If you are interested in working with us at LUNA, please consider the following opportunities for PhD studentships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships. These are typically highly selective international competitions and normally require strong academic records and, in the case of post-doctoral jobs, proven research experience and leadership potential. If you think you meet these requirements, please get in touch to discuss things further. 

 

PhD Studentships 

  • GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE (GSSI, Italy). Calls for applications are issued once a year, typically in April. Studentships are for 3 years, including a one-year compulsory attendance to training courses. Successful applicants will receive a gross stipend of €16,200/year. Accommodation and meals in L’Aquila are provided free of charge. For further details, please visit: http://gssi.infn.it 

If interested in applying, please contact: Dr Alba Formicola (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

  • SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY PHYSICS ALLIANCE (SUPA, UK). Calls for applications are issued once a year, with deadline at the end of January. Studentships are typically for 3.5 years with a stipend of about £12,000/year with an additional funds for fieldwork. For further details, please visit: http://apply.supa.ac.uk/apply

If interested in applying, please contact: Prof Marialuisa Aliotta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Please note that additional opportunities may arise from time to time at individual institutions members of the Collaboration. If you are interested in joining a specific group, please get in touch with the relevant member of the Collaboration.

 

Post-Doctoral Positions and Fellowships 

 

  • INFN POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS (non-Italian citizens only)  (ITALY). These fellowships are for non-Italian citizens. Eligible applicants must hold a PhD title (or equivalent) obtained by no more than 8 years prior to the call deadline (typically in November). Time-limit extension apply. The fellowship is initially for one year with the possibility for a second-year extension. Annual gross salary is €40,000. For further details, please visit: http://www.ac.infn.it/personale/exp_fellowships/

If interested in applying, please contact any of the INFN members of the LUNA Collaboration

 

  • ROYAL SOCIETY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FELLOWS (UK). The scheme provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships. The Fellowships are for 5 years with a possible 3 year extension. The basic salary requested should be at a level commensurate with the applicant’s skills, responsibilities, expertise and experience, up to a maximum of £39,708.70 per annum. Eligible candidates must posses a PhD title and between 3-8 years of post-doctoral research experience by the application deadline. Applications are normally agreed with the host institute (School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Edinburgh). Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at the Royal Society in early-mid April. For further details, please visit: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/

If interested in applying, please contact: Prof Marialuisa Aliotta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

  • ROYAL SOCIETY NEWTON INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS (UK). The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. Eligible candidates should have completed their PhD by the time funding starts. They should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (exceptions apply). Applicants should discuss their research project with the host institution (School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Edinburgh) well in advance of the intended deadline. Newton Fellowships last for 2 years. Funding consists of £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs, and up to £8,000 per annum research expenses, as well as a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses. Application rounds are typically in March and September. For further details, please visit: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/

 

If interested in applying, please contact: Prof Marialuisa Aliotta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

  • STFC ERNEST RUTHERFORD FELLOWSHIPS (UK). These are highly prestigious and highly competitive fellowships that may lead to permanent academic posts. The Fellowships are for 5 years with a typical salary of £33,000-35,000/year (depending on level of experience). Eligible candidates must have 5 years of postgraduate research experience, with normally a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Applications MUST be agreed with the host institute (i.e. School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Edinburgh), where a pre-selection based on CV and a draft research plan takes place by the end of August each year. Selected applicants will have to submit a full research proposal to STFC for further consideration. Candidates who pass the STFC pre-selection process in January will be invited for interviews in Swindon (UK) in February. Posts normally start in September. For further details, please visit: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship/

If interested to apply, please contact: Prof Marialuisa Aliotta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

Please note that additional opportunities may arise from time to time at individual institutions members of the Collaboration. If you are interested in joining a specific group, please get in touch with the relevant member of the Collaboration