Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics

University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate in Theoretical Physics, funded by the High Energy Physics group's STFC consolidated grant. Candidates should be qualified to undertake research in the following area:

The position is to work on holography and other applications of general relativity and quantum gravity. Members of the group with interest in this area include Dunajski, Perry, Reall, Santos, Skinner and Tong. Start date on or before 1 October 2018. Limit of tenure 2 years from start date.

The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Theoretical Physics or a closely related area prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties would include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects. The role holders will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating their research area.

Please note that this is part of a wider recruitment for postdoctoral research staff to work on different projects in the area of theoretical physics. For further information please visit:

Applicants should indicate their areas of interest but there is no need to submit multiple applications if more than one of the  positions are of interest.

Applications should be submitted online at:

You will need to upload a full CV, list of publications, contact details of three referees and a research statement (one side only) outlining your current research and future research interests.

Informal enquiries may be directed to

Please quote reference LE13568 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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