Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Transients and Multi-Messenger Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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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: 
Gibbet Hill Road
City: 
Coventry
State/Province: 
Warwickshire
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group in the field of astrophysical transients to work with Dr Joe Lyman as part of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship "New frontiers in transient astrophysics: gravitational-wave multi-messenger events and exotic stellar explosions". You will work on developing and exploiting the Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) project for the study of time-domain astrophysics, including multi-messenger events. The successful applicant will contribute to the research software development of consortium and community tools for GOTO data products as well as science exploitation of the project.

You must hold or be about to attain a PhD in a related field and have a proven or developing research (or software) track record. You will hold strong software development skills, and be capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. Experience in observational astronomy, automated data analysis, or machine learning is desired, and a background in time-domain/multi-messenger astrophysics is preferred. Those with experience in web and/or scientific pipeline development are particularly encouraged to apply. Some time will be available for independent research, preferably in the area of transients or multi-messenger astronomy.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, especially those from under-represented groups. Application must include:

  • A completed application form, with details for two academic references
  • A statement of your research or technical accomplishments & interests (2 page limit)
  • A CV including publication list
  • A signed covering letter

Informal inquiries are welcomed to Dr. Joe Lyman (J.D.Lyman@warwick.ac.uk).

Included Benefits: 

The University of Warwick has an excellent benefits programme, including 30 days of paid annual leave (in addition to 8 bank holidays and 4 customary shut down days), an excellent pension scheme, as well as a commitment to work/life balance and personal development. More details can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/workinghere/reward/

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.  

The University supports flexible working and requests for job-share will be considered where possible. Further information on working at Warwick in Physics can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/physics/staff/working/.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 2, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Joe Lyman
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gibbet Hill Road
City: 
Coventry
State/Province: 
Warwickshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
CV4 7AL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Joe Lyman
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 103095-0121
Email: 
J.D.Lyman@warwick.ac.uk