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Job Postings

This page lists job opportunities at the postdoc, staff and faculty levels in the research areas of gravitational waves, experimental gravity, astrophysics, and related fields. The most recent additions appear at the top of the list. (Thus, the list is only very roughly in order of due date.)

Other announcements of workshops, thesis prizes, etc. are posted on the general announcements page.

If you know of a job opening that should be added to the list, please email it to announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org.


Notre Dame Postdoc Positions Available

University of Notre Dame’s Society of Science Fellows

At the University of Notre Dame, the Society of Science Fellows is a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program established by the Dean of the College of Science to support highly motivated and accomplished individuals who represent the best of the next generation of scientists.

These prestigious fellowships are designed for early stage scientists who are bound for research intensive careers in research universities, institutes or industries. The Society Fellows will be initially appointed for two years, receive a stipend corresponding to the NRSA NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows and individualized support from College of Science Director of Postdoctoral Studies. Each fellow will work with the director of postdoctoral studies to identify a suitable primary research mentor from the five departments in the College of Science. Additional co-mentors can also be appointed, and must have an appointment at the University of Notre Dame. The primary research mentor will provide research space and supplies.

Monetary support will be coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and networking opportunities. The Society Fellows will have an independent mentoring committee to review their progress and discuss future plans every six months. A sum of $10,000 will be placed under the control of the fellow to cover expenses related to attending scientific meetings, training and professional development, and their research endeavors. The fellow will participate in the College of Science Postdoctoral Training program, a curriculum that enhances our postdoc’s research skills, career development, and social and personal skills, where they will learn how to apply and obtain a job, how to set up an independent laboratory, and develop a short- and long-term plans to be a successful faculty member or scientist.

Our goal is to train our postdoctoral fellows through workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and networking opportunities designed to advance lab management skills, grantsmanship, communication, academic and industry career exploration, as well as work/life and cultural considerations throughout the year. Moreover, the fellows will participate in a rigorous grant writing workshop for transition awards and fellowships. The Society Fellows are encouraged to apply for both internal and external funding to continue their research at Notre Dame. The Society Fellows also have opportunities to teach at the University of Notre, Holy Cross College, Saint Mary’s College, or Indiana University South Bend.

Eligibility: Applicants should have successfully completed a doctoral degree granted no earlier than December 2020. Earlier dates can be accepted if maternity or paternity leave, or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave occurred within the past two years.

Application: Access application instructions and complete the application form through the application portal.

Timeline: Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023. Decision: by June 1, 2023. Potential start dates after July 1, 2023. Please direct questions to sciencepostdocs@nd.edu.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


Prof position in GW at ETH Zurich

Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Experimental Gravitational Wave Research The Department of Physics (www.phys.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position. Successful candidates maintain a strong research program in experimental gravitational wave research. At ETH Zurich, the new professor will develop a leading science program in this field through participation in international ground-based and/or space-based gravitational wave experiments, such as LIGO, VIRGO, Einstein Telescope and LISA. The physics department at ETH offers a stimulating environment in theoretical and experimental physics, with particular emphasis on high energy physics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and quantum engineering. Teaching duties focus on the curriculum in the physics department and involve basic courses at the undergraduate level and advanced courses in the Master’s program. Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities. The level of the appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Please apply online: www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements, and the names of five references (at the assistant professor level only). The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 16 April 2023.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Systems Administrator at CIT

Dear LIGO Lab, The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Systems Administrator at CIT, reporting to Randy Trudeau. Anticipated start date: As soon as possible Full-time position Regular-staff position Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates. Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Randy Trudeau, for more information about this position.

The job link can be found here: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=8880

Best, Nately Sych (she/her)


Ph.D. positions in the "Laser and squeezed light" group at the AEI in Hannover

The "Laser and squeezed light" group of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany, is looking for highly motivated experimental physicists for two Ph.D. student positions. The full job advertisement can be found under https://www.aei.mpg.de/995394/phd-student-positions-in-the-laser-and-squeezed-light-group-at-the-aei1

For more details about the Laser and squeezed light" group see https://www.aei.mpg.de/42042/lasers-and-squeezed-light


Multiple positions at different levels at the AEI Hannover

Dear all,

I would like to announce multiple opportunities for students, postdocs but also more senior scientists. Even if none of these positions matches your experience or preferences, if you believe you could contribute to our projects, don’t hesitate to contact us directly at jobs.pifi@aei.mpg.de.

Best regards,

Guido Müller

Open positions at the Max Plack Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany in experimental and instrumental physics.

We are seeking highly motivated students, postdocs and scientists with a strong interest and, for more senior positions, adequate experience in precision interferometry, inertial sensing, analog and digital electronic and/or space technology.

Our Department for Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions has been established in August 2022 with the appointment of Prof. Dr. Guido Müller. We are now ramping up our personnel at all levels to work on several challenging research projects associated with LISA, a space-based gravitational wave observatory aimed at detecting gravitational waves in the mHz frequency range. The planned projects will be part of the following two overarching projects:

  • The LISA hardware-in-the-loop testbed:
    This testbed will generate as realistic LISA-like signals as possible to test the entire data analysis pipeline from photons to source parameters. It is based on digital delay lines which will be implemented using modern digital signal processing systems including FPGAs. The optical front ends will include LISA-like lasers, frequency stabilization, laser phase locking and phase modulation systems.

  • Beyond LISA:
    As LISA is moving into the industrial phase to be launched in the mid 2030’s, it is now time to explore different approaches for future space-based gravitational wave observatories beyond LISA. The design space for these missions is currently wide open but needs to close in this decade to enable the submission of realistic ‘Beyond LISA’ proposals for a launch in the 2050s.

The successful applicants will work on individual projects within one of these larger activities. Due to the similarity of the work, we also expect that the applicant will also be able to contribute to LISA itself.

If you are interested, please follow our central link for open positions https://www.aei.mpg.de/990555/jobs in our department. If your experience or future goals does not fit one of these job descriptions but you believe you could contribute to these exciting projects or LISA itself, please submit your CV with a short statement why we should be interested in you to jobs.pifi@aei.mpg.de. We currently have many openings and one that matches your experiences and interests might already be in the queue.


Scientific programmer position at the AEI in Potsdam, Germany

Job Offer from January 17, 2023

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam is looking for a highly motivated, talented Scientific Programmer who will actively engage in the computational research activities carried out in the division. The position will be at the level of a staff scientist; the appointment will initially be for 3 years, with the possibility of becoming permanent afterwards. In exceptional cases, the position can be made permanent sooner, or from the beginning.

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" (ACR) division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, is composed of about 40 scientists, including three permanent group leaders, Jonathan Gair, Harald Pfeiffer, Jan Steinhoff, and the five-year research group leader Miguel Zumalacarregui. The division also hosts several long and short-term visitors, and it has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam. Several members of the division are part of international collaborations including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the LISA Consortium and the Einstein Telescope Collaboration.

With recent ground-breaking observations of gravitational waves by the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) collaboration, gravitational-wave astrophysics is an exciting, fast-growing field. One of the main research activities in the ACR division is the development of theoretical models of gravitational waves from astrophysical and cosmological sources. Such models are necessary to detect gravitational waves and extract the physical information about the extreme sources that generate them, such as black holes and neutron stars. They are also needed to test the nature of gravity itself. These models are also employed to make predictions about future more sensitive detectors, such as LISA, the Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer. The ACR division plays a leading role in this pursuit, by creating and helping maintain production analyses codes (such as the LIGO Algorithm Library), and by maintaining and developing a waveform modeling toolkit called pyEOBNR (which is an effective-one-body (EOB) numerical-relativity (NR) calibrated waveform model for binary systems in the Python language). It is expected that the pyEOBNR toolkit will include ever more physical effects and be made computationally efficient for future detectors.

Furthermore, evaluating waveform models can be computationally expensive and therefore the ACR division is also leading activities to accelerate gravitational-wave inference. This activity includes the maintenance and development of the machine-learning algorithm Deep INference for Gravitational-wave Observations (DINGO). DINGO uses state-of-the-art machine learning methods, such as normalizing flows, to directly infer the parameters, with uncertainties of events, observed by current ground-based gravitational-wave detectors. This inference can be done in seconds, enabling the use of the most accurate waveform models for a much wider range of scientific applications than ever before. It is anticipated that DINGO will be used for an increasing range of ACR projects over the coming years, and be extended to a wider range of source types and adapted to future detectors.

It is expected that the successful candidate for this position will support the computational work of ACR scientists. The successful candidate will also participate in software development and its application to the analysis of current and future observational data.

Modelling and inference work within the ACR department makes use of a high-performance computer cluster, Urania, with ~6,000 cores, a high-throughput compute cluster, Hypatia with ~12,000 cores and two GPU servers, Saraswati and Lakshmi, each with 8 A100 GPUs. Those clusters are used to run numerical-relativity simulations of gravitational-wave sources, and to carry out source modeling and data-analysis studies for current and future gravitational-wave detectors. The clusters are maintained by a full-time cluster administrator.

Key tasks/responsibilities:
  • Support the development and maintenance of software packages used to generate waveform models (such as pyEOBNR), and used for statistical inference on the properties of observed gravitational-wave sources (such as DINGO).
  • Work to ensure that the computational performance of the software meets the needs of the ACR’s scientists.
  • Ensure that software developed in the division is well documented to facilitate the easy use of the code by new members and external collaborators.
  • Consult and train scientists in the use of software, as needed.
  • Support research and publications conducted by scientists in the division.
  • Engage in visualization of results.
Required education and experience:
  • Ph.D. in computer science, astronomy, physics or a related discipline.
  • At least 4 years of experience with high-performance computing (HPC) or high-throughput computing (HTC) resources.
  • Expert knowledge in computational languages used in the astrophysics and physics community (e.g., Python, C/C++, Mathematica).
  • Experience using multiple computational platforms (e.g., OSX, Windows, Unix/Linux).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Background in gravitational-wave physics or astrophysics.
  • Familiarity with gravitational-wave software.
  • Familiarity with modern software development practices, such as version control (Git) and continuous integration (CI).
  • Knowledge of machine-learning methods.
  • Experience in numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.
To apply, please submit your application via our job portal at https://jobs.aei.mpg.de/login.

