Research Fellow in Physics

United Kingdom
Jan 12, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 14 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Adam Pound, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers) and a significant number of Research Fellows and research students. Research interests in the group cover black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational waves 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 department.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualification and experience in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: physics of classical black holes, general-relativistic dynamics, gravitational-wave theory, numerical relativity, gravitational radiation reaction.

*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.



If you would like to discuss the positon in more detail, please contact Leor Barack via email


Application procedure:

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 956918PJ on all correspondence.


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.