Prize Research Fellow at the Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

University of Birmingham

Duration: Fixed-term for 3 years

The Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-caliber researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research programme in any area connected to gravitational wave astronomy in a diverse, dynamic and collaborative group.  Areas of particular strength in the group include experimental and theoretical physics with applications to future-generation detector design; data analysis for ground-based, space-borne, and pulsar-timing observatories; and theoretical astrophysics with a focus on gravitational-wave sources at all mass scales. 

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to gravitational-wave astronomy, including instrumentation, quantum measurement, data analysis, astrostatistics, astronomical observations, astrophysics theory and general relativity are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to optics, computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome.

The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in 2018. The Prize Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget.

Applications should include a CV, a two-page statement of research interests and plans, and a list of publications. The applicants should also highlight up to 5 papers from the past 3 years and provide for each of them a short summary (max 100 words) on why each paper has been chosen and the contribution of the applicant to the work. Complete applications should be received by 5 January 2018 for full consideration

Informal enquiries can be made to A;berto Vecchio;

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by 5 January, 2018 to Ms Joanne Cox at:

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 58387 in all enquiries.

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