You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and a statement of past and future research activities related to this job of not more than 3 pages. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Please register an account with our job portal and fill in the contact information for the referees well before the deadline, so that reference letters can be received in time. Referees will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letters. In case of problems with the application form, please contact jobs@aei.mpg.de.

Salary and benefits follow the remuneration of public employees in Germany (“Tarifvertrag im Öffentlichen Dienst, TVöD ”).

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is February 20, 2023, including reception of reference letters. The anticipated start date of the positions is Fall 2023. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. The AEI and the Max Planck Society welcome persons with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (Code of Conduct). The institute promotes a healthy work-life balance by offering all employees a family support service, cooperation with a nearby international kindergarten, a parent-child office and a nursing room.

For further information please contact Andre Schirotzek (andre.schirotzek@aei.mpg.de).


Assistant professor positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

We are looking for candidates with a background in graviational-wave instrumentation to apply for one of four assistant professor positions in mechanical engineering. This is a tenure track position leading to a permant employment with a typical academic career track in Amsterdam. The successful candidate will join our team working towards realising the Einstein Telescope and be embedded in the physics department at the university and in the graviatonal wave group at Nikhef (similar to current staff member Conor Mow-Lowry and myself). Note that, although the position refers to 'mechanical engineering', we are looking for a physicist to work in a physics research group.

The deadline for applications is the 31.01.2023. Please contact me (a.freise@nikhef.nl) if you have questions.

You can apply via this webpage:
https://werkenbij.vu.nl/ad/assistant-professor-mechanical-engineering/mh0v5k

Best regards,
Andreas

PhD position in instrumentation/coatings at Maastricht University

The GW group at Maastricht University offers a four year PhD position in
coating development for future cryogenic GW detectors. The project
involves sample preparation via ion implantation into crystalline
silicon, optical and mechanical characterisation (room temperature and
cryogenic) of samples, and analysis of the data obtained. This project
will be conducted in close collaboration with the ETpathfinder prototype
experiment.

The application deadline is the 8th of February; the start should be the
1st of July at the latest, or any time before.

You can find details about the application procedure, our group and
Maastricht University here:
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/321495/phd-position-in-gravitational-waves-experimental
If you have any other questions, please email:
jessica.steinlechner@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Postdoctoral position - Gravitational-wave Astrophysics Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astrophysics within its Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA). The areas of interest are: early warning alerts for binary neutron star mergers, multi-messenger observations of binary mergers, searches and interpretation of gravitational wave transients with an emphasis on current or future gravitational wave detectors. The gravitational-wave group at Georgia Tech consists of faculty members Surabhi Sachdev and Laura Cadonati, post-doctoral scholar Meg Millhouse, and several graduate and undergraduate students. Other faculty members at the CRA (http://www.cra.gatech.edu) are David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanovic, Laura Cadonati, Gongjie Li, Nepomuk Otte, Feryal Ozel, Dimitrios Psaltis, Ignacio Taboada, and John Wise. The appointment will be for two years, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and availability of funds. The starting date could be as early as Summer 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. A Ph.D in Physics/Astronomy or related fields is required to apply. Applicants should prepare the following materials as PDF files: (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing their scientific background, strengths, and plans, (2) a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a description of teaching and mentoring plans, and (5) the names of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation. Applicants should apply only via Georgia Tech CAREERS Application system at: https://hr.gatech.edu/careers Please use job ID 252389 to search for the position. Review of complete applications will begin on January 21, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to direct questions regarding the position to Professor Surabhi Sachdev at ssachdev38@gatech.edu subject "Postdoctoral Position Search"

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

PERMANENT(FULL-TIME) SCIENTIFIC VACANCY AT UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE, BELGIUM

PERMANENT(FULL-TIME) SCIENTIFIC VACANCY AT UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE, BELGIUM

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

FIELD: RELATIVITY – EXTRAGALACTIC ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY

REFERENCE OF THE POST : PS0301

STARTING DATE: 01/10/2023

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 01/02/2023

Official web page: https://www.uliege.be/cms/c_17332584/en/fs-ca221214-ps0301-relativite-astroextragalcosmo-en

Department web page: http://www.ago.ulg.ac.be/index_e.php

Research unit web page: https://www.star.uliege.be/cms/c_4265211/en/star

JOB DESCRIPTION

First assistant, in the field of relativity and extragalactic astrophysics & cosmology attached to the Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

The teaching tasks (in English) will include lectures as well as the supervision of practical work and tutorials related to the courses given by the Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography to students of the Master in Space Sciences, as well as to students of other branches of the Faculty of Science or Applied Sciences who attend courses of the Master in Space Sciences. These tasks represent an annual workload of about 150 hours .

Among these teaching activities, the Teaching Scientist will be entrusted with a course in General Relativity, for an audience of students enrolled in the Master in Space Sciences, the Master in Physical Sciences, and the Master in Mathematical Sciences.

The successful candidate will also participate in the teaching of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology within the Master in Space Sciences.

The additional teaching activities will be distributed among the practical activities of the courses in the Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography.

The supervision of Master's theses in the fields of the open position is also foreseen.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The successful candidate will play an active role in research in extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. His/her activities will consist in conducting his/her own research, including partnership with other researchers in the STAR research unit.

SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY

The successful candidate will be involved in the promotional activities of the Master in Space Sciences, and will actively participate in the life of the Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography. He/she will also contribute to public and institutional outreach activities in extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED / PROFILE

- Hold a Doctoral thesis in sciences

- Demonstrate the ability to teach general relativity, extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology at Master level

- Demonstrate the ability to teach practical work and tutorials in the Master of Space Science courses

- Be proficient in English for teaching and supervising students

- Demonstrate some international research experience in the field of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The selection procedure will be in accordance with the regulations applied within the University of Liège. Our institutional policy is based on diversity and equal opportunities. We select candidates on the basis of their qualities regardless of age, sexual orientation, origin, beliefs, disability or nationality.

APPLICATIONS

Applications must be made via an online form available on this page https://my.uliege.be/portail/GLU_xt/accueilTheme.do?ai_idEs=529297&tkRfhId=1672922557095RziNd , specifying the reference number of the post no later than 01/02/2023 at the latest (before midnight Belgian time), failing which the application will not be admissible.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

- Motivation letter

- Complete curriculum vitae (see the procedures on the website of the Faculty of Sciences at:

https://www.sciences.uliege.be/emploi-sciences)

- A copy of all publications (electronic version)

- A report (maximum 3 pages) on previous and current research activities, as well as a research project (maximum 3 pages) including the envisaged collaborations within the University of Liège

- A statement (maximum 3 pages) including a report on any previous teaching activities and a teaching project

- The names and contact details of two people who may be contacted to advise on the application

RECRUITMENT CONDITIONS

The position is allocated either for a fixed term of up to four years, which may lead to a permanent appointment after evaluation, or immediately on a permanent basis.

INFORMATION

Any information concerning the nature of the tasks can be obtained from Mr Michaël DE BECKER – tel.: +32 (0)4 366 97 17 – Michael.DeBecker@uliege.be

Any further information can be obtained from Ms Ninfa GRECO – tel.: +32 (0)4 366 50 41 – N.Greco@uliege.be

REMUNERATION

Salary scales and how they are applied are available from the human resources department of the University: Ms Ludivine DEPAS – tél.: +32 4 366 52 04 – Ludivine.Depas@uliege.be




PDRA position in Birmingham, UK

Research Fellow in Gravitational Waves at the University of Birmingham, UK

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, invites applications for a fixed-term postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astronomy from March 1st, 2023 until March 31st, 2025. The appointment may be extended depending on the availability of funds and comes with a generous travel budget.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Patricia Schmidt and Dr Geraint Pratten on topics including analytical modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical relativity simulations of compact binaries, gravitational-wave data analysis and parameter estimation, as well as surrogate modelling and machine learning.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD in physics or a related subject, with a background in analytical and/or numerical modelling of compact binaries and data analysis techniques. They will be strongly encouraged to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and will also have the opportunity to join the LISA Consortium, the Einstein Telescope Collaboration, and the Cosmic Explorer Consortium.

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy provides a vibrant and diverse environment with expertise across key areas of gravitational-wave astronomy: From theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research, with applications to present and future-generation detectors, theoretical astrophysics, transient astronomy, gravitational-wave source modelling including numerical relativity, and general relativity theory. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research within the Institute.

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder and JUNO Champion, welcomes people from all backgrounds and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who we are. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants; those from minority groups who are under-represented in this discipline are particularly welcome.

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, and a statement of past and future research activities of two pages. The deadline for application is January 13th, 2023 for full consideration.

Applications should be submitted through the University of Birmingham job portal at https://edzz.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_6001/job/1025/?utm_medium=jobshare (Research Fellow in Gravitational Waves - Physics and Astronomy - 100947 - Grade 7).

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at: j.s.cox@bham.ac.uk by January 13th, 2023.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt@bham.ac.uk) and Dr Geraint Pratten (G.Pratten@bham.ac.uk).


