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Theoretical Physics

October 2013

SLAC Theory Group

Theoretical Physics - Apply to Work with Us

Postdoctoral positions   

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory holds an annual competition for Theoretical Physics Research Associate postdoctoral positions.  We welcome applications from anyone working in theoretical high-energy physics, broadly defined.  The activities of our group cover the whole range of interests from low-energy QCD in nuclei to M-Theory and Quantum Gravity.

We will accept all applications through the website .   We will no longer be accepting applications by physical mail. If you have any difficulties, please contact:

Candidates should be sure to submit all materials by December 1, 2013.  The positions we will offer will begin on October 1, 2014 and run for a 3-year term.

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Theory Group subscribes to the Rutgers agreement on postdoctoral offer acceptance deadlines.  In fact, we normally do not give an acceptance deadline when we offer a postdoctoral position.

Long-term visitors

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Theory Group would be pleased to arrange visits to our group from theoretical physicists who have won traveling fellowships or have other sources of outside financial support. To inquire about visiting our group under such an arrangement, please contact Professor JoAnne Hewett by email at In principle, we can provide a supplement to outside fellowships, but our funding for this purpose is severely limited.

Summer program

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Theory Group has a limited budget to support theorists who wish to visit the laboratory in the summer. Typically, we will arrange to share costs with your home institution to facilitate your visit to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We welcome summer visitors in all fields of theoretical high-energy physics, but especially theorists who would like to interact directly with physicists in the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory experimental programs. To inquire about the summer program, please contact Prof. JoAnne Hewett by email at If it is possible, we would like to hear from you before March 31 for a visit in the upcoming summer.

Maria C. Herraez