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Location: Southampton, UK

Postdoctoral position in General Relativity at Southampton

Postdoctoral position in General Relativity
Salary: 27,578 to 37,012 GBP per annum
Duration: 3 years
Closing Date: 21 November 2012
Reference: 168412PJ

The School of Mathematics at the University of Southampton is offering a 3-year postdoctoral position in General Relativity. The position is available from spring 2013, but a later start can be negotiated. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an ERC-funded project on the self-force approach to the two-body problem in general relativity, with application to gravitational-wave astronomy.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large Gravity research group. The Group currently comprises 8 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Ian Jones, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers), 5 postdocs and 10 research students. Research in the group covers topics in black-hole and neutron-star astrophysics, sources of gravitational waves and numerical relativity, as well as string-inspired gravity and holography.

Applicants need to hold a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have a track record of original research and publications in at least one of the following research areas: physics of classical black holes, gravitational-wave theory, numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory.

The closing date for applications is 21 November 2012. Please apply online via http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk (use the top-right search bar quoting Job number 168412PJ, and proceed as instructed). As part of your application you will be required to provide your full CV (including a list of publications), a brief (< 1 page) statement of research interests, and the contacts of 3 referees.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Leor Barack at leor[AT]soton.ac.uk.