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Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy / Numerical Relativity

Thursday 8th January 2015

Simulation image of the final moments in the merger of binary black holes

A snapshot of the final moments in the merger of binary black holes.

Cardiff Gravitational Physics Group is seeking applications to fill two postdoctoral research associate positions.

You will have the opportunity to take part in the exciting search for gravitational waves in data from the most sensitive interferometers built to date using state-of-the-art computational infrastructure. Group members play leading roles in efforts to search for signals from gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and the coalescence of neutron star and black hole binaries. They 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 emphasis of the posts will be on developing algorithms for the detection and study of gravitational-wave signals from compact binary mergers or unmodelled burst sources in data from Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo, and GEO-HF, or modelling of compact-binary systems using a combination of numerical simulations and analytic methods.

The positions are available initially for a period of one year, renewable depending on funding and performance, and are at the Research Associate (Grade 6) level.

The position is available from 1st September 2015, but the precise starting date is negotiable.

This post is fixed term / full time position

Salary: 31,342 - 37,394 GBP per annum. (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr Stephen Fairhurst, Dr Mark Hannam, or Dr Patrick Sutton.

For more details, see the full job announcement,