LSU Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track (Astrophysics)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in
Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship
in the area of Astrophysics. Candidates are expected to have expertise in at
least one of the following areas: Theoretical Astrophysics (Supernova Theory,
Stellar mergers, Red Novae, Transient Phenomena, Time-domain Astrophysics),
Observational/Experimental Gamma-Ray Astronomy (space-mission oriented,
keV-GeV range), and/or Gravitational Wave Astronomy (data analysis,
experimental, Multi-Messenger). The successful candidate is expected to teach
stellar and extragalactic astrophysics to upper class undergraduate and
graduate students and establish a vigorous research program and provide
service to the department and university.

For the rest of the listing and information about how to apply, please see
this link:


https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/Assistant-Professor---Tenure-Track--Astrophysics-_R00073419


Postdoc in Continuous Gravitational Waves at Rochester Institute of Technology

The gravitational waves group at Rochester Institute of Technology's
Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation is seeking
applicants for a postdoctoral research position to begin in Fall 2023,
for one year plus a possible extension contingent on funding. Job
responsibilities include:

-- Carry out research related to the search for continuous gravitational waves, specifically from the low-mass X-ray binary Scorpius X-1, in support of the project “WoU-MMA: New Frontiers in the Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves from the Low-Mass X-Ray Binary Scorpius X-1”
-- Prepare and conduct or direct analysis of LIGO O4 data.
-- Conduct research and publish papers related to continuous wave searches
-- Participate in the activities of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
-- Represent RIT’s continuous waves group in the scientific community

To apply, go to

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25483&siteid=5289&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1555351#jobDetails=1555351_5289

or search for position 7414BR

Cambridge postdoc announcement

Research Associates in Cosmology and in Gravitation

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Closing date: 8 January 2023

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in
the Relativity and Gravitation Group within Department of Applied
Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, working on gravitational-wave
physics including gravitational-wave modelling, modified theories
of gravity, numerical relativity and fundamental fields around black
holes.

The position is expected to be available from 1 April 2023, but the
start date is flexible and can be delayed until October 2023.
Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant
area of theoretical physics, and to have an established track record
of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

There is the possibility for this post to be continued for a further two
years at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert
Einstein
Institute) in Potsdam, in the Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity
department.

Further details and instructions for applying can be found on

https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/38387/

Postdoctoral position - Gravitational-wave Astrophysics Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astrophysics within its Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA). The areas of interest are: early warning alerts for binary neutron star mergers, multi-messenger observations of binary mergers, searches and interpretation of gravitational wave transients with an emphasis on current or future gravitational wave detectors. The gravitational-wave group at Georgia Tech consists of faculty members Surabhi Sachdev and Laura Cadonati, post-doctoral scholar Meg Millhouse, and several graduate and undergraduate students. Other faculty members at the CRA (http://www.cra.gatech.edu) are David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanovic, Laura Cadonati, Gongjie Li, Nepomuk Otte, Feryal Ozel, Dimitrios Psaltis, Ignacio Taboada, and John Wise. The appointment will be for two years, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and availability of funds. The starting date could be as early as Summer 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. A Ph.D in Physics/Astronomy or related fields is required to apply. Applicants should prepare the following materials as PDF files: (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing their scientific background, strengths, and plans, (2) a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a description of teaching and mentoring plans, and (5) the names of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation.

Applicants should apply only via Georgia Tech CAREERS Application system at: https://hr.gatech.edu/careers Please use job ID 252389 to search for the position. Review of complete applications will begin on January 21, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates are encouraged to direct questions regarding the position to Professor Surabhi Sachdev at ssachdev38@gatech.edu subject "Postdoctoral Position Search"

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

PhD Studentships at the Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, University of Birmingham

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring your attention to two 4-year PhD positions at the Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham. These positions would be to work with Dr Geraint Pratten and are particularly aimed at applicants looking to work in the following areas: analytical modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical relativity simulations of compact binaries, exploring fundamental physics with gravitational-wave observations and gravitational-wave data analysis. It would be greatly appreciated if you could advertise the position to prospective students.

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy is one of the leading centres for gravitational-wave research in Europe. We offer a vibrant research environment with diverse interests across the group. We are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the LISA Consortium, the Cosmic Explorer Consortium, the Einstein Telescope, and the European Pulsar Timing Array.

For further information about the application procedure and other PhD opportunities within the group, please visit: http://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/phd/index.php. Informal questions can be directed to g.pratten@bham.ac.uk. Apologies if you receive this email multiple times.

Best, Geraint

 

PhD positions at RHUL

Gravitational-wave astronomy: new approaches to understanding compact binary mergers

In 2015, the kilometre-scale LIGO laser interferometers observed tiny ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This detection won the 2017 Nobel prize and opened a new way to study the Universe: gravitational-wave astronomy. Over the next five years, an international network of gravitational-wave detectors will continue to explore the Universe. Improvements in the detectors will enable them to reach further back in cosmic time increasing the rate of detections. They will see black hole collisions nearly every day and several collisions between neutron stars, ultra-dense stars supported only by quantum-degeneracy pressure.

Royal Holloway’s LIGO group plays a leading role in the cutting-edge data analysis used to study gravitational-wave signals. We invite applicants to apply for a competitively funded position in our group. The successful applicant will undertake a project in of three key areas: the development of novel tests of General Relativity, new applications of Machine Learning algorithms to population modelling, or the study of non-Gaussian transient noise artefacts that plague advanced era detectors. In addition, they will be given the opportunity to join the LIGO Collaboration and participate in the O4 and O5 observing runs scheduled to take place between 2023 and 2027.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, including international applicants. But, applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The Department of Physics at Royal Holloway holds an Athena SWAN silver award and the University is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion; the award demonstrate action has been taken to address gender equality at all levels and to foster a more inclusive working environment.

We encourage applicants to submit their applications before Tuesday 31 January 2023 or Friday 6 January 2023 if applicants are eligible and would like to apply to the Bell-Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund.

To learn more about the position, you are welcome to contact gregory.ashton@rhul.ac.uk.

Find out more about Research degree (PhD) opportunities at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Postdoctoral position at UNLV

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is welcoming the application to a postdoctoral researcher position to work with Dr. Carl-Johan Haster's group starting in July 2023, with some flexibility on the starting date.

The postdoctoral researcher will primarily collaborate with Haster's group with a research program focusing on multi-messenger astrophysics based on gravitational-wave observations, the development and implementation of data analysis techniques used for inferring the properties of astrophysical compact objects from both single-event and population-wide observations and to build on our understanding of the Neutron Star Equation of State and the capabilities of General Relativity to continue as the preferred theory of Gravitation.

The successful candidate will also be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the Nevada Center for Astrophysics, to further the Center's impact in the field of multi-messenger astrophysics.

More information (including instructions for how to apply) can be found at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNLV-External/job/UNLV1-Main-Campus-Las-Vegas/Postdoctoral-Scholar-in-Multi-Messenger-Astrophysics--Department-of-Physics-and-Astronomy--College-of-Science--R0134341-_R0134341 or by contacting Dr. Carl-Johan Haster directly at carl.haster@unlv.edu.


Cheers,
Carl


PhD positions available at UWA GW Astronomy

PhD positions available at the UWA Gravitational-Wave Astronomy Group

The PhD project involves application of advanced signal processing and high performance computing, including deep learning, to detect and estimate essential parameters of gravitational wave (GW) events as soon as possible. It involves searches for gravitational waves directly on-line in real time using data streaming from the GW detectors, alerting other telescopes in the world for prompt follow up observations of possible events, as well as searching for GW counterparts of electromagnetic transient radiation, especially radio and optical transients. The project may also involve analytical modeling, parameter estimations of gravitational wave sources, as well as using GW data to probe our Universe.

The University of Western-Australia (UWA) Gravitational Wave Astronomy group is a member of the international LIGO-VIRGO-KAGRA(LVK) Collaboration, and is actively involved in detecting gravitational waves online in real-time and sending public alerts to enable rapid follow-up observations by other telescopes. The group is also a member of the International Space Centre at UWA, Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA) Collaboration and ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). The UWA campus is situated in Perth City in Western Australia - one of the most livable cities in the world.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants with interest in gravitational wave detection, multi-messenger astronomy and HPC (including machine learning and quantum computing). The projects are suitable for students with backgrounds in astronomy, physics, math and signal processing.

The salary of the scholarship is AUD 35,000 per annum.

Contact: Linqing Wen

Email: linqing.wen@uwa.edu.au

URL: https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/linqing-wen


Poincaré early-career researchers fellowship - Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice

Dear Colleagues,

Please note the "Poincaré early-career researchers fellowship" at the
Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (OCA), Nice, France. The call is open for
all research subjects at OCA. Gravitational-wave related projects would
be welcomed at the Artemis Laboratory. See the attachment for further
information. The application deadline is February 1, 2023.

Anyone interested in submitting a gravitational-wave related application
should contact me. The research project can be done with any of the
researchers at OCA.

Best Wishes,
Nelson

annonce programme Postdoctoral Henri Poincaré dec 2022.pdf

Funded PhD studentships at the ICG, University of Portsmouth

Applications for funding should be received by January 31, 2023 for full consideration;

Final deadline for self-funded study: July 1, 2023

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth invites applicants for PhD studentships beginning in October 2023. The ICG is one of the leading groups in research on cosmology and astrophysics in the UK. We are active participants in a wide range of international collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Euclid satellite.

Multiple funded PhD studentships will be available for research projects in:
  • Astrophysics
  • Observational cosmology
  • Theoretical cosmology
  • Gravitational waves

Further details about our research can be found here:

https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-groups/institute-of-cosmology-and-gravitation

There is no formal closing date, but applicants are advised to submit an application as early as possible. If you are seeking a funded studentship, you should aim to submit by the end of January. Interviews for these studentships take place in February / March for entry in October. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. PhD applicants should have or expect to obtain a good honours degree or equivalent in Physics, Maths or Astronomy.
Informal enquiries about the studentships can be directed to: icg-recruitment@port.ac.ukFormal applications should be made through the online application and please quote project code ICG07290123.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.
The ICG is a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Our post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and student-led workshops and conferences.




