University of Colorado, Boulder, Physics

Position ID:University of Colorado, Boulder-Physics-POSTDOC [#15316]
Position Title: Postdoc
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Elementary Particle Theory, astrophysics, Gravitational Theory, HEP-Theory (hep-th), Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), String Theory, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat)
Appl Deadline:2019/12/02 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/30, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2020/04/30)
Position Description:    

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Nuclear Theory group is searching for a research associate ("post-doctoral researcher") in all fields of high energy/nuclear theory, including lattice field theory, string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity and high energy nuclear physics. We are looking for an outstanding individual who is able to independently conceive and carry out ground-breaking theory research.

Who We Are

The Nuclear Theory Group at CU Boulder is engaged in a variety of research topics, ranging from high energy nuclear collisions at the LHC (e.g. relativistic fluid dynamics) over astrophysical systems (e.g. neutron stars), non-linear gravity (e.g. collisions of black holes) to more formal developments (e.g. exact solutions in lower-dimensional quantum field theories), see e.g. the InSPIRE entries

for recent activity.

What We Can Offer

Freedom! We offer two years of competitive salary to pursue good physics research without any obligations to work on a particular topic or with a particular person. In addition, the option (but no requirement) to collaborate with local faculty/postdocs/students. In addition, The University of Colorado also offers a wide range of postdoctoral events and workshops to support career development. In addition, for researchers working on topics covered by the Center for Theory of Quantum Matter (CTQM), there will be the possibility to join CTQM as a junior fellow, cf.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

What We Require

A Ph.D. in theoretical physics is the minimum qualification.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
+ CV
+ Cover Letter
+ Publication List
+ 3 Letters of Reference (to be submitted directly to AJO)
+ Research Statement (1 page only, please!): This statement will be given the most weight in the application review process. It should outline one groundbreaking physics research project that the applicant will work on during his/her time at CU Boulder. It should address the following points: 1) Why is the project important? 2) How is the applicant going to attack the problem? 3) Evidence (if any) that the applicant is able to conceive and carry out a research project independently (such as single-author papers).

For full consideration, applications are requested no later than Monday, December 2, 2019.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities

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:
Department of Physics
390 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0390

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