Gravitational Wave Astronomy Research Associate, Cardiff, UK

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Deadline:  2013-02-15
Location:  Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Gravitational Physics ( is seeking applications to fill an STFC-funded research position.

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 infrastructures. Group members play leading roles in efforts to search for signals from the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. They model astrophysical sources of gravitational waves using analytic and numerical relativity and develop search algorithms for their detection and interpretation with current and future detectors. The group is also interested in exploiting gravitational wave observation for strong field tests of general relativity, for cosmography and for understanding neutron star interiors. The emphasis of the post will be on developing search algorithms for the advanced detector era and in taking part in analysis of data from the first engineering and science runs of advanced detectors.

The position is available initially for a period of two years and is at the Research Associate level of Grade 6, salary 30,122 – 35,938 GBP per annum. The position is available from March 2013, but the precise starting date is negotiable.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor B.S. Sathyaprakash by email at B.Sathyaprakash[AT]

The post may be closed early subject to suitable applicants. Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from:

Closing Date: 15 February 2013