Research Fellow in Gravitational Waves, Birmingham, UK

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Deadline:  2023-01-13

Location:  Birmingham, UK

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, invites applications for a fixed-term postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astronomy from March 1st, 2023 until March 31st, 2025. The appointment may be extended depending on the availability of funds and comes with a generous travel budget.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Patricia Schmidt and Dr Geraint Pratten on topics including analytical modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical relativity simulations of compact binaries, gravitational-wave data analysis and parameter estimation, as well as surrogate modelling and machine learning.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD in physics or a related subject, with a background in analytical and/or numerical modelling of compact binaries and data analysis techniques. They will be strongly encouraged to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and will also have the opportunity to join the LISA Consortium, the Einstein Telescope Collaboration, and the Cosmic Explorer Consortium.

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy 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 modelling including numerical relativity, and general relativity theory. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research within the Institute.

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder and JUNO Champion, welcomes people from all backgrounds and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who we are. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants; those from minority groups who are under-represented in this discipline are particularly welcome.

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, and a statement of past and future research activities of two pages. The deadline for application is January 13th, 2023 for full consideration.

Applications should be submitted through the University of Birmingham job portal at (Research Fellow in Gravitational Waves – Physics and Astronomy – 100947 – Grade 7).

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at: j.s.cox[AT] by January 13th, 2023.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt[AT] and Dr Geraint Pratten (G.Pratten[AT]