Job offer available in Scotland Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher at The University of Edinburgh

College of Science and Engineering

We have an opening for a Research Assistant (Early-Stage Researcher) position as part of the EuroPLEx (European network for Particle physics, Lattice field theory and Extreme computing) Marie Curie Innovative Training Network. This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top graduates.

This position is based in the Particle Physics Theory group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Edinburgh. You will join the lattice field theory group to work on the development of new statistical techniques and apply them in precision measurements. You will be expected to work with other investigators of the network, both in the academic and in the non-academic sector.

The post is available to start in the last quarter of 2019 for 36 months. You will be enrolled in a PhD programme at the School of Physics and Astronomy. The prescribed period of study for a doctoral degree is 36 months. Further information about the topic and the partners is available on the EuroPLEx network website This position is related to the project “Numerical studies of composite Higgs models”, a full description of the project is available on the website and below.

Successful applicants will have an excellent first degree or master’s in physics and should demonstrate dedication to research. Some experience with lattice field theory and/or scientific programming is advantageous.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Antonin Portelli (

As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, the School is committed to advancing gender equality and we aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. We recognise and value diversity across all our staff and  students.

Closing date is 28 June 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Salary will be in the range of £34,000 – £39,000 per annum

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the ‘apply’ button above.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


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