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Location: Southampton, UK

Postdoctoral position in theoretical gravitational-wave physics at Southampton

The Southampton General Relativity Group is offering a postdoctoral position in theoretical gravitational-wave physics, starting in the spring or Autumn of 2012. The post is for 2 years, with extension to 3 years possible subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project aimed at modelling the dynamics in strongly gravitating binaries, with applications to gravitational-wave astronomy.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in classical General Relativity. The Group comprises 6 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Ian Jones and James Vickers), 4 postdocs (Sarp Akcay, Sam Dolan, Wynn Ho and Adam Pound) and 10 research students. Research interests in the group include gravitational waves from black holes and neutron stars, black hole perturbation theory, gravitational self-force, numerical relativity, and the dynamics of large-scale superfluids.

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must have a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: physics of classical black holes, gravitational-wave theory, numerical relativity, gravitational radiation reaction.

A complete application should include (i) a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications; (ii) a brief (<1 page) statement of research interests; and (iii) the names and addresses of three referees.

Please apply online through http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk (use the top-right search bar quoting vacancy number 087112PJ, and proceed as instructed). Please also send a copy of your application to Leor Barack, leor[AT]soton.ac.uk

For informal inquiries contact Leor Barack.