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Research Fellow positions for GOTO

NB: These positions have now been filled

Two 3-year research fellow positions are available in support of the Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer project. GOTO is a planned wide-field robotic telescope that will be able to rapidly search large areas of the sky for transient optical sources. Its design is optimized to respond to gravitational wave events expected to be detected in the near future with the advanced LIGO and VIRGO arrays.

The Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer project is primarily supported through a Major Initiative within the Warwick-Monash Alliance. The fellows will be expected to contribute to the deployment of a prototype facility and conduct extensive tests with this prototype in order to critically evaluate the design components of GOTO. They will be tasked with the development of a data processing pipeline that can process the data stream from GOTO and allow for a rapid characterisation of the variable objects it detects. One fellow will be based in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group at Warwick, the other at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics. They are expected to collaborate closely and spend some time working at the Alliance partner institution.

Enquiries about these posts should be directed to Danny Steeghs ( and Duncan Galloway ( Interested applicants should follow the links below to apply for these positions. Candidates wishing to be considered for both positions will need to apply to both opportunities.

Job ads and application form links:

University of Warwick based Job
Research Fellow - Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer project

Salary: £28,132 - £36,661 pa , closing date 15th Sept 2014

Monash University based Job
Research Fellow (Astrophysics)

Salary: $64,125 - $109,037 pa, closing date 15th Sept 2014