University of Washington, Department of Physics

Position ID:UW-Physics-PARTICLEPOSTDCO [#19975]
Position Title: Postdoc - Particle, String, Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Seattle, Washington 98195, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Particle Physics, Cosmology, String Theory
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/10/08, finished 2022/01/14, listed until 2022/04/08)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Particle Physics, String Theory and Cosmology

The Particle Physics, String Theory and Cosmology Group at the University of Washington invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions starting in September 2022.

The positions will be for three years, subject to funding and mutual agreement. The Postdoctoral Scholar title is limited to five years post PhD, including postdoctoral experience(s) at UW and other institutions.

The faculty members in the group are Masha Baryakhtar, Marilena Loverde, Natalie Paquette, Steve Sharpe, and Laurence Yaffe. We have strong ties to the nuclear theory group and Institute for Nuclear Theory, and to the Astronomy and Math departments, as well as to experimental groups in astrophysics, particle physics, and precision measurement.

Applicants will be considered in all areas of high energy physics, including cosmology, lattice field theory, mathematical physics, theoretical particle physics, quantum field theory and string theory.

Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in particle physics, or a related field, by the date of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted at and consist of a cover letter, a CV with list of publications, a summary of research interests, a brief statement describing the applicant's experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on or after November 7.

General inquiries should be sent to Masha Baryakhtar ( Positions will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

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