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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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