Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020
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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
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 two Research Fellows to work within the Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer project under supervision of Prof Danny Steeghs. The fellows 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 will be scaled from prototype stage to full deployment across two observing sites (La Palma & Australia).

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 (D.T.H.Steeghs@warwick.ac.uk). 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 7, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Danny Steeghs
Title: 
Prof
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
Phone: 
+44 2476 573873
Email: 
d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Danny Steeghs
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Fellowships 80057-0720
Email: 
d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk