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University of Oxford
Mathematical Institute
Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
OX2 6GG Woodstock Road
United Kingdom

We invite applications for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associates in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics to work with Professor Christopher Beem. These positions are full-time, fixed term for three years, and the post-holders will be based at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

The successful candidates will join a research group investigating the nonperturbative algebraic structure of supersymmetric and superconformal quantum field theories as a member of the Mathematical Physics group at the Mathematical Institute. They will be responsible for carrying out research as a part of the ERC-funded project “Algebraic Foundations of Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory” and/or the Simons-Foundation-funded “Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap”. They will contribute ideas for new research projects, write up their results for publication and represent the research group at meetings, whilst also managing their own research and administrative activities. They may also be called upon to assist in organizing meetings or conferences related to the research.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in theoretical or mathematical physics, or an appropriate adjacent field. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, and have prior experience contributing to academic publications and presenting original research in seminars or at workshops or conferences. Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with, or have expertise in, supersymmetric/superconformal field theories and related areas as detailed in the job description.

To apply, please visit: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=148035

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 148035.

Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in the attached job description. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 27 November 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place during the week commencing Monday 7 December 2020.


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