PhD Studentship on the ATLAS experiment (2018)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available to join the Sussex team working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The student will work under the main supervision of Prof Antonella De Santo, who is also the Sussex ATLAS team leader.

The project is to work on the search for Supersymmetry (SUSY) using ATLAS Run-2 data, focusing on multileptonic SUSY signals, and to contribute to the design of future physics analyses in view of the high-luminosity Large Hadron Collider upgrade. The student will also spend a fraction of their time on technical tasks that are well aligned with Sussex's institutional responsibility on the ATLAS trigger, also in view of future trigger upgrades, and participate in ATLAS experimental operations.

We are presently offering a fully funded studentship on this experiment available to UK and EU nationals for a September 2018 start.

Funded studentships cover a tax free bursary (£14,553 per annum in 2017/18) and home/EU fees for 3.5 years. Additional financial support is provided to cover short-term and long-term travel. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March.

There are also funding opportunities for exeptional non-EU students to work on projects in our group through a China Scholarship Council/Sussex joint scholarship (open to Chinese nationals) and the Sussex Chancellor's International Research Scholarship (open to any nationality).

What you get

£14553 (2017-18) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study

Type of award

Postgraduate Research


You should have a physics or related degree, or be due to graduate before September 2018.

Further details on our entry requirements can be found at


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How to apply

Apply through the Sussex on-line system

Please state in the Finance section of the online form that you are applying for STFC/MPS EPP studentships (UK and EU nationals), or the relevant scholarship for non-EU nationals.

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. Please also include an overview of why you are suitable for this position and your reasons for applying.


This is a full-time studentship. With agreement of the supervisor the student may take on a limited amount of teaching, for which additional payment will be made.

Additional financial support is provided to cover short-term and long-term travel

The Experimental Particle Physics Group research webpages can be found here:

Contact us

For more details about the project, please contact Prof. De Santo:

For practical questions about applications and/or eligibility for funding, please contact Rebecca Foster at:

For academic questions please contact the coordinator of EPP PhD admissions, Dr. W. Clark Griffith:


Early application is advised. The studentship will be allocated as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March 2018 until the positions have been filled.

Start date at Sussex: 24th September 2018

First payment of the award bursary: 1st October 2018


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
1 March 2018 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired