Expression of interest – Postdoc in QFT in curved spacetime and applications, Genoa, Italy

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Deadline:  2023-01-10

Location:  Genoa, Italy

The gravity group hosted by the mathematical modelling centre – ITIMAT at the University of Genoa (Italy) got last-minute funding (Principal Investigator: Vincenzo Vitagliano) for an 18-months postdoctoral position starting from March 2023 (unfortunately, not negotiable). Applicants should have a PhD in Theoretical or Mathematical Physics (or related areas).

The group consists of five faculty members (Sante Carloni, Claudio Carmeli, Roberto Cianci, Stefano Vignolo, Vincenzo Vitagliano), graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The group has strong connections with several local and international research groups and is an active member of the INFN project QGSKY – Quantum Universe.

The successful candidate will work primarily on quantum field theory in curved spacetime and related applications. An interest in the Casimir effect, geometrical aspects of gravity and modified theories is welcome.

The formal application involves a competitive call whose deadline is around the end of January. Interested candidates, however, are asked to contact in advance Vincenzo Vitagliano (vincenzo.vitagliano[AT] by Jan, 10th. Informal enquiries may be made to the same email address.

The salary is fixed (the net salary is about 1700 euros per month), but allows a comfortable life in the city (Genoa is quite cheap when compared with other realities in Italy).

Genoa “la Superba” is an incredibly charming city, with one of the largest historical city centres in Europe, glorious food, gorgeous mountains (the Alps) and sea (Riviera and Cinque Terre) within a stone’s throw. The city has its own airport, plus convenient connections (1-2 hours by train) with Milan and Pisa hubs.