Research fellow in gravitational-wave astrophysics at the University of Portsmouth

Employment type: Fixed-term (until 30 September 2024)

Employment basis: Full-time

Salary: £37,474 - £40,931 per annum

Post number: ZZ008034

Date published: 12 December 2022

Closing date: 08 January 2023

Interview date: 16 January 2023

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

We announce a research fellow position in gravitational-wave astrophysics at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth. The position is funded through the STFC funded “Gravitational Waves at the University of Portsmouth” project, and the UKSA funded LISA Ground Segment. The position will focus on observing and characterising gravitational-wave signals observed in data from the LVK consortium and/or investigating the effect of instrumental non-Gaussianities in such efforts. It will also focus on developing the tools and techniques necessary to observe sources in the future LISA space-based observatory. In this position you will work closely with others in the LIGO and LISA collaborations, as well as the ICG gravitational-wave group. A PhD degree and relevant research level knowledge of gravitational-wave astrophysics or related areas are required. The position is for 1 year with the potential to extend up to 3 years dependent on future funding. The position will start around 1 September 2023, or earlier if possible.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, complementing and extending the existing ICG research interests and expertise. Over the course of the fellowship, the successful candidate will be expected to develop their own programme of research and innovation, and help attract external funding to the ICG.

The ICG consists of 17 academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 30 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth has major involvement in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Vera Rubin Observatory, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), ESA’s Euclid satellite mission, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), the Gravitational Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), and other international collaborations. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted by the closing date via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-recruitment@port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date.

We are pleased to consider applications from candidates wishing to work part-time, job-share or who wish to work flexibly.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this post.

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement.

We are strongly dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our community. As an Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter award holder, a member of Stonewall and a Disability Confident Employer we are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, regardless of your background. We welcome applications from all talented people. In addition, we want our workforce to be representative of our diverse student population. Please see our EDI Framework and objectives.

Information about us and our benefits.

For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ008034 - Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics .docx

Full ad here: https://bit.ly/3Ffn2N0

PhD studentship at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP) at Utrecht University is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate in multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics. In this position you will be an active member of the interdisciplinary Dutch consortium “Probing the phase diagram of quantum chromodynamics”, which includes collaborators at Utrecht University (Prof. Van Den Broeck, Dr. Christakoglou, Dr. Gürsoy, Dr. Hinderer, and Prof. Snellings), the University of Amsterdam (Dr. Mösta, Dr. Nissanke, and Prof. Watts), and the University of Groningen (Prof. Even).
The consortium aims to study dense nuclear matter by combining information from multiple observational and experimental channels: gravitational waves emitted by binary neutron star mergers, the gamma ray bursts and "kilonova" afterglows caused by them, X-ray observations with NICER, radio observations of pulsars, nuclear physics experiments, and heavy-ion collisions in earth-based particle accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider.
In this research project, you will be working in the group of Prof. dr. Chris Van Den Broeck and focus on the development of a joint Bayesian data analysis framework that optimally brings together the observables from the above mentioned channels, with input from theoretical (astro)physics and large-scale numerical simulations.

More information and an application portal can be found here:
https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-candidate-in-multi-messenger-astronomy-and-astrophysics-10-fte


Post-doctoral positions in GW experimental physics at the University of Pisa

Dear colleagues,

With apologies for duplicated e-mails, we are pleased to announce the opening of two one-year postdoctoral positions (with possible extension) at the University of Pisa, Italy. Work will be focused on achieving low frequency sensitivity for the Einstein Telescope, with special attention on seismic isolation and modern data processing methods.

The Einstein Telescope group in Pisa involves researchers of the University of Pisa and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and has a long standing tradition in gravitational wave physics, in particular in the the development of seismic isolation systems for the Virgo detector hosted at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) nearby Pisa.

We are looking for young, talented and enthusiastic candidates who enjoy working on experimental physics for Gravitational Waves detectors. Don't hesistate to contact us for further information.

Detailed instructions in English and Italian can be found at

https://bandi.unipi.it/public/Bandi/Detail/10287f59-6962-49d0-acdd-fab9a03bd2bb

The deadline has been set to 1 pm (GMT+1) of December 20, 2022

Please feel free to circulate this information to all potential candidates

Francesco Fidecaro francesco.fidecaro@unipi.it

Massimiliano Razzano massimiliano.razzano@unipi.it

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis – Rome (IT)

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the opening of a two-year (renewable) postdoc appointment on Continuous Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.

Ambitious candidates, who hold a Physics PhD, and enjoy working in a dynamic and supportive environment, and in the heart of the Italian capital, are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline has been set on December 31, 2022.

The gross annual salary amounts to 31k EUR (25k EUR after most taxation). Detailed application instructions can be found at https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/bando/197759_212. We are extremely sorry that the official text is available only in Italian, but for technical questions please do not hesitate to contact the secretary of the procedure, Daria Varone at daria.varone@uniroma1.it.
As an important note, non-Italian applicants must fill in all A-B-C attachments (that can be found at the link above) plus an English translation of all documents that will be submitted, and properly self-certifying that they are true.

Please directly share this information with people who might be interested.

Best regards,
Paola Leaci on behalf of the Rome Virgo group

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-wave and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Institute of Multi-messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology (IMAC) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology anticipates having one postdoctoral position in the areas of gravitational physics and astrophysics. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years, contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance. The applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in physics or related fields and show a strong track record in gravitational-wave data analysis and instrumentation, experimental gravitational-wave science, and/or multi-messenger astrophysics.

IMAC [https://imac.mst.edu/] is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and is active in various areas of experimental and theoretical gravity, astrophysics, and cosmology. Current faculty members in the group include Marco Cavaglia (LIGO) and Shun Saito (HETDEX, PFS), as well as several graduate students. The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will work in close collaboration with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, and the KAGRA Collaboration, as well as partner astrophysics consortiums. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program in the above areas, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the educational and outreach activities of the group. Depending on the research program and interests of the applicant, these activities may be carried out at one of the LIGO sites in Livingston, LA, or Hanford, WA.

Missouri S&T [https://mst.edu/] is one of the nation's leading research universities with 101 degree programs in 40 areas of study, ranging from business and information technology to engineering, the sciences, the humanities, and the liberal arts. It is located about 100 miles west of St. Louis, Missouri, in the multicultural community of Rolla, surrounded by Ozarks scenery. The physics department includes 16 active faculty with expertise in condensed matter physics, atomic physics, and astrophysics.

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a statement of research interests should be sent to Marco Cavaglia in PDF format at marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.org. Please use the subject "Gravitational physics and astrophysics postdoctoral application." Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters sent to the same email address. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marco Cavaglia at marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.org. Applications will be reviewed starting on January 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. The position is available as early as February 2023. IMAC and Missouri S&T are committed to increasing diversity in the sciences. Applications from underrepresented groups in physics are particularly encouraged. IMAC and Missouri S&T will strive to meet the needs of dual-career couples

Multiple post-doctoral fellowships in Switzerland (Six)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention multiple post-doctoral job opportunities in Switzerland. The participating institutes are University of Geneva, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich.

The deadlines are 31/12/2022 and the position is expected to start around 1st September.

More details can be found here and the link to apply for the jobs are there as well https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/9b042dad

For any further queries please contact : shubhanshu.tiwari@ligo.org


Faculty position in Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics at University of Florida

Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 14, 2023. The research area is instrument science for the detection of gravitational waves. Our target date was November 28, 2022, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

The Florida gravitational-wave group is actively involved in the LIGO, LISA, and Cosmic Explorer collaborations, carrying out research in technology development, instrument modeling and design, and direct hardware contributions to detectors. The experimental group currently leads projects in the LIGO and Cosmic Explorer Input Optics, the A+ squeezing upgrade to LIGO, and performance testing of the LISA Telescope.

We seek scholars with experience in experimental gravitational wave research, ability to collaborate in small and large groups, potential to supervise students and postdoctoral researchers, and interest in contributing to and diversifying the educational mission of the department. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply and particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. In addition, the university is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

For the complete job notice and to apply, go to

https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524155/

Questions? Please contact David Tanner (tanner@phys.ufl.edu).

Postdoctoral Position in Extreme Astrophysics (University of Manitoba)

Job Announcement Text:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the eXtreme Astrophysics group of Prof. Samar Safi-Harb in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. As part of expanding the group’s research area into multi-messenger astrophysics, supported by the Canada Research Chairs program, the successful candidate will work on astrophysical studies of Compact Objects (compact objects mergers, neutron stars/magnetars, black holes) and/or associated environments (kilonova remnants, supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae), with focus on their multi-messenger science.

Over the next several years, advancements in sensitivity and detector development for both High-Energy and Gravitational Wave (GW) observatories will revolutionize our understanding of some of the most extreme events in the Universe. In particular, the upcoming Fourth Observing Run (O4) of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA collaborations, expected to start in Spring 2023, will accelerate the growth of the multi-messenger astrophysics field, and lead to the discovery of new GW events to be followed up across the electromagnetic spectrum and with other messengers. The successful applicant will contribute to one or more of the following projects, depending on their interest and expertise: data analysis and interpretation of new GW transient events, targeted searches of continuous GW from known pulsars, directed searches of continuous GW waves from compact objects in supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae, follow-up and analysis of electromagnetic counterparts to GW events. Other projects that would align with multi-messenger studies of extreme astrophysical events can be proposed. The applicant will be given opportunities to (co-)supervise students, collaborate with researchers nationally and internationally, and contribute to outreach and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion activities at the University.

