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Postdoc Level 1, School of Maths and Stats, Temp 24 months

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£37,903.25 per annum
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics.

University College Dublin (Ireland) invites expressions of interest for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Physics, with a focus on gravity in AdS and the AdS/CFT correspondence.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Christiana Pantelidou and be funded through a Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in black holes in AdS, the AdS/CFT correspondence, and with proven competence in numerical computations. Candidates will have ample opportunities to collaborate with the broader Relativity Group at UCD, and will also be encouraged to pursue their own research topics.

Fixed Salary: €43,908 per annum

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 8th of July 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

Applicants must attach to the Online Application Form:

  1. Covering letter,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. List of publications,
  4. Brief description of their research interests, and
  5. The details of three referees*.

* NB: Referees are only contacted (if necessary) following interviews, and with a candidate's expressed permission.


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