Research Associate in the Department of Physics

King's College London

Salary Details: Grade 6 £32,958 - £39,324 per annum with £2,623 London Weighting allowance.

This is a three year postdoctoral position within the recently established Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy, generously funded by the Simons Foundation. The successful candidate will work directly with Professor Bobby Acharya on physical and mathematical aspects of string and M theory, with a particular focus on manifolds of G2 holonomy as models of the extra dimensions. On the mathematical side the research to be undertaken may include: applications of new constructions of G2-manifolds; constructions of singular G2-manifolds; constructions of G2-instantons. On the physics side, the research will include: physical applications of new constructions of G2-manifolds; the phenomenology of string and M theory compactifications based on special holonomy manifolds; development of models of hidden sector dark matter from string/M theory; detailed investigations of the physics of moduli and axions and their observational consequences. There will be significant interaction with other members of the Simons Collaboration and the post comes with significant travel funds. Details of the collaboration may be accessed here:

The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview.

Anyone applying for this role is kindly asked to email Prof. Bobby Acharya at using the subject title ‘Simons Postdoc’.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form

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