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Professor/Reader in Gravitational Wave Science

19 Feb 2017, 14:11 UTC
Professor/Reader in Gravitational Wave Science

Employment type:  Permanent
Employment basis:  Full time
Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with the senior responsibilities of the role
Position number: ZZ602850
Closing date:  31 March 2017
Interview date:  18 – 21 April 2017 
We seek an established leader in gravitational wave (GW) science to create a new research group in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG). This new GW initiative would complement existing research at the ICG, and there is the possibility of making multiple hires in support of this new initiative (see forthcoming advert for Senior Lecturer in GW science).
The ICG is a world-leading research institute in cosmology and astrophysics. In REF2014 96% of our research outputs were judged internationally excellent or world leading. We are now looking to expand into gravitational wave research, supported by external research funding and recently-opened undergraduate courses in Physics. We encourage applications from scientists with a strong background of

high impact publications related to gravitational waves
grant funding
leadership
innovation and impact

Applications can be either for a Professorship or Readership in GW science, dependent on track record to date.   We particularly encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The ICG and the University of Portsmouth hold Athena SWAN bronze awards and we are an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter. These projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.
The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. ICG has major involvement in

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV)
Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
ESA’s Euclid satellite mission
Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information can be found at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
You may wish to contact the existing ICG co-Directors, Profs Bob Nichol (bob.nichol@port.ac.uk) and David Wands (david.wands@port.ac.uk) to discuss this exciting opportunity and your application. Your application (application form, CV) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date.
For detailed information about the vacancy or to apply, please select this link: ZZ602850 – Professor/Reader in Gravitational Wave Science

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