The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has a vacancy for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Transient Astronomy. The new appointment will expand on Cardiff’s existing strengths in both electromagnetic and gravitational wave astronomy.
The Astronomy Group consists of 13 faculty and 13 postdocs. The group carries out research on the formation of stars and planets, supernovae, cosmic dust, galaxy evolution and cosmology. The group works closely with the Astronomy Instrumentation Group, who build innovative astronomical instruments that the astronomers use. A particular strength of both groups is submillimetre astronomy, with Cardiff leading the UK involvement in several international projects in this field. The group make extensive use of telescopes around the world and in space, such as Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and are involved in several future telescopes, in particular the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Euclid.
The Gravitational Physics group has expertise in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysical interpretation, gravitational wave experimentation, numerical relativity and source modelling. It consists of seven full-time and two part-time academic staff, two research fellows, five postdoctoral researchers and eleven PhD students. Our research is supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the Royal Society, and the European Horizon 2020 programme. The group is a founding member of GEO600, a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration and has played a leading role in these collaborations from their inception through to the recent first direct detection of gravitational waves, and is also active in planning and development of future detectors, such as LIGO-India, Einstein Telescope and The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).
Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and supporting statements on research and teaching, demonstrating how the essential criteria are met.
The appointment is open ended and will be made at a level commensurate with experience: Lecturer (Grades 6/7) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 8):
£32,584 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6) Lecturer
£41,212 - £47,722 per annum (Grade 7) Lecturer
£49,149 - £56,950 per annum (Grade 8) Senior Lecturer.
More information about this post may be obtained by contacting the Head of the Gravitational Physics Group, Professor Patrick Sutton (Patrick.Sutton@astro.cf.ac.uk), the Deputy Head of the Astronomy Group, Professor Haley Gomez (GomezH@Cardiff.ac.uk), or the Head of School, Professor Matt Griffin (Matt.Griffin@astro.cf.ac.uk ).
More information about working at Cardiff University can be obtained by contacting Miss Glesni Lloyd on LloydGW@cardiff.ac.uk