Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London

Position ID:Imperial College London-Theoretical Physics-RA2 [#8607]
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:2016/12/22 finished (posted 2016/11/19)
Position Description:    

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

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 a Research Associate (RA) position 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 position is funded primarily by the EPSRC programme grant New Geometric Structures from String Theory. The RA will work with Professor Chris Hull, Professor Jerome Gauntlett, Professor Dan Waldram and Professor Amihay Hanany 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 some or all of the following areas: string theory, supersymmetric quantum field theory, the AdS/CFT correspondence and quiver gauge theories.  It is also desirable that the successful candidate has experience in using mathematical approaches such as the application of generalized geometry or localisation. You will have experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, with evidence provided by publications of high quality.


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 the position please contact: Prof. Chris Hull, Email:

Closing date: 22 December 2016

*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).

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