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Theory Post Doctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The University of Colorado High Energy Physics Theory group is searching for a research associate ("post-doctoral researcher") in all fields of HEP theory, including lattice field theory.  The candidate will be expected to carry out research in HEP theory in collaboration with members of the group, with others, or independently. 

Who We Are

The High Energy Physics Group at the University of Colorado conducts a variety of experimental and theoretical high energy physics research. The major research areas of the theory group include lattice gauge theory (mostly about strongly coupled systems potentially appropriate to dark matter or to beyond-standard model phenomenology) and string theory and quantum gravity (mostly about the AdS/CFT correspondence).

What We Can Offer

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The University of Colorado also offers a wide range of postdoctoral events and workshops to support career development. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

A Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics is the minimum qualification.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research Philosophy
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

For full consideration, applications are requested no later than Monday, December 2, 2019 although applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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