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Deadline: 2017-02-28
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Relativistic Astrophysics at Southampton, UK

The Southampton Gravity Group is offering two research positions in general relativistic astrophysics, starting in October 2017. Each post is for 1 year, with extension possible subject to future funding. You will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project to investigate the physics, astrophysics and phenomenology of neutron stars.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 11 permanent staff members and 2 long term fellows (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers) and a significant number of postdocs and research students. Research in the group ranges from black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity to string-inspired gravity and holography. The Group works with colleagues in the Southampton astronomy and high-energy groups and is part of the STAG research centre.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in astronomy, astrophysics or physics, and a strong theoretical physics and computational background with a track record of original research in at least one of the following research areas: neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational-wave theory and numerical relativity.

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.

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

For more details, including submission method, see https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=831517PJ.

Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2017