PhD scholarships

Competition opened on: 
17 Jun 2019 - 13:45
Application submission deadline: 
16 Jul 2019 - 23:45

National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) opens a competition for a doctoral scholarship
in the project SONATA BIS 2018/30/E/ST2/00441 (founded by National Science Centre):
„Precise measurements of neutrino oscillations in the improved T2K experiment”.
Scholarship is PLN 4500 per month gross.

The main objectives of the scholarship are related to the T2K neutrino experiment searching for neutrino oscillations and measuring cross-sections of neutrino interactions. The student will be involved in the activities related to the upgraded T2K Near Detector. He/she will participate in the process of selection of new interesting samples of interactions and using them to measure the neutrino cross sections and possibly also to improve the sensitivity of T2K oscillation analysis by reducing the flux and cross section systematic errors.
The student will collaborate with an international team of physicists; will present his/her work at local meetings in Poland and at collaboration meetings in Japan. It is possible to stay for training period in Japan during the doctoral studies.

The successful candidate has to qualify for doctoral studies at NCBJ Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry (send the application in time and pass the exam).

The successful candidate is expected to start his/her research in October 2019. Location: Warsaw.
Contact Dr. Justyna Łagoda, Project Leader, ( for more information.


  • MSc college degree in physics (elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, application of computers in physics, or a similar specialization),
  • very good command of written/spoken English (writing scientific reports and documentation, fluent verbal communication),
  • very good knowledge of at least one low-level programming language (preferably C++) and the UNIX/LINUX environment. Knowledge of the ROOT and Geant4 software packages will be an additional asset,
  • involvement in scientific research, analytical skills, thinking independence combined with good communication/team-work skills.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a statement of research interests and achievements, your motivation for pursuing a doctoral program,
  • description of scientific output (list of publications, scholarships, participation in scientific conferences etc.),
  • contact data (e-mail, phone number, institution) to 1-2 reference person(s) who may recommend the candidate,
  • copy of college diploma: for graduates of Polish universities this is the Master’s degree, for others it is the degree required as prerequisite for a Ph.D.
  • degree in the country where it was awarded,
  • college transcripts (complete).

E-mail your application before July 16th 2019 to specifying „[stipend]” in the mail Subject field.

Selected applicants will be interviewed. Date of the interview will be individually e-mailed to each invited applicant.

The recruitment process will be finished on July 20th, 2019. Then the successful candidate has 10 days to submit his/her application to NCBJ Graduate School of Physics and Chemistry. The exam will be conducted in early September.

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