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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Gravitational Physics at the University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for an ERC-funded post based in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will work with the ERC-funded research group on “Diffeomorphism invariant gauge theories, asymptotic safety and geometry” in the School of Mathematics as well as with the Particle Theory Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

The successful candidate’s research will focus on topics related to gravitational physics, quantum gravity and unification of fundamental interactions. In particular, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of the gauge-theoretic description of General Relativity (and related modified gravity theories). This could include work on quantum renormalisation group flow calculations and/or on gravity/gauge theory unification within this approach. Candidates with research experience in modified gravity, the asymptotic safety approach to quantum gravity and/or unification of fundamental forces are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be within the range £27,428 – £32,751 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the starting date October 1, 2012, and will be renewable for up to three years contingent on satisfactory performance. Candidates must have a PhD in physics, mathematics or a related area at the time the appointment begins.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Kirill Krasnov, Email: kirill.krasnov[AT]nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

For more details, as well as instructions on how to apply please access:
http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx?cat=160#j10685
Closing date: 21 December 2011.


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