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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Physics

Department of Physics

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,931 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Full Time, Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 03 May 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0321-065

Full-Time, Fixed-Term (Two-year contract, with possibility of a one-year extension)

Starting Salary is £33,797 per annum pro rata. London Allowance of £2,134 will be payable in addition to salary.

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 experience on analytical calculations using quantum many body techniques, as well as programming abilities in C, C++ or python.

This is a full time post, available from 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 24 months at Royal Holloway, University of London, with the possibility of extension.

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 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College 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: Gregoire.Ithier@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: Recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0321-065

Closing Date:   Midnight, Monday 3 May 2021

Interview Date: TBC

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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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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