Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Birmingham (UK)
School of Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

United Kingdom

Job Description

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham invite applications for a faculty position in experimental physics at the Assistant Professor level. 

The focus of this faculty search is in the area of gravitational wave detectors and laser interferometry.

The Institute provides a vibrant and diverse research environment with expertise across many areas of physics and astronomy, from theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research with applications to present and future observatories: detectors R&D, quantum optomechanics and amplifiers, seismometers and position sensors, axion interferometry, gravitational-wave observations, data analysis, transient astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, gravitational-wave source modelling including numerical relativity. Further information concerning the areas in experimental physics can be found at:

Institute members play important roles in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration - including upgrades to the LIGO detectors and next generation gravitational wave observatories (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer) - the Quantum Interferometry for New Physics programme, the LISA Consortium, the European and International Pulsar Timing Array collaborations, and in surveys such as ENGRAVE, STARGATE and LSST. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. Current institute faculty members include Alberto Vecchio, Clement Bonnerot, Ben Gompertz, Denis Martynov, Sean Mcgee, Geraint Pratten, Patricia Schmidt, Teng Zhang, and (from September 2024) Bence Becsy and Gregorio Carullo.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Prof Denis Martynov (D.Martynov[AT] or Prof Alberto Vecchio (A.Vecchio[AT]

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. The University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.

Compensation and Benefits


Application Details

Application Instructions
Applicants should apply here: (job reference number 103434)

As part of their application, applicants should include: (i) a CV, including full publication list, (ii) a statement of future research plans and objectives (max 3 pages), (iii) a statement on teaching experience (max 2 pages).

The deadline for application is 19th May 2024.

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at j.s.cox[AT] by 19th May 2024.
Publication Start Date
2024 Apr 16
Application Deadline
2024 May 19
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