Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Physics

Position ID:Sapienza University of Rome-Department of Physics-PRA1 [#26737]
Position Title: Call of Interest for Postdoctoral Research Associates
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Roma, Roma, Italy
Subject Area: Particle and Astroparticle Phenomenology
Appl Deadline:2023/12/23 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/28, listed until 2024/05/28)
Position Description:    

We are looking for one outstanding and highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of theoretical astroparticle physics and particle phenomenology, beginning from fall 2024. In particular, we are looking for someone interested to the problem of axion electrodynamics in magnetised plasma. The successful candidate will join the group of Andrea Caputo at Sapienza University in Rome, with the recently awarded ERC Starting Grant AstroDarkLS. Extended visiting periods at Oxford University, to collaborate with Sam Witte, and at University of Maryland, to collaborate with Sasha Philippov, are expected.

The appointment would be at first for two years, but a third year is foreseen, subject to mutual satisfaction. Remuneration is competitive by international standards, and candidates from abroad profit from a favourable fiscal regime. Furthermore, a generous travel budget will be granted.

Applications should include a CV, research statement, and list of publications. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

The Department of Physics at Sapienza hosts renowned research groups in several areas of physics and is regularly included among the first 40 Physics and Astronomy institutes in the world according to various rankings. Staff members in the relevant groups at Sapienza currently include Dr. Angelo Esposito, Prof. Roberto Contino, Prof. Marco Nardecchia, Prof. Paolo Pani, Prof. Antonello Polosa, Prof. Alfredo Urbano, Dr. Mauro Valli. The extended visits to Oxford and Maryland will also allow for opportunities to interact with other members of the theoretical physics groups working on axion-related topics, including e.g. Prof. Prateek Agrawal, Prof. Ed Hardy, Prof. John March-Russell at Oxford University, as well as Prof. Ted Jacobson and Prof. Anson Hook at University of Maryland.

Sapienza University of Rome values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The selection will be done in agreement with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers.

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