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JRF and Project Fellowship Positions in the Department of Physics at Karnatak University, India

Application are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow( JRF)/Project Fellow to carry out research in the Department of Physics, Karnatak University,Dharwad under project entitled” Study of Fission Hindrance in Th-224 system: measurements of ER and spin distribution”. Details are as follows: Selected candidate should be prepared to under take research work at Department of Physics, Karnatak University Dharwad as well as Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi . Interested candidates may send an application form along with CV to the principal Investigator on or before May 16, 2011. Short listed candidates will have to attend an interview on a date to be intimated later. No TA/DA will be paid for the interview.
Eligibility: M.Sc degree in Physics, specilisation in Nuclear Physics. The NET/GATE qualified students will be preferred.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 16 May 2011

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PhD Student Position in Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Quantum Few-Body Physics, Sweden

Our research interests span nuclear structure and reaction theory, few-body physics, effective field theory, density functional theory and the physics of ultracold atomic gases. The Ph.D. research project will lie within one, or several, of these fields. A Ph.D. position at Chalmers is for 4 years of research and course work and can be extended for up to 1 extra year depending on the degree of involvement in teaching duties.

The position is funded by the European Commission via the grant ERC-StG ANSR. The successful candidate will benefit from existing and productive scientific collaborations with researchers in Europe and North America.

Required qualifications

Applicants should have a M.Sc. degree in Physics or Engineering Physics. The scientific interest of the candidate should be within theoretical physics. Experience and interest in computational physics methods is desirable.

Application procedure

The application shall be written in English and include the following items:

1. An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
2. Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-01-15
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PhD Research Fellowship in Medical Instrumentation and Imaging for a Preclinical PET Scanner for International Students, Norway

The candidate for this position is expected to participate in the development of COMPET, a preclinical PET scanner with a novel concept for 3D event reconstruction and MRI compatibility. The detector technology is based on LYSO crystals, Wave Length Shifting (WLS) strips, and SiPM / MPPC-readout.  For the readout of the detector high speed FPGAs are used connected with an Ethernet interface to the computer farm. The project covers the assembly of the scintillators and the WLS in the detector, design and test of analog and digital hardware, FPGA firmware, programming and testing of readout and analysis software image reconstruction algorithms and detector simulation.


Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in physics is required. Applicants that are close to completion of their Master degree can apply, but the committee is free to reject the application if the final Master degree is not completed in time for the committee’s decision.

The applicants should document their experience and expertise within the areas mentioned, and also their general experience within development of detectors for particle-, astro-, medical- or nuclear physics. The subject of the candidate’s master degree is expected to be closely related to one or more of the above mentioned research areas. Experience with lab work, programming (VHDL, Verilog, C/C++, Python, Cuda, LabView, root), image reconstruction, data analysis or Monte Carlo simulations (Gate) is an advantage.

In addition the applicants may submit a project proposal for the qualifying work during the program. The project proposal should include research topic, main issues, as well as choice of theory and method.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the research training programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An approved plan for the research training, including a  project outline, must be submitteed no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo.

The application must  include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Closing date for applications: 15 August, 2010