Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 18, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gibbett Hill Road
Street Line 2: 
University of Warwick
City: 
Coventry
State/Province: 
Warwickshire
Zip/Postal: 
CV4 7AL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy and Astrophysics group seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work within the Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer project under supervision of Prof Danny Steeghs. You will contribute to the development, operations and science exploitation of the GOTO facility. GOTO is an autonomous robotic array of optical telescopes with a very wide field of view, permitting high cadence sky surveys and rapid response searches across substantial sky areas in response to gravitational wave detections and other exotic transients. It is deployed across two observing sites (La Palma & Australia), each hosting 16 unit telescopes.

The ideal candidate will be capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. The candidate must hold, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in astrophysics or a related field. Experience in observational astronomy, automated data analysis, and familiarity with time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics is strongly preferred, whilst expertise in instrumentation and control systems would be welcomed.

Applicants should submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research or technical accomplishments & interests, as well as a curriculum vitae, including a full publication list. They should provide the names of two academic referees.

Please direct informal inquiries to Prof Danny Steeghs ([email protected]).
 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Danny Steeghs
Title: 
Prof
Institution/Company: 
University of Warwick
Street Line 1: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 2: 
University of Warwick
Street Line 3: 
Gibbet Hill Road
City: 
Coventry
State/Province: 
Warwickshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
CV4 7AL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
02476573873
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
University of Warwick
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Attention To: 
Prof Danny Steeghs
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Postdoctoral Fellowships 104883-0122