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PhD and PostDoc Applications

String Theory positions

The Amsterdam String Theory Group

The Amsterdam String Theory Group is one of the largest and most prominent groups in the world. It consists of faculty and staff members Jay Armas, Daniel Baumann, Jan de Boer, Alejandra Castro, Miranda Cheng, Diego Hofman, Ben Freivogel, Jan Pieter van der Schaar, Erik Verlinde and Marcel Vonk, along with many visiting faculty, post-doctoral researchers and PhD candidates.

The group's research interests are diverse and extend across all of string theory, including AdS/CFT and its applications, string cosmology, emergent gravity and mathematical aspects of string theory. There is a stimulating atmosphere in the group, a diverse range of nationalities, and an active visitor programme which attracts the best string theorists from all over the world.

We always encourage young and talented researchers to join our group. Please see our PhD and postdoc vacancies or seek contact with any of our current members if you are interested to join.

PhD positions

The String Theory Group hires several new PhD students anually. Open positions are usually announced in December or January through AcademicJobsOnline. Decisions are made in the spring, with a starting date that is generally in September.

Postdoc positions

The String Theory Group hires several new postdocs anually. Positions are available through the centralized European PostDoc database, where you can indicate your preference for a position in Amsterdam. Positions usually open up in the fall and are filled in January. Starting dates are flexible, but are generally in the fall of that year.

Other jobs and further information

If you are interested in other jobs, want to join our group but no current vacancies are listed, or have any questions that are not answered by the job advertisements, contact a faculty member whose research interests are aligned with your own.