Contact:  P.Schmidt[AT]bham.ac.ukLocation:  Birmingham, UK
The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astronomy.
The successful candidate will work on the analysis of the data from the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra network of gravitational-wave observatories and the astrophysical interpretation of the results concerning populations of neutron stars and black holes. They are expected to have a PhD in physics or a related subject and experience in gravitational-wave astronomy, astrophysics and statistical inference.
The appointment will be initially for two years starting earliest on February 1st, 2022. The position comes with a generous travel budget.
The Institute provides a vibrant and diverse environment with expertise across key areas of gravitational-wave astronomy: From theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research, with applications to present and future-generation detectors, theoretical astrophysics, transient astronomy, gravitational-wave source modeling including numerical relativity, and general relativity theory. Current institute faculty members include Denis Martynov, Christopher Moore, Matt Nicholl, Patricia Schmidt, Clive Speake and Alberto Vecchio.
The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications from traditionally under-represented groups in physics and astronomy, such as women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, are particularly encouraged.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Institute of Physics Juno Champion since 2014 and holder of the Athena SWAN Silver Award. Both initiatives recognise the School’s commitment to promote diversity and equality, and to encourage better practice for all members of the community, while also working towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff can achieve their full potential.
Applications should include a CV with a list of publications, and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. The deadline for application is January 1st, 2022 for full consideration.
Applications should be submitted through the University of Birmingham job portal quoting position number 98371 (Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Gravitational Wave Astronomy) – Physics and Astronomy – 98371 – Grade 7).
Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at: j.s.cox[AT]bham.ac.uk by January 1st, 2022.
For further information and informal inquiries please contact Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt[AT]bham.ac.uk) and Prof Alberto Vecchio (av[AT]star.sr.bham.ac.uk).