Recruitment


3 x Lattice Field Theory PDRAs

The University of Edinburgh is advertising three postdoctoral positions in lattice field theory, funded by the STFC Consolidated Grant “Particle Theory at the Higgs Centre”.

The position will initially be for two years, with the possibility of extension to three depending on funding constraints and the project direction.

As per the STFC Consolidated Grant Agreement ST/T000600/1, research activities will be oriented towards heavy and light flavours phenomenology from lattice simulations.

Salary will be in the range £33,797 - £40,322, depending on experience.

Deadline for applying is 03 December 2019 at 5pm GMT.

The faculty members in the lattice group are Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio, Roger Horsley, Antonin Portelli and Roman Zwicky. Our research interests are mainly focused on:

  • Weak decays (light & heavy flavours)
  • The muon anomalous magnetic moment
  • Isospin symmetry breaking & lattice QED
  • BSM Theories
  • Algorithms & software development

As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, the School is committed to advancing gender equality and we aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. We recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students.

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Applications are now closed
(since Tue 3 Dec 2019)

Scattering Amplitudes PDRA

The University of Edinburgh is advertising a postdoctoral position in scattering amplitudes, funded by the STFC Consolidated Grant “Particle Theory at the Higgs Centre”.

The position will initially be for two years, with the possibility of extension to three depending on funding constraints and the project direction.

As per the STFC Consolidated Grant Agreement ST/T000600/1, research activities will focus on scattering amplitudes in gauge theories and gravity.

Salary will be in the range £33,797 - £40,322, depending on experience.

Deadline for applying is 03 December 2019 at 5pm GMT.

The faculty members in the scattering amplitudes group are Einan Gardi and Donal O’Connell. We expect Franz Herzog will join our group shortly. Our current research interests are mainly focused on:

  • long-distance singularities in QCD amplitudes
  • gauge-theory amplitudes in the Regge limit
  • analytic & algebraic structure of Feynman integrals
  • gravity amplitudes
  • extracting classical observables from amplitudes
  • the double copy relating Yang-Mills theory and gravity

We lead an active group with 2 postdocs and 8 PhD students, and have research ties with the phenomenology group (Richard Ball, Jennifer Smillie, Luigi Del Debbio and Roman Zwicky) and the Mathematical Physics group (Tim Adamo, Harry Braden, José Miguel Figueroa-O’Farrill, Jelle Hartong, James Lucietti and Joan Simón).

As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, the School is committed to advancing gender equality and we aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. We recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students.

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Applications are now closed
(since Tue 3 Dec 2019)

LHC Phenomenology PDRA

The University of Edinburgh is advertising a postdoctoral position in LHC phenomenology, funded by the STFC Consolidated Grant “Particle Theory at the Higgs Centre”.

The position will initially be for two years, with the possibility of extension to three depending on funding constraints and the project direction.

As per the STFC Consolidated Grant Agreement ST/T000600/1, research activities will be oriented towards LHC phenomenology, and in particular Standard Model processes, PDFs, and final state Monte Carlos.

Salary will be in the range £33,797 - £40,322, depending on experience.

Deadline for applying is 03 December 2019 at 5pm GMT.

The faculty members in the phenomenology group are Richard Ball, Luigi Del Debbio, Jennifer Smillie and Roman Zwicky. Our research interests are mainly focused on

As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, the School is committed to advancing gender equality and we aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. We recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students.

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Applications are now closed
(since Tue 3 Dec 2019)

Forest Formulas for the LHC PDRA

The School of Physics and Astronomy is advertising a postdoctoral position in theoretical particle physics, funded by the UKRI Future Leaders grant “Forest Formulas for the LHC” held by Franz Herzog. The research focus of the grant is to develop new methods for higher-order cross-section calculations for the current generation of colliders (LHC and possible future colliders).

Salary will be in the range £33,797 - £40,322 depending on experience. The position will initially be for two years, with the possibility of extension to three depending on funding constraints and the project direction.

Deadline for applying is the 29th November 2019 at 5pm GMT.

As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, the School is committed to advancing gender equality and we aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. We recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students.

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Applications are now closed
(since Fri 29 Nov 2019)

PhD position (3.5 years) in Mathematical Physics/String Theory

At Heriot-Watt University

There is an opening for a PhD position in Mathematical Physics in the project "The Mathematics of M5-Branes". The position is for 3.5 years and some background in quantum field theory, supersymmetry, supergravity and a strong interest in Mathematics are helpful.

Inquiries about the positions and applications (the latter preferably as a single pdf-file) should be directed to c.saemann@hw.ac.uk. An application email should include a cover letter and a CV with a transcript of attended lectures. The candidate should also have at least two letters of recommendation sent directly to me via email.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

There are a number of prestigious fellowships which might enable you to work with us, and which we can help you apply for:

We encourage interested applicants to get in touch with Einan Gardi or a member of the Management Committee.

Note that the School runs an internal selection process for these fellowships, as described here.

PhD Studies

In the School of Physics and Astronomy we run a PhD programme in a variety of subjects. A PhD in Theoretical Physics may be taken in:

To apply to any of the above, please use the University postrgraduate application system.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact the Graduate School Secretary.

You may also apply for a PhD in Mathematical Physics (separate application through School of Mathematics).

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Contact
Graduate School Administrator
Liz PATERSON
gradschool@ph.ed.ac.uk