CEA-Saclay, Institut de Physique Theorique

3473 20375
Fellowship ID:CEA-Saclay-IPhT-POSTDOC [#20375, Ampl2Einstein-Post-21-01]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) in Theoretical High-Energy & Gravitational-Wave Physics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Gif sur Yvette, Ile de France 91191, France [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Gravitational Waves, Quantum Field Theory, Scattering amplitudes
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/02, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/02/02)

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We invite applications for up to three postdoctoral fellowships with two-year terms and possible extension to three years, in the domains of scattering amplitudes and gravitational waves. Up to two of the positions will begin in October 2022, while one can start at any time between January--October 2022. The fellowship(s) will be funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant, ``Ampl2Einstein'' (ERC--2019--ADG~885414).

The fellowship(s) will be held at the Institut de Physique Theorique (IPhT) at Saclay in the Paris suburbs, and may include extended research visits to the partner institution, CERN, in Geneva. The postdoctoral researcher(s) will work primarily on the subject of theoretical predictions for gravitational waves using techniques from quantum scattering amplitudes. The fellowship salary will be according to the CEA's scale.

Applicants must hold, or be pursuing, a doctoral degree in a relevant subfield of theoretical physics. For applicants currently pursuing doctoral studies, the commencement of the fellowship is contingent upon a successful defense of their PhD thesis by September, 2022; or for the position with an earlier starting date, the commencement is contigent upon a successful defense at least one month prior the starting date.   In addition, applicants must be fluent (reading, writing, and speaking) in English.  A short list of applicants will be selected based on their CVs, publications, research statements, and comments from referees.

Applicants on the short list may be interviewed remotely to select the incoming fellow(s).  Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, and a brief research statement.  Applicants should arrange for submission of three letters of reference from established researchers familiar with their work.

All materials should be uploaded electronically to Academic Jobs Online.

Applications should be received by December 1, 2021 in order to receive full consideration.

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Further Info:
Institut de Physique Théorique
CEA Saclay
91191 Gif sur Yvette