Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand

Position ID:Wits-Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics-PD2018 [#10347]
Position Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050, South Africa [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), HEP-Theory (hep-th), Particle/Cosmology Theory, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, quantum gravity, Cosmology, Elementary Particle Theory
Appl Deadline:2017/12/15 (posted 2017/10/30)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for four post-doctoral positions at the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The post-doctoral positions are available starting in October 2018. One position is a two year post-doc joint with the string group at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen on black hole physics and holography. Two positions, joint with the string groups at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai and the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, are three year post-docs funded by the Simons Foundation's Targeted Grants to Institutes. The fourth position is for two years, funded by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) and based at Wits. Preference for the NITheP post-doc is in an area of theoretical physics other than string theory.

Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years and have shown evidence of accomplishment and independence in their research. Members of the Mandelstam Institute work on topics in string theory, quantum field theory, particle phenomenology, theoretical cosmology, and condensed matter physics. Theorists who overlap with any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

The appointment is subject to approval by the appropriate funding agencies. We can apply for additional funding to extend the term of the fellowship, but this is not guaranteed. A post-doc can expect a reasonable stipend for research related travel in addition to airfare to Johannesburg on starting.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
+27 117176821
Vishnu Jejjala
School of Physics
University of the Witwatersrand
WITS 2050
South Africa

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