Graduate students all over the world should be thrilled at this new job vacancy – as Stephen Hawking?s assistant.
Professor Stephen Hawking, one of most illustrious scientists in the world has let out a want ad which says:
“You would help him to prepare and deliver seminars and public lectures and assist with scientific papers.
“You would also accompany Professor Hawking on his many travels and assist other members of the group.
“Flexibility, stamina and a confident and caring personality, together with a valid driving licence, are essential for this demanding job.”
The offered salary is up to ?23,457, and the job description involves helping Professor Hawking prepare lectures, assisting him with his scientific papers, maintaining and improving his computer files, and traveling with him on his many trips around the country and abroad.
The candidate would also be based in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of Cambridge University.
Stephen Hawking is a professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, and is a best-selling author, cosmologist and theoretical physicist.
Although he was diagnosed with a muscle-wasting motor neurone disease at the age of 22 (and is now wheelchair bound, needing to speak through the aid of a computer and synthesizer), he went on to obtain an honours degree at University College, Oxford, then to Cambridge University to further his research on cosmology.
In the 1980?s, Stephen Hawking shot to fame around the world with the publication of his acclaimed book A Brief History of Time.
Professor Hawking has also guest-starred twice on the Simpsons.