Research Fellow, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 - per annum
15 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 - per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term - until 30/09/2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 18 August 2021
Reference:  1435721PJ

The Southampton Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics Group is offering a one-year postdoctoral position in high-energy physics, starting 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within a Royal Society-funded project to investigate superstring scattering amplitudes using the pure spinor formalism or closely related topics. 

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in string theory and astrophysics. The Group currently comprises about 15 academic members of staff and advanced research fellows as well as a number of postdocs and research students. Research interests in the group cover string theory and holography, neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational waves, and aspects of particle and nuclear physics. The group is part of the STAG Research Centre and has close ties with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in Physics or a related discipline and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: pure spinor formalism, scattering amplitudes. 

Application Procedure:

A complete application should include (i) a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications; (ii) a brief (<1 page) statement of research interests; and (iii) the names and addresses of three referees. Please address any queries to Carlos Mafra,

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1435721PJ on all correspondence.

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