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High Energy, Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics Section Hiring

Research scientist: deadline 30 September

High Energy, Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics Section Hiring
High Energy, Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics Section Hiring

02/09/2021 - Trieste

ICTP's High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) section is seeking candidates for a Research Scientist position.

Under the direct supervision on the Head of Section/Senior Research Scientist, the incumbent will initiate, develop and coordinate front-line research in High Energy, Cosmology or Astroparticle Physics, will provide guidance and mentoring to post-doctoral fellows, visitors and students, will teach courses at the ICTP and elsewhere, and will participate in the organisation of activities of the section and in the selection of applicants to ICTP programmes and activities related to the section.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Scientific Research: Undertake front-line research in the own field of expertise, identifying, developing and implementing research projects in that field; Participate in the hiring of post-doctoral fellows; Provide guidance and mentoring to post-doctoral fellows, and guidance to any associates, visitors or fellows that collaborate on these research projects.
  • Education and Training: Teach in the Diploma programme of the HECAP section and supervise Diploma student thesis; Provide scientific supervision to and mentor M.Sc. and Ph.D. students; Participate in the selection of the Diploma students and of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as required by ICTP programmes. Teach in international programmes of the ICTP, held at ICTP and elsewhere.
  • Scientific Organisation and Outreach: Establish wide cooperation with scientists from developing countries and identify their scientific needs in areas related to own area of expertise and formulate appropriate recommendation for incorporation within ICTP programmes; Organize ICTP meetings, activities in the own field and organise ICTP external activities, predominantly in developing countries, in own field of research; Apply for and manage individual research grants. Participate in the programmes of ICTP Partner Institutes.

The salary is at the UNESCO P-3 level. UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The application deadline is 30 September 2021.

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