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Postdoc postion Cardiff Hamburg

Feb 19, 2021

The Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute is seeking applications to fill the position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The full time position is available at the Grade 6 level for three years.
Deadline for application: March 12th 2021.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in experimental search for particles beyond the standard model, in particular for work at the “Any Light Particle Search” (ALPS) II experiment at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. This experiment searches for Axion-like particles, that may also be a part of the mysterious dark matter. You will participate in the commissioning of the ALPS II experiment, in conducting measurement campaigns, analysing and interpreting data, and planning for possible future upgrades of the ALPS II facility and possibly related experiments. This post is part of a consortium involving experimental and theoretical groups at Birmingham (Boyer, Martynov, Miao), Glasgow (Hadfield), and Strathclyde (Reid). Employment is by Cardiff University, but the post holder is expected to spend a majority of the time at DESY in Hamburg.

The ALPS II experiment at DESY is based on several of the technologies that have been developed and perfected for gravitational-wave detectors.

Cardiff has a long history of involvement in ground-based gravitational-wave physics, particularly in source modelling, data analysis, and astrophysical and cosmological interpretations (Stephen Fairhurst, Mark Hannam, Vivien Raymond, B. Sathyaprakash, Bernard Schutz, Patrick Sutton, Fabio Antonini), and education and public outreach (Chris North). Cardiff University has recently made significant investment in a new research programme in experimental gravitational-wave physics, led by Hartmut Grote, Katherine Dooley and Keiko Kokeyama, and in parallel a programme of electromagnetic follow-up observations of gravitational-wave sources, led by Cosimo Inserra.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof.  Hartmut Grote Hartmut.Grote(at) or Dr. Katherine Dooley DooleyK(at)

For informal enquiries about working at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy please contact  PhysicsHR(at)

Please find here full information and how to apply: