Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, and
Queen Mary, University of London

Position ID:Wits-Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics-QMWITS [#5068, QMULWITS2015]
Position Title: Post-doctoral research associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050, South Africa [map]
Subject Area: Physics / String Theory
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2014/11/05, updated 2016/03/06, listed until 2015/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Applications are invited for post-doctoral fellowships, shared between the Centre for Theoretical Physics in the School of Physics of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and The Centre for Research in String Theory in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom. Members of the group in Johannesburg are Alan Cornell, Robert de Mello Koch, Kevin Goldstein, Shinji Hirano, Vishnu Jejjala, and Joao Rodrigues. Members of the group in London are David Berman, Andreas Brandhuber, Costis Papageorgakis, Sanjaye Ramgoolam, Rodolfo Russo, Bill Spence, Steve Thomas, Gabriele Travaglini, and Brian Wecht.

We have one position commencing on September 1, 2015. The successful candidate would spend the first year of the post-doc in Johannesburg followed by a second year in London. The successful applicant must be able to satisfy immigration criteria to work in the UK. The appointments are subject to approval by the appropriate funding agencies, and are limited to two years. We can apply for additional sources of funding to secure an extension, but this is not guaranteed. Post-docs can expect a reasonable stipend for research related travel in addition to airfare to Johannesburg on starting.

Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years and have shown evidence of accomplishment and independence in their research in string theory, non-perturbative quantum field theory, quantum gravity, or theoretical cosmology. There will be a preference for candidates who show promise of fruitfully interacting with the ongoing work on the interfaces between representation theory, integrability, and gauge/string combinatorics at QMUL and WITS.

Further information about the positions may be obtained by e-mailing

Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs Online with a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests. We request three reference letters.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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

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