STFC PhD Studentship on the ATLAS experiment (2016)

The Experimental Particle Physics (EPP) group at the University of Sussex is accepting applications for a fully funded studentship available to UK and EU nationals on the ATLAS experiment for a September 2016 start.

Applicants should hold (or expect to hold before the start date) a degree in physics with a strong record in experimental or theoretical particle physics.

The successful applicant will work with an international team led by Sussex to analyze data collected with the ATLAS detector in 2016 and beyond, measuring the coupling strength between the Higgs boson and the top quark using novel jet substructure techniques. They will also be expected to participate in the operation of the ATLAS experiment. Frequent travel to CERN in Geneva will be required, with the possibility of longer periods based at CERN.

What you get

£14296 (2016-17) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of UK/EU fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study.

Type of award

Postgraduate Research


Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, a UK Bachelor degree in Physics at first or upper second class, and/or a UK Master's degree in Physics, or equivalent non-UK qualifications. A good standard of written and spoken English is essential.

Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is open to UK and EU resident students only. However, we also welcome applications from self-funded non-EU students


1 September 2016 23:59

How to apply

Apply through the Sussex on-line system

State in the Funding section of the application form that you are applying for the "PhD Studentship on the ATLAS project."

Applications should include a CV, as well as transcripts of marks obtained on your degree(s) and the names and contact details of two academic referees.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we regret we may only contact you if your application is successful.


This is a full-time studentship and the successful candidate will be able to devote their whole time to research. With agreement of the supervisor the student may take on a limited amount of teaching, for which additional payment will be made.

The Sussex Experimental Particle Physics Group's webpages can be found here:

The project will be supervised by Dr Lily Asquith

Contact us

Informal academic enquiries should be sent to Dr Lily Asquith

Enquiries about your eligibility, the progress of your application, and your admission to Sussex, should be sent to Rebecca Foster at


Candidates are encouraged to apply, or at least make an expression of interest, as early as possible. The award will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate can be found.

The last possible date we can receive applications is 01 September 2016.


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
1 September 2016 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from the following country: