Two or more PhD positions in Theoretical Physics within the subfields of Quantum Field Theory, Supergravity and String Theory
Sort on published: 2018-10-23
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The PhD positions are part of two projects hosted by the Division of Theoretical Physics, and the starting date is April 1, 2019 or later according to agreement.
At the Division of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, we are engaged in research in string theory, quantum field theory, supergravity and related mathematical physics. Examples of our activities include: supersymmetry, gauge/gravity duality, integrability, scattering amplitudes, gravitational waves, cosmology, and string phenomenology.
The research directions, and funding, of the PhD positions are tied to the two projects:
From scattering amplitudes to gravitational waves, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grant, principal investigator Henrik Johansson, www.physics.uu.se/research/theoretical-physics/people/henrik-johansson.
The unity of scattering amplitudes: gauge theory, gravity, strings and number theory, European Research Council grant, principal investigator Oliver Schlotterer, www.physics.uu.se/research/theoretical-physics/people/oliver-schlotterer.
The projects include generous travel support for attending schools and conferences.
The positions require a university degree in physics. The application must include a letter where the applicant describes herself/himself, her/his merits and research interests as well as a CV, copies of university grades, completed theses or manuscripts and other relevant publications. Moreover, we expect two letters of recommendation to be included (letters may be sent via email). Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic background and some research experience in the fields: quantum field theory, supergravity, string theory, or classical perturbation theory in gravity and gauge theory.
The positions as a PhD student are limited to four years of full-time studies, five years if departmental work is included. The main activities will be research studies. Other duties at the department related to teaching and administration may be included in the position (maximum 20%).
Further information regarding the research education can be found at the home page of the department www.physics.uu.se and on the home page of the faculty of science and technology www.teknat.uu.se. Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. Uppsala University is aiming for a more even gender distribution and women are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-04-2019, temporary position ending 31-03-2023.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact Henrik Johansson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Oliver Schlotterer (email@example.com).
Please submit your application by 10 January 2019, UFV-PA 2018/3721.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3721
Last application date: 2019-01-10