Multiple positions at University of Warwick in extragalactic transients and multi-messenger astronomy
(Closing Dates from 14th March 2021)
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at The University of Warwick invites applications for at least two permanent academic, and one fixed-term Research Fellow in the field of extragalactic transients and multi-messenger astronomy.
Warwick has a strong track record in time-domain astrophysics and explosive transients which we wish to build upon in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. Warwick leads the international Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) project, which consists of an array of wide-field telescopes aimed at fast transients and GW follow-up from both hemispheres. It has been awarded substantial funding to expand over the next few years. Members of staff are also active in transient follow-up programs, such as the ENGRAVE consortium for the follow-up of gravitational wave events with the facilities of the European Southern Observatory, and are interested in the host environments and progenitor populations. It is expected that the successful candidates will take advantage of the opportunities presented by these experiments and others on the multi-messenger roadmap.
The academic positions are available at both senior (Professor) and junior level (Assistant Professor). Expansion in this area is a strategic priority. Applicants will have a strong research track record and be ready to build their own research team with the support of colleagues at Warwick. Informal enquiries on these positions are welcomed to Danny Steeghs, D.T.H.Steeghs@warwick.ac.uk.
The Research Fellow will work with with Dr Joe Lyman as part of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. They will work on both software development and science exploitation of the GOTO project. Applicants must hold, or be about to attain, a PhD in a related field. Experience in observational astronomy, automated data analysis, or machine learning is desired. Informal enquiries on this position are welcomed at J.D.Lyman@warwick.ac.uk.
Full details of the positions and application procedure are available at the respective job pages:
– Professor (closing date 17th March 2021) https://bit.ly/3q8d1bv
– Assistant Professor (closing date 14th March 2021)
– Research fellow (closing date 21st March 2021)
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, especially those from under-represented groups. 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.