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**. The research focus lies on:

- mathematical foundations of gravity,
- modifications to the geometry of spacetime,
- gravity theories based on Finsler, Cartan, Weizenböck or Riemann-Cartan geometry,
- gravity theories including multiple metrics,
- gravity theories including torsion,
- (multi-)scalar-tensor and related gravity theories,
- phenomenology of modified gravity, including gravitational waves, black holes, galaxies,
- cosmological aspects of modified gravity.
- relativistic quantum information including gravity
- quantum field theory on curved spacetime
- nonlocality in quantum field theories
- effective approaches for heavy quark physics

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 Laboratory of Theoretical Physics 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 grant "Gauge gravity: unification, extensions and phenomenology" (PRG356), and aligned with the COST action "Quantum Gravity Phenomenology in the multi-messenger approach (QGMM)".

**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**.

The **postdoctoral grant** is expected to amount to approx. 51000€ per year (40800€ direct research costs and 10200€ overhead for the host institution) and 5500€ relocation support. Applicants must have a **PhD degree or equivalent**, awarded **not earlier than 01. January 2016**, and **not later than 31. December 2021**. Applications for the postdoctoral position must include:

- curriculum vitae,
- diploma of PhD degree or equivalent,
- research proposal of up to five pages,
- list of publications,
- two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately).

The deadline for the postdoctoral application is **Monday, 04. January 2021, 05:59 GMT**. Further details on the external funding and grant amount to be applied for can be found on the programme's website: **Post-doctoral researcher grant**.

There is currently no open call for Postdoc applications. The deadline for the last call was Monday, 04. January 2021, 05:59 GMT.

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