Eleven Early Stage Researcher (ESR) training positions are open for application with starting dates around the Fall 2020. Each open position will be filled by one of the European beneficiaries of the new Marie Curie ITN INTENSE. The ESRs will work on Research and Development for experimental particle physics, particle accelerators and particle detectors including e.g. neutrino, flavour, dark matter, or BSM searches.

This is the list of the eleven available ESR positions:

All nodes, e.g. beneficiaries and partner organisations, will contribute to the ESRs training. The ESRs will participate in the numerous specific training events, workshops, introductory lectures and seminars by internationally known experts organised by the beneficiaries and partners organisations, and training events, like summer schools, organised by the international community. The ESR research effort will also focus on collaborations throughout the network. The ESR positions will include long secondments in another European beneficiary and/or in our partner organisations: at least at one major world laboratory or University. ESRs are also expected to participate actively in the outreach events organised by the network for the general public.

The deadline for applications is January, 2021 (depending on Beneficiary). Applicants can apply to one, multiple or all ESR positions. However, the different applications should be submitted separately.

The salary consists of a Monthly Living Allowance pondered by the EU correction coefficient; in addition, researchers recruited within an ITN are entitled to receive a Mobility Allowance and also possibly a Family Allowance depending on marital status. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of their (first) recruitment in the action and will not evolve during the action lifetime. The net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer /employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts in line with national legislation.

The candidates must demonstrate a high level of accomplishment and excellence in her/his previous academic and professional experience.

By EU requirements, eligible candidates may be of any nationality and at the date of recruitment (means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action) should comply with the following rules:

All researchers recruited in an ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

The ITN INTENSE complies with an equal opportunity and gender balance policy.

For more information, please contact the INTENSE Principal Investigator

Simone Donati (University of Pisa)