University of the Witwatersrand, Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics

Position ID:Wits-Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics-PD [#25955, Wits 2024]
Position Title: Post-doctoral research associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050, South Africa [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High-Energy Theory / AdS/CFT, HEP-Theory (hep-th), Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, String Theory, Theoretical High-Energy
Appl Deadline:2024/01/29 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/27, listed until 2024/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for post-doctoral researcher positions at the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

At least two post-doctoral positions are available in formal theory starting in October 2024. These positions are for two years based at the MITP.

Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years and have shown evidence of accomplishment and independence in their research.

Members of the MITP include Pallab BasuKevin GoldsteinVishnu JejjalaAnosh JosephJoão Rodrigues, Izak Snyman, and Sam van Leuven. The MITP currently has five post-docs in formal theory.

Members of the MITP work on various topics in string theory, quantum field theory, theoretical cosmology, condensed matter, mathematical physics, and applications of machine learning. Theorists who overlap with any of these areas are encouraged to apply. The appointment is subject to approval by the appropriate funding agencies. We can apply for additional funding to extend the term of the fellowship, but this is not guaranteed. A post-doc can expect a reasonable stipend for research related travel in addition to airfare to Johannesburg on starting.

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Vishnu Jejjala
School of Physics
University of the Witwatersrand
WITS 2050
South Africa