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2 ESR positions at Università di Bologna

These are two 12 months in science communication and outreach positions affiliated the HIDDEN Horizon2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, with starting dates around September/October 2023 although there is some flexibility in dates. The science communication and outreach work will be based at Università di Bologna (UNIBO). The deadline for applications is July 3, 2023.

All applications must be sent through the web page

The ESR will carry out research on the communication and dissemination of the science of the ITN. They will focus on the specific difficulties that arise in communication the invisible universe.

Project Title: Exploring the Invisible Universe in primary schools.

Objectives: Understanding the challenges in communicating science about neutrinos and dark matter to children focusing on the gender dimension to understand how gender stereotypes develop in the 5/9 age group and how to use scientific capacity to develop a stereotype intervention.

Expected Results: Material for primary school teachers; videogame on neutrinos and dark matter.


  • Support and develop outreach activities within UNIBO's Department of Physics and Astronomy, which benefit the local community.
  • Liaise with University and funder communication teams for media coverage and press relations.
  • Develop a promotional Material for primary school teachers, videogame on neutrinos and dark matter video for prospective students and researchers.
  • Possibility for outreach and educational research if the candidate demonstrates interest in these directions.

By EU requirements, eligible candidates may be of any nationality and at the date of recruitment (means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action) should comply with the following rules:

  • All fellows recruited in an ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRS) at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility Rule: fellows must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

The ITN HIDDEN complies with an equal opportunity and gender balance policy.

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    • Academic qualification
    • A request for, at least, two reference letters

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