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One 3-year position designed to contribute towards the completion of a PhD degree under the HIDDeN ITN is open for application, with starting dates during 2021 and no later than October 1st, 2021

The position is intended to carry research in particle theory and phenomenology and/or astroparticle physics including e.g. neutrino, dark matter, axions, dark energy, or BSM physics in general, and will be hired by the beneficiary of the network: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (UNIBO).

The Project Title of this position is: Neutrino and their connection in hidden sectors. Objectives: Search for the elusive particles in neutrino detectors.

All nodes, e.g. beneficiaries and partner organisations, will contribute to the training, and the research effort will focus on collaborations throughout the network. The positions include at least a long secondment in another European beneficiary, plus shorter stays in our partner organisations: at least at one major world laboratory, and at one of our private sector partners. ESR is expected to participate actively in the yearly international workshop and school organized by the network. The ESR will also be involved in outreach activities.

The deadline for applications is June 4. Applications may be accepted after this deadline if not yet then filled.

All applications must be made exclusively through the network website Two reference letters are requested. If interested, please apply now completing first the data in the "MY CV" section and then applying to the position. Beware: you must press "submit" at the end of the process; otherwise the application will not be fully registered and will not be considered. The system will acknowledge your submission if correctly completed; you can also check the completion on the "MY APPLICATIONS" link.

The salary consists of the gross Monthly Living Allowance of EUR €3,270 per month pondered by the EU correction coefficient; in addition, researchers recruited within an ITN are entitled to receive a Mobility Allowance of 600 EUR per month and also possibly another 500 EUR per month of Family Allowance depending on marital status. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of their (first) recruitment in the action and will not evolve during the action lifetime. The net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer /employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts in line with national legislation.

The candidates must demonstrate a high level of accomplishment and excellence in her/his previous academic experience.

The Network is taking all measures to implement the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researcher. We strongly recommend you to read it at the following link:

The recruitment and working conditions for researchers will comply with the ARTICLE 32 — RECRUITMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR RESEARCHERS .

Information provided by the applicants will be used and processed for the purpose of recruiting and selecting the HIDDeN fellows in compliance with the provisions of GDPR (EU reg. 2016/679) and national rules. In particular, we would like to let you know that, in order to carry out the hiring process, your applications will be shared among the members of the hiring committee and with the local administrations of the nodes which are hiring as well as the coordinating node. If you do not consent to this, please let us know immediately.

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 researchers 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. This is measured from the date when you obtained the degree which would formally entitle you to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country of destination.

  • Mobility Rule: researchers 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.

In order to apply for a position in the "HIDDeN Training Network" you must:

  • Register if you have not done alredy
  • Upload your CV that should include:
    • Personal data
    • Academic qualification
    • A request for, at least, two reference letters

Although it is not compulsory to have finished uploading all of your CV information we recommend you to do so.

Remember that you may apply for more than one open position and that you may manage your applications from the "My Applications" tab (this will only be available after applying for at least one position)