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Postdoc positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics at Birmingham

The Gravitational-Wave Group at the University of Birmingham invites applications for two post-doctoral positions. One position is to support research in advanced interferometry for future gravitational wave detectors. The second position is in the area LIGO/GEO/Virgo data analysis, with emphasis on compact object binary systems.

The positions are available from 1st September 2010 until 31st March 2013, and can be extended by a further year subject to available funding. The starting salary is in the range of GBP 27,319 to 35,646 a year, with potential progression to £37,839 a year.

The Birmingham Gravitational-wave Group currently consists of faculty members Mike Cruise, Andreas Freise and Alberto Vecchio, two postdoctoral research assistants and five post-graduate students. The group has a broad range of research interests including gravitational-wave advanced interferometer research and gravitational-wave data analysis. The group is member of the GEO Collaboration, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and has roles in the LISA International Science Team, GEO-HF (the upgrade of GEO 600) and the Einstein gravitational-wave Telescope. Project grants support activities in Advanced LIGO, the Einstein gravitational-wave Telescope, and LISA-Pathfinder. The group has excellent laboratory and computer facilities.

For full consideration, candidates must submit an electronic application online at (please quote ref 35882 for advanced interferometry and ref 43560 for data analysis). In addition, candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vita, list of publications, statement of research interests to:

Mrs Annette Jenkins
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Email: a.jenkins[at]

and to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. The deadline for application is 20th August 2010.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact: Dr. Alberto Vecchio (av[at] or Dr. Andreas Freise (adf[at]

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