Contact:  T.Budd[AT]science.ru.nlLocation:  Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoc position in the Quantum Gravity group at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, starting in the fall of 2019 or earlier. The successful applicant will work with 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 should hold a PhD degree in physics or mathematics and have a background in quantum gravity, random geometry, or related areas. 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 position is for two years. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but those received by November 15th, 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; research statement; publication list.
We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.