Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Vacuum States of Heterotic String Theory

Vacancy Reference: 
Salary Range: 
£29,249- £35,938 p.a.
Appointment Term: 
3 years Fixed Term

We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions, funded by the EPSRC research project "Vacuum States of Heterotic String Theory", to work with Xenia de la Ossa and Philip Candelas. These positions are available to start from January 2013 (or soon as possible thereafter) and are expected to be filled by September 2013.  These are 3 year fixed term positions.

The aim of the project is to advance our understanding of heterotic string theory and heterotic vacua. Topics to be investigated, under the grant, will include the parameter space of heterotic vacua, and its geometry, the investigation of heterotic dualites and the relation of heterotic string theory to F-theory, as well as the construction of phenomenologically interesting heterotic vacua.

Applicants are required to have completed all the requirements for the award of a PhD, before appointment, in mathematics, theoretical physics or a related area together with the ability to pursue independent research.  Experience of research in string theory or related areas in geometry, expertise in the geometry of Calabi-Yau manifolds and holomorphic vector bundles on these, is desirable.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk), quoting vacancy reference 105285.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application.  You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 26 November 2012 can be considered.

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