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Research Associate/Research Assistant

Imperial College London - Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics

Location: London
Salary: £43,093 to £50,834 per annum plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th November 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: NAT01335
 

South Kensington Campus 

Fixed Term: 2 years available from 1 October 2023

Applications are invited for up to three Research Associates to join the Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics at Imperial College London, which undertakes world-leading research in key areas of theoretical physics including string theory, quantum field theory, cosmology, quantum foundations and gravity.

Essential requirements

The positions are to work primarily with members of the String and Quantum Field Theory section of the group. This includes Dr Shai Chester, Prof Mike Duff, Prof Jerome Gauntlett, Prof Amihay Hanany, Prof Chris Hull, Prof Kelly Stelle, Prof Arkady Tseytlin, Prof Daniel Waldram and Prof Toby Wiseman.

Duties and responsibilities

In this post, you will help produce independent and original research within the Theoretical Physics group, submit publications to refereed journals and help with the administration of the research group.

You will also work on topics in theoretical physics relevant to the funding grant, including string theory, quantum field theory, gauge-gravity duality, black holes, and/or related topics.

You must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Theoretical Physics or a closely related discipline. You must also be able to demonstrate all the following essential criteria:

  • Outstanding research experience in string theory, quantum field theory, gauge-gravity duality, black holes, and/or related topics.
  • Experience in giving talks at internationally recognised conferences and workshops.
  • Experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, with evidence provided by by a portfolio of high-quality research publications.

Further information

This is a fixed-term position for up to 24 months available from 1st October 2023 with a possibility of extension, subject to funding.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194- £41,388 per annum.

Please complete an online application form on the website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and search using the vacancy reference NAT01335. Only applicants who have completed the application form will be considered.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Prof Daniel Waldram – d.waldram@imperial.ac.uk.

More information about the Department of Physics, the Theoretical Physics Group and the staff benefits that we offer can be found on our webpages.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Ms Graziela de Nadai, Section Administrator - g.denadai@imperial.ac.uk 

Thank you for your interest in this post. We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: 6 January 2023

The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/  

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

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