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Zeeya Merali: on 2/26/20 at 16:59pm UTC, wrote We have a call open for PhD students at ICTQT Gdansk. Deadline March...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/21/20 at 15:47pm UTC, wrote Deadline March 31 2020 Multiple positions are available to work with Prof....

Zeeya Merali: on 2/14/20 at 19:45pm UTC, wrote Deadline 31 March 2020. Call for Applications: JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in...

Zeeya Merali: on 1/29/20 at 18:34pm UTC, wrote Review of application starts: 24 Feb 2020 PhD Position in Loop Quantum...

Zeeya Merali: on 1/29/20 at 17:41pm UTC, wrote A couple of post docs on offer at Nottingham. One in early universe...

Zeeya Merali: on 1/16/20 at 16:30pm UTC, wrote The Cosmology & Relativity Group at Queen Mary University of London invites...

Zeeya Merali: on 1/16/20 at 16:27pm UTC, wrote The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth...



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February 28, 2020

CATEGORY: Physics Announcements [back]
TOPIC: Job Vacancies for Physicists [refresh]
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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 26, 2020 @ 16:59 GMT
We have a call open for PhD students at ICTQT Gdansk.

Deadline March 16th, 2020.

Start date: No later than October 2020.

In the case of the Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies, we're looking for a highly motivated student who would like to undergo a PhD studying the nonclassicality of Nature, potentially as a resource for information processing. Topics include, but are not limited to, Bell non-classicality, contextuality, steering, causal networks, General probabilistic theories, process theories, and resource theories.

Other groups at ICTQT hiring PhD students are:

- Quantum Open Systems, lead by Łukasz Rudnicki,

- Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication, lead by Marcin Pawłowski,

- Multiphoton Quantum Optics for Quantum Information, lead by Marek Żukowski,

For more details check:

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/491630

The application form may be downloaded at:

https://ictqt.ug.edu.pl/job-offers/

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 21, 2020 @ 15:47 GMT
Deadline March 31 2020

Multiple positions are available to work with Prof. Roberto Trotta as part of his new group within SISSA's novel Data Science Initiative. The group will expand its world-class expertise in Bayesian inference and model comparison, hierarchical models, astrostatistics and cosmology in the direction of interpretable machine learning, symbolic AI and Bayesian learning. The successful candidate(s) will thus have the opportunity to contribute shaping the aims and direction of the project.

Available positions (starting Fall 2020):

1 Postdoc on the development and application of machine learning methods for supernova type Ia cosmology.

2 Postdocs on data science, machine learning and Bayesian learning.

We are looking for individuals comfortable with cross-disciplinary research, original thinkers with a desire to pursue creative ideas and outstanding communication skills. A track record of publications in machine learning and/or supernova type Ia cosmology is desirable. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further details and how to apply, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16051.

Deadline: March 31st 2020.

Thank you for sharing this announcement with potential candidates in your network.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 14, 2020 @ 19:45 GMT
Deadline 31 March 2020. Call for Applications:

JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS

University of Geneva

The Geneva Symmetry Group at the University of Geneva's Department of Philosophy solicits applications for a six-months junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, starting 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant `Cosmology Beyond Spacetime'.

Candidates must be at an advanced stage in a PhD program at an accredited university, working on a dissertation in the philosophy of quantum gravity or the philosophy of cosmology, broadly construed. The fellowship will provide support for the successful candidate to spend six months away from their home institution to work with the project's Geneva group led by Professor Christian Wüthrich, and to benefit from interactions with project members and from participation in the project's activities. The successful candidate will participate in a tutoring program directed by Professor Wüthrich. They will be expected to participate in weekly group meetings during term, help with the administration and organization of the group's activities, and contribute to the group's research and outreach efforts. Fluency in English is required. More information on the project and the research group is available at http://beyondspacetime.net/.

The fellowship is fixed-term for six months. The salary will depend on the candidate's prior experience, but is expected to be around CHF 26,000 in total for the period. Research funds will be available for travel to relevant conferences and to visit the project's other group at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The successful candidate will remain a student at their home institution, and will not be admitted into any degree program at Geneva. The fellowship will not cover any costs (such as tuition and fees) at the home institution.

Applications must contain a cover letter detailing the pertinent experience and motivation for the position, a CV, a 1-2 page description of the dissertation project, one writing sample, and two letters of reference (sent under separate cover). They should be sent to Professor Christian Wüthrich at christian.wuthrichATunige.ch.

Review of the files will begin on March 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Candidate files will be reviewed by qualified members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the best qualified candidate will be selected by Professors Huggett and Wüthrich.

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.

For more information, please contact Professor Christian Wüthrich at christian.wuthrichATunige.ch.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 29, 2020 @ 18:34 GMT
Review of application starts: 24 Feb 2020

PhD Position in Loop Quantum Gravity

We invite applications for a PhD position in the new research group led by Francesca Vidotto at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada (www.uwo.ca/apmaths).

The duration of the PhD degree is of 4 years and students are usually expected to work as teaching assistant for two courses during the academic year. The successful candidate will be fully involved in the research life of the group, in particular in connection to the development of new computational tools for Loop Quantum Gravity.

