Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Theoretical Physics

Position ID:MIT-CTP-POSTDOCHEP [#25586]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in High Energy Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Condensed Matter Physics, Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, Particle Theory, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Information, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory
Starting Date:2024/09/01
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/06, listed until 2024/03/06)
Position Description:    

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The MIT Center for Theoretical Physics hopes to have an opening for one or more postdoctoral positions in high-energy theory to begin September 1, 2024. Current faculty in the CTP are: Soonwon Choi, William Detmold, Netta Engelhardt, Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone, Alan Guth, Daniel Harlow, Aram Harrow, Mikhail Ivanov, Robert Jaffe, David Kaiser, Hong Liu, John Negele, Krishna Rajagopal, Phiala Shanahan, Tracy Slatyer, Iain Stewart, Washington Taylor, Jesse Thaler, Frank Wilczek, and Barton Zwiebach. The interests of our group cover all areas of particle physics, phenomenology, cosmology, astroparticle physics, quantum field theory, quantum information, quantum gravity, string theory, and research connecting high energy physics, condensed matter physics, mathematics, and other related areas. Apply to the position at: Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and the names of three senior physicists who will provide letters of recommendation. There are also postdoctoral positions available in the CTP in quantum information science / quantum computing and nuclear theory If your research aligns with more than one of these areas, or if you are unsure whether your research fits the description for a given position, we encourage you to apply for all CTP positions which might be relevant. The CTP seeks a broad and diverse applicant pool, and welcomes applications from candidates at the intersections of (sub)fields.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 11.59pm US Eastern time on November 15, 2023, including all letters of recommendation. The application will request that you select which faculty you are most likely to interact with scientifically; this is a required question, and if you do not answer it then your application will be considered incomplete.

Note to applicants: acceptance deadlines will be determined on a case-by-case basis, with an earliest possible deadline date of January 7, 2024. We expect that for a substantial fraction of postdoc offers made this year, the deadline can be sufficiently flexible to accommodate differing deadlines from other institutions/fellowships. Please contact us with any further questions.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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Center for Theoretical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 6-307
Cambridge, MA 02139