Marie-Sklodowska Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher

Closing Date : 10/02/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 1 April 2017 for 36 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Particle Physics
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £27,741 to £36,153 per annum depending on family circumstances
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-09470

This is an opportunity to join the EC Horizon 2020 funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) MCnetITN3: Innovative Network for Monte Carlo Event Generators for LHC Physics.

The MCnetITN3 network brings together 16 world-leading partners including key centres for theoretical particle physics and offers a total of 11 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for 36 months.  MCnetITN3 provides a research and training programme and the ESRs will undertake PhDs as part of their training.  This ESR PhD post is based in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester.

The post holder will undertake a research project in an area of physics related to the development of the Herwig Monte Carlo event generator. In particular, they will continue the development of concepts and algorithms for parton shower simulation beyond leading colour and implement a non-probabilistic evolution within the Herwig framework as a first step towards event generation far beyond current approaches.

Applicants must also be eligible to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher in the UK. Please note there are strict *eligibility requirements* which apply to all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers. At the time of the appointment, applicants should not hold a PhD or have more than 4 years’ research experience after Undergraduate/Masters graduation and should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before appointment.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Michael Seymour


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.