The research in the group will include:

- analytical and numerical aspects of spinfoam amplitudes, in particular applied to cosmology and black holes,

- quantum gravity phenomenology, in particular astrophysical and cosmological signatures of black/white holes and remnants,

- conceptual aspects in the physics of space-time, in particular those connected to singularity resolution and spacetime emergence,

- foundations of physics, focusing on relational aspects across relativity and quantum theory.

The research at Western is fostered by a highly interdisciplinary environment. The group participates in the activities of the Rotman Institute for Philosophy of Science and benefits of close interactions with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, located at just 1 hour distance by car.

The campus of Western University provides a stimulating and welcoming environment. We particularly encourage applications from those individuals who can enrich the intellectual and human diversity of our working environment, and we commit to make an active effort towards this goal.

*How to Apply*

The review of the applications starts on February 24th and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquires about possible additional openings are welcome at any time of year.

In order to complete your application, please fill the form below and send the following documents combined in a single pdf file to fvidotto@uwo.ca, formatting the subject as "PhD Application - YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME":

1. Cover Letter, highlighting your motivations and aspirations

2. Curriculum Vitae, highlighting research experiences if any

3. A transcript of records of university courses and grades

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 29, 2020 @ 17:41 GMT
A couple of post docs on offer at Nottingham. One in early universe cosmology, one in late universe. Here are the links:

Dark Energy and Modified Gravity

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/re
f/SCI507019


Early Universe

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI46
0419


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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 16, 2020 @ 16:30 GMT
The Cosmology & Relativity Group at Queen Mary University of London invites applications for three STFC funded postdoctoral positions in theoretical and observational cosmology. These are:

1. Statistical detection of the 21cm signal from Cosmic Dawn/Epoch of Reionisation. This position is focused on the development of innovative statistical data analysis and/or simulation tools for the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), and using them to constrain the 21cm power spectrum at high redshift. Several seasons of data from HERA are already available, with much more on the way - with Phil Bull (p.bullATqmul.ac.uk).

closing date: 7th February 2020

job refence: QMUL21176

apply here: https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=4969

2. Detecting relativistic effects in large scale structure and the bispectrum. This project will develop theoretical tools, predictions and/or N-body simulations preparing the way for the first detection of relativistic effects in large-scale structure - with Chris Clarkson (chris.clarkson@ATqmul.ac.uk), Phil Bull and Timothy Clifton.

closing date: 28th February 2020

job refence: QMUL21204

apply here: https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=4985

3. Testing and constraining dark energy and modified gravity with non-linear structures in cosmology. This project will develop new theoretical frameworks for investigating the effects of alternative theories in the non-linear regime of structure formation - with Timothy Clifton (t.clifton@qmul.ac.uk) and Alkistis Pourtsidou(a.pourtsidou@qmul.ac.uk).

closing date: 28th February 2020

job refence: QMUL21213

apply here: https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=4971

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The posts are for three years, starting in September 2020 (or other date by agreement).

The Cosmology and Relativity Group is part of the Astronomy Unit at QMUL consisting of 8 permanent staff members (Tessa Baker, Phil Bull, Chris Clarkson, Tim Clifton, Karim Malik, David Mulryne, Alkistis Pourtsidou and Will Sutherland), together with ~7 postdocs and ~10 PhD students, with an active international visitors programme. The vibrant group has diverse research interests spanning large-scale structure and radio cosmology, inflation and the early universe, advanced perturbation theory, and modified gravity. Group members play key roles in many international experiments, including the Square Kilometre Array, Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), Euclid, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The Astronomy Unit has access to excellent local computational facilities, including an HPC cluster with 5000 cores, and a Tier2 GridPP cluster with more than 5PB of storage and 2000 cores. Projects 1 & 2 will be in close collaboration with researchers in South Africa, at the Centre for Radio Cosmology at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, and successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend significant periods of their fellowship there.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. QMUL holds the Athena SWAN Silver award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds Juno Champion status from the Institute of Physics which shows our commitment to promoting an inclusive working environment.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to Jazmina Vaca Ortiz (j.vaca-ortizATqmul.ac.uk) to arrive by the same date. Please feel free to contact any of the project leaders for further information.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 16, 2020 @ 16:27 GMT
The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth invites applicants for PhD studentships beginning in October 2020. The ICG is one of the leading groups in research on cosmology and astrophysics in the UK. We are active participants in a wide range of international collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Euclid satellite.

PhD studentships will be available for theoretical and observational research projects in:

Galaxy evolution

Stellar population modelling

Early universe cosmology

Testing gravity on cosmological scales

Dark energy

Large scale structure

Gravitational lensing

Supernovae

Gravitational waves

There is no formal closing date, but applicants are advised to submit an application as early as possible. If you are seeking a funded studentship, you should aim to submit by the end of January. Interviews for these studentships take place in February / March for entry in October. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Further details about the application process can be found at this link:

http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/2019/12/phd-studentships-2020/

If you have any questions, please contact: icg-adminATport.ac.uk

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

The ICG is a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Our post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and student-led workshops and conferences.

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