Research Associate in QFT and Theoretical Cosmology (Fixed Term), Cambridge, UK

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Deadline:  2022-12-20

Location:  Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Relativity and Gravitation Group within Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, working on the theoretical calculation of cosmological correlators in the early universe and their observational signals in CMB and large-scale structure datasets. A robust knowledge of quantum field theory and general relativity is required.

The successful candidate will work primarily with Professor Enrico Pajer, as well as academic staff across the Relativity and Gravitation group (Challinor, Dafermos, Fergusson, Hartnoll, Quevedo, Reall, Santos, Shellard, Sherwin, Sperhake, Wall and Warnick) and research staff and PhD students. There are close links with the HEP group in DAMTP and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology (

The position is expected to be available from 1 April 2023, but the start date is flexible and can be delayed until October 2023. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of theoretical physics, and to have an established track record of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. You will be expected to plan your own research, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of funding proposals. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects and development of skills, and deliver seminars relating to the research area.

Further information about CTC can be found at and the GR Group at

Informal enquiries may be made to James Parke (LE34391[AT] or to Enrico Pajer (ep551[AT]

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.