Contact:  p.figueras[AT]damtp.cam.ac.ukLocation:  Cambridge, UK
Salary: 28,695-37,394 GBP
We hope to be able to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work in the area of numerical general relativity in higher dimensions and in holographic settings within the General Relativity group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge. The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on the study of the dynamics of black holes in higher dimensions and in anti-de Sitter spaces, with an emphasis on applications to heavy ion physics. The General Relativity group in DAMTP has strong links with other groups in the department, such as the High Energy Physics and the Cosmology groups. This should be an ERC funded post, and the length of the tenure will be for 3 years. The preferred start date is 1st of October 2015.
Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to research area.
The successful candidate will have (or soon be completing) a PhD in the relevant areas described. The ideal candidate will have experience in numerical computations in general relativity and/or in holographic settings. Experience in parallel computing and C++ programming skills are desirable. Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr Pau Figueras (p.figueras[AT]damtp.cam.ac.uk).
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
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The closing date is 31st December 2014.
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