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Centre for Particle Theory

Jobs

Postdoctoral positions 2017

  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a three year postdoctoral position to begin on 1 April 2017. The position is under the supervision of Professors Gregory (at Durham) and Moss (at Newcastle) funded by a Leverhulme grant: “Challenging the Standard Model with Black Holes”. The researcher will work directly on the project with Professors Gregory and Moss as well as pursuing their own lines of research. Applicants should have a strong track record working at the interface of gravity and quantum field theory.

Closing date 11 December 2016. Apply online , search for the Recruitment Reference 003695.

  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a three year postdoctoral position to begin on 1 September 2017. The position is under the supervision of Balt van Rees funded by a Simons Foundation Collaboration grant on “The non-perturbative bootstrap”. The researcher is expected to work directly on the project with the supervisor as well as to pursue their own lines of research. Applicants should have a strong research track record in quantum field theory.

Closing date 2 January 2017. Apply online , search for the Recruitment Reference 003903.

  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a two year postdoctoral position in the area of holography, in the Centre for Particle Theory, to begin in October 2017. The position is funded by an STFC consolidated grant in “Particles, Strings and Cosmology”. The position involves working with members of the Maths CPT group and independently to further our research in this area.

Closing date 2 January 2017. Apply online , search for the Recruitment Reference 004029.

We are informally using the Leuven joint postdoc application service to identify candidates for these positions, but due to university regulations, interested candidates also need to make applications through HR. References are not required as they will be obtained via the Leuven service.

Personal Fellowships in the CPT

Research Fellowships

We are keen to support a limited number of strong candidates in applying for EPSRC Fellowships, Fellowships supported by STFC and Royal Society University Research Fellowships. If your profile and interests match our activities, we would be very interested to hear from you. The best initial approach is to contact a CPT staff member in your broad area of interest, informally. We will require a cv and a research statement , to be submitted to our Research Committee via your CPT contact a month before the closing date. In this way we can ensure that it is appropriate that the proposed research be carried out within CPT, and we can offer advice that may increase the application's chance of success. Please note that in some cases the CPT may only put forward a limited number of candidates, and in such cases it will be necessary for us to preselect the best applicants.

Applications for EPSRC/STFC Fellowships will be submitted via the JeS System, and it will be necessary to register for a JeS account. The on-line forms require input from the applicant and from Durham University, so completion well in advance of the deadlines set by the Research Councils is strongly recommended. The STFC deadline for the Ernest Rutherford 5-year fellowship applications will be in September 2016. Please contact a member of the CPT no later than August 2016 if you intend to hold your Fellowship at Durham.

Applications for Royal Society University Research Fellowships will be submitted via the e-GAP system, and it will be necessary to register for an e-GAP account. The on-line forms require input from the applicant and from Durham University, so completion well in advance of the deadline set by the Royal Society is strongly recommended. The deadline will be in September 2016. Please contact a member of the CPT no later than August 2016 if you intend to hold your Fellowship at Durham.

Detailed information about the various types of fellowship, the application procedure and closing dates can be found at the following sites:

EPSRC Fellowships
STFC Rutherford Fellowships
Royal Society University Research Fellowships
Marie Curie Fellowships