Vacancy reference
Salary range
£38,205 - £44,263 per annum
Appointment term
One post for 4 years, and two posts for 3 years
Closing date


We are currently inviting applications for three Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Professor Sakura Schafer-Nameki at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are fixed-term positions with two 3-year positions and one 4-year position available. The positions are funded by a research grant from the UKRI Frontier Research grant (based on an ERC Advanced Grant). We anticipate the start-date of these positions to be no later than October 1, 2024.

The successful candidates will conduct independent and collaborative research which explores generalized symmetries in the context of various subfields of theoretical physics, including quantum field theory, string theory, and condensed matter physics. 

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 168928.

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 quoting the vacancy number 168928. (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 follow this link: 

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Friday 01 December 2023 can be considered. 


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