Contact:  T.Budd[AT]science.ru.nlLocation:  Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Quantum Gravity group at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Budd and will be funded as part of the NWO START-UP project “New routes towards quantum gravity in the ultraviolet”, which aims at the study of spacetime geometry at the smallest of scales with the help of the latest mathematical techniques and numerical methods. The Quantum Gravity group, consisting of three full-time and two part-time faculty and several postdocs and PhD students, provides an active and stimulating environment for fundamental research in the quantum aspects of spacetime and gravity.
Applicants must have a university degree in physics or mathematics at the masters level or equivalent, with proven abilities in theoretical physics and interests in quantum gravity. Affinity in any of the following topics is considered an advantage but not essential: computer simulations and Monte Carlo methods, statistical physics and critical phenomena, probability and stochastic processes, enumerative combinatorics.
The PhD position is for four years, which is the expected time for obtaining a doctoral degree in the Netherlands, and is subject to review after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities. Starting date of the position is to be agreed upon.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but those received by October 16th, 2018 are guaranteed full consideration. To apply the following documents should be sent electronically in pdf-format to T. Budd (T.Budd[AT]science.ru.nl): cover letter; CV; transcript of university courses and grades; (brief) statement of research interests.
We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.