ICTP, Trieste, HECAP

Position ID:ICTP, Trieste-HECAP-PD [#12592]
Position Title: Junior and Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Trieste, Trieste 34151, Italy [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
High Energy Physics
High-Energy Theory
Fundamental Theory/Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2018/12/01help popup finished (2018/11/02, finished 2019/06/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Several postdoctoral positions will be available in the ICTP's High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) section with expected starting date on Oct. 2019. Appointments will be for 3 years.

Outstanding candidates with a proven record of independent research are also welcome to apply for a special senior postdoc position of longer duration (4 or 5 years), enjoying extra benefits.

Post-docs working on cosmology and astro-particle physics will also participate in the initiatives of the new IFPU (Institute for the Fundamental Physics of the Universe), a collaboration among ICTP, SISSA, the Trieste Observatory, and INFN.

Members of the Section are currently working on:
  • String theory including D-branes, Black Holes, Gauge/string theory duality, Phenomenological String theory/M theory
  • Particle Phenomenology including Physics beyond the Standard Model, Dark Matter, Axions, Higgs and Collider physics, Neutrino physics and astrophysics
  • Cosmology including Large Scale Structures, Physics of the Early Universe, Present Acceleration
  • Topological field theories and Localization. 
The Section presently comprises 8 staff members, 4 emeritus scientists and 8 postdoctoral researchers, as well as up to 200 other short/long-term visitors per year. There is also a close collaboration between ICTP scientists and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the Department of Theoretical Physics of Trieste University, the Trieste section of the INFN, the Trieste Observatory and the University of Udine. The Section is also actively involved in the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC.

Each application should include:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Publication  list
  • Three letters of recommendation
The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2018. The selection will be made immediately thereafter.

The ICTP takes seriously its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in hiring,
and its global mission to promote science in the developing world.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11,
34151 Trieste,

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