Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

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Salary Range: 

£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

3 years

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 12:00

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, funded by the ERC project “Algebraic Foundations of Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory”, to work with Professor Christopher Beem at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a three year fixed-term position.

The successful candidate will join a research group investigating the nonperturbative algebraic structure of supersymmetric and superconformal quantum field theories as a member of the Mathematical Physics group at the Mathematical Institute. They will manage their own academic research, prepare the results for publication, and participate in the activities of the Mathematical Physics research group. They may also be called upon to assist in organizing meetings or conferences related to the ERC project.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in theoretical or mathematical physics, or an appropriate adjacent field. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes and the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Co-ordinator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 144580.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for notifying their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date. They will not be contacted directly by Oxford.)

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 31 January 2019 can be considered.

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