Applicants are required to have their PhD by the time they start their position, and preference will be given to candidates within three years of their PhD (official leaves not counted towards that timeframe). Applicants who are experienced with compact objects and gravitational wave (GW) astrophysics, GW data analysis, and/or follow up of electromagnetic counterparts of GW sources are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference. Knowledge of machine learning methods, Bayesian analysis, or surveys’ cross-matching will be an asset. This position will be full-time employment at the University of Manitoba with a negotiable starting date, ideally in May 2023, or soon after for a period of two years. A third year is possible subject to funding and performance.

The eXtreme astrophysics group of Prof. Safi-Harb collaborates with researchers nationally and internationally on multi-wavelength studies of high-energy astrophysical objects and phenomena; and is actively involved in the planning of future missions, particularly in the high-energy domain. Research in Astrophysics at the U. of Manitoba is enabled by observations conducted with state-of-the-art international telescopes and high-performance computing clusters. Additional facilities are available through Compute Canada. The Astronomy & Astrophysics group will soon commission the Peebles Astrophysics Lab: a new space for astronomy trainees that will facilitate interactions and interdisciplinary collaborations. We are supported by research links with other University of Manitoba departments, through the recently launched Data Science Nexus (https://sci.umanitoba.ca/data-science-nexus/) which is housed in the Faculty of Science.

The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The cost of living in Winnipeg is relatively low, housing is affordable, and Manitobans are renown for their friendliness. Winnipeg is home to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the NHL’s Jets. Furthermore, the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus houses the stadium that hosts the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football games. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons and has been identified by Time magazine as one of 2021’s “World’s Greatest Places”.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

To apply, please provide the following documents:
  • A cover letter (1 page maximum) including the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
  • A CV including a publications list.
  • A research statement (3 pages maximum) addressing the candidate’s interest in the position and proposed research program.
  • A statement (1 page maximum) addressing past and/or proposed contributions to supervision of students, public outreach, teaching, professional service, and/or Equity/Diversity/Inclusion activities.

All documents should be merged as a single PDF and sent by email to samar.safi-harb@umanitoba.ca, with the Subject: Postdoctoral Position in Extreme Astrophysics. Review of applications will begin Dec 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Deadline:

Friday, December 16, 2022

Selection Deadline:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Current Status of Position:

Accepting Applicants

View full job posting here:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/692fa3c6


Applied Deep Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship (Vanderbilt)

The Physics & Astronomy Department at Vanderbilt announces the 2022 GRAVITY (Gravitational Radiation At Vanderbilt In TheorY) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the current cycle, we expect to appoint at least one Fellow specifically to work in the group of Prof. Karan Jani. Candidates with experience in data analysis for the ongoing and upcoming gravitational-wave observatories (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA, Einstein Telescope/Cosmic Explorer, or LISA), and/or numerical relativity simulations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 2, 2022.

For more information and application: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/position-detail/?id=683

AI for New Messengers Postdoctoral Fellowship (Vanderbilt)

The Data Science Institute and the Physics & Astronomy Department of Vanderbilt University invite applications for the inaugural AI for New Messengers Postdoctoral Fellowship. Candidates with experience in machine learning/AI in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the groups of Jesse Spencer-Smith and Karan Jani.

Deadline: December 2, 2022.

For more information and application: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/position-detail/?id=693

GRAVITY Postdoctoral Fellowship (Vanderbilt)

The Physics & Astronomy Department at Vanderbilt announces the 2022 GRAVITY (Gravitational Radiation At Vanderbilt In TheorY) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the current cycle, we expect to appoint at least one Fellow specifically to work in the group of Prof. Karan Jani. Candidates with experience in data analysis for the ongoing and upcoming gravitational-wave observatories (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA, Einstein Telescope/Cosmic Explorer, or LISA), and/or numerical relativity simulations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 2, 2022.

For more information and application: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/position-detail/?id=683

URGENT: IFT Postdoc opening on GW data analysis for run O4

The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM welcomes applications to postdoctoral positions, starting October 2023, under various government funding programs.

Interested candidates with scientific expertise in Gravitational Wave data analysis should file an application using the web form:

https://calls.ift.uam-csic.es/ including a research statement and three letters of reference.

Deadline date: December 12th, 2022

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics (recommended before June 30, 2023) and demonstrated research abilities in areas pertinent to the research activities.

IFT is an equal-opportunity institution. Candidates from underrepresented and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline:

Monday, December 12, 2022 - 11:45pm


Postdoctoral positions at Penn State

The Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos and the Department of Physics has two open postdoctoral positions in gravitational-wave astrophysics and data analysis. The first of these is focused on harnessing gravitational-wave data from LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA detectors to address problems in fundamental physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. Details of the position can be found at:

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Postdoctoral-Scholar_REQ_0000035922-1

The second postdoctoral position is focused on preparing the Mock Data Challenges for the next generation of gravitational-wave detectors in collaboration with colleagues at MIT and the University of Syracuse. The Data Challenges support the Cosmic Explorer (CE) and Einstein Telescope (ET) projects in understanding the challenges in the detection and parameter estimation of gravitational waves in signal-rich data sets. Details of the position of this position can be found at:

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Postdoctoral-Scholar_REQ_0000035883-1

Please bring these to the attention of interested applicants.

Please note that reference letters don't need to be uploaded, but include in your application (e.g. CV) a list of people who can provide references upon request. Thank you


Postdoctoral position at LSU

The LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to in LIGO instrument and data characterization. The responsibilities include diagnosing the LIGO detectors’ non-astrophysical transients as well as noise in the frequency domain to improve the reach to astrophysical sources like collisions of black holes and neutron stars. The research will be carried out as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration at LSU, involved in the “Detector Characterization” working group.

LSU's gravity research group includes a large group of experimental faculty (Thomas Corbitt, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela González) and a number of postdocs and students. We interact closely with LSU faculty in astrophysics, theoretical gravity, and quantum information, as well as with scientists at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO). We are active in data analysis and diagnostics of the LIGO detectors, and in the development of technology for next-generation detector. We have contributed to the improved sensitivity of Advanced LIGO instruments that enabled the current era of gravitational waves astronomy. Since our campus is only 42km from LLO, we also play an important role in the day-to-day detector commissioning and characterization.

Interested applicants can apply here, or search for R00074147in LSU Careers Website https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

Please email any questions to Gabriela Gonzalez, gonzalez@lsu.edu.

Scientific Computing position at LSU

The LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a talented individual to work on scientific computing for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration. The person in this position will work on scientific computing for the LIGO Data Grid used by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), collaborating closely with colleagues in University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and other institutions and scientists at the LIGO Livingston Observatory. Specifically, the scientist will lead the maintain and developing of a suite of python-based tools for LIGO scientists. Scientists working with the LIGO detectors and with the LIGO data use a graphical monitoring of the performance of the many subsystems in the instruments, using standard statistical measures and diagnostic methods developed by the LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA collaboration members. Many of these graphical monitors are “live” with a few minutes latency, other are produced hourly, and others daily. GWpy (https://gwpy.github.io) is a collaboration-driven Python package providing tools for studying data from ground-based gravitational-wave detectors, which provides a user-friendly, intuitive interface to the common time-domain and frequency-domain data produced by the LIGO and Virgo observatories and their analyses, with easy-to-follow tutorials at each step.

LSU's gravity research group includes a large group of experimental faculty (Thomas Corbitt, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela González) and a number of postdocs and students. We interact closely with LSU faculty in astrophysics, theoretical gravity, and quantum information; as well as with scientists at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO). We are active in data analysis and diagnostics of the LIGO detectors, and in the development of technology for next-generation detectors. We have contributed to the improved sensitivity of Advanced LIGO instruments that enabled the current era of gravitational waves astronomy. Since our campus is only 42km from LLO, we also play an important role in the day-to-day detector commissioning and characterization.

Interested applicants can apply here, or search for R00074478 in LSU Careers Website https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

Please email any questions to Gabriela Gonzalez, gonzalez@lsu.edu.

Postdoctoral Positions in Gravitational-wave Astronomy at Syracuse University

Hello Everyone,

The Department of Physics at Syracuse University invites applications from scientists interested in gravitational-wave astrophysics and astronomy on topics including: observational multi-messenger astrophysics, the science and analysis methods for next-generation detectors such as Cosmic Explorer, and the use of open gravitational-wave data to further our understanding of astrophysics, dark matter, gravity, and the Universe.


The successful applicant will be joining the Syracuse University Gravitational-wave Group, which is led by Prof. Duncan Brown, Prof. Stefan Ballmer, Prof. Alexander Nitz, Prof. Eric Coughlin, Prof. Georgia Mansell, and Prof. Craig Cahillane. The group's research interests span a large range of topics from modeling multi-messenger sources to building the next generation of gravitational-wave observatories. Members of the group have the opportunity to work on projects in many areas of astrophysics, data analysis, and instrument science. The successful applicant for this position would work closely with Prof. Duncan Brown or Prof. Alexander Nitz.

An online application can be completed at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/96857

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

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Alexander Nitz

Associate Professor of Physics
Syracuse University
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Assistant Professor of Astronomy/Astrophysics Cal State LA

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Starting Date:

August, 2023

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.

2) Evidence of teaching experience in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

3) Evidence of the ability to establish an active, self-supported astronomy/astrophysics research program that will involve both undergraduate and master’s students.

4) Evidence of an established and current record of scholarly engagement (e.g., publications, grants, presentations, disciplinary engagement) in astronomy or astrophysics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

1) Postdoctoral experience.

