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Job opportunity in the field of Gene Therapy and Nucleic Acid Therapeutics

SISSA startup TranSINE Therapeutics is recruiting for a Research Scientist/Senior Scientist: the ideal candidate will undertake laboratory work to generate high-quality data to facilitate the progression of nucleic acid-based candidate molecules through early research and screening activities. Application is open until 15th of February.

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Internship opportunity at Sauber Motorsport: Improvement of RANS turbulence modelling capabilities through Machine Learning

SISSA Mathlab and Sauber Motorsport are searching for students from Mathematical Engineering, Mathematics, Data Science and Scientific Computing courses. The internship aims to study the efficacy of applying Machine Learning techniques for improving the accuracy of low-cost turbulence models. The approach will be based on a dataset of results obtained from expensive high fidelity models. The final purpose will be the design, the efficient implementation and the testing of an ML improved RANS turbulence model.

TWAS-SISSA-Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme

Young scientists from Least Developed Countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit laboratories located in Trieste, Italy, such as SISSA, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as COVID-related projects and that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

SISSA is partner of SAFE

SISSA is Partner of SAFE (Realtime Damage Manager And Decision Support), a Research and Development project in the field of maritime technologies. The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and in the framework of Regional Operational Program (2014-2020) of the Italian Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

BiD4BEST: a new ITN project funded at SISSA

SISSA is proud to announce that the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project "Bid4BEST" (Big Data applications for Black Hole Evolution Studies) has received a 3,5 million of Euro funding by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission. The School is among the partners of the Project with Professor Andrea Lapi as Co-Principal Investigator. Bid4BEST aims at offering doctoral training in one of the most visible areas of astrophysical research, the formation of supermassive black holes in galaxies.

forDoc, Borsa del Placement 

forDoc, Borsa del Placement  - forDOC is the national event that allows you to get in touch with companies interested in recruiting doctoral students and graduates. You can describe your know-how and your professional objective before the event; companies will be able to scout the contents of accredited members and set up interviews.

October 3rd, 2019 - Verona, Palazzo della Guardia. 


 Who can register?

- PhD students enrolled in the last year of the doctorate at SISSA, for a maximum of 35 years

Remembering Boris Dubrovin

With great sadness we announce the passing of Boris Dubrovin, extraordinary mathematical physicist, a great colleague, and friend, after a protracted illness. Boris Dubrovin, professor of Mathematics at SISSA, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with ALS. He was 68. Boris arrived at SISSA in 1993 as  distinguished Professor of Mathematical Physics and he served as director of the Mathematical Physics Group and the Mathematics area for several years.

Sissa is partner in Underwater Blue Efficiency 2 project

SISSA is one of the partners in the project UBE 2 (Underwater Blue Efficiency 2). The project, which started on 1 December 2018, is led by Monte Carlo Yachts S.p.A. Ube 2 is co-founded by Fondo Europeo per lo Sviluppo Regionale. The final goal of the project is to deeply understand the physical vibratory phenomenon in sailing and to develop a ship design method that can mitigate or stop it. The project duration is 30 months with financial support in the amount of 587.127.26 Euros.

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SISSA PhDs: International Candidates Selection

This selection procedure is now closed. Information about other recruitment opportunities are available here.

SISSA offers opportunities for carrying out PhD studies for the Academic Year 2019/20 in the following fields:

Astroparticle Physics; Astrophysics and Cosmology; Theoretical Particle Physics (deadline 15 Jan)
Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications (deadline 15 Jan)
Cognitive Neuroscience (deadline 28 Feb)

TECH UP 2018

Tech Up is a project by Fondazione R&I aimed at collecting the best proposals to address the growing technological needs of big companies. The initiative will be presented on 22 November 2018, starting from 11.30 am at the Contamination Lab...

PHD4PMI Grant Opportunity

PHD4PMI is a pilot initiative financed and planned by SISSA Strategic Plan 2016-2020 to further enhance the training (soft skills), the Talent Valorization (in public as well as in the private research field) and the Innovation...


JOBFair aims at starting a direct interaction between the leading Italian and international companies and the world of academic excellence, where Students and PostDocs will have the opportunity to have one-to-one meetings with the companies. It is organized by SISSA, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Scuola IMT Alti Studi di Lucca and GSSI Gran Sasso Science Institute. 

Registration here.

FINCANTIERI Project - Call for admission

In the framework of the agreement signed with Fincantieri SpA, SISSA announces a selection for the conferment of a fellowship to follow a PhD course. The title of the project is “Parametric structural design of cruise ships with the application of reduced order methods for computational efficiency”.

The investigation will focus on improving the tools calculating the optimal dimensions of the internal parts of cruise ships manufactured by the company.

Call for MIT-FVG projects

The MIT-FVG Project, supporting collaborations between MIT faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at SISSA, as well as at the University of Udine and at the University of Trieste is open for its second call.
It was launched in summer 2017 for the first time with funding provided by the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, now recently renewed (July 13, 2018).
The maximum award is $25,000.

ELECTROLUX PROJECT - Call for admission

The Research Hub by Electrolux Professional offers a 3-year scholarship at SISSA for a doctoral student placement in Electrolux Professional’s Global R&D. The research will be carried out in the frame of the project “Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Performance Enhancement of Professional Food Service Appliances”. The investigation will focus on mathematical modeling, numerical methods and scientific computing as data analysis tools for the development of the next generation Company’s products.