Opportunities

The epp team welcomes students at several stages to work with us.

 

 


Send an email to Luís Silva (luis.silva@ist.utl.pt) with a resumé, a letter with your research interests, and the name of three referees that we can contact to obtain further informations about you. If can identify opportunities that fit your profile we will contact you.


We are always looking for bright, young, and highly motivated students that wish to pursue a PhD degree, with a background in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.

If you fit this profile, and you want to join or to visit for a long period our team to work on plasma theory and simulations, send an email to Luís Silva (luis.silva@ist.utl.pt) with a resumé, a letter with your research interests, and the name of three referees that we can contact to obtain further informations about you.

You should also apply to the IPFN Doctoral Program Applause, which funds 10 PhD student positions per year, stating specifically that you wish to work at GoLP on the epp team.


Look up the advertised thesis subjects in the Physics Department webpage or get in touch with a particular potential supervisor of the epp team (listed as PIs). Check the research webpage for more information about what we do. In these cases, we may be able to offer a fellowship (Initiation to Research) depending on your CV, abilities and commitment. Note that this involves spending a significant amount of your weekly schedule at GoLP working with the epp team.

Typical (but not limited to) candidate profile:
– You are in the 5th year, only a few or no courses left behind, and with an expected final average >= 16/20 marks
– You can spare at least 15-20 hours per week to the placement work program (more in the case of a fellowship)
– You have a strong interest in theoretical and/or computational physics and you have a compatible know-how
– You are considering pursuing a PhD degree or seeking a job related to computational and theoretical physics


GoLP opens periodic calls for undergraduate research placements (“estágios”), normally at the beginning of a semester. These are widely advertised, and they are your opportunity to enroll with us. Applications consist of: your CV, academic record, and a research interests statement, eventually followed by an interview. These placements last for a minimum of 6 months, and can be extended or evolve into an MSc Thesis depending on mutual interest and performance. We do not provide fellowships (“bolsas”) for this kind of placements (“estágios”).

Typical (but not limited to) candidate profile:
– You are in the 3rd or 4th year, only a few or no courses left behind, and with an average >= 16/20 marks
– You can spare at least 3-4 hours per week to the placement work program
– You have a strong interest in theoretical and/or computational physics and you have a compatible know-how
– You are motivated, willing to learn and to work in a team
– You are looking for an opportunity to start working in the “real world” of research


If you fit the profile we are looking for (see the other tabs), we are happy to welcome you in our team, depending on your CV and time/resources availability. Usually we cannot provide financial support except for truly outstanding students that intend to join our team in the future as PhD students. Contact one of the epp team PIs for more details.