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Research Fellow

Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £34,804 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Saturday 09 November 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 11 November 2019
Reference:  1199519PJ

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow in theoretical physics within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton. 

The successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physics and an appropriate track record of high quality research at a national and international level. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with research interests in black holes, conformal field theory, hydrodynamics, holographic duality or a related area.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The School of Mathematical Sciences has a strong record of providing an excellent learning and research environment. Our research portfolio spans statistics, operational research, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. The University of Southampton is a member of the Alan Turing Institute, and a number of researchers from the School of Mathematical Sciences are Turing fellows. The School of Mathematical Sciences hosts several research centres that collaborate widely across the University, including the Southampton Theory Astronomy and Gravity (STAG) Centre. 

For further information about Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton please see our webpages:

This is a full time post fixed term for 12 months tenable from 1 December 2019 or from a mutually agreed later date. 

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Dr Benjamin Withers,

The School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1199519PJ on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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.

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