Selection of all candidates will be through an evaluation of the curriculum and a personal interview focused on scientific knowledge and background, personal and scientific skills, approach to multidisciplinary research, team work attitude and English language. The first accepted positions will be funded by LENS and the University of Florence. The remaining positions will require external funding.

Check the University of Florence website for all details (check also the Italian version of the page, which displays some extra information).

IMPORTANT: Foreigner applicants should attach to the application form also the following documents:

1. Translation and legalization of the last university degree/diploma document obtained, and its declaration of value issued by the Italian Embassy of your country;

2. Original of the same document.

For any clarification please contact Gaudia Mantelli (LENS Secretary).

Training Activity Regulation

Every year the PhD School “Atomic and Molecular Photonics” (AMP) organizes at least two courses of 4 credits (CFU) each. The Coordinator of the AMP School shall appoint a person in charge for each course, to be chosen among the AMP faculty members; he or she shall assign the teaching load to one or more teachers.

The AMP School Coordinator and the persons in charge of the courses form the Teaching Committee of the PhD School. At the beginning of each academic year, the Teaching Committee shall issue the list of the courses for that year, including the names of the teachers, the syllabus of each course and the time schedule of classes.

Every PhD student is required to follow two courses in the first year and one course in the second year. The courses can be chosen among: a) those organized by the AMP school; b) those organized by other PhD schools of the University of Florence; c) courses of the Laurea Magistrale of the University of Florence.

At the end of each course, the students shall pass an examination; the examination modality will be agreed by the Teaching Committee and by the course teacher(s).

Each year the PhD students shall submit their study plan with the courses chosen for the year. Each study plan shall undergo the approval of the Teaching Committee, after hearing the student’s Tutor.