2) Demonstrated success in teaching a variety of astronomy and/or astrophysics courses, including lower- and upper-division courses, as well as graduate courses.

3) Experience mentoring students and supporting students’ research and/or educational activities.

4) Evidence of obtaining external funding for research activities (e.g., fellowships or grants).

Duties:

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will teach astronomy and astrophysics courses at all levels of instruction (including GE courses), as well as within the standard physics curriculum where appropriate, and will participate in the curriculum development process. The successful candidate will establish a funded research program in their field of expertise, actively involve undergraduate and master’s students in research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and support and further develop the department’s public outreach and community engagement activities.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary:

Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
More information:

https://careers.calstatela.edu/la/en-us/job/520157/assistant-professor-astronomyastrophysics


PhD position in GW astrophysics at CUHK, Hong Kong

One or more PhD positions at the CUHK gravitational-wave group, Hong Kong, are available starting August 2023. Candidates with experience in areas of gravitational-wave physics or gravitational lensing are encouraged to apply. International candidates with a strong academic background may be recommended to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

How to apply?

To apply, please contact Otto Hannuksela (oahannuksela@cuhk.edu.hk) and Tjonnie Li (tjonnie.li@kuleuven.be), sending your CV by November 23. Please also submit two reference letters in (https://forms.gle/wJtqBDx8PEGP2HXR8). The deadline for submitting the full HKPFs applications is 1 December 2022 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00.

About Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$325,200 (approximately US$41,690) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approximately US$1,740) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2023/24 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.

More information: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

About the group:

The CUHK GW group researches gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time. These waves carry information about some of the most extreme objects in the Universe. Thanks to gravitational-wave detectors' continued development, the current gravitational-wave detectors now make weekly detections when online. Moreover, with the rapidly improving detectors and more detections, many new scientific investigations are expected to become possible. This means there is much exciting work to do in investigating new detection avenues.

The group is a part of the LVK collaboration led by Otto Hannuksela and Tjonnie Li. There are currently six graduate students. The group works on topics ranging from numerical simulations of magnetars to gravitational lensing, waveform modeling, tests of general relativity, and pulsar timing array.


Postdoctoral researcher position in GW astrophysics and gravitational lensing at CUHK, Hong Kong

A two-year postdoctoral researcher position at the CUHK gravitational-wave group, Hong Kong, is available starting earliest June 2023. Candidates with experience in areas of gravitational-wave physics or gravitational lensing are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

To apply, please send your CV and statement of purpose to (https://forms.gle/ySxpxxXZ5H9LDYyZ6) along with two to three reference letters to (https://forms.gle/ikjK9z5SVoctkstk7). The application deadline is December 15th or until positions are filled.

Project description:

General relativity posits that gravitational waves, like light, can be gravitationally lensed. Recent studies suggest that we could detect gravitational-wave lensing as early as in the coming few years as the current ground-based detectors are upgraded. However, the methods to detect and employ gravitational-wave lensing are entirely different from light lensing. Indeed, we detect waves instead of particles, and the source population is one of merging black holes. For these reasons, the field would pave the way to interesting new applications in a wide range of scientific domains, one of which is combined lensing observations using multiple messenger signals – electromagnetic and gravitational-wave signals [1]. However, to realize these applications in practice, several challenges relating to methodology and science-case development need to be overcome.

The postdoctoral researcher would work on combining gravitational-wave lensing with follow-up electromagnetic lens reconstructions at the border between two fields. The work would be done in collaboration with institutes from the Netherlands and Belgium. Beyond the research work, the position would also involve graduate student supervision.

[1] https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.13811

About the group:

The CUHK GW group researches gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time. These waves carry information about some of the most extreme objects in the Universe. Thanks to gravitational-wave detectors' continued development, the current gravitational-wave detectors now make weekly detections when online. Moreover, with the rapidly improving detectors and more detections, many new scientific investigations are expected to become possible. This means there is much exciting work to do in investigating new detection avenues.

The group is a part of the LVK collaboration led by Otto Hannuksela and Tjonnie Li. There are currently six graduate students. The group works on topics ranging from numerical simulations of magnetars to gravitational lensing, waveform modeling, tests of general relativity, and pulsar timing array.


Opportunities at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for postdoctoral fellowships and assistant professorships at the interface between theoretical astrophysics and gravitational wave astrophysics. Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed for a period of 3 years whereas Assistant Professors will be appointed for 5 years. The preferred starting date for these positions will be the fall of 2023. Interested individuals are encouraged to upload all material using this link before December 15th, 2022. The search may possibly continue beyond that date.

Interested individuals are invited to express their interest via this website indicating in their cover letters whether they are interested in the Postdoctoral Fellow or Assistant Professor position. Exceptionally qualified individuals at the Postdoctoral Fellow level will be considered for the Assistant Professor appointment.

These hires are part of a vigorous expansion at the Niels Bohr International Academy into the field of Gravitational Physics, bringing together a number of scientists from several areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics in order to address some of the most burning questions related to gravity. The astrophysics group at Niels Bohr International Academy working in these subjects includes Johan Samsing, Daniel D’Orazio and Martin Pessah. The full Gravity Group at Niels Bohr International Academy has around 40 researchers from junior to senior levels, and a very active and dynamic program of visitors, workshops, conferences, PhD -schools, seminars, and informal group meetings.

Group members have exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a general-purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, a GPU cluster, a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers. Assistant professors and postdoctoral candidates have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. The position also includes a generous research and travel budget.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes all qualified individuals regardless of personal background.

Included Benefits:

Postdoctoral Fellows and Assistant Professors at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme.


Two research professor positions (deadline Jan 15) and several post-docs (deadline Dec 10) at ICTP-SAIFR São Paulo (Brazil)

Two research professor positions

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) announces the opening of two Simons-FAPESP tenure-track research professor positions to begin in 2023.

Candidates from all areas related to theoretical physics are encouraged to apply, with preference in the areas of gravitational wave physics, cosmology, particle physics, quantum information/quantum matter, statistical mechanics, complex systems and biological physics. The international search committee is chaired by Michael Green (Cambridge U.) and include William Bialek (Princeton), Ignacio Cirac (MPI Garching), Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne), Scott Dodelson (Carnegie Mellon), David Gross (KITP) and ICTP-SAIFR council members.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before January 15, 2023, full announcement at https://www.ictp-saifr.org/simonsfapesp2022/

* Several FAPESP postdoctoral positions to begin in 2023.

ICTP-SAIFR is hiring several postdocs in the areas of: Complex Systems with applications to biology, Complex Systems with applications to condensed matter, Astrophysics and Astroparticles,

Cosmology, String Theory/Field Theory .

The initial hiring is for 2 years, and successful postdoctoral researchers will be able to extend the position for 3 years, and in exceptional cases for 4 years.

Review of applications will begin in October 2022 and will continue until all positions have been filled. Candidates are recommended to send applications before December 10, 2022 see full announcement at https://www.ictp-saifr.org/postdoctoral/


PhD positions in “Gravity and Matter at the Extreme”, AEI, Potsdam, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein
Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, Germany, announces the opening of several PhD
positions in “Gravity and Matter at the Extreme”:

https://www.aei.mpg.de/975391/phd-positions-in-gravity-matter-at-the-extreme-at-the-max-planck-institute-for-gravitational-physics-in-potsdam

We are particularly interested in hiring creative, proactive and motivated
candidates who flourish at working in a vibrant, interdisciplinary and
synergistic group.

Successful candidates will join the International Max Planck Research School
(IMPRS) for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the AEI, comprised of the
“Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” (ACR) and “Computational
Relativistic Astrophysics” (CRA) divisions at the AEI in Potsdam, the
University of Potsdam (UP) and the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin. Our
graduate students are exposed to a variety of research topics and have access
to a world-wide research network, including international partner
universities (University of Maryland and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical
Physics at Kyoto University). Our graduate students also have the opportunity
to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through the
ACR-division’s membership, and the Einstein Telescope Collaboration through
the AEI-UP membership. For a detailed overview of the IMPRS, its research
groups, and the application procedure, please visit the IMPRS website:
https://imprs-gw.aei.mpg.de/potsdam

The two research divisions (ACR and CRA) at the AEI in Potsdam operate three
high-performance compute clusters to model gravitational-wave sources (binary
black holes, neutron star binaries, and stellar
collapse of massive stars), electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational
waves, high-energy astrophysical phenomena, and to carry out waveform
developments, and data analysis of gravitational waves
observed by LIGO and Virgo detectors.

Ph.D. theses can cover a broad spectrum of topics in gravitational-wave
astronomy, high-energy astrophysics and fundamental physics, such as:
- analytical modelling of gravitational dynamics and radiation (within
post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force,
black-hole perturbation theory, and effective-one-body
theory),
– numerical-relativity, most notably simulations of compact objects in
general relativity and alternatives,
– interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on
the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA),
– acceleration techniques for gravitational-wave inference, including machine
learning,
– cosmography with gravitational waves (including dark energy, dark matter,
gravitational lensing),
– tests of gravity in the strong-field and highly dynamical regime
– modelling neutron star mergers as high-energy phenomena,
– modelling electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves,
– exploring neutron-star equation of state,
– exploring nucleosynthesis,
– stellar collapse to a black hole and a neutron star, and
– modelling gamma-ray bursts.

Successful applicants will conduct their research projects at the AEI in
Potsdam, and they will have to enrol and receive their Ph.D. degree from
either the University of Potsdam or the Humboldt University in Berlin. The
expected duration of the PhD program is three to four years. Applicants are
required to have a Master degree by the start of the PhD program.

The science campus in Potsdam offers a stimulating research environment with
three Max-Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes, and the University of
Potsdam. The city of Potsdam is home to over 40 research institutes, and is
located just 30 minutes from the city center of Berlin.

