Cardiff Gravitational Physics (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications to fill one or more STFC- and EC-funded research positions. You will have the opportunity to take part in the exciting search for gravitational waves in data from the most sensitive interferometers built to date using state-of-the-art computational infrastructure. Group members play leading roles in efforts to detect signals from the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries, and from gamma-ray bursts. They model astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and develop search algorithms for their detection and interpretation with current and future detectors. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the design study of the Einstein Telescope, a third generation gravitational wave antenna with an anticipated sensitivity a factor of 10 better than the advanced LIGO detectors.
The positions are available initially for a period of two years, and are at the Research Associate (Grade 6) level. The nominal starting date is October 2010, but the precise starting dates are negotiable.
Salary: £29704 – £35469 per annum. (Grade 6).
Closing date: 08 January 2010.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Patrick Sutton by email at Patrick.Sutton[AT]astro.cf.ac.uk. Instructions for applying may be found here:
Completed applications should be sent directly to vacancies[At]cardiff.ac.uk and cc’ed to Patrick.Sutton[AT]astro.cf.ac.uk.