Research Associates in Quantum Fields and Quantum Gravity (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
December 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Research Associates in Quantum Fields and Quantum Gravity (Fixed Term)

We invite applications for up to two 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 2024 for three years.

This project will be funded on David Tong's Simons Investigator grant. Candidates should be qualified to undertake research topics on quantum field theory or quantum gravity, broadly defined. 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 candidates 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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting [email protected]

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 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.

Please quote reference LE39431 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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15 November 2023

Closing date

7 December 2023

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