Particle physics research

Research Associate job at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

The Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TPPC) group in the Department of Physics at King’s College London is inviting applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position, as part of a Leverhulme Trust-funded project to study tunneling in QFT and applications in early universe cosmology. Candidates with expertise in QFT and Gravity are encouraged to apply.

The position starts in July 2022. The successful candidate will join the research group of Professor Jean Alexandre in the Department of Physics at King’s College London but will also work with Dr Katy Clough (Queen Mary University London). In addition, the successful candidate will also be encouraged to interact and participate in the research of the rest of the TPPC group at KCL, which consists of 11 faculty members and 6 postdocs, with interests ranging from particle physics, astro particle physics, cosmology and Gravity.

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Applicants must submit a CV with a list of publications, a two-page research statement and 3 letters of recommendation.

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in theoretical physics.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Jean Alexandre ( [email protected]).

Within King’s, the position will be managed from the Physics Department, which is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (NMES). NMES includes Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics with all departments highly rated in research activities and a wide range of teaching and research programs. Supporting our staff is important to us and we offer a range of benefits including flexible working, caring support, training and promotion opportunities.

The university is making significant investments in faculty, and the number of students and staff is growing. Our staff come from over 45 countries and around 56% of our students come from outside the UK.

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The study of physics at King’s dates back to the founding of the College in 1829. The department is currently experiencing significant growth with substantial investment in new appointments, research infrastructure and refurbishment of laboratory space. We offer a range of undergraduate BSc (three years) and MSci (four years) courses as well as MSc and PhD programmes.

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This position will be offered on a two-year fixed-term contract

This is a full-time position – 100% full-time equivalent