CEA-Saclay, Institut de Physique Theorique

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Position ID:CEA-Saclay-IPhT-PHDA2E [#21751, Ampl2Einstein-PhD2]
Position Title: PhD Studentship in Theoretical High-Energy & Gravitational-Wave Physics
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Gif sur Yvette, Ile de France 91191, France [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High-Energy Theory / Gravitational Waves, Quantum Field Theory, Scattering Amplitudes
Appl Deadline:2022/06/10 11:59PMhelp popup deleted (posted 2022/05/09, listed until 2022/09/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

We invite applications for a three-year PhD studentship to begin between October and December of 2022 in the domains of scattering amplitudes and gravitational waves. The studentship will be funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant, ``Ampl2Einstein'' (ERC--2019--ADG~885414).

The studentship will be held at the Institut de Physique Theorique (IPhT) at Saclay in the Paris suburbs, and may include extended research visits to the partner institution, CERN, in Geneva. Accepted applicants will pursue a PhD degree to be awarded by Universite Paris--Saclay in the subject of theoretical predictions for gravitational waves using techniques from quantum scattering amplitudes. The monthly stipend of the studentship will typically be around 1580 euros/month (after deduction of social charges).

At the time of appointment, applicants may not already have been awarded a doctoral degree; and must be in the first four years of their research careers. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed a master's degree program in theoretical high-energy physics, and must have already completed at least one course in quantum field theory. Award of the studentship will be contingent on successful completion of the master's degree. In addition, applicants must be fluent (reading, writing, and speaking) in English.

Applications should include a CV, a transcript of bachelor's and master's courses with grades, and names of two referees who may be contacted. If the master's program includes a thesis or internship, the supervisor's name should also be supplied.

All materials should be uploaded electronically.

Applications should be received by June 10, 2022 in order to receive full consideration, though new applications will also be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

David A. Kosower

Zvi Bern

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Institut de Physique Théorique
CEA Saclay
91191 Gif sur Yvette