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University of Sussex PhD Studentship on the SNO+ Neutrino Experiment

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited from talented and creative students for a PhD place in Experimental Particle Physics, to join the Sussex group working on the SNO+ experiment under the supervision of Dr Lisa Falk. SNO+ offers a rich programme of neutrino physics, which includes neutrinoless double beta decay, antineutrinos from reactors and geothermal activity, solar neutrinos and a supernova watch. It is located at SNOLAB, 2 km underground in the Creighton mine in Canada. Data-taking commenced in 2017 with scintillator fill currently underway. The successful candidate is expected to work on the analysis of antineutrinos, focusing on an oscillation measurement using nearby reactor sources. The student will also spend some fraction of their time developing software for the calibration of the experiment and for data quality assurance, as well as participating in SNO+ experimental operations. The project is likely to involve spending an extended period of time at SNOLAB.

For more details about the project, please contact Dr Lisa Falk: ).

For practical questions about applications and/or eligibility for funding, please contact

For academic questions please contact the coordinator of EPP PhD admissions, Dr. W. Clark Griffith:

Applications: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/pgapplication

Please state in the Finance section of the online form that you are applying for STFC EPP studentships.

Funding Notes

Funding is available to UK and EU nationals for a September 2020 start. Funded studentships cover a tax-free bursary (£15,009 per annum in 2019/20) and home/EU fees for 3.5 years. Additional financial support is provided to cover short-term and long-term travel. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March. We also welcome applications from self-funded non-EU students interested in our experimental programme.

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