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Deadline: 2018-12-06
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Positions in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at Cardiff University, UK

Dear colleagues,

The Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute ( is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Cardiff has a long history of involvement in ground-based gravitational-wave astronomy, particularly in source modelling, data analysis, and astrophysical and cosmological interpretations (Stephen Fairhurst, Mark Hannam, Vivien Raymond, B. Sathyaprakash, Bernard Schutz, Patrick Sutton), and education and public outreach (Chris North). Cardiff University has recently made significant investment in a new research programme in experimental gravitational-wave physics, led by Hartmut Grote and Katherine Dooley, and in parallel a programme of electromagnetic follow-up observations of gravitational-wave sources, led by Cosimo Inserra. Applications are invited for any of these areas.

These posts are full-time with an initial term of 2 years, renewable subject to funding and performance.

Salary: GBP 33,199 – 39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

To apply: Please visit, click on “View our academic vacancies” and search for job number 7975.

Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Patrick Sutton (suttonpj1[AT]

Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW[AT]

Closing date: Thursday, 6 December 2018

Cardiff University and the School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time.

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