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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics invites applications for the position of a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the field of High Energy Physics, with particular focus on Theoretical Cosmology. The position is under the supervision of Dr. Enrico Pajer and the funding is part of the research programme VIDI with Project No. 680-47-535, which is (partly) financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD in Theoretical Physics, or a closely related area, and have expertise in effective field theories, cosmological perturbation theory and cosmological adiabatic modes. Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Only fully completed paper applications will be accepted, to arrive by the closing date of 8th June 2018. Please include a full curriculum vitae, a completed CHRIS 6 form Parts I & III (located here, a list of publications, a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages) and the contact details of two referees. This should be sent by post to: HR Office Administrator, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA. Applicants should ask their two referees to send their reference letter to the HR Office Administrator at the above address, one reference by the closing date. Incomplete applications or applications received by email will not be considered.

Please quote reference LE15472 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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