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Research Associate/Assistant

Imperial College London - Department of Physics

Location: London
Salary: £43,093 to £50,834 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th November 2022
Closes: 16th December 2022
Job Ref: NAT01338
 

Fixed Term: 2 years available from 1st October 2023

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by an STFC Consolidated Grant. You will work with members of the Theoretical Physics Group and will also interact with other members of the Physics Department.

Duties and responsibilities

You will contribute to independent and original research, submit publications to refereed journals and assist with the administration of the Research Group and provide support to the research students. This project will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.

Essential Criteria

For Research Assistant post you will be about to complete a PhD, and for the Research Associate post you will already have a PhD in Theoretical Physics or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.

In addition, you must also be able to demonstrate all the following essential criteria:

  • Research experience in theoretical topics in the following areas: cosmology, quantum field theory, effective field theory, general relativity and other gravitational theories, cosmic microwave background, or gravitational waves.
  • Evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, demonstrated by a good publication record, commensurate with your career stage

Further Information

This is a fixed term position available for two years, 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 NAT01338. Only applicants who have completed the application form will be considered.

More information about the Department, the Theoretical Physics Group and the staff benefits that we offer can be found on our webpages: www.imperial.ac.uk

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Arttu Rajantie (Professor of Theoretical Physics), Email: a.rajantie@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Graziela C De Nadai, (Section Administrator) at g.denadai@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Closing date: 16/12/2022

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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