University of the Witwatersrand, Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics

Position ID:Wits-Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics-WITS2021 [#19777]
Position Title: Post-doctoral research associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050, South Africa [map]
Subject Areas: High-Energy Theory / AdS/CFT, AdS/CFT; AdS/CMT; quantum entanglement; quantum gravity; chaos and non-equilibrium dynamics; conformal bootstrap, Cosmology, Holography, mathematical physics, quantum entanglement and quantum chaos, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, String Theory, Strongly-correlated Quantum Field Theory, Theoretical High-Energy, Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/26, listed until 2022/03/26)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for at least three post-doctoral researcher positions at the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The post-doctoral positions are available starting in October 2022. The positions are for two years.

Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years and have shown evidence of accomplishment and independence in their research.

Members of the MITP include Pallab Basu, Robert de Mello Koch, Kevin Goldstein, Shinji Hirano, Vishnu Jejjala, João Rodrigues, Izak Snyman, and Hossein Yavartanoo. We currently have nine post-docs in high energy theory.

Members of the MITP work on topics in string theory, quantum field theory, theoretical cosmology, condensed matter physics, mathematical physics, and machine learning. Theorists who overlap with any of these areas are encouraged to apply. The appointment is subject to approval by the appropriate funding agencies. We can apply for additional funding to extend the term of the fellowship, but this is not guaranteed. A post-doc can expect a reasonable stipend for research related travel in addition to airfare to Johannesburg on starting.

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Further Info:
Vishnu Jejjala
School of Physics
University of the Witwatersrand
WITS 2050
South Africa

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