17 June 2021


The Scuola Normale Superiore announces a selection, based on work to date, for a research contract named “Machine Learning and Multi-messenger analysis for gravitational wave data within European Open Science Cloud environment” as part of the research project UE H2020 “EOSC Future”, Acronym EOSC Future (call H2020-INFRAEOSC-2020-2).

The ESCAPE project is building a virtual research environment (VRE) for the astronomy, astroparticle, particle and nuclear physics communities, as a prototype of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It is envisaged that developments of tools and services realised in ESCAPE will become part of the EOSC implementation through EOSC-Future. The selected candidate will work for the scientific project "Universe Extremes" in a research group already started for the use of artificial intelligence-based data analysis techniques for the analysis of transient astrophysical signals observed in different emissions, in an EOSC working platform. The work will be carried out in an interdisciplinary and collaborative way with the other European partners participating in the project, with the possibility of working periods in other European research institutes.

Duration of the contract: 2 years (estimated starting: 1st September 2021)
Annual gross remuneration, inclusive of all taxes: € 35,000
Application deadline: the application must be registered online by 23.59 (Italian time) of 5 July 2021.
Applications received and registered online after the deadline, for reasons not attributable to the Scuola, will not be admitted to the selection.
Information about the selection procedure can be found below. Candidates are invited to read the official announcement (Bando) and to follow exclusively its detailed instructions should they decide to apply.

Applications are invited from candidates who have completed a PhD in Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science. Candidates who have completed the aforementioned degrees abroad may also apply, if said degrees are recognized as equivalent to Italian degrees.
Knowledge of English language is also required to carry out the research activity.

How to apply
Candidates with all the aforementioned requisites who wish to participate in the selection process must submit their application using exclusively the online procedure (SerSe) available on the Scuola’s website at https://serse.sns.it/en/. No other submission method will be accepted.  
At first candidates shall register themselves in SerSe and then, once received a confirmation email to the email address indicated by them, they shall select on the homepage the specific call they are interested to. Candidates having already registered themselves in SerSe shall use the same access credentials to enter in the online procedure and submit their application. 

The email address indicated by candidates during the online registration is the official means of communication relating to this selection. Any change must be communicated promptly to the email address job.opportunities@sns.it.  
The online application must include also the following documents:

a)    the scanned copy of a valid identification document (mandatory – the document shall not exceed 1 Mb);
b)    a curriculum vitae containing a detailed description of the studies and professional experience (mandatory);
c)    the publications, including also the PhD thesis, and any other document that the candidate believes may be useful to the evaluation of her/his application (it is mandatory to attach the publications that the candidate intends to submit to the evaluation of the Committee);
d)    a list of the submitted publications (mandatory).

For those unpublished texts accepted for publication, the candidate must include the relative document in its final form and the publisher’s certificate or a detailed substitute statement of affidavit confirming that the relative text has been accepted for publication (please use attachment A).

In order to submit the documents listed above, candidates shall upload them exclusively as PDF files (only PDF format will be accepted). Only if direct upload is not possible, exceptionally one or more publications can be provided extra online procedure, delivering them by registered mail or courier to the following address: Ufficio Protocollo of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Via del Castelletto, n. 11, 56126 Pisa (Italy).  

In the online application, candidates may also indicate up to two experts in the field of research, to whom the Scuola Normale will ask to send a letter of reference to be received by 23:59 (Italian time) of 9 July 2021.
After the online application has been received and registered, it will not be possible for candidates to change or integrate it with further documents.  

In case of problems in registering the online application, for administrative information or questions, candidates can write an email to job.opportunities@sns.it