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Deadline: 2016-09-14
Location: Cardiff, UK

Research Fellow in Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Compact Binary Source Modelling, Cardiff, UK

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

This is a four-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 Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Advanced Virgo. Other group members play leading roles in the 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 group is a founding member of GEO600, a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and has played a leading role in these collaborations from their inception through to the recent first direct detection of gravitational waves, and is also active in planning and development of future detectors, such as LIGO-India, Einstein Telescope and Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

The position is available from 1st November 2016, but the precise starting date is negotiable. The position is full-time and fixed term until 30 September 2020.

Salary: GBP 40,082 – GBP 46,414 per annum (Grade 7)

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Mark Hannam by email at mark.hannam[AT]