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ATLAS-PhD Grant for Member of ATLAS Collaboration in Particle Physics, 2013

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CERN announces 2-3 ATLAS-PhD Grant in Particle Physics in Switzerland and Member State or Non-Member State University and that is member of the CERN ATLAS collaboration. Applicants must be enrolled at the PhD program in the universities of member of the ATLAS collaboration. The grant is awarded for duration of three years which cover monthly living allowance.  

About PhD Grant: We are excited to announce the creation of a dedicated grant scheme (thanks to a donation from Fabiola Gianotti and Peter Jenni following their award from the Fundamental Physics Prize foundation) to encourage young and high-caliber doctoral students in particle physics research (including computing for physics) and permit them to obtain world class exposure, supervision and training within the ATLAS collaboration.

This special PhD Grant is aimed at graduate students preparing a doctoral thesis in particle physics (incl. computing for physics) to spend one year at CERN followed by one year support also at the home Institute. Candidates may already have a thesis subject defined with their home university OR they may be looking for a thesis subject. 

Study: Particle Physics (incl. Computing for Physics)

Course Level: PhD degree

Scholarship by: Donation from Fabiola Gianotti and Peter Jenni following their award from the Fundamental Physics Prize foundation

Location: Switzerland and Member State or Non-Member State University that is member of the CERN ATLAS collaboration. 

Eligibility: You are enrolled at a university that is a member of the ATLAS collaboration (see list of universities: http://cern.ch/go/7Tkl)

•You have started or are about to start a doctoral programme.

•Your work envisaged at CERN is part of the thesis work required to obtain your PhD. Daily supervision of the student during the period at CERN will be the responsibility of a CERN Member of Personnel. The award of the degree remains the responsibility of the applicant’s university.

•You have a good knowledge of English OR French.

•The Grant will cover 2 years funding of the PhD thesis, specifically one year at CERN (at a rate of CHF 3.679/month) and one year at the home institute at a reduced rate.

Grant is Open for: Applicants of Member State or Non-member states (Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK,USA) can apply for this PhD grant.

Number of awards: 2-3 PhD grants

Duration: 2 years funding of the PhD thesis, specifically one year at CERN 

Value: Funding covers monthly living allowance to cover the expenses of a single person in the Geneva area. The Grant will cover 2 years funding of the PhD thesis, specifically one year at CERN (at a rate of CHF 3.679/month) and one year at the home institute at a reduced rate.

Notification: Autumn 2013 

Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applications are considered by a dedicated Selection Committee held at CERN. Results are communicated after the Committee. Eligible candidates should complete the eRT application including:

– A motivation letter

– A statement of research interest

– A CV

– 2 references

– Letter of confirmation from the ATLAS group leader to accept supervision of the thesis work (could be one of the referees)

– Diploma

– Proof of enrollment in a collaborating university.

Deadline: 31 August 2013

Further Information: http://jobs.web.cern.ch/job/10810

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