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Current Vacancies

Assistant Professor (102917-0320)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for this post has been delayed. It will be re-advertised at a later date. At present the intention is to move the deadline to July 1 at the earliest. This date may change as the COVID-19 situation clarifies. Please contact Prof. David Leadley (physics.head@warwick.ac.uk) if you are interested in the post and seek further information.

Full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent position, available for holding part time with salary pro rata.

Warwick Physics seeks to make a number of strategic academic appointments in the area of condensed matter physics (CMP). CMP has a broad research agenda that spans traditional areas and emerging interdisciplinary investigations in semiconductors, multiferroics, diamond, 2D materials and other functional materials, including work on quantum technologies and strongly correlated electron physics. We invite applications from candidates who will collaborate with existing groups and bring new expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantum technologies, quantum optics, opto-mechanics, electronic transport or structure measurements in quantum materials, and 2D materials. We encourage applications from researchers who could collaborate with our well-equipped microscopy group and with our team of theoretical and computational materials modellers.

Successful applicants will augment the Department’s current portfolio of condensed matter physics research activities and will be strongly committed to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants for this position should have a strong track record of publishing internationally leading research, and a clear vision of how their work would complement our existing research strengths. Applications from early career researchers are encouraged. Assistant Professor is a tenure track position leading to appointment as an Associate Professor after successful completion of probation. Teaching and administration duties are reduced during the probationary period.

In addition, we invite applications from outstanding scientists (experimentalists or theoreticians) who either already hold an externally funded Research Fellowship or are seeking a top-class institution with which to apply for such a Fellowship, in a research area of interest to the department.

Warwick Physics provides an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. All posts can be held full- or part-time.

Candidates must submit their application via the online application system, although informal enquiries can be addressed to the Head of Department Professor David Leadley.
Email: physics.head@warwick.ac.uk Tel: +44 24765 24114

Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10:39 | Tags: Academic, Condensed Matter

Professor (102903-0320)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for this post has been delayed. It will be re-advertised at a later date. At present the intention is to move the deadline to July 1 at the earliest. This date may change as the COVID-19 situation clarifies. Please contact Prof. Tom Marsh (t.r.marsh@warwick.ac.uk) if you are interested in the post and seek further information.

Full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent position, available for holding part time with salary pro rata.

The Department of Physics at the University of Warwick seeks to make academic appointments in the area of extragalactic transient astrophysics

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.

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. 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.

You will have good communication skills and be willing to contribute to the teaching and administration of the Department.

In addition to the above posts, we invite applications from outstanding scientists who either already hold an externally funded Research Fellowship or are seeking a top-class institution with which to apply for such a Fellowship within this research area.

The University of Warwick maintains a global outlook and has affiliates around the globe. The Department of Physics will provide an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. Posts may be held full- or part-time.


Candidates must submit their application via the online application system. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Steeghs at the address below.

Email: d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk Tel: +44 24765 73873

Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10:38 | Tags: Academic, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research Fellow (102901-0320)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for this post has been delayed. It will be re-advertised at a later date. At present the intention is to move the deadline to July 1 at the earliest. This date may change as the COVID-19 situation clarifies. Please contact Prof. Danny Steeghs (d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk) if you are interested in the post and seek further information.

Full time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2023.

The Astronomy and Astrophysics group in the Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work within the Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer project (GOTO) under supervision of Professor Danny Steeghs. The fellow will contribute to the development and operations of the GOTO facility, which will be scaled from prototype stage to full deployment across two observing sites. GOTO is an autonomous robotic array of optical telescopes with a very wide field of view, permitting high cadence sky surveys and rapid response searches across substantial sky areas in response to gravitational wave detections and other exotic transients.

The ideal candidate will be capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. The candidate must hold, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in astrophysics or a related field. Experience in observational astronomy, automated data analysis, and familiarity with time-domain astrophysics is strongly preferred, whilst expertise in instrumentation and control systems would be welcomed.

The position is part of a large funding allocation from STFC and is currently funded until Dec 31st 2023. Applicants should submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research or technical accomplishments & interests, as well as a CV including a full publication list. They should ensure that at least two academic references are submitted.

Please direct informal inquiries to Prof Danny Steeghs (D.T.H.Steeghs@warwick.ac.uk). Further information on the Astronomy and Astrophysics group can be found at www.astro.warwick.ac.uk

Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10:37 | Tags: Research, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research Fellow (102825-0220)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for this post has been delayed. It will be re-advertised at a later date. At present the intention is to move the deadline to July 1 at the earliest. This date may change as the COVID-19 situation clarifies. Please contact Prof. Tom Marsh (t.r.marsh@warwick.ac.uk) if you are interested in the post and seek further information.

Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020, 36.5 hours per week.

The Astronomy and Astrophysics group seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Prof. Thomas Marsh on white dwarfs in compact binary systems. They will work on the nature of and the search for pulsar-like rapidly-spinning white dwarfs and pulsating white dwarfs in binary systems. They will also work as part of a team that operates and exploits the high-speed CCD cameras ULTRACAM, ULTRASPEC and HiPERCAM, based in Chile, Thailand and the Canary Islands.

Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in astrophysics or a related field. Experience with one or more of UV, optical and near-infrared observations and data analysis is desirable, along with experience of research on compact stellar remnants.

The position is available from the 1 April 2020 for a duration of up to three years. Applicants should submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research or technical accomplishments & interests, as well as a CV, including a full publication list. They should provide the names of at least two academic referees.

Please direct informal inquiries to Prof. Thomas Marsh (T.R.Marsh@warwick.ac.uk). Further information on the Astronomy and Astrophysics group can be found at www.astro.warwick.ac.uk.

Mon 02 Mar 2020, 13:41 | Tags: Research, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research Fellow (102824-0220)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for this post has been delayed. It will be re-advertised at a later date. At present the intention is to move the deadline to July 1 at the earliest. This date may change as the COVID-19 situation clarifies. Please contact Dr Elizabeth Stanway (E.R.Stanway@warwick.ac.uk) if you are interested in the post and seek further information.

Full time, fixed term contract until 31 March 2023.

The Astronomy and Astrophysics group seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Dr Elizabeth Stanway on understanding the role of chemical enrichment in our interpretation of stellar populations. They will explore both the development and the observational applications of new stellar population models incorporating non-Solar abundance ratios, as part of the Binary Population and Spectral Synthesis (BPASS) project. Areas of investigation may include the impact of non-Solar abundances on inferred stellar population properties, on transient rates and on spectral features.

The candidate must hold, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in astrophysics or a related field. The ideal candidate will be capable of working effectively both independently and as part of an international research team. Experience in stellar evolution, model atmospheres, observational studies of extragalactic stellar populations or transient astronomy is strongly preferred.

The position is available from 1 April 2020 for a duration of up to three years, ending no later than 31 March 2023. Applicants should submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research or technical accomplishments & interests, as well as a CV including a full publication list. They should provide the names of a minimum of two academic references.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).

Please direct informal inquiries to Dr. Elizabeth Stanway (E.R.Stanway@warwick.ac.uk). Further information on the Astronomy and Astrophysics group can be found at www.astro.warwick.ac.uk and information on the BPASS project at www.warwick.ac.uk/bpass

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 10:39 | Tags: Research, Astronomy and Astrophysics