Postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave source modelling, Southampton, UK

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Deadline:  2023-01-19

Location:  Southampton, UK

The Southampton Gravity Group is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave source modelling. The successful candidate will undertake research as part of Adam Pound’s Royal Society-funded programme to model waveforms from small-mass-ratio binaries.

The University of Southampton is home to a large research group in gravitational physics, currently comprising 15 staff members and a number of postdocs and PhD students. Research in the group includes black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational-wave astronomy, gravitational self-force, numerical relativity, string theory, and holography. The group is involved in the LISA Consortium, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and the Einstein Telescope Observational Science Board, and the successful applicant will contribute to high-accuracy gravitational-wave model development for both current and future detectors.

The ideal candidate will have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: the relativistic two-body problem, gravitational self-force theory, black hole perturbation theory. The applicant will have, or be about to obtain, a relevant PhD degree in physics or mathematics.

The post is for 2 years, with a negotiable start date no later than September 2023 and the possibility of an extension upon satisfactory performance.

Applications should be made through the University of Southampton jobs portal at . A complete application should include (i) a CV, including a list of publications, (ii) a statement of research interests (no more than 1 page), and (iii) the names and contact information of two referees.

Informal enquiries may be made to Adam Pound at A.Pound[AT]

You should submit your completed online application form by the deadline of midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 2120522PJ on all correspondence.