London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Research

Fellowship ID:London Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Research-LIMS [#27078]
Fellowship Title: London Institute Junior Fellowships
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:London, London W1S 4BS, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Machine Learning / Machine Learning
Theoretical Physics / theoretical
Particle Theory
Statistical Physics (more...)
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/01/30, listed until 2024/07/30)

The London Institute is recruiting two outstanding young physicists and mathematicians to join us in 2024 for four-year posts.


Our London Institute Junior Fellowships are modelled on the Oxford and Cambridge Junior Fellowships and the Harvard Society of Fellows. Unlike postdocs, Junior Fellowships leave researchers free to follow their curiosity and choose their own direction of research. Among the most prestigious opportunities for young scientists, they are often a stepping stone to more senior posts. We are recruiting two London Institute Junior Fellows, alongside our Arnold and Landau Junior Fellowships which are for theorists affected by the war in Ukraine.


The posts begin at the latest on 1 October 2024, but successful candidates are welcome to join us and start work as soon as possible. The Fellowships last for four years. The annual salary is at least £51,000, depending on experience, with additional support for travel and computing. Candidates are expected to work in our rooms in the Royal Institution—we do not work from home. The posts are open to researchers in all areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, including the foundations of AI and life, statistical physics and emergent phenomena.


Candidates should be outstanding theorists with a background in physics or mathematics. They will have completed their PhD in the last several years, or be in the final year of it, and have a record of publications in scientific journals. They should have the drive required to pursue independent research, though collaboration with other members of the Institute is encouraged. Candidate values include ambition, communication, curiosity, enthusiasm, mastery, originality, perfectionism, persistence, simplicity and spontaneity.


Conduct theoretical research in physics, mathematics, or the foundations of AI and life, and publish it in leading journals. Work with our science writers to publicise our discoveries in the press and on our website. Work with our staff to help organise events, raise funds, recruit members and boost the Institute’s profile. Take an interest in the research and goals of other members and help to make the Institute more than the sum of its parts. Socialise with our scientists, staff and visitors at our weekly drinks and regular events.

London Institute

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To apply, send a CV, a cover letter and two or three letters of recommendation to Sarah Myers Cornaby,, with the subject heading “London Institute Junior Fellowships”. Strong applicants will be invited for an interview. Decisions will be announced in late February, with faster answers possible for those with competing offers.

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Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS