Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Company: University of Edinburgh
Job description: Job Description:
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Grade 7 / £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
College of Science and Engineering / School of Mathematics/ Mathematical Physics Group
Full Time / 35 hours per week
Fixed Term 3 Years October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2026
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mathematical Physics group to work on holography, quantum chaos and non-lorentzian geometry.
This position will contribute to the STFC Consolidated Grant ST/X000494/1 ‘Particle Theory at the Higgs Centre’. Research activities will be oriented towards exploring quantum information and computation ideas in gravitational theories, the connection between transport, quantum chaos, operator growth and complexity, the study of classical and quantum black holes and the use of non-lorentzian geometry to push holography beyond asymptotically AdS spacetimes.
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Applications should be submitted before 05 December 2022 (5pm UK time). Please upload a CV and a brief research statement (less than 3 pages) and provide the names and contact details of at least three referees. The referees will be approached for letters after the long-listing process.
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As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. Our research team belongs to the Mathematical Physics community in Edinburgh with active members across the Schools of Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, and the School of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University. We are all members of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics. Our research covers a wide range of topics, including holography and AdS/CFT, classical and quantum black holes, non-lorentzian geometry, supersymmetric and topological quantum field theories, string theory, gauge theory amplitudes and integrability. The group is committed to providing you the support needed to nurture your talent.
As a member of Academic Staff at the University of Edinburgh, you will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits , staff discounts, , flexible working and much more. Access our for further information and use our to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
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The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.
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