Contact:  niels.warburton[AT]ucd.ieLocation:  Dublin, Ireland
University College Dublin (Ireland) invites expressions of interest for a postdoctoral position in gravitational wave source modelling, with a focus on small mass-ratio binaries.
The successful candidate will work with Dr Niels Warburton and be funded through a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in black hole perturbation theory and/or gravitational-wave data analysis for extreme mass-ratio inspirals, although we are open to all candidates with a strong background in gravitational-wave science. Candidates will have ample opportunities to collaborate with the broader Relativity Group at UCD, and will also be encouraged to pursue their own research topics.
The appointment will be for two years. The salary will be at the level of an SFI New Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 2A – Point 1 (~ 43k EUR gross salary per annum) and comes with additional research and travel funds.
The Relativity Group at UCD consists of 3 faculty members (Prof. Adrian Ottewill, Dr Barry Wardell, Dr Niels Warburton), 3 senior research fellows (Dr Sarp Akcay, Dr Christiana Pantelidou, Dr Chris Kavanagh), a postdoctoral fellow (Dr Gabriel Andres Piovano) and 6 PhD students. Together they form a vibrant and friendly research group whose expertise include gravitational self-force calculations, numerical relativity, quantum fields on curved backgrounds, effective-one-body theory, and many other aspects of gravitational wave source modelling.
We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome expressions of interest from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics or related discipline, strong programming skills, and previous experience in gravitational wave source modelling. Applications should include a CV with a list of publications and a list of three reference letter writers, and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. These should be sent by November 17th, 2023 using the linked web form.