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Deadline: 2021-03-11
Location: Southampton, UK

Postdoctoral position in relativistic astrophysics, Southampton, UK

The Southampton Gravity Group is offering a postdoctoral position in relativistic astrophysics, starting in the autumn of 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project to investigate the physics, astrophysics and phenomenology of neutron stars, with a particular focus on binary neutron-star seismology.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 15 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Adam Pound, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor, David Turton, James Vickers and Ben Withers) and a number of postdocs and research students. Research interests in the group cover black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational wave astronomy 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 and Astronomy department.

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must have a PhD* or equivalent in Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, or a related discipline and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational-wave theory, and numerical relativity.

The post is for 2 years, with an extension to 3 years possible, subject to satisfactory performance. Hours would be considered from 0.8 Full time equivalent to full time.

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 two referees.

Applications should be made online via https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancies.aspx , vacancy number 1338021PJ. For informal queries, please contact Nils Andersson at n.a.andersson[AT]soton.ac.uk.


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