Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand

Position ID:Wits-Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics-WITS2018A [#11052]
Position Title: Post-doctoral research associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050, South Africa [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Elementary Particle Theory, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), HEP-Theory (hep-th), Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, String Theory
Appl Deadline:2018/07/01 (posted 2018/04/06, listed until 2018/10/06)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions at the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The following post-doctoral positions are available.

* Starting in October 2018, we have a two year post-doctoral appointment in condensed matter theory supported by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics.

* Starting in October 2018, we have a three year post-doctoral appointment joint with the string group at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, funded by the Simons Foundation's Targeted Grants to Institutes.

* Starting in January 2019, we have two year positions in high energy theoretical physics, one of which is joint with the string group at Queen Mary, University of London. Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years.

* Starting in 2018, there are additional two or three year positions in any area of high energy theoretical physics. These positions are joint with South China Normal University, Guangzhou. Applicants should be less than 35 years of age at the time the appointment commences.

Applicants must have a track record of accomplishment and independence in their research. Members of the Mandelstam Institute work on topics in condensed matter theory, string theory, quantum field theory, particle phenomenology, and theoretical cosmology. While our post-docs have freedom to pursue their own research interests, preference will be given to applicants whose research activities overlap with current members of the institute: Alan Cornell, Robert de Mello Koch, Kevin Goldstein, Shinji Hirano, Vishnu Jejjala, Daniel Joubert, Jong Soo Kim, Mukesh Kumar, João Rodrigues, and Izak Snyman.

The appointments are subject to approval by the appropriate funding agencies. We can apply for additional funding to extend the term of the fellowship, but this is not guaranteed. A post-doc can expect a reasonable stipend for research related travel in addition to airfare to Johannesburg on starting.

We will evaluate candidates as they apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
+27 11 717 6821
Vishnu Jejjala
School of Physics
University of the Witwatersrand
WITS 2050
South Africa

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