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Overview

HiggsTools will recruit a cohort of 21 ESR (Early Stage Researchers) who will all be in the network for the same 36 month period and therefore be able to obtain the full benefit from the training provided by the network. 500 person-months of early-stage researchers will be funded by the EU according to the rules of the People FP7 Programme. The remaining 256 person-months will be funded from local sources.

The research topics extend to the theoretical and experimental study of electroweak symmetry breaking. All full partners and associated partners will contribute to the training of the ESRs, and the research effort will focus on collaborations through the network. Some of the ESRs will become members of the ATLAS and CMS collaborations while others will have a theoretical training

The HiggsTools Initial Training Network complies with an equal opportunity and gender balance policy.

All positions are for 36 months and include at least a few-month secondment in another network node and one of our private sector partners.

The gross salary for the EU funded part of each position is 38000 euros/year plus, in addition, a mobility allowance of 700 (1000) euros/month for ESRs without (with) family charges. The net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts.

For positions where other funds are used to extend the position to 36 months, the salary for the extension period is determined by the recruiting node.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates for any of the positions advertised may be of any nationality. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, the candidates:

  • Must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

  • Must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

  • At the starting time of the positions the candidates must have completed the courses that would have allowed them to enroll in a doctorate program either in the country where they are studying or in the country offering the position.

Person Specification

  • The successful candidates will have an excellent academic record in physics and related studies
  • A keen interest in pursuing research in experimental or theoretical particle physics and in particular relating to Higgs physics.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, and as members of a research team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • They will play a role in maintaining the host Institute as a world-class centre of particle physics research and be active members of the HiggsTools FP7 ITN.

"Junior ESR (PhD)" positions are designed to obtain a PhD degree.

"Senior ESR" positions are the first step into postdoctoral research towards the end of the PhD training.

PhD Studies
Senior ESR
Other funding source

Status Position Number of
months
Host
Institution
2014 2015 2016 2017
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at IPPP, Durham (UK) 16(+20) UDUR
FILLED Senior ESR at IPPP, Durham and University College London (UK) 24(+12) UDUR
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at IPPP, Durham (UK) 16(+20) UDUR
FILLED Senior ESR at IPPP, Durham and Imperial College London (UK) 24(+12) UDUR
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Freiburg University (DE) 20(+16) ALU-FR
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Freiburg University (DE) 20(+16) ALU-FR
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Freiburg University (DE) 20(+16) ALU-FR
FILLED Senior ESR at at Freiburg University and Max Planck Institute, Munich (DE) 12(+24) ALU-FR
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at CNRS and Universite Paris Sud (FR) 36 CNRS
FILLED Senior ESR at DESY Zeuthen (DE) 18(+18) DESY
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at DESY Hamburg (DE) 18(+18) DESY
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Torino University (IT) 36 DFTTO
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Torino University and Milano University (IT) 36 DFTTO
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at ETH Zurich and Zurich University (CH) 36 ETH
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) ETH Zurich (CH) 24(+12) ETH
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Nikhef, Amsterdam (NL) 18(+18) FOM
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Nikhef, Amsterdam and Louvain University (NL) 18(+18) FOM
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Institute for Nuclear Physics, Krakow and Warsaw University (PO) 18(+18) IFJ-PAN
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) at Institute for Nuclear Physics, Krakow (PO) 18(+18) IFJ-PAN
FILLED Senior ESR National Center for Scientific Research `Demokritos', Athens (GR) 36 NCSR-D
FILLED Junior ESR (PhD) University of Granada (ES) 36 UGR