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Postdoctoral Associate/Research Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate/Research Associate
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: SR0170350
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Position Summary:

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar or research associate position (depending on experience) in High Energy Theoretical Physics and String Theory in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech. The focus of the position is on string theory, including string compactifications, sigma models, F-theory, effective theories and string geometry and phenomenology.

This position is available starting from September 2018 and is renewable for up to two years (i.e. three years duration in total), depending on performance.

The primary duties of the position will consist of research in theoretical high energy physics, writing peer-reviewed publications and presenting research results to a wider research community both regionally and internationally. At the research associate level, this position will also entail collaboration with, as well as mentoring and supervision of junior researchers. Rank of position will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

By the start date of the position, the successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics or Mathematical Physics. A strong background in string theory with a history of peer-reviewed publications is necessary.

In order to be considered for the research associate position, prior postdoctoral research experience is required.

Good collaborative skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Programming experience.

Ability to work under limited supervision.

For research associate position, some experience supervising junior researchers is preferred.

Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

In order to receive consideration, candidates must apply online to posting number SR0170350.

Candidates must submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief research statement and put contact information for 3 references who will receive a separate email for sending letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 08/31/2021
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: Physics
Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: as requested by department
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/20/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Doc