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SLAC/INFN Summer Exchange Program for 2017

The US Department of Energy and the Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy announce a Summer Exchange Program for 2017 to promote the exchange of students in science and engineering between the two countries to work on projects that will further their experience in the areas of science and technology studied at the laboratories.

We anticipate that three (3) positions will be available at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) in the Experimental Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology directorates. SLAC is one of the world’s leading laboratories in the areas of elementary particle physics and particle astrophysics. It has experimental and accelerator facilities covering many areas of physics, engineering, and computing. Students in these areas are sought for this program in order to foster international collaboration for future scientific research on these topics.

Candidates must have begun at the time of application at least the fourth year in an undergraduate curriculum in physics, engineering or computing studies in an Italian university and wish to join a team at SLAC for a period of 2 months between July 1 and October 15, 2017. Selected students must obtain their bachelor's degree, or equivalent (e.g. Laurea Triennale), before starting work at SLAC.

There are several opportunities to participate in the analysis of data from SLAC's wide research program including cosmology, high energy physics, neutrinos, and dark matter searches:

In addition to joining an experimental team, students may also attend the SLAC Summer Institute, Cosmic Opportunities, to be held 14-25 August, 2017. See the SLAC Summer Institute site for program details.

Compensation is $4,000/month for 2 months at SLAC, plus an allowance for travel to and from SLAC, and registration fees for the SLAC Summer Institute. Assistance in obtaining a visa will also be provided.

Students must hold an appropriate visa to work in the US, normally a short-term J-1 visa. Currently, the processing time to obtain a required DS-2019 document from Stanford University is 2-3 weeks and consulate/embassy processing time ranges from 2 weeks to 4 months.

To apply, send (or email) a letter explaining your interests in physics, engineering or computer science, stating which SLAC research program(s) align with your interests, along with a Curriculum Vitae (see the CV Template) and/or resume with your education and work experience. Please include all science and mathematics courses, with marks. The deadline for applications is May 4, 2017. Results will be announced soon thereafter.

Please send to:

Dr. Seth Digel
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, MS 29
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA   94025

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