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Professor (102903-0320)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the recruitment for this post had been delayed. It will be re-advertised sometime in Dec 2020/Jan 2021. Please contact Prof. Danny Steeghs ( 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 inquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. Posts may be held full- or part-time.

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

Email: Tel: +44 24765 73873

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