Research Fellow/Associate, Nottingham, UK

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Deadline:  2022-12-07

Location:  Nottingham, UK

We happy to announce that we have up to two STFC funded PDRA positions to fill in the following areas: Early Universe Cosmology (including inflation, preheating, quantum field theory, phase transitions, topological defects and scattering amplitudes) and the Dark Universe and Gravity (including primordial black holes, axion like particles and light scalar fields, dark energy, modified gravity, strong gravity and numerical relativity).

If successful, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse set of researchers in the Particle Cosmology and Astronomy groups in the School of Physics and Astronomy, and with the closely connected Gravity group in the School of Mathematical Sciences. You will also be a member of the Nottingham Centre of Gravity.

You will need to have, or be close to completion of, a PhD in physics or a related subject area, and have a track record of publishing and disseminating your work through conferences and seminars as appropriate to your career stage. Applicants should submit a CV, publications list (if not included in the CV) and research proposal (up to 4 pages).

The post is offered on a fixed term contract from 01 October 2023 until 30 September 2025. Hours of work are full time, (36.25 hours per week), job share arrangements may be considered.

As part of our commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the school, shortlisted candidates will be given the opportunity to talk to a member of staff representing women, BAME, LGBTQIA+ or disabilities communities. This will be separate to the assessment process and will play no role in the decision to appoint.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Ed Copeland, email (edmund.copeland[AT] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.