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International PhD Positions in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics at Aix-Marseille University, France

To make education accessible and affordable to its international students, the Aix-Marseille University has established the International PhD Positions in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics for the academic year 2022-2023.

The candidate will work on a lattice QCD calculation of the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the running of the fine structure constant, under the direction of Antoine Géradin and Laurent Lellouch.

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Amazing opportunity for international students to study at the Aix-Marseille University.

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Founded in 1409, Aix-Marseille University is a public research university located in the Provence region of southern France. The university is organized around five main campuses situated in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, and it is consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in France. Aix-Marseille University enrolls about 80,000 students, including more than 10,000 international students from 128 countries.

Why choose to study at Aix-Marseille University? AMU students can also lead well-developed sports with more than 80 physical activities to which they have free access. AMU has produced many notable alumni in the fields of law, politics, business, science, academia, and arts. AMU has the largest budget of any academic institution in the Francophone world, at €750 million.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by 30 August 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Aix-Marseille University
  • Department: N/A
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in France

International One-year PhD Position in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics at Aix-Marseille University, France


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Physics (theoretical physics), Particle physics, Quantum physics, Theoretical physics.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • The candidate should be able to pick up the project where it stands at the start of the position and push it forward with a high degree of autonomy.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: All interested candidates must take admission in a PhD degree at the Aix-Marseille University. After being enrolled, applicants can complete the online application form for this award.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to a short letter of motivation, academic C.V., university grades, and one letter of recommendation.
  • Admission Requirements: The candidate has to have at least two years of Master’s training in the physical sciences with at least one year that includes theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory, as well as a proven track record in phenomenological applications of lattice QCD, preferably with a focus on the study of the hadronic vacuum polarization.
  • Language Requirement: The applicants are required to have excellent spoken and written English.


The university will provide the salary, benefits, and duties of a PhD student at the Ecole Doctoral “Physique et sciences de la matiere” (ED 352) of Aix-Marseille U.

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