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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

We invite applications for two or more postdoctoral Research Associates in Theoretical Physics, based at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The successful appointees would be expected to start on 1 October 2023 for three years.

Candidates should be qualified to undertake research in topics in quantum field theory or quantum gravity. Members of the group with interests in this area include Alejandra Castro, Nick Dorey, Maciej Dunajski, Sean Hartnoll, Enrico Pajer, Harvey Reall, Ron Reid-Edwards, Jorge Santos, David Skinner, David Tong and Aron Wall.

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 holders 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, provide instruction or plan/deliver 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, list of publications, and a research statement (one page only). 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.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting

If applicants want to be considered for the other High Energy Physics RA positions currently being advertised, Lattice Field Theory (LE33800) and Phenomenology (LE33798), they will need to submit separate applications to each of them.

Please quote reference LE33799 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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