PHD Research Fellowship, Department of Physics
About the position
We have a vacancy for a PhD Research fellowship in the astroparticle group at the Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
The position is available from the earliest 1st August, 2019. The position reports to Professor Michael Kachelriess.
Main duties and responsibilities
The PhD candidate will study the production of antimatter, in particular of light antinuclei, in decays and annihilations of dark matter particles. Models for the formation and the propagation of these particles in the Galaxy will be studied and improved.
The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in astroparticle physics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
- Previous experience in Monte Carlo simulations of strong interactions and astrophysics of charged cosmic rays is advantageous
- A strong background in theoretical physics is required
- Good written and oral English skills
- Highly motivated and enthusiastic about physics and our Universe
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement
- exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits
Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of one year extension with 25 % teaching duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in physics.
As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Michael Kachelriess, e-mail Michael.Kachelriess@ntnu.no. Recommendations letter should be sent directly to Michael.Kachelriess@ntnu.no
About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.
Please refer to the application number 122/19 when applying.
Application deadline: 30.05.2019
Deadline 30. May 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jobbnorge ID 170028