Contact:  wynn.ho[AT]soton.ac.ukLocation:  Southampton, UK
The Southampton Gravity Group is offering a research position in theoretical modelling of neutron stars. You will 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 10 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers), 8 postdocs and 19 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. The Group works with colleagues in the Southampton astronomy and high energy groups and is part of the newly created STAG research centre.
You will have a PhD or equivalent in astronomy, astrophysics or physics, and a strong theoretical physics and computational background.
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 Dr Wynn Ho (wynn.ho[AT]southampton.ac.uk). The two-year position is tenable from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, with an extension to 3 years possible subject to funding. The closing date for this vacancy is 30 January 2015. You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 492014PJ on all correspondence. See www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=492014PJ for more details. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.