|Position ID:||Imperial College London-Theoretical Physics-RA3 [#8660]|
|Position Title:||Postdoc in Theoretical Physics|
|Position Location:||London, London, City of SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Physics / Theoretical Physics, HEP-Theory (hep-th), GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology|
|Appl Deadline:||2017/01/03 (posted 2016/12/02, listed until 2017/06/02)|
Research AssociateTheoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics
South Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum*
Fixed Term for: 24 Months
Starting Date: No later than October 1 2017
Applications are invited for up to two Research Associate (RA) positions in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. Appointments will be for two years, with possibility of an extension for up to five years in total for exceptional candidates. The positions are funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant titled “Massive Gravity and Cosmology”. The RA will work with Dr Claudia de Rham and will also interact with other members of the Theory Group.
The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics (either awarded or anticipated) or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.
Essential criteria include outstanding research experience in theoretical and/or observational tests of modified gravity, cosmology, quantum field theory, effective field theory approaches or related topics. The candidates will have experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, with evidence provided by publications of high quality. It is also desirable that the successful candidate has experience in developing and testing consistent models of modified gravity and be familiar with theories of massive gravity.
The successful candidate will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the Theoretical Physics group and submit publications to refereed journals and help with teaching and administration of small research groups. The candidate will be expected to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations, including the key policies and procedures on Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Health and Safety, Imperial Expectations (for new leaders, managers and supervisors), Information Technology, Private Engagements and Register of Interests and Smoking.
Interested candidates should submit pdf files of their CV, list of publications, summary of research accomplishments and interests and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to academicjobsonline.org.
For additional information regarding details of the position please contact: Dr. Claudia de Rham, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: January 3rd 2017 (Midnight GMT) but material sent later than this date may still be considered until the appointments are filled.
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*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum).