Tenure-track positions (deadline March 15 2017)

The new call for the Rita Levi Montalcini programme for the recruitment of young researchers  – Call 2016 is now open. The deadline is 15/03/2017.

Aim: the programme (budget: 5.000.000 Euro) aims at funding 24 new tenure-track positions in Italian universities.

Eligibility requirements: applicants should be scholars (of any nationality) who:

  1. have been awarded their doctoral Degree, or equivalent, after 31/10/2010 and by 31/10/2013;
  2. at the date of the application submission, have been permanently and continuously employed abroad (outside Italy) for at least three years in teaching or research activities in qualified universities or research institutions (an interruption of 6 months is allowed).

Submission: online submission at https://loginmiur.cineca.it/

The call allows young researchers to list up to five preferred Host Institutions without requiring any prior commitment by them; however, selected applicants enrollment will have to be approved through the commitment of the university department/centre at the Host Institution in order to provide adequate resources.

It is strongly recommended, prior to submission, to consider contacting the research groups in the applicant’s area of research at the designed Host universities.

For further information on proposals submission for the University of Trento, as Host institution, please write to research.support [at] unitn.it.

Programme home page

Postdoc Position (deadline March 5 2017)

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoc position funded by INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) on the topic of “General Relativistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Stars”. The postdoc will work with Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo of the Physics Department of the University of Trento (Italy). Candidates will need to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics by the beginning of the contract. Candidates with previous experience in numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, or gravitational-wave physics are strongly encouraged to apply.

The gross yearly salary for this position is 26197.59 EUR. Candidates that do not already live in Trento will also get 5000 EUR more (before taxes) per year to cover part of their living expenses. Travel funds for international conferences are also available. The position is expected to start possibly in the Summer, but no later than November.

Interested candidates should send their full CV and publication list to bruno.giacomazzo [at] unitn.it.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted on March 6 in order to get assistance in submitting the required paperwork (in Italian) to INFN for the final evaluation. INFN will need to receive all the paperwork by March 13.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Italian-speaking candidates may also apply directly to INFN by following the instructions at http://www.ac.infn.it/job/dettagli_job.php?id=1933

The University of Trento is ranked among the best universities in Italy and it is located in the city of Trento near the Italian Dolomites. The Physics department is active in a wide range of research topics. In the field of gravitational waves it has groups working on numerical relativity (Giacomazzo), Virgo (Prodi, Perreca), and LISA (Vitale, Dolesi, Weber). More information about the Physics department can be found at http://www.physics.unitn.it/en


PhD Positions (deadline August 31 2016)

The PhD Programme in Physics of the University of Trento, supported by INFN has opened the new call for applications (XXXII cycle)deadline 31 August 2016.

17 positions (at present 15 with scholarship) are available starting from 1 November 2016.

The call is open to those who are interested to work in a dynamic environment which covers state-of-the-art topics in physics. The research activities are described in the web page of the Department of Physics.

The following local research institutions make available their research infrastructures and know-how:

In addition there are research collaborations with an extended network of international institutions.

One scholarship is dedicated to Applied Physics for industrial research, and fully funded by Adige S.p.A.- Gruppo BLM.

The salary of PhD students, being fixed in Italy by national rules (~1000 EUR per month), is complemented locally by supports and benefits.

Moreover, Trento is a small town with a very high quality of life and it is regularly ranked as one of the best cities to live in Italy.

For more information please contact the Doctoral Programme secretariat at phd.physics@unitn.it .