We invites applications for a PhD student scholarship in experimental or theoretical studies of dark matter detection with optical atomic clocks. The candidate can choose between:
- the Theme 1: Dark matter direct-detection experiments with the sensor network made of optical atomic clocks,
- the Theme 2: Development of a new generation of optical sensors with enhanced detection limit for the variations in fine structure constant and other fundamental constant,
of the A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks project, carried out within the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.
Please submit the applications documents to castle[at]fizyka.umk.pl by 20 November 2018 with annotation “PhD TEAM” in the subject field, after preliminary selection a shortlist of candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria will be invited for an interview, in person or online.
Please include in your cover letter:
“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”
- up to 28 months of stipend supported by TEAM grant,
- scholarship 3 500 PLN/month,
- opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research department with strong support from astronomy and physics groups within the department,
- PhD studies in the professional and dynamically developing international and interdisciplinary team,
- possibilities of foreign internships, training, and conference trips,
- collaboration with the best research groups in the world in the field of dark matter detection with optical atomic clocks.
Desired skills and experience
- required: a master’s degree (or BSc (Hons) or other equivalent) in physics or a closely related field,
- required: an excellent academic record,
- preferred: experience through coursework and/or a research project in atomic physics
- a cover letter
- curriculum vitae (including a description of scientific motivation, a description of research interests, and a publication list),
- a scan or photocopy of the candidate’s university degree;
- at least one reference letter;