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Deadline: 2017-02-01
Location: Nottingham

Postdoc in Nottingham, UK

The University of Nottingham invites applications for three Research Associate/Fellows within the Particle Theory group at the School of Physics & Astronomy and the Quantum Gravity group in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

One of the positions is funded by an STFC consolidated grant. The person appointed will be expected to work with members from either of the two groups on aspects of late universe cosmology which can include; dark matter, dark energy, modified gravity, approaches to solving the cosmological constant problem, strong gravity and black holes.

The other two positions are to work with Dr Clare Burrage, and form part of the research project “New Searches for Dark Energy” funded by the Leverhulme Trust. An important aspect of these positions will be proposing and developing new ways to test theories of dark energy and modified gravity against observations from cosmological to subatomic scales. The post holders will also be encouraged to interact with the other members of the two groups.

The Particle Theory group is headed by Ed Copeland, and includes Tasos Avgoustidis, Clare Burrage, Anne Green, Adam Moss, Tony Padilla and Paul Saffin. The Quantum Gravity group is headed by John Barrett, and includes Kirill Krasnov, Jorma Louko, Thomas Sotiriou and Silke Weinfurtner. Members of the groups participate in DES, Planck, Euclid and LISA.

Candidates for all three positions are expected to have, or be working towards, a PhD in theoretical physics or a related field. The STFC position is available from October 2017, and the Leverhulme funded positions are available from March 2017 and will be available for a period of three years.

Interested candidates should submit pdf files of their CV, a list of publications and a research proposal which includes a summary of their research accomplishments through the online application system:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Clare Burrage, tel: 0115 9567903 and Prof Ed Copeland, tel: 0115 9515164 or email clare.burrage[AT] and ed.copeland[AT] Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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