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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Theory

Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Rudolf Peierls Center for Theoretical Physics of the University of Oxford, as part of the group of Dr. Juan Rojo, supported by the European Research Council Starting Grant PDF4BSM. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of two years, with the possibility of extension for one extra year.

The successful candidate is expected to develop research in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) phenomenology, in particular in the determination of the protons parton distribution functions and their implications for precision Standard Model parameters and for New Physics searches at the LHC.

Successful candidates will hold (or be about to complete) a a PhD/ DPhil in Physics and ideally a strong background in particle physics phenomenology, calculations in perturbative Quantum Field Theory and advanced computational and numerical methods. Previous experience in the field of LHC phenomenology and perturbative QCD/EW calculations, as well as in C++/Python code development, are required.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Dr Juan Rojo at juan [dot] rojo [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2014 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics

Theoretical Physics

The Oxford Particle Theory Group invites applications for a STFC-funded postdoctoral position with responsibility for carrying out research in theoretical particle physics, specifically for the area of dark matter/beyond-standard-model phenomenology. Details about our activities can be found at http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/research/particle-theory and enquiries may be directed to any member of our academic staff. The post is available for a fixed-term duration of two years.

The successful PDRA candidate will hold a PhD/DPhil in physics or closely related field and is expected to conduct independent research in theoretical physics in the framework of the groups STFC Rolling Grant supported programme and participate in the academic life of the Particle Theory group and the Department of Physics. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2014 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Theoretical Astro and Plasma Physics (up to two posts)

Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for up to two ERC funded postdoctoral positions. The positions are available from mid January 2015 although later commencement will be negotiable. The posts are for a minimum term of 2 years. These are career development posts funded by a research grant, with possible extension to grant end date 31 Mar-18, subject to performance.

The postholders will be based in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics. They will be expected to carry out the research program specified by the ERC grant Exploitation of surveys of our Galaxy: developing dynamical models of our Galaxy, predicting from them the results of surveys of our Galaxy, and drawing inferences about the structure and history of the Galaxy by comparing predictions with data. Initially the data employed will come from ground-based surveys, but a major goal is to prepare for data arriving from ESAs Cornerstone Mission Gaia, launched in December 2013.

Successful candidates should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in physics, mathematics or a related field, experience of scientific computing and an interest in Bayesian inference, and have produced high-quality scientific research. They should demonstrate the capacity for independent work.

There are no restrictions on eligibility; Nationals of any country are eligible to apply.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 5 January 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (two posts)

Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for two new postdoctoral positions to perform research on the theory of condensed matter working with S H Simon and also J. T. Chalker, F. Essler and P. Fendley.

The positions are supported from an EPSRC grant for work on Topological Protection and Non-Equilibrium States in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems.

Successful PDRA candidates will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD/ DPhil in Physics, or a closely related field. The postholders are expected to conduct research in collaboration with the theoretical condensed matter physics group at Oxford University.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 2 February 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

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