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Research Fellow in Gravitational-wave Physics

14 Jan 2019, 07:35 UTC
Research Fellow in Gravitational-wave Physics

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational-wave physics, specifically in data analysis with current and near-future detectors like Advanced LIGO and Virgo. The researcher will work on a project “Preparing for the First Neutron Star-Black Hole Detection with LIGO” funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), supervised by Dr. Andrew Lundgren.
A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. This project will involve developing both search and parameter estimation methods for precessing compact binaries. The post is for three years, starting on 1st October 2019.
The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. The ICG has recently expanded into gravitational waves by adding Dr. Lundgren, Dr. Laura Nuttall, and Dr. Ian Harry as permanent staff. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synpotic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including LIGO, ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the 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 is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
We strongly believe in promoting equality and diversity in physics, and welcome applications from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN bronze awards which show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for everyone. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/for-the-public/dignity-respect/ .
Applications (application form, CV, publication list and statement of research interests and experience) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin@port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date.
To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit https://port.engageats.co.uk and apply on-line.
All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Andrew Lundgren by email, Andrew.lundgren@port.ac.uk.
Employment type:         Fixed-term (3 years)
Employment basis:       Full time
Salary:                               £34,520 to £37,706
Position number:          ZZ005076
Closing date:                   11th February 2019
Start date:                        1st October 2019
Interview dates will be : 14th – 15th February 2019

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