Swansea University, Physics

Position ID:Swansea University-Physics-RA6 [#23652]
Position Title: Postdoctoral researcher in Lattice Field Theory applied to extensions of the Standard Model
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / hep-lat, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), Lattice QCD, Particle Physics, Particle Theory, Quantum Field Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/12/11 11:59PMhelp popup (offers accepted posted 2022/11/09, listed until 2023/05/09)
Position Description:    

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PDRA Lattice Field Theory applied to extensions of the Standard Model     Advertising Department: Physics Department, Swansea University   Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract   Closing Date: 11th December 2022   Salary: £36,386 per annum together with USS Pension benefits   Hours of work: 35 hours per week   Contract: This is a fixed term position for 2 years

Starting date: 1st October 2023   Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Park Campus, Swansea University

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Informal enquiries: For further information about this position, please contact Prof. Maurizio Piai m.piai@swansea.ac.uk or Prof. Biagio Lucini b.lucini@swansea.ac.uk

The Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory Group at Swansea University is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research associate working on applications of lattice field theory to support its research programme on physics beyond the standard model. The post is for two years, and expectation is that start will be in the Fall 2023, although there is some flexibility for the start date.

The PDRA will join the research programme led by B. Lucini and M. Piai, working on new strongly coupled realizations of composite dynamics and its applications, which include for example composite Higgs models, dilaton-Higgs models, top partial compositeness, quasi-conformal dynamics, strongly interacting models of dark matter.

The ideal candidate for the post has a strong background in theoretical particle physics, and previous experience with programming and running lattice calculations on modern, parallel computing facilities. Familiarity with current trends in extensions of the Standard Model is desirable, as is expertise with effective field theory techniques, and with more formal theoretical ideas, such as those of gauge/gravity dualities. The project will include both a software development component and a physics analysis one, hence candidates are invited to provide in their application technical details about their previous experience.

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Department of Physics
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP
United Kingdom