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Research Fellow

Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £33,797
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2021)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 15 December 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1308520PJ

The Southampton Applied Mathematics Group is offering a short-term postdoctoral position in high-energy physics, starting 1 Jan 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is until 31/03/2021, and there is some flexibility in the starting date. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within a Leverhulme-funded project to investigate dense nuclear and quark matter in neutron stars with holographic methods.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in astrophysics and string theory. The Group currently comprises about 15 academic members of staff and advanced research fellows as well as a number of postdocs and research students. Research interests in the group cover neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational waves, string-inspired gravity and holography, and aspects of particle and nuclear physics. The group is part of the STAG Research Centre and has close ties with the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in Physics or a related discipline and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: neutron star physics, Quantum Chromodynamics, AdS/CFT correspondence.
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.

Please address any queries to Andreas Schmitt,

‘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.’.

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 Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750or email  Please quote reference 1308520PJ on all correspondence. 

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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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