Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

A new opening postdoctoral researcher position is available at Imperial College London, UK. This fellowship is last for two years and posible to extend. Potential candidates should apply before November 29, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the Theoretical Physics Group of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. The position will be funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant titled "Massive Gravity and Cosmology" and by Simons Foundation's Origins of the Universe initiative, "Cosmology Beyond Einstein's Theory". You will work with Professor Claudia de Rham and will also interact with other members of the Theory Group.

You will contribute to independent and original research, submit publications to refereed journals and assist with the administration of the Research Group and provide support to the research students. This project will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.

You will hold a PhD in Theoretical Physics or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.

- Extensive recent research experience in modified gravity and massive gravity

- Extensive high quality experience in effective field theory approaches to gravity

- Experience in S-matrix unitarity and analyticity approaches to effective field theories

- Experience in Gravitational Wave tests of modified gravity and cosmology

- Evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, demonstrated by a good publication record, commensurate with your career stage

- Experience in giving high quality talks at internationally recognized conferences and workshops.

This is a fixed term position available for two years, with a possibility of extension.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380 – 35,061 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Claudia de Rham (Professor of Theoretical Physics), Email:

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Graziela C De Nadai, (Section Administrator) at

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