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

Position ID:Wits-Center for Theoretical Physics/School of Physics-2019A [#12751]
Position Title: Post-doctoral research associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050, South Africa [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Gravity, hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, String Theory, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics
High-Energy Theory / Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Theoretical High-Energy
Appl Deadline:2018/12/17help popup finished (2018/11/13, finished 2019/06/23, listed until 2019/05/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a joint post-doctoral position at the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru. This is a two year post-doc funded by the Simons Foundation's Targeted Grants to Institutes that commences on 1 October 2019. During the first year, the successful applicant will be based in South Africa, and the second year will be spent in India.

Applicants should work in string theory and must have a track record of accomplishment and independence in their research.

We also have additional two or three year positions starting in 2019 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.

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.

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:
Vishnu Jejjala
School of Physics
University of the Witwatersrand
WITS 2050
South Africa

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