Research Associate in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics, Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Gravitational Physics (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a two-year position at the Grade 6 level.

Cardiff University has recently made significant investment in a new research programme in experimental gravitational-wave physics, led by Prof. Hartmut Grote and Dr. Katherine Dooley. The research associate will support this new effort, and contribute to establishing the research programme. The group pursues research in the fields of interferometric readout schemes, seismic sensing, squeezed-light application, control topologies for 3rd generation interferometers, and fundamental physics using interferometry.

Other Cardiff group members play leading roles in the search for signals from gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries; and in modelling astrophysical sources of gravitational waves using analytical and numerical relativity and developing search algorithms for their detection and interpretation with current and future detectors.

The group is a founding member of GEO600, a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration and has played a leading role in these collaborations from their inception through to the recent first direct detections of gravitational waves. The Cardiff group is also active in the planning and development of future detectors, such as LIGO-India, the Einstein Telescope and Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

The position is full time and available from 1st April 2018, but the precise starting date is negotiable.

Salary: £32,548 – £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Hartmut Grote (hartmut.grote[AT]ligo.org).
Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW[AT]cardiff.ac.uk).

Closing date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Research Associate in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Gravitational Physics (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a two-year position at the Grade 6 level.

The post will involve research on one or several of the key research areas of the Cardiff Gravitational Physics group, with emphasis on analysis of data from the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo detectors, and/or gravitational-wave source modelling. Group members play leading roles in the search for signals from gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries; and in modelling astrophysical sources of gravitational waves using analytical and numerical relativity and develop search algorithms for their detection and interpretation with current and future detectors. The group is also undergoing a significant expansion, starting a new research programme in gravitational-wave instrumentation. The group is a founding member of GEO600, a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and has played a leading role in these collaborations from their inception through to the recent first direct detections of gravitational waves, and is also active in planning and development of future detectors, such as LIGO-India, Einstein Telescope and Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

The position is full time and available from 1st June 2018, but the precise starting date is negotiable.

Salary: £32,548 – £38,883 per annum (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Patrick Sutton (SuttonPJ1[AT]cardiff.ac.uk) or Prof. Mark Hannam (HannamMD@cardiff.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW[AT]cardiff.ac.uk).

Closing date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Research Fellow in Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Compact Binary Source Modelling, Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Gravitational Physics (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications to fill the position of Research Fellow.

This is a four-year European Research Council (ERC) funded position at the Research Fellow (Grade 7) level.

The emphasis of the post will be on modelling of compact-binary systems using a combination of numerical simulations and analytic methods, and developing algorithms for the detection and study of gravitational-wave signals from compact binary mergers in data from Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Advanced Virgo. Other group members play leading roles in the search for signals from gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries; and to model astrophysical sources of gravitational waves using analytical and numerical relativity and develop search algorithms for their detection and interpretation with current and future detectors. The group is a founding member of GEO600, a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and has played a leading role in these collaborations from their inception through to the recent first direct detection of gravitational waves, and is also active in planning and development of future detectors, such as LIGO-India, Einstein Telescope and Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

The position is available from 1st November 2016, but the precise starting date is negotiable. The position is full-time and fixed term until 30 September 2020.

Salary: GBP 40,082 – GBP 46,414 per annum (Grade 7)

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Mark Hannam by email at mark.hannam[AT]astro.cf.ac.uk.