Research Associate/Fellow in Gravity, Particles and Fields

University of Nottingham - Physics & Astronomy


University Park


£25,769 to £30,738 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,982 with relevant PhD)

The University of Nottingham invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in gravity, particles and fields, within the Particle Theory group at the School of Physics & Astronomy.  The position is under the supervision of Dr Antonio Padilla, and forms part of a research project entitled “A new approach to the cosmological constant problem: disentangling local physics from global”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  The successful applicant will be expected to work on this project directly with Dr Padilla, as well as pursuing their own lines of research. Applicants should have a strong track record working at the interface of gravity, cosmology and quantum field theory. We are especially interested in applicants who also bring expertise in Physics beyond the Standard Model, effective field theories, and/or fundamental theories.

The Particle Theory group contains seven academic staff (Ed Copeland, Anne Green, Adam Moss, Antonio Padilla, Paul Saffin, Clare Burrage, Tasos Avgoustidis) and has close ties with the quantum gravity group in Mathematics. Members of the PT group are interested in a wide range of topics ranging from the analysis of cosmological data to fundamental questions in string theory. The applicant would be embedded in a vibrant research environment alongside other postdoctoral fellows.

Applications for this job should contain a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests.  The successful applicant must be in place in their new post by 1 April 2017 at the very latest, and preferably sooner.

This full-time post is fixed-term for a period of 3 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Antonio Padilla, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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