05 Nov 2019

Research Associate in Non-perturbative Aspects of QFT/String Theory

We invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics, funded by the High Energy Physics Group Consolidated Grant and based at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The successful appointee would be expected to start on 1 October 2020 for two years.

Candidates should be qualified to undertake research in topics in quantum field theory or string theory. Other members of the group with interest in this area include Anne Davies, Nick Dorey, Maciej Dunajski, Michael Green, Nick Manton, Hugh Osborn, Enrico Pajer, Malcolm Perry, Fernando Quevedo, 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 their research area.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting LE21234@maths.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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Please indicate the contact details of two 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 at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is 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 LE21234 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.