University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physics

Position ID:UIUC-Physics-HEPTH [#17172]
Position Title: Postdoc in String Theory and Quantum Information
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States [map]
Subject Areas: High-Energy Theory / String Theory, AdS/CFT, Holography, quantum entanglement and quantum chaos, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Strongly-correlated Quantum Field Theory, Theoretical High-Energy
Appl Deadline:2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2020/12/23)
Position Description:    

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign string theory group anticipates having an open postdoctoral research positions commencing in the fall of 2021. Appointments are for a two year term with potential extension to a third year. We are seeking candidates specializing in string theory/quantum gravity, AdS/CFT and quantum information. Faculty working in the area of interest are Thomas Faulkner and Robert Leigh. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded. In order to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020.

Please note that the Illinois high energy theory group is also seeking applicants for postdoctoral positions in other research areas, for which there are additional advertisements posted on Academic Jobs Online. Other areas include quantum simulations and quantum sensing with high energy applications and physics beyond the Standard Model and related topics, including dark matter, astroparticle physics, and early-universe cosmology.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity ( For further information please contact Thomas Faulkner ( or Robert Leigh (

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