Doktoratskolleg Particles and Interactions Vienna Doctoral Program
The Vienna Doctoral Program (Doktoratskolleg) Particles and Interactions (DK-PI) calls for applications to a graduate program on experimental and theoretical particle physics. The DK-PI offers research opportunities in the fields of
- physics and technology of particle detection in high energy particle collisions,
- precision measurements at low and ultra-low energies to test the standard model,
- precision experiments with antihydrogen for studies of CPT symmetry and antimatter gravity,
- experimental studies on non-perturbative QCD with kaon and antiproton beams,
- ultra-relativistic heavy-ion physics,
- the theory of strong and electroweak interactions at low and high energies and at high density or temperature,
- neutrino and flavor physics,
- Standard Model and Beyond the Standard Model phenomenology,
- supersymmetry and string theory,
- quantum gravity and black hole physics,
- dark matter physics.
Associated faculty members:
- Doz. Dr. Rudolf Frühwirth, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institute of High Energy Physics),
- Prof. Jochen Schieck, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institute of High Energy Physics).
(*) Currently these faculty members have open positions (Call January 2016. This information may change in a future call).
The DK-PI offers doctoral study positions with full financial support on a 12-months-basis for up to 3 years.
The modalities of the payment follow the rules laid out by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (currently 1,996.90 €/month before tax, incl. health benefits).
In addition, the doctoral program provides support for
- travel to scientific work shops, schools and conferences,
- research stays at various partner institutions around the globe,
- soft skill training and language courses.
Students from all countries are welcome to apply for such a DK-PI studentship.
Since the number of places in the DK-PI doctoral program is limited, there is an application and selection procedure for interested students which accounts for their academic and previous scientific achievements, and their expected potential for future research work. Since DK-PI doctoral students will have to be enrolled at one of the Vienna universities, they have to fulfill the criteria for doctoral studies of the two universities. For this they need in particular a completed Master (or equivalent) degree. In addition they should have very good English language skills.
The DK-PI seeks to increase the percentage of women in physics and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.
Necessary documents are listed on the page for application procedure and checklist.