University of Oxford, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

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Position ID:Oxford-Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics-147023 [#18350, 147023]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Biological Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PU, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Biological Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/03/23, listed until 2021/05/05)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Biological Physics at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics of the University of Oxford

The position is available for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

This project will use methods from statistical mechanics and algorithmic information theory to investigate evolutionary patterns in biological development.

The successful candidate will report to Prof Ard Louis. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing and developing new research methodologies, presenting papers and representing the research group at external meetings and seminars.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Biology, or a closely related discipline. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research work and should have a publication record commensurate with career stage.

The post holder will have the opportunity to teach.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least three referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to by the closing date. Documents submitted should be in PDF format and use the naming convention: APPLICANT SURNAME, FORENAME - REFEREE SURNAME,FORENAMEā€.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof Ard Louis (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 5 May 2021 can be considered.

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