In order to apply, please fill in this form:
https://jobs.aei.mpg.de/119/phd-positions-2023-in-gravity-matter-at-the-extreme-at-aei-potsdam/apply

Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
university transcripts, a statement of research interests, a list of
publications (if applicable), and the Master thesis (if applicable). The
statement of research interests should describe the student’s past research
experience, future research interests and how they relate to the IMPRS’s
scientific mission.

Applicants also need to indicate the names of three referees for
recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload
the letters. More information on the preparation of the documents can be
found on the IMPRS website and its FAQ section.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full
consideration is January 8, 2023.

Equal Opportunities: The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an
equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment
opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour,
religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or
disability. The AEI and the Max Planck Society welcome persons with diverse
backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and
inclusivity ( Code of Conduct:
https://www.aei.mpg.de/450712/code-of-conduct.pdf ).

The institute promotes a healthy work-life balance by offering all employees
a family support service, cooperation with a nearby international
kindergarten, a parent-child office and a nursing room.


Nevada Center for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the Nevada Center for Astrophysics (NCfA) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are accepting applications for a NCfA Postdoctoral Fellow in any area of astronomy research.

More information about the position and the application process can be found at https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/1ef985eb.

Applicants who want more details about the Gravitational Wave-specific efforts at NCfA are welcome to contact Dr. Carl-Johan Haster (carl.haster@unlv.edu) directly.




Faculty search in Physics at the University of Florida

Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 14, 2023. The research area is instrument science for the detection of gravitational waves. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 28, 2022.

The Florida gravitational-wave group is actively involved in the LIGO, LISA, and Cosmic Explorer collaborations, carrying out research in technology development, instrument modeling and design, and direct hardware contributions to detectors. The experimental group currently leads projects in the LIGO and Cosmic Explorer Input Optics, the A+ squeezing upgrade to LIGO, and performance testing of the LISA Telescope.

We seek scholars with experience in experimental gravitational wave research, ability to collaborate in small and large groups, potential to supervise students and postdoctoral researchers, and interest in contributing to and diversifying the educational mission of the department. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply and particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. In addition, the university is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

For the complete job notice and to apply, go to

https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524155/

Questions? Please contact David Tanner (tanner@phys.ufl.edu).

Mechanical Engineer position with LIGO Lab (at MIT or at Caltech Campus)

Job Category Fulltime Regular

ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt

Benefits Eligible Benefit Based

This position may be located in Caltech in Pasadena, California or at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Job Summary

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled Mechanical Engineer to join its team.

As a mechanical engineer with the LIGO project, this individual will play a major role in the design and construction of new high-precision instrumentation that will be used for R&D and improvements to the current and future gravitational-wave detectors. The potential scope of work includes: seismic isolation and suspensions for optical components, thermal compensation systems for interferometer optics, scattered light control and ultra-high vacuum systems. In all those cases the work is highly multidisciplinary and collaborative. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to integrate mechanical, optical, electronic and thermal analysis and design. In addition, the successful candidate will play a role in the design and integration of the feedback control systems used to operate the mechanical and optical components of the LIGO detector. They will oversee and define complex computer models and simulations to evaluate engineering concepts from inception to realization.

This Engineer will interface with a team distributed across the four locations of the LIGO Laboratory (Caltech, MIT, Hanford WA and Livingston LA). This position may be located in Caltech in Pasadena, California or at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Essential Job Duties
  • Design and engineering of highly sophisticated scientific instruments while showing originality and initiative as well as an awareness of current and new engineering practices.
  • Perform design trade studies, and document the resultant design requirements, intent, and concepts.
  • Create 3D CAD models, applying the appropriate design rules for clearance, tolerances, stiffness, ultra-high vacuum compatibility, etc.
  • Produce engineering documents such as assembly drawings, installation drawings, service documents, and engineering test specifications. This will require coordination with other team members and working with the LIGO Laboratory configuration control and documentation systems, in particular PDMWorks.
  • Oversee and define complex computer models and simulations to evaluate engineering concepts, verify the design meets performance and interface requirements. Propose approaches and alternatives to meet research objectives.
  • Provide input to research reports and articles in international journals, present results at national and international conferences.
  • Conduct and manage testing on prototype hardware. This includes data collection and post-processing, analysis, and documentation.
  • Lead and take part in design reviews as defined in LIGO procedures from conceptual design phase through fabrication.
  • Prepare bid packages (drawings, bill of materials, specifications) for procurement, and purchase parts and materials. This will include liaising with workshops and vendors about design, requirements, and supplies and to answer questions, evaluate alternative approaches, and assist in assuring quality.
  • Coordinate QA inspections, audits, testing and defect investigations alongside other members of the team.
  • Travel to other LIGO sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Apply here:

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=8782


Postdoctoral position in GW cosmology at Queen Mary University of London

Please find below an advert for a postdoctoral position in gravitational wave cosmology at Queen Mary University of London.

Full details and how to apply can be found at:

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7727.html

The closing date for applications is 9th December. Please feel free to get in contact with me at t.baker@qmul.ac.uk with any enquiries.

Best wishes,

Tessa

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Gravitational Wave Cosmology

A postdoctoral researcher in gravitational wave cosmology is sought to join the Cosmology and Relativity Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London. The successful applicant will work with the group of Dr. Tessa Baker as part of the ERC-funded programme SHADE. Aspects of the SHADE programme include (but are not limited to): development of dark siren techniques, theoretical work on gravitational waves (e.g. deviations from General Relativity, gravitational wave lensing), correlations with large-scale structure, simulations, and the relevance of such phenomena for current and future facilities. The successful applicant should have existing expertise in cosmology with gravitational waves, broadly defined, and be highly motivated to contribute to new developments in this area.

The post is based at the Mile End campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for two years, with an extension possible subject to performance. The expected start date is March – October 2023 (negotiable).

You should include in your application: a CV, a statement of current skills and proposed research (no longer than two A4 sides), and a list of publications (please highlight up to five as the most relevant). Please include in your proposal your vision of how you would interact with the SHADE research team at QMUL. To apply, please follow the link at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7727.html .

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Tessa Baker at t.baker@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 20 7882 5867.

The closing date for applications is 9th December 2022. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. Late enquiries may be accepted until the position is filled.


Physical Science Educator

Job Category Fulltime Regular

ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt

Benefits Eligible Benefit Based

Job Summary

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled Physical Science Educator to join its education and public outreach team.

This position is located in Livingston, LA.

LIGO Laboratory is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to observing the newly discovered gravitational-wave universe. Jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the LIGO Laboratory operates world-leading observatories near Richland, WA and Baton Rouge, LA as well as R&D centers on the Caltech and MIT campuses. The LIGO Laboratory’s mission spans a broad and vibrant array of activities related to gravitational-wave physics and astronomy, including detector operations, R&D toward detector improvements, gravitational-wave astrophysics, observatory operations, and education and public outreach.

The LIGO Science Education Center (LIGO SEC) is collocated with the LIGO observatory in Livingston, Louisiana. We use an exhibit hall, classroom, and other facilities to provide visiting students, teachers, and members of the public a hybrid program that includes exhibit-based free exploration and science-standards-based facilitated sessions, together with interactions with the staff at an active leading-edge observatory.

We use a multi-pronged approach to serve regional K–12 education, consisting of formal teacher professional development in the physical sciences, primarily during the summer; informal field trips for students of those teachers; and undergraduate docents trained in outreach methods who informally interact with the students and teachers during the academic year.

Our informal-science educators communicate the science of gravitational waves utilizing standard K-12 physical science concepts, as part of our mission to inspire a sense of wonder, to engage curiosity and to encourage and diversify the future STEM workforce. In order to accomplish our objectives, we partner with a variety of institutions including San Francisco’s Exploratorium and Southern University.

For more information, please visit the Laboratory website at www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA

Apply here:

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=8726

Science Program Evaluator and Educator

Job Category Fulltime Regular

ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt

Benefits Eligible Benefit Based

Job Summary

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled Science Program Evaluator and Educator to join its education and public outreach team.

This position is located in Livingston, LA.

LIGO Laboratory is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to observing the newly discovered gravitational-wave universe. Jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the LIGO Laboratory operates world-leading observatories near Richland, WA and Baton Rouge, LA as well as R&D centers on the Caltech and MIT campuses. The LIGO Laboratory’s mission spans a broad and vibrant array of activities related to gravitational-wave physics and astronomy, including detector operations, R&D toward detector improvements, gravitational-wave astrophysics, observatory operations, and education and public outreach.

The LIGO Science Education Center (LIGO SEC) is collocated with the LIGO observatory in Livingston, Louisiana. We use an exhibit hall, classroom, and other facilities to provide visiting students, teachers, and members of the public a hybrid program that includes exhibit-based free exploration and science-standards-based facilitated sessions, together with interactions with the staff at an active leading-edge observatory.

We use a multi-pronged approach to serve regional K–12 education, consisting of formal teacher professional development in the physical sciences, primarily during the summer; informal field trips for students of those teachers; and undergraduate docents trained in outreach methods who informally interact with the students and teachers during the academic year.

Our informal-science educators communicate the science of gravitational waves utilizing standard K-12 physical science concepts, as part of our mission to inspire a sense of wonder, to engage curiosity and to encourage and diversify the future STEM workforce. In order to accomplish our objectives, we partner with a variety of institutions including San Francisco’s Exploratorium and Southern University.

For more information, please visit the Laboratory website at www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA

Apply here:

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=8725


Gravitational Wave Experimental Physicist

Job Category Fulltime Regular

ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt

Benefits Eligible Benefit Based

Job Summary

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled Experimental Physicist to join its team working at the design, construction and operation of world-leading gravitational-wave interferometric detectors.

