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PhD fellow in Experimental Particle Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

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The High Energy Heavy Ion (HEHI) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, announces a Ph.D. fellowship with start 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The group operates the Forward Multiplicity Detector (FMD), and the TPC-laser system in ALICE. Current research interests include the study and analysis of collective anisotropic flow, identified particle spectra and global observables (multiplicity) over a broad range of rapidity.

We are seeking an excellent PhD candidate with demonstrated initiative and accomplishments to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities in a 3 year Ph.D. fellowship.

The successful candidates will also be expected to participate in 1) the running of the experiment at CERN in data taking periods and contribute to the quality control of data taken with the detectors operated by the group , 2) workshops and analysis meetings at CERN, and, 3) contribute with general ‘service tasks’ in the ALICE collaboration.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje:

Applicants may be invited to an interview in Copenhagen.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at Science are:

•Manage and carry through your research project
•Take PhD courses
•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
•Participate in congresses
•Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
•Teach and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
•A master’s degree related to the subject area of the project
•The grade point average achieved
•Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
•Previous publications
•Relevant work experience
•Other professional activities
•Language skills
•Marks obtained during the first year of study on the master programme (only relevant for applicants applying for a 4-year scholarship)

Formal requirements
The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master’s degree or for a 4-year period for applicants who are already enrolled or are accepted to be enrolled at one of the Faculty’s master’s programmes.
At the time of commencement, applicants for the 4-year period must have approximately one year of study remaining before graduating from their MSc programme.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure 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 306,667 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,361) (for a 3-year PhD). 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, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
•Documentation of English language qualifications, cf. general rules and guidelines, p. 5

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 PhD Order.

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 15 November 2015.
Applications received later than this date 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.
You can read about the recruitment process at

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available in the Faculty PhD Rules.