Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Particle Physics Ref 10387

School/department: Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Physics and Astronomy
Hours: Full Time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for 24 months
Reference: 10387
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Placed on: 23 November 2022
Closing date:15 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 01 October 2023


Job description

A postdoctoral research associate is sought to join the South-Eastern Particle Theory Alliance (SEPTA),  a consortium composed of Royal Holloway, University of London, University College London and the University of Sussex. The successful applicant will join a research group working on a wide range of topics covering quantum field theory and quantum gravity, particle physics, phenomenology, and particle astrophysics and cosmology. 

This position is devoted to research in the area of quantum field theory and quantum gravity, and will be based at the University of Sussex. We are broadly interested in applicants with experience in any of the following fields: quantum and higher curvature gravity, graviton-mediated scattering, fundamental theories of gravity and matter, UV completions of the standard model, quantum critical points, renormalization group methods,  formal aspects of field theory such as large N equivalences, dualities, methods from supersymmetry, AdS/CFT. Applicants with an interest in the asymptotic safety conjecture for gauge theories or gravity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants will also benefit from the close links to the Sussex Astronomy Centre and to the Experimental Particle Physics groups at Sussex and RHUL, and from the NExT Institute, a regional particle physics alliance in the South-East of England including the two groups, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the University of Southampton. Sussex is also a founder-member of the COSMOS consortium for the application of High Performance Computing to cosmology in the UK.

The following materials should be sent by email to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk quoting the job reference number above:

-        Official Sussex application form (available via the University website www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs)

-        CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests in a single pdf document

-        Three recommendation letters.

Interested candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with Daniel Litim (d.litim@sussex.ac.uk).

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tpp

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 10387 [PDF 206.33KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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