University of Oxford, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

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Position ID:Oxford-Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics-148368 [#17653, 148368]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics (BSM-DM)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PU, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/11/25, listed until 2020/12/10)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics (BSM-DM) at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics of the University of Oxford, to work in the Particle Theory Group.

The position is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 1 further year.

This project will investigate the phenomenology of extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics, with particular focus on astrophysical and cosmological aspects e.g. candidates for dark matter. The successful candidate will carry out research in theoretical particle physics within the general areas supported by the STFC grant.

The successful candidate will carry out research in theoretical particle physics with a particular focus on Beyond the Standard Model physics and its phenomenology. The post holder will be a member of the BSM phenomenology group in Theoretical Physics at Oxford, which includes Prateek Agrawal, Joseph Conlon, John March Russell and Subir Sarkar. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing and developing new research methodologies, presenting papers and representing the research group at external meetings and seminars.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in theoretical physics. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research work and should have a publication record commensurate with career stage. The post holder will have the opportunity to teach.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least three referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to by the closing date. Documents submitted should be in PDF format and use the naming convention: APPLICANT SURNAME, FORENAME - REFEREE SURNAME,FORENAME”.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to:

Prateek Agrawal ( Joseph Conlon ( John March-Russell ( Subir Sarkar (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 10 December 2020 can be considered.

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