Three Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Supersymmetric Gauge and String Theories

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

3 years fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00


We invite applications for three Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions, funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, to work with Sakura Schafer-Nameki, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are 3 year fixed-term positions and are available from September 2018.

The aim of the project is to explore and develop the connection between supersymmetric gauge theories, string theory and their mathematical aspects, specifically geometric aspects. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for carrying out research on the ERC project.  Manage own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, before the starting date of the position in an area related to theoretical and mathematical physics together with the ability to pursue independent research, both technically and in developing ideas.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 131803.

Applicants should read the job description 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.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

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 Friday 1st  December 2017 can be considered.

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