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Position at Università di Bologna (UNIBO): Exploring the Invisible Universe in primary schools


A new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) funded by the European Union H2020 programme named HIDDeN ("Hunting Invisibles: Dark sectors, Dark matter and Neutrinos") officially started on October 1st, 2020.


This is 23 months in science communication and outreach position affiliated the HIDDeN Horizon2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, with starting dates around January 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 December 15, 2022.


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.


Responsiblities:


  • 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.

Apply here to the position.


Position at Heidelberg University: Development and characterization of low temperature micro-calorimeters for neutrino physics


A new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) funded by the European Union H2020 programme named HIDDeN ("Hunting Invisibles: Dark sectors, Dark matter and Neutrinos") officially started on October 1st, 2020.


3 years PhD position at Heidelberg University (1st year funded through HIDDEN, 2nd and 3rd years other funding sources). The position is foreseen to start in January 2023. The deadline for applications is 20th of November.


Project Title: Development and characterization of low temperature micro-calorimeters for neutrino physics.


Objectives: Development of detectors to be used in experiments for the determination of neutrino properties. The candidate will be part of a team of experts in detector fabrication and characterization and acquire the knowledge for optimizing detectors to be developed for application in experiments to determine the neutrino mass and nature.


Responsiblities:


  • Perform research in a team of PhD students and young researchers.
  • Meet the members of the supervisory team on a regular basis.
  • Participate in the activities of the Network as specified in the Grant Agreement and/or required by the node coordinator, including secondments in other network nodes and taking part in the network meetings and in the training activities.
  • Write up the results of the research activity and present research papers and publications at meetings and conferences, as advised by the supervisors.
  • Widen the personal knowledge in the research area and undertake complementary training.

Apply here to the position.


Position at Durham University: Searching for hidden particles through cosmological simulations


This 1-year science position affiliated the HIDDeN Horizon2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, with starting dates around 1st October 2022 , although there is some flexibility in dates. The deadline for applications is September 16, 2022.


The successful applicant will be located at Durham University, Department of Physics (UK) and will work either with cosmological simulations, make predictions for gravitational waves or on leptogenesis.


Project Title: Searching for hidden particles through cosmological simulations.


Objectives: Develop state of the art N-body simulations for cosmologies with hidden particles, e.g. sterile neutrino, axions.


Responsiblities:


  • Perform research using cosmological simulations of structure formation, gravitational waves or leptogenesis.
  • Meet the members of the supervisory team on a regular basis.
  • Participate in the activities of the Network as specified in the Grant Agreement and/or required by the node coordinator, including secondments in other network nodes and taking part in the network meetings and in the training activities.
  • Write up the results of the research activity and present research papers and publications at meetings and conferences, as advised by the supervisors.
  • Widen the personal knowledge in the research area and undertake complementary training.

Apply here to the position.


Position at Durham University: Outreach on neutrinos for the general public


This 1-year science communication and outreach position affiliated the HIDDeN Horizon2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, with starting dates around fall 2022, although there is some flexibility in dates. The science communication and outreach work will be based at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham (UK). The deadline for applications is October 31, 2022.


Project Title: Outreach on neutrinos for the general public.


Objectives: Identify specific difficulties and opportunities in communicating neutrino physics to the general public.


Responsiblities:


  • Support and develop outreach activities within the Institute for Particle PhysicsPhenomenology (IPPP), which benefit the local community.
  • Liaise with University and funder communication teams for media coverage and press relations.
  • Develop a promotional video for prospective students and researchers considering joining the IPPP.
  • Possibility for outreach and educational research if the candidate demonstrates interest in these directions.

Apply here to the position.


All applications must be sent through the web page https://hiddeneu.eu/ Also, applications must be submitted online via the Durham university vacancies: https://www.durham.ac.uk/job-vacancies/


As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.


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: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/.


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 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.


For more information please see https://hiddeneu.eu/


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.

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