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Joe Schindler: on 4/14/21 at 23:28pm UTC, wrote Deadline: 15 April 2021 ...

Joe Schindler: on 4/14/21 at 23:24pm UTC, wrote Deadline: 15 May 2021 ...

Joe Schindler: on 3/24/21 at 21:15pm UTC, wrote Deadline: 21 April 2021 PhD and postdoc positions in Quantum Information...

Joe Schindler: on 3/24/21 at 21:11pm UTC, wrote Deadline: 14 April 2021 RESEARCH FELLOW IN EXPLAINABLE AI AND COSMOLOGY ...

May 16, 2021

CATEGORY: Physics Announcements [back]
TOPIC: Job Vacancies for Physicists [refresh]
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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Apr. 14, 2021 @ 23:28 GMT
Deadline: 15 April 2021

Are you interested in the fields of dark matter, dark energy or modified gravity ? If so, we invite you to apply for the above two year STFC funded post to begin in October 2021.

If your research interests are in one or more of the following areas we particularly encourage you to apply: axions or PBHs as dark matter candidates; the nature of dark energy; the cosmological constant problem; approaches to test for modified gravity including screened scalar forces in nature.

If successful, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse set of researchers in the particle cosmology, quantum gravity and astronomy groups in Nottingham. We are looking for a researcher who can both work together with members of the above groups on the above projects, and who has the potential to develop their own lines of research.

You will need to have, or be close to completion of, a PhD in physics or a related subject area, and have a track record of publishing and disseminating your work through conferences and seminars as appropriate to your career stage.

This full time post is available from 01 October 2021 and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2023. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ed Copeland, email:

Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Apr. 14, 2021 @ 23:24 GMT
Deadline: 15 May 2021

l Fellowship in the High Energy Physics, Cosmology & Astrophysics Theory (HEPCAT) group at the University of Cape Town (UCT)

The High Energy Physics, Cosmology & Astrophysics Theory (HEPCAT) group in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships starting in 2021. The HEPCAT group was established around the South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology held by Amanda Weltman. Group members conduct research on a wide range of theoretical physics, cosmology and astrophysics problems, with a particular focus on connecting observation and theory.

For more information on the activities of the HEPCAT group, see Our faculty members include Shajid Haque, Julien Larena, Jeff Murugan, Jonathan Shock and Amanda Weltman. There are additional opportunities to perform joint work across all group research areas, including amplitudes in astrophysics, machine learning and theoretical cosmology more broadly. There will also be opportunities to join external collaborations, including work on MeerKAT, IAXO and the HIRAX experiment. We will consider candidates with a range of interests related to cosmology, gravity and high energy theory, with an emphasis on research within Fast Radio Burst cosmology/astrophysics, intensity mapping, multi-messenger astrophysics, effective field theory and using Machine Learning techniques in physics and astrophysics. Applicants must have a track record of accomplishment and independence in their research

The appointment must comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector, and is subject to the rules and approval of the University of Cape Town and the National Research Foundation of South Africa

The appointment is for two years at the outset, with a possible extension of one year subject to satisfactory progress. A PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics or Astronomy is required. Postdoctoral experience is a bonus, however the candidate needs to be within 5 years from the date of PhD at the start of the position and may not have held a full-time permanent academic or professional post.

Cape Town is an extremely beautiful city, surrounded by natural beauty. With beaches, mountains and forests only a short way from the city centre, Cape Town offers a perfectly balanced lifestyle. The city offers a wonderfully cosmopolitan atmosphere at a relatively low cost of living. The postdoc funding level is R400 000 per annum, tax free. Additional support is available for equipment and travel funding as appropriate.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a research proposal (2-3 pages), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Please use the following format in the subject line: YOURNAME, Postdoc 2021. Screening of candidates will start in April 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Any queries can be sent to Melissa at


The University of Cape Town reserves the right to:

disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications

change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all


Prof Amanda Weltman

South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology

High Energy Physics, Cosmology & Astrophysics Theory (HEPCAT) group

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

University of Cape Town, South Africa


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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Mar. 24, 2021 @ 21:15 GMT
Deadline: 21 April 2021

PhD and postdoc positions in Quantum Information and Foundations at IQOQI Vienna

The Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Vienna) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria’s leading non-university research and science institution, is offering one PhD and two postdoctoral positions in the Quantum Information and Foundations of Physics research group led by Dr. Markus Müller.

The PhD position will be for 3 years, and the postdoc positions for 1 and 2 years, respectively, with the possibility of an extension. This theoretical research will be conducted in the context of an FWF project, “Black-box quantum information under spacetime symmetries”, which explores the semi-device-independent approach to quantum information theory in the context of spatiotemporal symmetries, like rotations or time translations. The project goals are to obtain foundational insights into the relation between quantum theory and spacetime, and to propose new experiments and protocols that exploit those symmetries.

Links to the official job descriptions (including the expected profile) and more information can be found on the following website:

We welcome applications until April 21, 2021.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. The OeAW lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested.

Thank you very much,

Markus Müller

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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Mar. 24, 2021 @ 21:11 GMT
Deadline: 14 April 2021


We are pleased to invite applications for a 12-month postdoctoral position focusing on the development of explainable artificial intelligence techniques in the context of cosmology.

The post-holder will work on the applications of explainable and interpretable AI techniques to open problems in cosmological structure formation. They will collaborate with Hiranya Peiris, Andrew Pontzen, and existing postdoctoral and PhD students working in relevant areas.

The post-holder will be based in the Cosmoparticle Hub in UCL’s Kathleen Lonsdale Building ( and will be a member of the UCL Centre for Data Intensive Science and Industry.

The post-holder will have completed a PhD in cosmology, astrophysics, or applications of data science techniques to these areas. They will have existing expertise in deep learning; understanding or experience of interpretable or explainable deep learning algorithms will be an advantage. They will have a track record of publications in physics or astronomy journals, and preferably experience of communicating their research at national and international conferences. Experience of using high performance computing would be highly advantageous.

We hope to appoint an individual to start as soon as possible. The post is funded by the UCL Provost’s Strategic Development Fund for one year in the first instance.

To apply, please visit this link. The deadline is 14th April 2021.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Anita Maguire (

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof Hiranya Peiris (

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