Post-Doc positions

The TPP Group announces the following Post-Doctoral positions.

SISSA post-doctoral fellowships (particle physics phenomenology)

The particle physics phenomenology group of SISSA (Trieste, Italy) is expecting to open a postdoctoral position with starting date in autumn 2021 and of duration of 2 years. Extensions to a third year are subject to funds availability.

The research interests of our group cover a wide variety of topics in theoretical particle physics, such as model building beyond the Standard Model, flavour physics, collider physics, quantum field theory, dark matter, and cosmology. The members of the phenomenology community in Trieste area (SISSA , INFN, ICTP, IFPU ) are: A. Azatov, S. Bertolini, J.Elias-Miro, A. De Simone, M.Fabbrichesi, D.Marzocca, S.Petcov, A.Romanino, M.Serone, P.Ullio, A.Urbano, G.Villadoro.

For full consideration, expressions of interest should be received by December 15, 2020. Candidates have to submit through this site ( a Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Research Statement, and the contact of three writers of Reference letters.

contact: Aleksandr Azatov (

Neutrino mass models and their interplay with Leptogenesis

One position based at SISSA / INFN-TS is available in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) funded by the European Union H2020 programme named HIDDeN ("Hunting Invisibles: Dark sectors, Dark matter and Neutrinos", one position will be based at SISSA / INFN-TS.
The positions are for 2 years, extendable in some cases, will start in mid / fall 2021.
The deadline for applications is December 2 2020. All applications must be sent through the web page , exclusively.

There are two eligibility conditions:

  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs): at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, the researcher should be in the first four years of their research careers (including PhD) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility: researchers must not have resided in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
The positions include at least a long stay in another European beneficiary of the HIDDeN network, plus shorter stays in our partner organisations: at least at one major world laboratory and at one of our private sector partners. The young scientists are expected to participate actively in the yearly international workshop and school organized by the network, and they will also be involved in outreach activities. The candidates must demonstrate a high level of accomplishment and excellence in their previous academic experience.

SISSA post-doctoral positions (QFT and Q-Gravity)

The TPP group invites applications for several postdoctoral position funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant "Non-perturbative Dynamics of Quantum Fields: from New Deconfined Phases of Matter to Quantum Black Holes."

The appointments will start in Fall 2021 for a period of two years, extendable to a third year depending on performance. The successful applicants will be part of a vibrant research program at the interface between non-perturbative quantum field theory, condensed matter physics, holography, quantum gravity and mathematical physics.

Permanent members related to the program include Francesco Benini, Matteo Bertolini, Giulio Bonelli, Sergio Cecotti and Marco Serone. The group maintains close contacts with the HEP groups at the ICTP (including Bobby Acharya, Atish Dabholkar, Mehrdad Mirbabayi, Joan Elias Miró, Pavel Putrov, Giovanni Villadoro), the INFN (Sergio Benvenuti) and the University of Trieste (Lorenzo di Pietro, Roberto Valandro, Michele Cirafici), as well as the Phenomenology, Astroparticle Physics, Statistical Physics (including Pasquale Calabrese, Erik Tonni) and Condensed Matter Physics groups.

Candidates interested in the positions are invited to apply preferably via the common European postdoc application website:

indicating SISSA among the preferred institutions. Applications should include CV, research statement, list of publications, and three letters of recommendation. To obtain full consideration, applications should be received by 30 November 2020.

(Only for those candidates that did not apply on the European website before the closing date, there is the possibility to apply via the Academics Jobs Online website.)

Contact: Francesco Benini (

Please, note that we have signed the postdoc agreement as described in This implies that, when offering a postdoc position, we will in general not set a response deadline earlier than January 7, 2021.

Other positions

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