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PhD Studentship Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN ESR (Fixed Term)

Through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) "INTENSE" Innovative Training Network (ITN), we offer a three-year (36 month) fully funded PhD studentship as an Early Stage Researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.

The position comes with an attractive salary following EU ITN rules, additional funding is also available to fund research visits and secondments to other partners including CERN, SLAC and Fermilab, as well as a family allowance, if applicable.

The Network: The INTENSE network is a network of 11 world-leading research institutions across Europe. The INTENSE programme is focused on experimental particle physics, particle accelerators and particle detectors including e.g. neutrino, flavour, dark matter, and BSM (Beyond the Standard Model) searches. The ESR position is available as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) "INTENSE" (Grant Agreement Number: 858199, website:

The Project: The ESR will work in event reconstruction, data analysis and hardware for the MicroBooNE and DUNE Neutrino Oscillation experiments. They will help develop the Pandora multi-algorithm pattern recognition software for LarTPCs, developing algorithms for MicroBooNE, DUNE (in particular the Near detector) and ProtoDUNE and will employ novel Machine Learning methods to address specific reconstruction challenges. Analysis of existing and new MicroBooNE data, and DUNE: Monte-Carlo and testbeam (protoDUNE) data, will be performed along with hardware testing and QA for the DUNE Far detector.

Eligibility criteria for ITN-funded studentships: Full requirements of the University of Cambridge and the Physics Department apply. To satisfy the EU mobility criteria the applicant can have any citizenship but must not have lived in the UK for more than twelve months in the last three years.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

The Fellowship is offered in conjunction with a PhD position, subject to the Fellow satisfying the University's admissions requirements for PhD study. Therefore shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a formal application to the University of Cambridge for a PhD in Physics, applications will then need to be made through the University Application Portal and will entail an application fee of £65.

Applicants should also send a CV, covering letter, publications list (if any), and the contact details of at least two referees via email to Melissa Uchida ( no later than 31st Oct 2020.

Please quote reference KA24074 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.