Research Associate in Theoretical Physics, King’s College London

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Research Associate in Theoretical Physics: Join King’s College London as a Research Associate in Theoretical Physics for a fixed-term position of 24 months, funded by the Royal Society project ‘Advancing the Conformal Bootstrap in Three and Four Dimensions.’ We are looking for candidates with a strong potential to conduct innovative and impactful research in the field of conformal field theory. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge theoretical physics research.

Designation: Research Associate

Research Area: Theoretical Physics – Conformal Field Theory

Location: Strand Campus, King’s College London


  • PhD awarded in Theoretical Physics or a relevant subject area, or a PhD in Theoretical Physics or a relevant subject area near completion.
  • Research experience in Theoretical Physics, particularly in the area of conformal field theory, including cases with boundaries and defects.
  • High levels of originality in published papers on Theoretical Physics and in personal statements.
  • Possess an underlying vision motivating research.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Enthusiasm for research in Theoretical Physics.

Job Description:

As a Research Associate, your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting innovative research on conformal field theory with a focus on originality, innovation, and depth.
  • Developing and executing high-quality research, leading to a track record of impactful publications.
  • Presenting research findings at academic meetings and conferences.
  • Contributing to the visibility of the department’s Theoretical Physics group.
  • Collaborating with the team to achieve project goals.
  • Undertaking specific departmental roles and functions as required.
  • Conducting individual and collaborative research projects.

The post-holder will work closely with Andreas Stergiou, benefiting from interactions with PhD students and other Research Associates. While there are no formal teaching duties, limited teaching opportunities may be available by mutual agreement.

How to Apply:

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

Last Date for Apply: 10 December 2023

This is a full-time position with a fixed-term contract for 2 years.

Desirable criteria:

  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong strategic and organizational skills.
  • General knowledge of Theoretical Physics.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, meeting deadlines.
  • Willingness to participate in Theoretical Physics seminars and related activities.

Please note that this is a PhD level role, but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting the award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances, the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate, and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

For inquiries, please contact Andreas Stergiou at



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