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As you were informed, due to the current difficult world situation, UAM, INFN, UDUR and UB nodes have decided to postpone its hiring until 2021.


If you will still be interested and you will fulfil in 2021 the EU formal requirements (to be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree, plus the Mobility rule) please inform us and follow the instructions in the webpage, when the position will be reopened for application in 2021.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of applications has been extended to April 2, 2020


Early Stage Researcher (ESR) training positions intended to lead to a PhD degree are open for application. They are designed to contribute towards the completion of a PhD degree. The candidates will work on particle theory and phenomenology and/or astroparticle physics including e.g. neutrino, dark matter, axions, dark energy, or BSM physics, and will be hired by one of the European beneficiaries of the new Marie Curie ITN HIDDeN.


Ten positions are open to application now in France (CNRS), Germany (UHEI, UGOE, KIT), Italy (INFN), Spain (UAM, UVEG, UB) and UK (UDUR, SOTON) with starting dates around the Fall 2020.


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 ESR 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. ESRs are expected to participate actively in the yearly international workshop and school organized by the network. The ESRs will also be involved in outreach activities.


The deadline for applications is April 2 2020. Deadline for the SOTON position is May 28 2020. All applications must be made exclusively through the network website http://hiddeneu.eu/jobs. 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.


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.

  • 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 "Elusives 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)