Research Associate

Imperial College London - Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics

South Kensington Campus

Fixed Term for: 24 Months

Starting Date: 1st October 2017

Applications are invited for up to two Research Associate (RA) positions in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. Appointments will be for two years, with possibility of an extension for up to five years in total for exceptional candidates. The positions are funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant titled “Massive Gravity and Cosmology”. The RA will work with Dr Claudia de Rham and will also interact with other members of the Theory Group.

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics (either awarded or anticipated) or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.

Essential criteria include outstanding research experience in theoretical and/or observational tests of modified gravity, cosmology, quantum field theory, effective field theory approaches or related topics. The candidates will have experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, with evidence provided by publications of high quality. It is also desirable that the successful candidate has experience in developing and testing consistent models of modified gravity and be familiar with theories of massive gravity.

The successful candidate will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the Theoretical Physics group and submit publications to refereed journals and help with teaching and administration of small research groups. The candidate will be expected to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations, including the key policies and procedures on Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Health and Safety, Imperial Expectations (for new leaders, managers and supervisors), Information Technology, Private Engagements and Register of Interests and Smoking.

For additional information regarding details of the position please contact: Dr. Claudia de Rham, Email:

Applications can be made online via our website (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2016243KL into "Keywords"). Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV (including list of publications), a cover letter and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent via email to

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Ms Graziela de Nadai, Email:

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum).

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Closing date: 3 January 2017

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