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University of Sussex PhD Studentship in Neutrino Physics, UK

Publish Date: Apr 29, 2016

Deadline: Sep 01, 2016

University of Sussex PhD Studentship in Neutrino Physics

The University of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group plays a critically important role in a number of experiments at the frontiers of our knowledge of particle physics, including the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and the SNO+ neutrinoless double beta decay experiment at SNOLAB (Canada), the NOvA and DUNE neutrino oscillation experiments at Fermilab (USA) and the Neutron EDM experiment at PSI (Switzerland).

We are presently offering a fully funded studentship available to UK and EU nationals on a SNO+ project for a September 2016 start. The SNO+ experiment offers a rich programme of neutrino physics in addition to the neutrinoless double beta decay search, with first data foreseen in 2017. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the development of an analysis and the subsequent application to early physics data. The student will also contribute to the calibration of the detector, including developing tools to analyse calibration data. The project is likely to involve spending an extended period of time at SNOLAB in Canada.

Award amount

£14254 (2016-17) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of UK/EU fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study.


Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, a UK Bachelor degree in Physics at first or upper second class, and/or a UK Master's degree in Physics, or equivalent non-UK qualifications. A good standard of written and spoken English is essential.

Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is open to UK and EU resident students only. However, we also welcome applications from self-funded non-EU students

Application procedure

Apply through the Sussex on-line system

State in the Funding section of the application form that you are applying for the "PhD Studentships in Experimental Particle Physics."

Applications should include a CV, as well as transcripts of marks obtained on your degree(s) and the names and contact details of two academic referees.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we regret we may only contact you if your application is successful.


Candidates are encouraged to apply, or at least make an expression of interest, as early as possible. The award will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate can be found.

The last possible date we can receive applications is 01 September 2016.

Further information

This is a full-time studentship and the successful candidate will be able to devote their whole time to research. With agreement of the supervisor the student may take on a limited amount of teaching, for which additional payment will be made.

The Sussex Experimental Particle Physics Group's webpages can be found here:

The project will be supervised by Dr Elisabeth Falk

Contact details

Informal academic enquiries should be sent to Dr Elisabeth Falk at

Enquiries about your eligibility, the progress of your application, and your admission to Sussex, should be sent to Rebecca Foster at

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