generation of neutrino telescopes such as KM3NeT (constructed in waters of the Mediterranean Sea, http://www.km3net.org/), Hyper-Kamiokande or Super-Kamiokande-Gd (both in Japan, http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/index-e.html). As a potential member of those international collaborations the candidate will analyze experimental data acquired by the detectors, participate in development of the simulation software and reconstruction tools (also based on machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions) and occasional hardware tests. Specifics of the job will depend on the individual preferences of the candidate.

Funding necessary to cover travel costs to cooperating institutions in Europe/Japan and costs of participation in relevant international scientific conferences/workshops has been allocated in the project budget.

Before starting work in the project the candidate should qualify and pass the entry exams for the PhD studies at the Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry (http://gradschool.ncbj.gov.pl/) established jointly by the National Centre for Nuclear Research and the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology. The Graduate School is hosting the doctoral program.

Please notice that it requires independent application with a deadline of July/31 st , 2019. Only the winning candidate of this application is allowed to enter qualification for this subject at the Graduate School. We will inform the winning candidate about this fact until July/25.

Requirements:

  • MSc in physics with specialization in elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics or computing method in
  • physics.
  • Very good command of written/spoken English (sufficient to write scientific publications/technical documentation and
  • to fluently communicate in international teams).
  • Very good knowledge of C++ and/or Python.
  • Fluency in UNIX/LINUX.
  • Familiarity with the ROOT, Pandas/NumPy, scikit-learn or Geant4 software packages will be an asset.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Thinking independence.
  • Good communication and team-working skills.


Only the candidates meeting the requirements specified by NCN’s Regulations of issuing study grants for young scientists, see https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/regulamin-przyznawania-... (in Polish), are eligible to apply for this project position.

Documents:

  • CV including the following formal consent: „ I hereby authorize you to process my personal data included in the job application for the needs of the recruitment process in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated 29.08.1997 (uniform text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2002 No 101, item 926 with further amendments).”.
  • MSc degree diploma copy/photo (also BSc degree diploma copy if applicable).
  • Transcript of BSc and MSc courses grades.
  • A statement of research interests and achievements.
  • Contact to 1-2 persons (email, telephone, institute name) who might be later requested for the reference letter.

Optionally:

  • List of publications and/or patents.
  • Information concerning active participation in conferences/workshops.
  • Information concerning relevant experience in grant-funded research.
  • Information concerning participation in international student exchange programs.
  • Record of received awards or scholarships.

Contact:

E-mail your application documents to Piotr.Mijakowski@ncbj.gov.pl specifying „[phd]” in the mail subject field. One position is available and only the selected applicants will be contacted for the possible interview.

We offer:

3000 PLN/month scholarship (this is a netto salary, after all taxation) for the first 12 months with the possibility to extend to additional 36 months (PhD programme lasts 48 months).

As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declaration:

I agree to the processing of my personal data included in this application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment.
I agree / I do not agree to store my personal data in the NCBJ recruitment database for a period of 12 months, since the submission of this application, related to potential future recruitment processes.

Application submission deadline: 20th July 2019

The successful candidate is expected to start his/her research from October 2019 and to complete the doctoral thesis in elementary particle experimental physics within 4 years.

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