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Postdoctoral position at Cardiff University in experimental gravitational-wave physics

Nov 13, 2020

The Gravity Exploration Institute at Cardiff University is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. One position is available at the Grade 6 level for two years. The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will be a part of Cardiff's experimental gravitational-wave physics group and contribute to interferometer commissioning, the study of the seismic isolation system in relation to the interferometer sensing and control subsystems, 3G detector design, and fundamental physics experiments using precision interferometry.

Cardiff has a long history of involvement in ground-based gravitational-wave physics, particularly in source modeling, 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 program in experimental gravitational-wave physics, led by Hartmut Grote, Katherine Dooley and Keiko Kokeyama, and in parallel a program of electromagnetic follow-up observations of gravitational-wave sources, led by Cosimo Inserra.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Physics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: laser interferometry, inertial sensors, quantum optics, noise analysis or control theory.

Applications should be submitted by November 30, 2020. The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Enquiries should be directed to Katherine Dooley (DooleyK(at)

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