22nd September 2021 : Oxford Leverhulme-Peierls Postdoctoral Fellows in Theoretical Physics — deadline Monday 18 October

Dear Colleagues,

Could you please circulate this exciting opportunity to any relevant
candidates (apologies if you get this more than once)

Leverhulme-Peierls Fellow (up to 3 posts)
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, Tencent and Leverhulme Professorships,
and are intended both to 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.
Candidates will be asked to complete an Application Form, upload a CV
and 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 to
RPCReferences@physics.ox.ac.uk .
*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.
Contact Person : Michelle Jose Vacancy ID : 153388
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 18-Oct-2021 12:00
Contact Email : michelle.jose@physics.ox.ac.uk

Further Details below:

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=153388
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Recruitment closes on Monday 18-October.

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Prof. A. A. Louis                    Rudolf Peierls Centre for
Theoretical Physics
ard.louis@physics.ox.ac.uk   Oxford
University
phone: +44 (0)1865 273994 Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Rd,
fax:   +44 (0)1865 273947    Oxford, OX1 3PU, UK
http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/user/ArdLouis/

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