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Call for collaborative Sweden-ILL PhD projects

As part of the Scientific Member agreement between Sweden and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) for the period 2024 – 2029, 4 four-year PhD projects are available to be filled as soon as possible.

These projects are intended to strengthen the Swedish neutron scattering community in all regions and across a range of scientific areas and experimental techniques. The PhD-students will be affiliated to the SwedNess research school in neutron scattering and follow parts of that curriculum. The projects should provide researchers based in Sweden with continuous, high-level support in the preparation and realisation of neutron scattering experiments, principally at the ILL. All projects must involve an ILL scientist and a scientist from a Swedish organisation.

Application timeline:

  • Deadline for applications: 14 June 2024 (midnight CET)
  • Selection of projects: 12 July 2024

Application process:

  • All applications (in English) must be sent by email to sweden2024@ill.fr by midnight (CET) 14 June 2024.
  • The application must be based on the completed application form Word, 501 kB. (attached), which includes a description of the project and the applicant’s brief CV.
  • In case a candidate for the position is already identified by the applicant, a letter of motivation and a CV of the candidate must be provided as part of the application.
  • The applications will be evaluated in terms of excellence by a panel representing Sweden and ILL.
  • The selection of projects may take longer than announced above if there are many applications.

Successful projects:

  • The PhD student will spend the first 3 years at ILL with an ILL PhD contract. The fourth year will be spent in Sweden for which 47 k€ will be transferred from ILL to the host organisation. Any additional funding needed for the fourth year must be contributed by the host organisation and explicitly guaranteed in the application.
  • The candidate for the position at ILL must be approved by both partners – Sweden and ILL.
  • The applicant must sign an agreement with the ILL defining the responsibilities of each party and any sharing of costs and resources.

Please send any questions to Martin Sahlberg (martin.sahlberg@kemi.uu.se), Mark Johnson (johnson@ill.eu) and Peter Fouquet (fouquet@ill.eu)

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