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PhD Position in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique (LAPTh)
Annecy, France
Posting live until
18 Apr 2024

Topic: This position presents an opportunity for young researchers to get involved in research at the forefront of theoretical astroparticle physics. The successful candidate will engage in theoretical modeling and phenomenological studies to explore signatures of new physics beyond the Standard model (BSM physics) in astrophysical environments, with a particular focus on elucidating the yet mysterious nature of dark matter. The research project deals with the characterization of novel BSM physics signatures over astrophysical backgrounds, notably at the highest photon energies, while also considering other observational bands and particle messengers (e.g. neutrinos) within the context of multi-messenger astronomy.

Host institutions : This is a joint PhD (cotutelle agreement) between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique (LAPTh) , under the joint supervision of Dr Jorge Martin Camalich (IAC) and Dr Francesca Calore (LAPTh). The PhD position will be hosted by the IAC, but the successful candidate is expected to spend 30%-50% of the time at LAPTh.

Duration: 3 years.

Starting Date: October 1st, 2024.

Requirements: A degree in Physics with a strong background in particle physics (quantum field theory) and possibly some knowledge of astrophysics. Students with a strong curriculum in astrophysics will also be considered.

Additional Information: This PhD position is part of a European-funded project involving IAC, LAPTh, CERN, and other EU institutions. It offers ample resources for participation in conferences/workshops and visiting periods for scientific collaboration with world-leading experts in astroparticle physics.

Interested candidates should contact Francesca Calore ( and Jorge Martin Camalich ( for further details on the application process before May 10th.

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