Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Gravitational and Quantum Physics

SCI Physics

Competition No.  -    A107848943
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Location - North campus. This role is in-person.

This position has a term length of two years (with the second year conditional upon satisfactory progress in the first year).

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department summary

The University of Alberta is home to gravitational and quantum physics expertise. Information on research activities within the Physics department at the University of Alberta can be found here:

Position summary

This position would be to do research in theoretical gravitational physics and/or related subjects in quantum theory, such as black hole evaporation, black hole information, quantum cosmology, and related areas. The position is for two years (with the second year conditional upon satisfactory progress in the first year), beginning in Fall 2023. Compensation is at $50,000 per annum with supplemental benefits.

Minimum Qualification

  • Physics Ph.D. within 5 years of appointment

Preferred Qualification

  • Ph.D. and published papers in theoretical gravitational physics or closely related subjects

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.