King's College London, Physics, TPPC

Position ID:King's College London-Physics, TPPC-RA [#17764]
Position Title: Parity-Time-reversal Field Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:London, London, City of WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Field Theory
Appl Deadline:2020/12/27 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/10)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Research Associateship at King’s College London, Physics Department


We invite expressions of interest in a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position that we expect to be able to offer in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TPPC) Group of the Department of Physics at King's College London as part of an EPSRC project on “PT (Parity-Time-reversal) Field Theory”. The Research Associate will undertake research in quantum field theory with particular focus on theories with PT symmetry.

The position should start on 1 October 2021, and the Research Associate will be expected to carry out theoretical research that has significant levels of originality, innovation and depth. They will also be expected to participate in the activities of the TPPC Group, working under the general direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) of the EPSRC grant.

TPPC group is internationally leading in research on quantum field theory, particle physics beyond the Standard Model, particle astrophysics, gravitational physics and applications of theoretical physics to interdisciplinary topics of relevance to condensed matter physics. The Research Associate will work with the investigators of the EPSRC grant: Sarben Sarkar (PI), Jean Alexandre, John Ellis and Nick Mavromatos, who are the members of the TPPC group working on PT-symmetric field theory, and Carl Bender, who is a named Visiting Researcher in the grant. The Research Associate will also benefit from  interactions with the other members of the TPPC group, including Bobby Acharya, Diego Blas, Malcolm Fairbairn, Eugene Lim, David Marsh, Chris McCabe and Mairi Sakellariadou, who have diverse interests in theoretical physics.

Essential criteria:

The applicant should

•     Have a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics

•     Have a track record of high-quality research in Theoretical Physics that demonstrates significant levels of originality, innovation and depth

•     Have significant expertise in Quantum Field Theory

•  Show a strong interest in conducting research on theories with PT symmetry

•  Show willingness to contribute in Theoretical Physics seminars and other related activities

•  Have good interpersonal and team working skills

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 

1) Curriculum Vitae, 

2) List of publications, 

3) Statement of research interests, and 

4) Two or more letters of recommendation, submitted by the reference writers. 

The deadline for applications is  27 December 2020.

Diversity is positively encouraged at King’s and we have a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core-hours policy, the right to flexible working and to a reduced workload following periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. We offer high levels of support for disabled students and staff. There are regular social events and the Departmental ethos is that we support each other and work as a team.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Sarben Sarkar at

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