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Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Mathematical Sciences

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27,924 to £40,927 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31,406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 21st December 2021
Job Ref: SCI436421

Location: University Park

We are looking for a researcher, whose expertise lies in gravity. The post is funded by the STFC Consolidated Grant “Fundamental Physics in Gravitational Wave Signals”.

We believe that talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from high quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team.  The School is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Physics and Mathematical Sciences.

You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard and to evidence how through your experience you will:

  • Undertake original research of international excellence.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research area.
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs.
  • Identify opportunities and assist in writing bids for research grant applications. Prepare proposals and applications to both external and/or internal bodies for funding, contractual or accreditation purposes.

We are looking for a confident, organised researcher who can evidence:

  • Having obtained or being near completion of a PhD, or equivalent in physics, mathematics or other related discipline.
  • Expert knowledge and a proven research track record in gravitation and in particular in one or more of the following areas: gravitational waves, black hole and compact stars, numerical relativity, strong gravity beyond general relativity and the standard model, mathematical relativity.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Networking, actively engaging with and valuing other areas and diverse groups.

This full-time position can start any time before October 2022 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Applications are welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week).

The newly launched Nottingham Centre of Gravity (NCoG) brings together Nottingham's internationally leading expertise in gravitational physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy and aims to expand it into new areas. It is built on six overlapping pillars of gravitational research: fundamental physics, mathematics, cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, experiment, and data & modelling. Members of the NCoG include Tasos Avgoustidis, Clare Burrage, John Barrett, Ed Copeland, Anne Green, Kirill Krasnov, Jorma Louko, Adam Moss, Tony Padilla, Paul Saffin, Thomas Sotiriou, and Silke Weinfurtner.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Thomas Sotiriou

email: Thomas.Sotiriou@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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