Faculty positions on gravitational waves at QMUL, London, UK

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Deadline:  2022-11-12

Location:  London, United Kingdom

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London are advertising a set of academic positions as part of a major investment in its strategic research themes, with 25 positions at Lecturer / Senior Lecturer level and 5 positions at Reader / Professor level. The targeted research areas for these positions feature gravitational wave science, including (but not limited to) numerical and mathematical relativity, perturbative techniques, gravitational wave astrophysics, gravitational wave data analysis/theory (Ref: QMUL30731). In addition, appointments will be made in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. (Ref: QMUL30635).

The Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation group at the School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the strongest groups in the UK doing research on various aspects of general relativity and gravitation, covering areas from mathematical and numerical relativity to gravitational wave data analysis. Apart from the permanent faculty members, the group has several postdoctoral researchers, many PhD students and a vibrant visitor program. Our members have strong connections to other world leading institutions, and play key roles in various collaborations such as GRChombo, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA consortium.

The Astronomy Unit is one of the largest such research groups in the UK, with 14 full-time permanent academic staff, as well as many postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, and a vibrant visitors’ research programme. Our research focuses on several active areas of modern astrophysics: Cosmology and Relativity, Space and Astrophysical Plasma Physics, and Extrasolar Planets and Planet Formation. Our members play leading roles in many space missions and large collaborations, e.g., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the LISA consortium, the Vera Rubin Observatory, Euclid and the Square Kilometre Array. We run comprehensive undergraduate and masters taught programmes in Astrophysics, maintain a successful PhD research training programme, and undertake an extensive range of outreach activities, both within the local area and nationally.

For more information about these positions, please see: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/strategic-hires-se/ and to apply please see: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7622.html.
The deadline for applications is 12th November 2022.
Please get in touch with any academic staff member if you are interested in applying, or would like more information. For gravitational wave source modelling, compact objects, mathematical and numerical relativity, gravitational wave data analysis and machine learning we recommend contacting Dr. Juan A. Valiente-Kroon (j.a.valiente-kroon[AT]qmul.ac.uk), Prof. Pau Figueras (p.figueras[AT]qmul.ac.uk), Dr. Shabnam Behesthi (s.beheshti[AT]qmul.ac.uk) and/or Dr. Charalampos Markakis (c.markakis[AT]qmul.ac.uk). For gravitational wave astronomy, cosmology or scattering amplitude applicants, we recommend contacting Dr. Tessa Baker (t.baker[AT]qmul.ac.uk) and/or Prof. Chris Clarkson (chris.clarkson[AT]qmul.ac.uk).