Lomonosov Moscow State University

Senior Researcher (Professorial Level) Positions-2024

The Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (ITMP) of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) invites applications for  senior  researcher (professorial level) positions in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics starting in autumn 2024. 

The Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is a new division of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University founded in December 2018. The aim of the Institute is to advance high-level research and education in fundamental areas of theoretical and mathematical physics.  At present, the activity of the Institute is focused in the following areas: mathematical physics, quantum field theory, theoretical particle physics, conformal field theory and holography, string theory, gravity and cosmology. For  more information  see .

In addition to research, the duties of senior researchers include teaching at master and PhD level (around 2-3 semester lecture courses a year) as well as supervising research students.

Applicants should have a PhD in theoretical or mathematical physics and  a track record  of active research at  international level. Fluent English is a requirement. 

The starting salary  will be 300 thousand rubles  per month (after tax) and its  level may be negotiated depending  on qualifications.  Funding for research related expenses of 300 thousand  roubles per year will also be available. The position is initially for 5 years with possible extension subject to performance and availability of funding. ITMP provides a  relocation allowance, health insurance and administrative support. 

The application deadline is  April 1, 2024.

The applicants should:

1) submit a list of publications, curriculum vitae and short research statement via

2) provide contacts of at least two researchers who are ready to give recommendation letters.

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