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Research Fellow

Applied Mathematics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,301 to £32,004
Full Time Fixed Term (12 Months)
Closing Date:   Tuesday 28 February 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  831517PJ

Relativistic Astrophysics

The Southampton Gravity Group is offering two research positions in general relativistic astrophysics, starting in October 2017. Each post is for 1 year, with extension possible subject to future funding. You will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project to investigate the physics, astrophysics and phenomenology of neutron stars.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 11 permanent staff members and 2 long term fellows (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers) and a significant number of postdocs and research students. Research in the group ranges from black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity to string-inspired gravity and holography. The Group works with colleagues in the Southampton astronomy and high-energy groups and is part of the STAG research centre.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in astronomy, astrophysics or physics, and a strong theoretical physics and computational background with a track record of original research in at least one of the following research areas: neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational-wave theory and numerical relativity.

*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.

For informal inquiries contact Prof. Nils Andersson,

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 Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 831517PJ on all correspondence.

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