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Post Doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics

Egham, Surrey
Remote Working
Remote Working
£37,467 to £44,289
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics

Job Type: 2 year Fixed Term Contract until 30/09/2024

Location: Egham

Salary: £37,467 to £44,289 per annum - including London Allowance

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Physics in the Physics Department at the University.

The Role

This is a post to work on the quantum many body problem both via analytical calculations and numerical simulations. The post involves developing new tools relying on random matrix theory in order to understand strongly interacting and disordered quantum systems from a dynamical and statistical point of view. The work is funded by a research grant from the Leverhulme Trust.

The holder of the post will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the University's Physics Department, to submit publications to refereed journals, and to work together and supervise postgraduate and MSci students. In return they offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.

Role Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD in theoretical physics with a strong component on numerical simulations, as well as prior experience in one of the following theoretical physics tools: (i) perturbation theory (ii) tensor networks (iii) random matrix theory (iv) dynamical mean field theory (v) renormalization group theory or (vi) Density Functional Theory. Programming abilities in C, C++, python or Mathematica is required.

In return the University offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

This is a full time post, available from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 24 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the University is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable University, then please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

They particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Physics within the University.

The University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history.

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  • Job Reference: 718772619-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ad Warrior
    Ad Warrior
  • Location: Egham, Surrey
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £37,467 to £44,289
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent