Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships 2018

The Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-calibre researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research program in any area connected to gravitational wave astronomy in a diverse, dynamic and collaborative group. Areas of particular strength in the group include experimental and theoretical physics with applications to future-generation detector design; data analysis for ground-based, space-borne, and pulsar-timing observatories; and theoretical astrophysics with a focus on gravitational-wave sources at all mass scales.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to gravitational-wave astronomy, including instrumentation, quantum measurement, data analysis, astrostatistics, astronomical observations, astrophysics theory and general relativity are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to optics, computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome.

The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in 2018. The Prize Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget. The initial annual salary is in the range £29,301 to £38,183.

The deadline for the application, including reference letters, is 5 January, 2018

For full consideration, candidates must apply online at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx (job reference 58387) and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the closing date to:

 Ms Joanne Cox
 School of Physics and Astronomy
 University of Birmingham
 Edgbaston B15 2TT
 United Kingdom
 E-mail: j.s.cox [at] bham.ac.uk 

For informal enquiries please contact: Prof. Alberto Vecchio (av [at] star.sr.bham.ac.uk), Prof. Andreas Freise (a.freise [at] bham.ac.uk), or Prof. Ilya Mandel (imandel [at] star.sr.bham.ac.uk).

Title: University of Birmingham Professorial Fellows

The University of Birmingham is looking to expand its academic excellence through a number of high profile appointments across all of the academic Colleges, targeting talented academics with an international research reputation and on a steeply rising trajectory towards leadership of their field(s).

The deadline for application is 17 December 2017.

Candidates must apply online at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx (job reference 57568)

Title: University of Birmingham Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellows

The University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a number of highly qualified and experienced Interdisciplinary Chairs. As an integral aspect of the appointment process, aspiring Interdisciplinary Chairs are invited to specify the fields and intellectual focus of their Chair. The research and research programme that is proposed must be interdisciplinary, and the Chair would be held in two (or more) schools.

The deadline for application is 17 December 2017.

Candidates must apply online at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx (job reference 57493)

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