Post Doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics

Egham, United Kingdom
£37,467 to £44,289 per annum - including London Allowance
30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £37,467 to £44,289 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 06 October 2022
Reference:  0922-405

Two-year fixed term contract till 30/09/2024

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

 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 RHUL Physics Department, to submit publications to refereed journals, and to work together and supervise postgraduate and MSci students. In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. 

 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 we 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 at Royal Holloway, University of London. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where Royal Holloway, University of London is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.  

For further information about the post please contact Dr. Gregoire Ithier:

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0922-405

Closing Date:   23:59, 06 October 2022

Interview Date: TBC

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

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Physics within Royal Holloway, University of London.

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