25 PhD positions with full fellowships in the Faculty of Sciences for the 2013 – 2014

As indicated, applications are being accepted for the Autumn deadline for 25 PhD positions with fellowships in the Faculty of Sciences for the academic year 2013-2014 as follows:

  • 5 positions in Molecular Biophysics, 2 of which in partnership with the IIT – Italian Institute of Technology
  • 3 positions in Chemistry
  • 4 positions in Physics
  • 3 positions in Condensed Matter Physics, 1 of which In partnership with the IIT – Italian Institute of Technology
  • 6 positions in Mathematics
  • 4 positions in Neurobiology

Deadline for applications is 19 September 2013.

Applications for admission must be made EXCLUSIVELY online by midnight Thursday, 19 September by following  instructions on the area dedicated to applications on the SNS  site here: »Link to the online form.

For any information not explicitly mentioned in this  announcement, all interested parties are referred to the following paragraphs.2011_04_16_13_23_38

Positions available and fields of study

The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) is accepting applications for 34 PhD positions with full fellowships in the Faculty of Sciences for the 2013 – 2014 academic year as follows:

  • 5 positions in Molecular Biophysics, 2 of which in partnership with the IIT – Italian Institute of Technology
  • 4 positions in Chemistry
  • 7 positions in Physics
  • 4 positions in Condensed Matter Physics, 1 of which In partnership with the IIT – Italian Institute of Technology
  • 7 positions in Mathematics
  • 3 positions in Mathematics for Finance
  • 4 positions in Neurobiology

Admission requirements

Applications are invited from candidates of any nationality in possession of the following requisites:

  • MS, MSc or equivalent completed by 31 October 2013
  • born after 31 October 1983
  • knowledge of English or Italian adequate to consent academic work and research
  • never to have applied or not to have applied more than once for a PhD at the SNS
  • not to have been object of any of the sanctions or legal actions indicated at point a.1 in Attachment A.

Application deadline and process

There are Spring and Autumn admission sessions. Application for admission to the competition must arrive at the SNS:

  • by Thursday 5 April 2013 for the spring session
  • by Thursday 19 September 2013 for the autumn session

Applications must be made exclusively in Italian or English, solely using the format provided in the Application Form (Attachment B), accompanied by all required attachments listed at point a.3 in Attachment A, and signed by the candidate. Completed Applications and Attachments must be sent exclusively by e-mail in PDF format to concorso.ammissione@sns.it. Admission is based on qualifications and exams/interviews.
Candidates to the spring session who are admitted to exams/interviews but are not offered a position may be reconsidered for the autumn session, upon request. Likewise, the applications of spring session candidates who by 19 September present additional or further documentation concerning their qualifications or research projects will be re-evaluated during the autumn session.

For information, contact the Head of Student Services and supervisor of this Call, Mario Landucci (tel. +39  050 509237, e-mail: m.landucci@sns.it), or the other staff members at:  concorso.ammissione@sns.its.carresi@sns.it, +39 050.509663, s.quaglieri@sns.it, +39 050.509847, a.vettori@sns.it, +39 050.509026.

This Call for Applications is composed of four documents considered integral parts of this Call:

  1. this Call
  2. Call – Further Information
  3. Attachment A – Regulations and Provisions
  4. Attachment B– Application Form

Applicants are advised to read and consult all four.

All personal data is protected under and will be handled in accordance with Italian law (no. 196 – 30 June 2003).

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