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Lectureship in Theoretical Physics - QMUL16106

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £37,411 - £44,015 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16106
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 12-Sep-2018
Closing date: 14-Oct-2018

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Queen Mary University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. Research in the School is internationally excellent, with academic and research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

Post Information and Requirements

The School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics within the Centre for Research in String Theory (CRST). The CRST’s current major activities cover scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, gravity and string theory, superconformal and supersymmetric field theories, the AdS/CFT duality, and branes in string/M theory.

The successful applicant will be expected to hold a PhD in Theoretical Physics, have at least six years of postdoctoral experience, and be able to show an outstanding track record of research achievements in areas strongly aligned with the research programme of the CRST. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, research and administration within the School, and have some experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate level. A key requirement is the proven ability to secure research funding, in particular through personal fellowships.

The Lectureship is full-time and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range £37,411 - £44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to, Prof Andreas Brandhuber at or Prof David Berman

General information about the School can be found at and about the Centre for Research in String Theory at Further details and an application form can be found at

To apply, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 14 October 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly after.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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