28th September 2021 : Postdoc Fellowships, Oxford Theoretical Physics

*Leverhulme-Peierls Fellowships*

*The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Clarendon
Laboratory, Department of Physics *

*Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 p.a. *


The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at the University of
Oxford is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural
Leverhulme-Peierls Fellows. These prestigious, three-year postdoctoral
fellowships were created in conjunction with the appointment of Prof.
Shivaji Sondhi to the Wykeham and Leverhulme Professorship of Physics,
and are intended to both support the most talented theoretical
physicists worldwide at an early stage of their careers and to enrich
the intellectual environment of the Centre. It is envisaged that up to
three appointments will be made this year.

Fellows will receive active mentoring from members of the RPC but will
be encouraged and expected to set an independent research agenda in one
or more of the research areas of the Centre, broadly construed. To that
end, they will have access to substantial travel and research funds and
participate fully in the Centre’s vibrant programme of visitors and
seminars.  In conjunction with their appointment, the Fellows will be
associated with New College.

Candidates should be completing or have recently (i.e. normally within
the past 3 years) completed a doctorate in theoretical physics or a
closely related discipline.  Applications must be made online, see


Candidates will be asked to complete an Application Form, upload a CV, a
two-page statement of their research plans, and are encouraged, where
appropriate, to identify members of the RPC with overlapping research
interests. Candidates must also arrange for*one nomination
letter*and*two supporting reference letters*to be sent by email
.*The nomination letter should
make specific reference to the candidate’s potential as an independent
researcher and be accessible to a general theoretical physics audience.
Applications without a nomination letter fulfilling these criteria and
the two supporting references will not be considered.*The name of the
nominator and the referees should be provided on the Application Form.

All application materials including nomination and reference letters
must be received by noon on Monday October 18, 2021. Shortlisted
candidates will be invited to a remote visit and interview, to take
place in early November. Successful candidates will be notified by email
by November 30, 2021.

Professor Julia Yeomans  FRS

Head of Theoretical Physics

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics
Clarendon Laboratory

Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PU, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1865 273992

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