University of Washington, Department of Physics

Position ID:UW-Physics-STRING [#25443]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar: Particle, String Theory and Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Seattle, Washington 98195, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, high energy physics or mathematical physics, Particle, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Condsend matter theory and Quantum Information Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/08/25, listed until 2024/01/02)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Scholar - Particle Physics, String Theory and Cosmology Group

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 2024. The position is a full-time, 24-month (two-year) appointment, which may be extended to a third year upon successful performance, subject to funding and mutual agreement.

The faculty members in the group are Masha Baryakhtar, Isabel Garcia-Garcia, Justin Kaidi, Marilena Loverde, Natalie Paquette, Steve Sharpe, Gustavo Joaquin Turiaci, 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 theoretical high energy physics, including astroparticle physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, particle phenomenology, quantum field theory, quantum gravity and string theory.

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

The base salary range for this position is $5459–$5800 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

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.

Applications should be submitted at and should 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 November 1st, 2023. For questions about the position, please contact Isabel Garcia Garcia ( or Natalie Paquette (

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Department of Physics
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