Imperial College London, Theoretical Physics

Position ID:Imperial College London-Theoretical Physics-RA2 [#10513, NAT00020]
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
Appl Deadline:2017/12/18 finished (2017/11/21, finished 2018/06/24)
Position Description:    

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

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Research Associate

Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics

South Kensington Campus

Salary range: £36,800 - £44,220 per annum

Fixed Term: 2 years available from 1st October 2018

Applications are invited for one or more Research Associate positions in the Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics at Imperial College London, which undertakes world-leading research in key areas of theoretical physics including string theory, quantum field theory, cosmology, quantum foundations and gravity.

The positions are to work primarily with members of the String and M-theory section of the group. This includes Prof Mike Duff, Prof Jerome Gauntlett, Prof Amihay Hanany, Prof Chris Hull, Prof Kelly Stelle, Prof Arkady Tseytlin, Prof Daniel Waldram and Prof Toby Wiseman.

Essential criteria include:

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience) in Theoretical Physics.
  • Outstanding research experience in string theory, quantum field theory, gauge-gravity duality, black holes, and/or related topics.
  • Experience in giving talks at internationally recognised conferences and workshops.
  • Experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, with evidence provided by a portfolio of high quality research publications.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Prof Daniel Waldram –

More information about the Department, the Theoretical Physics Group and the staff benefits that we offer can be found on our webpages.

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

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Section Administrator, Ms Graziela de Nadai -

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

Closing date: 18 December 2017 (midnight GMT), though material sent later than this date may still be considered up until the positions are filled.

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. The Department of Physics is also an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner.

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

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

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