Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin

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Location:  Austin, TX, U.S.A.

The Physics Department of The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that it will host a Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of theoretical physics. This Fellowship, sponsored by the Simons Foundation, will offer a three-year position to highly qualified recent PhD graduates in all areas of physical theory.

The University of Texas at Austin pursues theoretical physics over a wide range of research arenas, including biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particles, general relativity, nonlinear dynamics and plasma physics. The goal of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to provide the best possible postdoctoral training to the strongest graduating PhD’s.

The Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship will begin in September, 2010. The first-year salary will be $65000, with 3% increases each subsequent year. Additional support for travel and fringe benefits will be available. To be eligible for a Fellowship, the candidate must have received his or her PhD during the academic year immediately preceding that in which the Fellowship would begin. There are no other restrictions.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2010. Applications should include three letters of recommendation, a Curriculum Vitae and a short statement of purpose, describing the goals of the proposed research, including University collaborators where appropriate. Applications can be submitted through surface mail, or through a link at the web site of the Physics Department of The University of Texas at Austin.