Lecturer in Numerical Relativity

Queen Mary University of London - School of Mathematical Sciences

About us
Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Sciences has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into six research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

It is a strategic aim of the School to expand its research profile in the direction of General Relativity, with a strong computational component. To attain this goal, the School is committing considerable resources to the development of a strong group of academics and researchers, at different stages of their careers, with a core interest in numerical and mathematical aspects of general relativity. Within this framework, a new position, with broad yet complementary scope, is opened.

About the role
Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Numerical Relativity. A Lecturer holds an indefinite appointment roughly equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor in the US system (depending on career stage).

We are seeking to appoint in an area of numerical relativity with applications to gravitational waves. This includes (but not limited to) simulations of black hole binaries, with or without accretion disks, neutron stars, supernovae explosions, relativistic hydrodynamics and closely related fields such as post-Newtonian expansions, self-force calculations and gravitational collapse among others. Having some form of connection with the LIGO or eLISA collaborations may be considered as an advantage.

The successful candidate will have an excellent research profile in numerical relativity. Over time, the appointee will be expected to develop his or her own independent research platform within the School.

Candidates should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and the supervision of graduate students, as well as the ability and flexibility to teach across a range of topics related to computational aspects of Mathematics such as numerical solutions of PDEs and programming at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Outstanding candidates in the general area of general relativity will also be considered, including those whose research background does not tightly match the description above.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science
The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. As part of the our commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Pay & Benefits

The post starts in 1 August 2018. Salary will be in the range £40,865 - £50,881, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan.

Further information
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Pau Figueras (p.figueras@qmul.ac.uk).

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/ and search for reference QMUL12036.

Please ensure you include with your application a CV including a list of publications, a teaching statement and a research statement.

Interviews are expected to be held on 14 & 15 December 2017.

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