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Deadline: 2013-02-27
Location: Birmingham, UK

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham, UK

The Gravitational-Wave Group at the University of Birmingham invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of gravitational-wave astrophysics and data analysis, with emphasis on compact-object binary systems.

The position is available from 1st October 2013 for an initial period of two years and can be extended by a further year contingent to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The starting salary is normally in the range 27,854 GBP to 36,298 GBP a year.

Applicants with a background in gravitational-wave physics, astronomy/astrophysics, theoretical and/or numerical relativity and data analysis are welcome to apply.

The Birmingham Gravitational-wave Group consists of faculty members Will Farr (from 1st October 2013), Andreas Freise, Ilya Mandel and Alberto Vecchio, four postdoctoral research associates and nine post-graduate students. The group has a broad range of research interests including compact object astrophysics, gravitational-wave observations and data analysis, instrumentation and advanced interferometry. The group is member of the GEO Collaboration, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and the European Pulsar Timing Array Collaboration. The group has excellent laboratory and computer facilities.

For full consideration, candidates must apply online at:

and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the closing date to:

Mrs Joanne Cox
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston B15 2TT
United Kingdom
E-mail: postdoc-gwastro[AT]

Interested applicants are encouraged to notify their intention to apply by sending an email to the above address. The deadline for application is Tuesday 27th February 2013.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact:
Dr. Ilya Mandel (imandel[AT] or Prof Alberto Vecchio (av[AT]