Prize Research Fellows

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gibbet Hill Road
West Midlands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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The Department of Physics seeks to appoint several Prize Research Fellows to work within the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group at the University of Warwick. Successful applicants will establish an independent research program that links with one or several of the research interests of the group. Key research areas at Warwick are exoplanets, white dwarfs, compact binaries and accretion physics, extragalactic transients, gravitational wave astrophysics, and space domain awareness. The fellows have access to funding for travel and IT equipment, as well as high performance computing.

You will have a successful track record in pursuing astrophysical research projects, be an enthusiastic communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,497). Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£31,406 pa).

The starting date can be flexible, and the initial contract will be for 3 years. Fellows demonstrating excellent performance will have the opportunity to apply for a 2 year extension in the final year.

An application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for this post. Applicants should also submit a CV including a full publication list, and a research proposal (maximum three pages). The research proposal should be written in an anonymous style to allow for blind reviewing, focusing on the science. You should specifically address how your proposed research links to the interests of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group, and how you will contribute to enhancing the group’s inclusivity and diversity. You will be asked to give names of three referees.

Included Benefits: 

The Physics Department and the University of Warwick are proud of their diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

Both the Physics Department and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. The Physics Department is also a Juno Champion, which is an award from the Institute of Physics to recognise our efforts to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

Further information can be found  here.

The University supports flexible working and requests for job-share will be considered where possible.

Childcare can be provided for you at the University of Warwick Nursery in order for you to attend the interview. Childcare is subject to availability of places at the Nursery.

The University supports flexible working and requests for job-share will be considered where possible.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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