by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

While selection for the position at TUM is still ongoing, the call for the last Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position of the network has now been published by IASA, the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece. The selected candidate will be enrolled in the three-year Ph.D. program offered by the Department of Physics of the University of Athens.

Besides following mandatory courses of the PhD programme, the ESR will participate in the research program of AMVA4NewPhysics, performing data analysis in collaboration with members of the CMS experiment from IASA and the University of Athens. The NKUA’s CMS group is currently active in searches for Supersymmetry/Dark matter and also Exotic new physics. The ESR’s research will focus on the development of algorithms for signature-specific new physics searches in Run II with CMS data.

In addition to the research activities, a rich training programme is foreseen for the ESR. It includes the participation in several international doctoral schools, workshops and conferences. The ESR will also spend two months in Padua to work with members of the INFN and the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padua, one month at Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand II to document the report on the application of statistical learning methods for model dependent and model-independent searches for new Physics, three months of secondment in SDG Consulting S.p.A. in Milan to work on applications of topological and geometric multi-scale analysis, and two months at CERN to interact with the CMS Exotica physics group and finalize the analysis of Run II data.

The ESR will be hired with a 30-month full-time contract at IASA, with the option of an additional 6 months financed solely by NKUA/IASA. The gross salary amounts to 2883 Euro per month; this will be subject to insurance and tax withholdings (depending on the candidate’s profile). In addition, a gross mobility allowance of 600 euro per month is provided for, as well as a gross family allowance of euro 500 per month if applicable.

All expenses related to travel to schools, workshops, and network-organized events will be planned and sustained by the network. The ESR will be provided with office space at IASA and access to a cluster of computers for his or her research work.

The deadline of the call is December 23, 2016!

For the eligibility criteria and details on the application you can refer to the call.