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PostGraduate Opportunity

 

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD studentship in theoretical physics at the School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin will be available starting in March 2019.
 The position has the duration of 36 months, full-time, and is funded by the European Commission through the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN) "Scattering Amplitudes: From Geometry to Experiment" (SAGEX). Further information may be found at https://sagex.ph.qmul.ac.uk, with reference to position ESR14. It requires participation in SAGEX network activities, a secondment to Wolfram Research, and short-term visits to other partner organizations.
 The title of the research project is "Perturbative amplitude computations and integrability." The principal supervisor is Prof. Ruth Britto. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic background and research experience in the fields of Feynman integrals, perturbation theory in Yang-Mills theories or gravity, or precision calculations in the Standard Model and beyond.
 As part of the MSCA ITN scheme, there are strict eligibility requirements. At the time of appointment, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before appointment under the project; AND shall also be in the first four years of their research careers at the time of appointment by the host organization and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. For more information on MSCA ITN, please see: http://ec.europa.eu/mariecurieactions.
Further, the successful candidate must be able to satisfy the English language requirements detailed at https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/international.php. Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply.

 To apply, interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcript, and a brief statement of research experience and interests to
sagex@maths.tcd.ie (Prof. Ruth Britto),
and arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address. 
All materials should arrive by November 2, 2018 in order to receive full consideration.