Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Deadline:  2022-12-15

Location:  Brighton, UK

A postdoctoral research associate is sought to join the South-Eastern Particle Theory Alliance (SEPTA), a consortium composed of Royal Holloway, University of London, University College London and the University of Sussex. The position is devoted to research in the area of particle astrophysics and cosmology, and will be based at the University of Sussex.

The position (ref. 10354) is funded for 24 months and the expected start date is 01 October 2023. Applications must be received by midnight on 15 December 2022.

The successful applicant will join a consortium working on particle astrophysics and cosmology, particle physics phenomenology, quantum field theory and quantum gravity. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in any of the following fields: quantum effects in black holes, quantum gravity, dark matter (including the search for light dark matter particles with quantum sensors), primordial black holes, gravitational waves, baryogenesis, inflation, phase transitions, cosmic defects, and fundamental theories in astrophysics and cosmology.

Applicants will also benefit from the close links to the Sussex Astronomy Centre and to the Experimental Particle Physics groups at Sussex and RHUL, and from the NExT Institute, a regional particle physics alliance in the South-East of England including the two groups, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the University of Southampton. Sussex is also a founder-member of the COSMOS consortium for the application of High Performance Computing to cosmology in the UK.

The following materials should be sent by email to mpsrecruitment[AT] quoting the job reference number above.
– Official Sussex application form (available via the University website
– CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests in a single pdf document
– Three recommendation letters.

Please send a copy of all the application materials including recommendation letters to Prof. Xavier Calmet (X.Calmet[AT]

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Chris Byrnes (C.Byrnes[AT], Xavier Calmet (X.Calmet[AT] (main point of contact), Stephan Huber (s.j.huber[AT], Mark Hindmarsh (m.b.hindmarsh[AT], David Seery (D.Seery[AT]

Instructions on how to apply can be found at
Contact: Calmet, Xavier (X.Calmet[AT]
Letters of Reference should be sent to: X.Calmet[AT]
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