|Salary:||£45,585 to £57,696 pa|
|Placed On:||6th September 2023|
|Closes:||16th October 2023|
The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, is offering one Kavli Institute Senior Fellowship in Gravitational Waves. The Senior Fellow will actively interface and foster collaboration between the three departments associated with the Kavli Institute and which conduct research activities related to gravitational wave (GW) theory and astronomy - the Institute of Astronomy, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics.
Specific research areas of interest include multi-messenger astrophysics with GW sources, tests of general relativity through GW observations, the use of LIGO observations to study the formation history of black holes, GW data analysis techniques and template construction, studies of the equation of state through electromagnetic and GW observations of neutron stars and GW source modeling including dark-matter candidates and electromagnetic counterparts.
Applicants must be experienced researchers and have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy or a related field and a proven track record of independent research in one, or more, of the above-mentioned or related fields. The Fellowship is targeted at researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their fields. The successful applicant will be expected to build an independent research program but will have many opportunities for collaborative work. They will be expected to prepare or contribute to proposals to secure research resources (for example access to high-performance computing). The Senior Fellow will disseminate their research findings through publications and presentations and contribute to the Institute's public-engagement activities. They will have opportunities to assist with the supervision of graduate students. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills.
Salary will be on the Senior Research Associate scale (grade 9, from £45,585 to £57,696). A research allowance of £10,000 per annum will be provided. A generous relocation package will also be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at http://www.induction.admin.cam.ac.uk/.
The University of Cambridge thrives on the diversity of its staff and students. Applications from under-represented groups are particularly welcome.
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and short-listed candidates will be interviewed in December 2023.
Appointees shall ideally start in October 2024, but alternative starting dates can be arranged with some flexibility.
Fixed-term: Fellows will be appointed for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of extending the term for two additional years (depending on funding).
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter, publications list and research statement (three A4 pages maximum in 11pt font) in the Upload section of the online application. The names and contact details of three academic referees are a necessary part of the submission.
Application deadline date: 16 October 2023 Application deadline information: Applications to be received by 23:59 BST
Please quote reference LE38322 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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