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Research Associates in Theoretical Cosmology (Fixed Term)

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics invites applications for the position of up to two Research Associates for up to two years 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 theoretical cosmology, general relativity and quantum field theory. 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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You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages). The contact details of three academic referees will be required; please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

The closing date for this position is 22 December 2019

Please quote reference LE21475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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