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Deadline: 2015-07-01
Location: Cardiff, UK

Research Fellow Position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Compact Binary Source Modelling at Cardiff

Cardiff Gravitational Physics is seeking applications to fill the position of Research Fellow.

This is a five-year European Research Council (ERC) funded position at the Research Fellow (Grade 7) level.

The emphasis of the post will be on modelling of compact-binary systems using a combination of numerical simulations and analytic methods, and developing algorithms for the detection and study of gravitational-wave signals from compact binary mergers in data from Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo, and GEO-HF. Current group members play leading roles in efforts to search for signals from gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries; and to model astrophysical sources of gravitational waves using analytical and numerical relativity and develop search algorithms for their detection and interpretation with current and future detectors.

The position is available from 1st October 2015, but the precise starting date is negotiable.

Salary: 39,685 – 45,954 GBP per annum (Grade 7)

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Mark Hannam by email at mark.hannam[AT]astro.cf.ac.uk .

The official closing date is July 1st, but we will consider applications and conduct interviews from Wednesday, June 17th. Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.


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