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Deadline: 2013-02-22
Location: Southampton, UK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Relativistic Astrophysics at Southampton

The Southampton Gravity Group is offering a postdoctoral position in general relativistic astrophysics, starting in the spring or autumn of 2013. The post is initially for 2 years, with extension to 3 years possible subject to future funding. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project aimed at modelling the dynamics of neutron stars in the context of multimessenger astronomy. The emphasis of the project is on the implementation of realistic microphysics in fully relativistic numerical simulations.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 9 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers), 5 postdocs and 14 research students. Research in the group covers topics in black hole and neutron star physics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity, with additional expertise in string-inspired gravity and holography.

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 of original research in at least one of the following research areas: neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational-wave theory and numerical relativity.

The closing date for applications is 22 February 2013 at 12.00 noon. Please visit www.jobs.soton.ac.uk to apply online, quoting reference number 196813PJ.

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.

For informal inquiries contact Prof. Nils Andersson, na[AT]maths.soton.ac.uk