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Phd studentship to search for neutrinoless double beta decay with the SNO+ detector

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About This PhD Project

Project Description

The University of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group plays a critically important role in a number of experiments at the frontiers of our knowledge of particle physics, with main involvement in: the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (Geneva, Switzerland), the Neutron EDM experiment at PSI (Switzerland), the SNO+ neutrinoless double beta decay experiment at SNOLAB (Canada) and the NOvA long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab (Chicago, Illinois, USA). We also have involvement in a direct Dark Matter search experiment DEAP at SNOLAB.

We are presently offering fully funded studentships available to UK and EU nationals on ATLAS and SNO+ projects for a September 2016 start. Funded studentships cover a tax free bursary (£14,057 per annum in 2015/16) and home/EU fees for 3.5 years. We also welcome applications from self-funded non-EU students interested in our experimental programme. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March.

Type of award
Postgraduate Research

Award amount
£14057 per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of UK/EU fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study.

Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, a UK Bachelor degree in Physics at first or upper second class, and/or a UK Master’s degree in Physics, or equivalent non-UK qualifications. A good standard of written and spoken English is essential.

Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is open to UK and EU resident students only. However, we also welcome applications from self-funded non-EU students

Application procedure
Apply through the Sussex on-line system

State in the Funding section of the application form that you are applying for the "PhD Studentships in Experimental Particle Physics."

Applications should include a CV, as well as transcripts of marks obtained on your degree(s) and the names and contact details of two academic referees.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we regret we may only contact you if your application is successful.

Candidates are encouraged to apply, or at least make an expression of interest, as early as possible. The award will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate can be found.

The last possible date we can receive applications is 01 September 2016.

Further information
This is a full-time studentship and the successful candidate will be able to devote their whole time to research. With agreement of the supervisor the student may take on a limited amount of teaching, for which additional payment will be made.

The Sussex Experimental Particle Physics Group’s webpages can be found here:

Contact details
Informal academic enquiries should be sent to the head of the Experimental Particle Physics Group, Prof. Antonella De Santo: [email protected]

Enquiries about your eligibility, the progress of your application, and your admission to Sussex, should be sent to Rebecca Foster at [email protected]

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