Vacancy reference
Salary range
Grade 7: £36,386 - £42,155 per annum
Appointment term
Six posts for 3 years, one post for 4 years
Closing date

 We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to join our Mathematical Physics group at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

There are seven positions available in total, across a range of different projects within mathematical physics. Six of these positions are available for three years, and one position reporting to Professor Sakura Schafer-Nameki is available for four years. The Selection Committee will review your application and determine which position is most appropriate for you, based on your field of research as outlined in your research statement. The group is also currently advertising for a Titchmarsh Research Fellow in Mathematical Physics, to conduct their own independent research programme for 36 months.

The successful candidates will conduct independent and collaborative research which explores different aspects of quantum field theory, string theory, and related mathematical subjects. The specific area of mathematical physics to be researched will depend upon the expertise of the successful candidates and the position they are appointed to; full details of the individual projects are available in the job description. They will manage their own academic research, write the results up for publication and participate in the activities of the Mathematical Physics research group .

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

We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 161467.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description.  You will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, and a statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should be submitted directly by referees to @email ahead of the closing date (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 vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Tuesday 29th November 2022 can be considered.

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