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PhD fellow in Physics

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering one or several PhD scholarships in physics commencing in April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
Description of the Scientific Environment 
The successful applicant will join an established research effort in particle and astroparticle phenomenology at the Niels Bohr Institute 
 
Project description 
The PhD project will concentrate on theoretical and phenomenological explorations of physics beyond-the-Standard-model, addressing neutrino masses, baryon asymmetry of the Universe and the existence of dark matter within a one consistent framework. 
 
Principal supervisor is Dr. Oleg Ruchayskiy, NBI,  
Oleg.Ruchayskiy@nbi.ku.dk 
Phone: +45 353 333 80 
 
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 
 
  • To manage and carry through your research project 
  • Attend PhD courses 
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 
  • Teach and disseminate your research 
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad 
  • Work for the department 
 
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 
 
Terms of employment  
The Memorandum on Job Structure covers the position for Academic Staff.  
 
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
 
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.458,68 including annual supplement (+ 17,1% pension). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible 
 
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
 
Please include 
  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project (1 page max) 
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),  
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
 
The deadline for applications is 18.12.2017, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.  
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.  
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor,  
Dr. Oleg Ruchayskiy, Oleg.Ruchayskiy@nbi.ku.dk.  
Phone: +45 353 333 80 
 
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd. 
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Info

Application deadline: 18-12-2017
Employment start: 01-04-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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