The University of Sussex in UK invites applications from international students for a PhD Studentship on Detector Development for Future Collider Experiments in the 2018 academic year.

The University of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group plays a critically important role in a number of experiments at the frontiers of knowledge of particle physics, with main involvement in: the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, 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).

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the University of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group to work on R&D for data acquisition (DAQ) and detector development for future collider experiments. In the first part of the project, the candidate will continue the development of a monitoring system to be used in test beams for detector prototypes for future collider experiments. The system is based on the DQM4HEP package, and the candidate will add functionalities to it (monitoring plots, quality tests, etc) and work towards interfacing it with the EUDAQ data acquisition system.

Worth of Award

A fully funded PhD studentship worth £14553 (2017-18) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study

  • You should have a physics or related degree, or be due to graduate before September 2018.
  • Further details on ou entry requirements can be found at
How to Apply
  • Apply through the Sussex on-line system
  • Please state in the Finance section of the online form that you are applying for STFC/MPS EPP studentships (UK and EU nationals), or the relevant scholarship for non-EU nationals.
  • State in the Funding Information section of the application form that you would like to apply for this studentship, giving the title of the project as above.
  • 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. Please also include an overview of why you are suitable for this position and your reasons for applying.

Deadline: applications close February 28, 2018

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