PhD positions

Every year the Astroparticle Physics group hires 5 students to attend a three year Ph.D. programme. The students are selected according to a written and oral test (for more detailed information, see here).

SISSA makes a contribution towards the travel expenses for attending the exam. To see all the informations see the admission page.

Application deadlines, dates and number of available positions of the entrance examinations are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms.


2018/2019 PhD positions:

  1. Call:
    • Deadline for applications: March 7th, 2018
    • Examination dates: March 20-21, 2018
  2. Call (will take place only in case vacancies will be available after the Spring session):
    • Deadline for applications: June 21st, 2018
    • Examination dates: July 2-3, 2018

Non-EU citizens can be admitted also through a selection based on academic and scientific qualifications only. Some of these candidates might be awarded a fellowship (including travel expenses) to participate in the regular entrance examination. The deadline for these online applications is January 8th (as you can find in SISSA foreigner announcements).

Postdoctoral research positions

The Astroparticle Physics group at SISSA in Trieste, Italy, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to start in the Fall of 2018. The position is for two years, with a possible extension to a third year. Applications in the area of Cosmology, Quantum Gravity, Particle Astrophysics and Phenomenology, and Neutrino Physics will be considered. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with an expertise in the following topics: Large Scale Structure and structure formation in standard and non-standard cosmological models; N-body/hydrodynamical simulations of cosmic structures; cosmological parameters estimation from present and future data sets; impact of dark matter properties on cosmological structures.

SISSA promotes its activity within an international environment and in contact with the other institutions in the Trieste area. In particular, the postdoc will participate to the activities of the Institute for the Fundamental Physics of the Universe, a new joint initiative of SISSA, the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, INAF - Observatory of Trieste and INFN - Trieste.

For further information, and instructions on how to apply can be found here here

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018

Other positions

Announcements about other fellowships or positions can be found in the SISSA announcements page.