Postdoc position in theoretical physics, Tartu, Estonia

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Deadline:  2022-01-03

Location:  Tartu, Estonia

The Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu, Estonia is looking for candidates to apply for 2-year postdoctoral positions. The research focus lies on:
– mathematical foundations of gravity,
– modifications to the geometry of spacetime,
– gravity theories based on metric-affine, teleparallel, Finsler, or Cartan geometry,
– gravity theories including multiple metrics,
– (multi-)scalar-tensor and related gravity theories,
– gravitational wave physics in modified gravity theories,
– cosmological aspects of modified gravity,
– other phenomenology of modified gravity, including black holes, stars, galaxies,
– geometric phases in quantum theory,
– nonlocality in quantum field theories,
– effective approaches for heavy quark physics.

The position depends on external funding and the applications will be processed in two stages. In the first stage, all applications will be reviewed by the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at the University of Tartu. Then the selected candidates and the University of Tartu will apply for funding. The final decision on the funding will be made by the respective agencies.

The position will be held in conjunction with the Estonian centre of excellence in research “The Dark Side of the Universe” (TK133) and the grant “Gauge gravity: unification, extensions and phenomenology” (PRG356), as well as aligned with the COST Action “Quantum Gravity Phenomenology in the multi-messenger approach” (QGMM).

The postdoctoral grant is expected to amount to 57120 EUR per year (45696 EUR direct research costs and 11424 EUR overhead for the host institution) and 2340 EUR/per year for mobility allowance. Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent, awarded not earlier than 1 January 2017, and not later than 31 August 2022. Applications for the postdoctoral position must include:
– curriculum vitae,
– diploma of PhD degree or equivalent,
– research proposal of up to five pages,
– list of publications,
– two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately).
The deadline for the postdoctoral application is Monday, 3 January 2022, 05:59 GMT.

All applications for the aforementioned position must be submitted electronically via the form on the linked homepage. All documents from the applicant, except for the recommendation letters, must be combined into a single PDF file of at most 8 MB size. The recommendation letters must be uploaded separately, and also in the PDF format.