Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London

Position ID:Imperial College London-Theoretical Physics-RA [#8554]
Position Title: Postdoc in Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:London, London, City of SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Theory (hep-th), String Theory
Starting Date:2017/10/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/15 (posted 2016/11/11)
Position Description:    

Research Associate
Theoretical Physics Group,
Department of Physics, Imperial College
Salary Range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum*
Fixed Term for: 24 Months Starting Date: No later than October 1 2017

Applications are invited for up to three Research Associate (RA) positions in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. Appointments will be for two years, but there is a possibility of an extension depending on future funding. The positions are funded primarily by an ERC Advanced Grant titled “Gravity, black holes and strongly coupled matter”. The RA will work with Professor Jerome Gauntlett and will also interact with other members of the Theory Group.

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics (either awarded or anticipated) or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.

Essential criteria include outstanding research experience in gauge-gravity duality, black holes, string theory, quantum field theory and/or related topics. You will have experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, with evidence provided by publications of high quality. It is also desirable that the successful candidate has experience in using the AdS/CFT correspondence to study topics related to condensed matter systems and/or the quark gluon plasma. Candidates currently working primarily in condensed matter with a strong theoretical background will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the Theoretical Physics group and submit publications to refereed journals and help with teaching and administration of small research groups. The candidate will be expected to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations, including the key policies and procedures on Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Health and Safety, Imperial Expectations (for new leaders, managers and supervisors), Information Technology, Private Engagements and Register of Interests and Smoking.

Interested candidates should submit pdf files of their CV, list of publications, summary of research accomplishments and interests and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to

For additional information regarding details of the position please contact: Prof. Jerome Gauntlett, Email:

Closing date: 15 December 2016 (Midnight GMT) but material sent later than this date may still be considered until the appointments are filled.

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*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum).

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Blackett Laboratory
Imperial College
Prince Consort Rd
London, SW7 2AZ

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