Date Posted
22 Oct 2024

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PhD Various

Grant for scientific and technological research

22 Oct 2024

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Position Description

The Padova Branch of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) in Italy is looking for a graduated (newly or with experiance) or a post-doc person.
She/he will be hired with a grant (“assegno di ricerca”) of duration 1 year for a scientific/technological activity in Padova (Italy)
The person will work on radiation and elementary particle detectors, in particular, on the development of an electromagnetic calorimeter composed by scintillating crystals, for the MUONE experiment at CERN.

The grant includes a gross annual salary of € 19.367,04 (net of all INFN costs) plus an incentive of € 5000 (gross) to support people mobility.

It is requested the knowledge of at least one of the following languages (a part from Italian language):
• English: fairly good (B1), if candidate does not speak Italian fluently
• or English: very good, if candidate speaks Italian fluently
Preferential qualification of the candidate:
– specialistic degree in Physics, or Astronomy, or Engineering, or Material Science.

Other assessable qualifications :
– degree mark;
– PhD degree;
– enrolment in a Doctorate, or equivalent, course;
– specialization diploma or equivalent, and certificate of attendance of post-degree training courses, both in Italy and abroad;
– research activity in public institutions or private companies, with contracts, grants or appointment, both in Italy and abroad;
– scientific or technological research in the sector of interest;
– publications and articles on scientific journals.

The ideal candidate is an experimental physicist, enthusiastic of hardware activity in the lab, independent in the use of the basic electronic lab instrumentation, dynamic and propositive in problem solving, with knowledge or experience in calorimetry with scintilating crystals.

INFN is an Italian public research institution, monitored by Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)), dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and of their laws and interactions. INFN conducts research activities, both theoretical and experimental, in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear and astro-particle physics. For such activities, where it has an international preminent role, INFN makes use of state-of-the-art instruments and technologies, which it develops in its own laboratories and in collaboration with other research institutions and private companies.
INFN collaborates to international projects in the main world labs such as, for example, CERN at Geneve, Fermilab in Chicago, IHEP in Beijing.

How to Apply

Position Category: Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Various. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.