Contact:  leor[AT]soton.ac.ukLocation:  Southampton
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Salary: GBP 29799 – 36613 per annum
Closes 15 February 2018
The Southampton Gravity Group is offering a postdoctoral position in theoretical gravitational-wave physics, starting in the spring or Autumn of 2018. The post is for 2 years, with extension to 3 years possible subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project aimed at modelling EMRI sources of gravitational waves for LISA.
The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 14 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Adam Pound, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers) and a significant number of postdocs and research students. Research interests in the group cover black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity, and string-inspired gravity and holography. The Group is part of the STAG research centre, and has close ties with the astronomy and high-energy groups in the Physics department.
In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: physics of classical black holes, general-relativistic dynamics, gravitational-wave theory, numerical relativity, gravitational radiation reaction.
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.
Applications should be made online via https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/ under vacancy number 956918PJ. Please send a copy of your application (and any enquiries) to Leor Barack, leor[at]soton.ac.uk