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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Theoretical Physics, funded by the High Energy Physics group's STFC consolidated grant. The research undertaken includes the interpretation of collider data and theory support for LHC phenomenology and future colliders.

The Research Associate will be working on beyond the Standard Model phenomenology with a particular emphasis on B physics and be part of the Cambridge Theoretical High Energy Physics group. Members of the group with interest in this area include Allanach, Gripaios and Ubiali. The start date is on or before 1 October 2023. The limit of tenure is three years from the start date.

The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Theoretical Physics or a closely related area prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties would include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, the marking of a Part III examination, the provision of instruction and the planning/delivery of seminars relating to their research area.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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Please indicate the contact details of three academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae with a publications list, and a description of your recent research (not to exceed one page) outlining current research and future research interests. Please ensure that all of your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

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If applicants want to be considered for the other High Energy Physics RA positions currently being advertised, QFT and String Theory (LE33799) and Lattice Field Theory (LE33800), they will need to submit separate applications to each of them.

Please quote reference LE33798 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Dec 12th 2022

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