Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is open to all qualified candidates in the field of Theoretical High-Energy physics. We invite applications for a postdoctoral position starting in the Fall of 2020 (September 1st or earlier). The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Faculty in the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and the School of Physics and Astronomy. The successful candidate will interact with visitors of the Institute as well as the physics community at the University of Minnesota. The duration of the postdoctoral appointment is up to two years, with renewable one-year terms. We seek individuals whose research will complement and expand the current research activities of FTPI/SPA faculty.
Primary duties include the following: 60% Carrying out research in theoretical high-energy physics
Determining which unresolved questions to study
Deciding on the appropriate theoretical methods to use to answer these questions
Deriving or extending these methods as needed
Evaluating the results for consistency, both internal consistency and with experimental results
25% Maintaining familiarity with cutting edge results and methods.
Reading relevant papers
Organizing and participating in the High Energy Journal club
Attending seminars and conferences
15% Communicating research to the broader community
Writing papers and submitting them for publication in scientific journals
Giving seminar talks at various institutions
Presenting results at conferences (both domestic and international)
Other duties of a similar scope as assigned.
A Ph.D. in physics is required by the begin date of appointment. Specific research areas of study include high energy phenomenology, field theory, astroparticle physics and cosmology.
Internal Number: 333087
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