Applications are invited for the above two posts to work with Dr Silke Weinfurtner, members of the Quantum Gravity Laboratory group and external collaborators (e.g. Vitor Cardoso, Stefano Liberati, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Mauricio Richartz and Bill Unruh).
The Quantum Gravity Laboratory group is part of the Quantum Gravity group headed by John Barrett, and includes Kirill Krasnov, Jorma Louko, Thomas Sotiriou, Alexander Schenkel and Silke Weinfurtner http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/research/mathematical-physics/quantum-gravity.aspx.
The successful applicants will have strong knowledge of Classical and Quantum Field Theory in curved spacetimes and/or Analogue Gravity Systems. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project objectives, a background in Ultra-cold atoms, Fluid Dynamics, Quantum Information, and AdS/CFT correspondence applied to condensed matter field theories will be considered.
Candidates must hold or be near completion of a PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant branch of theoretical/experimental physics. Candidates should be confident, organised, have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the publication of scientific papers, and to their dissemination at relevant workshops and conferences. They should have evidence that the quality and quantity of their previous research outputs is commensurate with their level of experience.
In recognition of its commitment to promoting women in science, The University of Nottingham is one of a small number of universities to hold a Silver Athena SWAN Award.
These two full-time positions are available from 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences, which has strong and active research groups see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Silke Weinfurtner, tel: +44(0)115 9567903 email: email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Salary: £26,052 to £32,004 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29,301 with relevant PhD)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 14th February 2017
Closes: 15th March 2017
Job Ref: SCI022917