University of Liverpool, Fundamental Particle Physics

3895 17000
Position ID:University of Liverpool-Fundamental Particle Physics-STFC [#17000]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lattice Field Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Liverpool, Merseyside L69 7ZL, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Computational physics, Elementary Particle Theory, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), HEP-Theory (hep-th), Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Lattice QCD
Lattice Field Theory
Theoretical Physics / Theoretical particle physics
High Energy Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/12/01 11:30PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/28)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics Grade 7
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Job reference: 021412
Salary range: £34,805 - £36,914 pa
Closing date: December 1st, 2020, 23:30

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in lattice field theory and lattice QCD. This position will be part of our Fundamental Particle Physics group and funded by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Faculty members working in lattice field theory at Liverpool are P. Buividovich, P.E.L. Rakow and D. Schaich. The other Fundamental Particle Physics faculty members are M. Gorbahn, J. Gracey, I. Jack, T. Teubner and A. Vogt. There are several PhD students and postdocs in the group, and close ties exist with the String and BSM Phenomenology group and with experimental groups in the Department of Physics.

Applicants must have (by the starting date) a PhD in theoretical physics or a closely related subject, and a record of research excellence in lattice field theory. A PhD received in or after 2017 is preferred. Strong coding and data analysis skills will be highly valuable. Teaching will not be required, and opportunities will be available to develop independent research in addition to contributing to STFC-funded projects.

The application deadline is December 1st, 2020 at 23:30 (as enforced by the automated application system) and the post is available for 2 years. The starting date is flexible but should be no later than October 1st, 2021. For inquiries about this position, please contact Pavel Buividovich (

The School of Physical Sciences is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder and is committed to encouraging, developing and supporting women in their research and academic careers. We are working to create an inclusive environment which values a diverse workforce and we recognise that many individuals value flexibility in their work/life balance. We strongly encourage applications from groups underrepresented within our workforce, in particular women.

Applications must be submitted through Liverpool's e-recruitment system, where the full job description is available, by searching for job reference 021412 at Applications should include the online form, cover letter / supporting statement, CV with list of publications, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation from these references will be requested at the appropriate time during the search.

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