Laboratory of Theoretical Physics - applications

General information

The Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu, Estonia is looking for candidates to apply for a 2-year postdoctoral position, as well as a PhD position. The topics of interest focus upon extensions to general relativity and modified gravity, including:

The positions depend on external funding and the applications will be processed in two stages. In the first stage, all applications will be reviewed by the gravity research group at the University of Tartu. Then the selected candidates and the University of Tartu will apply for funding. The final decision on the funding will be made by the respective agencies.

The positions will be held in conjunction with the Estonian centre of excellence in research "The Dark Side of the Universe" (TK133) and the grants "Gauge gravity: unification, extensions and phenomenology" (PRG356) and Energy conditions and singularities in the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (MOBJD423), and aligned with the "Cosmology and Astrophysics Network for Theoretical Advances and Training Actions" (CANTATA).

All applications for the aforementioned positions must be submitted electronically via the forms below. All documents from the applicant, except for the recommendation letters, must be combined into a single PDF file of at most 8 MB size. The recommendation letters must be uploaded separately, and also in the PDF format.

Postdoctoral position

The postdoctoral grant amounts to 40000€ per year (32000€ direct research costs and 8000€ overhead for the host institution). Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent, awarded not earlier than 01. February 2014, and not later than 31. August 2019. Applications for the postdoctoral position must include:

The deadline for the postdoctoral application is Tuesday, 15. January 2019, 23:59 GMT. Further details on the external funding and grant amount to be applied for can be found on the programme's website: Mobilitas+ postdoctoral researcher grant.

There is currently no open call for Mobilitas+ applications. The deadline for the last call was Tuesday, 15. January 2019, 23:59 GMT.

PhD position

The PhD position is supported with a scholarship of 1100€ per month. The supervisor of the PhD position will be Tomi Koivisto. Applicants must have a masters degree or equivalent. Applications for the postdoctoral position must include:

The deadline for the PhD application is Tuesday, 15. January 2019, 23:59 GMT. Further details on the external funding and grant amount to be applied for can be found on the programme's website: Dora+ PhD scholarship.

There is currently no open call for Dora+ applications. The deadline for the last call was Tuesday, 15. January 2019, 23:59 GMT.

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In case of questions or technical problems, please contact the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at geomgrav@ut.ee.