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