Swansea University, Physics

Position ID:Swansea University-Physics-RA7 [#23653]
Position Title: Postdoctoral researcher in Extreme QCD
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Hadron Physics, hep-lat, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), High energy density matter, High Energy Physics, Nuclear & Particle Theory, Nuclear Theory-QCD, QCD
Appl Deadline:2022/12/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/09, listed until 2023/05/09)
Position Description:    

PDRA Extreme QCD     Advertising Department: Physics Department, Swansea University   Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract   Closing Date: 11th December 2022   Salary: £36,386 per annum together with USS Pension benefits   Hours of work: 35 hours per week   Contract: This is a fixed term position for 2 years (however there may be a possibility of extending the post by starting in March 2023)

Starting date: 1st October 2023 (but see above)   Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Park Campus, Swansea University

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Informal enquiries: For further information about this position, please contact Prof. Gert Aarts g.aarts@swansea.ac.uk, Prof. Chris Allton c.r.allton@swansea.ac.uk or Dr Tim Burns t.burns@swansea.ac.uk   The Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory Group at Swansea University is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research associate working on lattice QCD under the extreme conditions of nonzero temperature and/or density. The post is for two years, and expectation is that start will be in the Fall 2023, although there is some flexibility for the start date.  

The PDRA will join the research programme undertaken by Chris Allton, Gert Aarts and Tim Burns, as part of the FASTSUM collaboration, which covers QCD at finite temperature and density, with interest in the behaviour of hadrons below and above the deconfinement transition, hadron spectroscopy in general, transport, and other observables of interest for heavy-ion phenomenology. The project will include both analytical calculations and numerical development. The ideal candidate for the post will have a strong background in lattice field theory at either zero or nonzero temperature.

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Further Info:
Department of Physics
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP
United Kingdom