LIGO Laboratory is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to observing the newly discovered gravitational-wave universe. Jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the LIGO Laboratory operates world-leading observatories near Richland, WA and Baton Rouge, LA as well as R&D centers on the Caltech and MIT campuses. The LIGO Laboratory’s mission spans a broad and vibrant array of activities related to gravitational-wave physics and astronomy, including detector operations, R&D toward detector improvements, gravitational-wave astrophysics, observatory operations, and education and public outreach. For more information, please visit the Laboratory website: LIGO's Website

As an Experimental Physicist in the LIGO Laboratory, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills to the design and implementation of technologies that increase the LIGO detector sensitivity and astrophysical reach, and to the development of the future interferometric detectors of the next decades. This is a highly multidisciplinary activity and your interests and passions will play a role in defining which research aspect you will focus primarily on. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to many different parts and aspects of the current and future LIGO detectors, and there will be many opportunities to develop new skills and expertise.

This position is located in Pasadena, California.

Caltech and LIGO Laboratory’s goal is to build a world-class, diverse workforce and support an inclusive environment that encourages professional development and offers top-notch benefits. Our talented staff, who work at the Caltech campus, or one of our Observatories, come from a variety of fields. Positions include scientists, engineers, information technology staff, outreach professionals, managers, writers, business professionals, and administrative staff. We are deeply committed to encouraging people of all backgrounds to apply for these opportunities. Our experience has demonstrated that the broader the styles, characteristics, backgrounds, and abilities of our staff—in other words, the more diverse our team is—the greater potential we have for success. Caltech is an equal opportunity employer. LIGO Laboratory is committed to being a welcoming place for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Apply here:

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=8778


Faculty positions in multi-messenger astrophysics, the University of Utah

Dear colleagues,

As part of a new initiative to expand in multi-messenger astrophysics,
the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah
invites applications from outstanding candidates for several
tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. More senior
candidates will also be considered.

Further details can be found here:

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/138711

Applications are due by November 15, 2022

Please feel free to forward this to any other potential candidates.

Thanks,

Yue


Postdoctoral position in gravitational wave data analysis at UCLouvain

The Gravitational Wave (GW) group of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), hosted at the Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3) of the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP), is searching for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join or extend its data analysis activities in relation to the Virgo laser interferometric gravitational-wave (GW) detector at the European Gravitational Observatory EGO (Pisa, Italy) and the future Einstein Telescope (ET) detector, which could be built at the frontier between Belgium and the Netherlands and start operations in the 2030s.

The CP3 center hosts research in physics of the Universe and of the fundamental interactions on the experimental and theoretical fronts. The UCLouvain GW group is currently active in the search for a stochastic GW background (SGWB), aiming to gain insight in cosmology and fundamental interactions, and in the search for quasi-monochromatic GWs ("continuous waves"), with the purpose of detecting ultra-light dark matter, primordial black holes, and studying neutron star physics. These studies are being performed in collaboration with theory specialists and make use of the UCLouvain CP3 dedicated computing center that, in addition to serving the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) Collaborations, also serves CERN experiments (CMS and NA62), IceCube, KM3NeT, muography, and projects in theoretical particle physics and cosmology. The UCLouvain GW group is also involved in instrumentation projects for both Virgo (exploitation of phase cameras) and ET (research and development on vibration isolation systems), notably at the two research and development facilities, E-TEST and ETPF. In addition to analysis of data aiming at extracting final physics results, the selected candidate will be more than welcome, if interested, to join ongoing or upcoming efforts related to analysis of data aiming at characterizing vibration isolation systems or reducing Newtonian noise. Activities related to the commissioning, operation and monitoring of the Virgo detector, implying presence on site at EGO, can also be envisaged.

The selected candidate will be integrated in the UCLouvain GW team and, more in general in the CP3 center, which is a highly international, diverse, and stimulating environment. The UCLouvain GW group currently consists of 2 permanent senior scientists, 1 IT specialist, 1 research project coordinator part-time, 3 postdoctoral researchers, and 5 PhD students. This team works in close collaboration with the rest of the Belgian GW community and our international partners within Virgo and ET. Support for traveling is excellent.

The UCLouvain campus is located 25 km south of Brussels, to which it is conveniently connected by public transport, thus allowing life either in the EU capital or in the pleasant green countryside environment surrounding the campus. UCLouvain offers a number of advantages to its personnel, including reimbursement of public transport season tickets between home and work place and free language courses. More information about life in Belgium and at UCLouvain is available here.

The appointment is available for 2 years, but a 3rd year can be added subject to availability of funds and mutual satisfaction. The selected candidate is ideally expected to start the appointment as soon as possible. Applications from minorities are especially encouraged.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a personal motivation letter including a research statement, and at least two recommendation letters from senior scientists. Applications must be submitted on-line, by Sunday 20 November 2022, at: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/86. Applicants should hold, by the time of the start of the appointment, a PhD degree in physics and should not have been resident or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc.) in Belgium for more than 24 months in the three years before the appointment start date. All nationalities are eligible. The position will remain open after the first deadline indicated above until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information please, contact Managers:
  • Giacomo Bruno
  • Joris van Heijningen
Related groups:
  • Data analysis in HEP, astroparticle and GW experiments
  • Detector commissioning, operation and data processing
  • E-TEST


Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astrophysics with a preference for multimessenger observation, theory, and/or gravitational astrophysics for the Fall of 2023. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the research interests of our department. Our gravity and astrophysics group has expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, tests of general relativity, quantum gravity, and cosmology, and we are members of the LIGO, LISA, and the Simulating
eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaborations. The successful candidate may also join the recently established Center for Multimessenger Astrophysics. Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the teaching and service activities of the Department and the University. Teaching duties include up to three courses a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu and submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy and commitment to inclusive pedagogy, a detailed proposal for developing their research program, and the names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be sent to the email address astrosearch@phy.olemiss.edu or to Astrophysics Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Consideration of applications will begin on November 14, 2022, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. We encourage applications from candidates interested in scientific engagement with the community, including events that will take place in the STEM education building scheduled for the opening during the 2023-2024 academic year on the UM campus.

As we are committed to increasing diversity in the field, we especially welcome applicants who would expand the representation of minority groups in the department. Our Department goals are supported by the larger University of Mississippi and College of Liberal Arts’ Pathways to Equity strategic plan. https://dce.olemiss.edu/equity-in-action-plans/college-of-liberal-arts/. The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.


Postdoctoral position in gravitational wave data analysis, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Job description

The Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP) at Utrecht University is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology, who is interested in studying gravitational wave signals from coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes as probes of fundamental physics.

At GRASP this effort is led by Professor Chris Van Den Broeck and currently involves a team of 14 postdocs and PhD students. The group has close ties with researchers at Utrecht University’s Institute for Theoretical Physics, and with other individuals and institutes across the Netherlands as well as globally. Within the Netherlands this research will be carried out as part of the Dutch Black Hole Consortium, which includes more than 10 universities and knowledge institutes across the country. Internationally, the successful candidate will conduct her or his research as a member of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration and the Einstein Telescope Collaboration.

Application

An application portal is linked off this webpage:

https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/postdoctoral-researcher-in-gravitational-wave-data-analysis-10-fte
Please enclose:

  • your letter of motivation;
  • curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications;
  • contact details of three references from whom we may request a letter of recommendation.


Faculty positions in gravitational wave sciences at Queen Mary University of London

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London are advertising a set of academic positions as part of a major investment in its strategic research themes, with 25 positions at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level and 5 positions at the Reader/Professor level. The targeted research areas for these positions feature computational and theoretical gravitational wave sciences, including but not limited to gravitational wave data science, gravitational wave astrophysics and cosmology, gravitational wave data analysis/theory, and large-scale structure theory/observations. (Ref: QMUL30731). In addition, appointments will be made in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science. (Ref: QMUL30635).

Successful applicants in the above areas would work in either the Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation group within the School of Mathematical Sciences, or the Astronomy Unit within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. In the UK’s most recent national research assessment (2021 REF), 98% of our research was rated internationally excellent and world-leading (3*/4*). Those appointed would be welcomed, supported, mentored in their academic career, and fully integrated into the positive and supportive environment of the School, Department, and research group. Queen Mary's mission statement is to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere.

The Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation group at the School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the strongest groups in the UK doing research on various aspects of general relativity and gravitation, covering areas from mathematical and numerical relativity to gravitational wave data analysis. Apart from the permanent faculty members, the group has several postdoctoral researchers, many PhD students, and a vibrant visitor program. Our members have strong connections to other world-leading institutions, and play key roles in various collaborations such as GRChombo, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and the LISA consortium.

The Astronomy Unit is one of the largest such research groups in the UK, with 14 full-time permanent academic staff, as well as many postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, and a vibrant visitors' research programme. Our research focuses on several active areas of modern astrophysics: Cosmology & Relativity, Space & Astrophysical Plasma Physics, and Extrasolar Planets & Planet Formation. Our members play leading roles in many space missions and large collaborations, e.g., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the LISA consortium, the Vera Rubin Observatory, Euclid and the Square Kilometre Array. We run comprehensive undergraduate and masters taught programmes in Astrophysics, maintain a successful PhD research training programme, and undertake an extensive range of outreach activities, both within the local area and nationally.

For more information about these positions, please see: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/strategic-hires-se/ and to apply please see: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7622.html.

The deadline for applications is 4th December 2022.

Please get in touch with any academic staff member if you are interested in applying, or would like more information. For gravitational wave data analysis, gravitational wave astrophysics and cosmology, please contact Dr. Tessa Baker (t.baker@qmul.ac.uk) and/or Prof. Chris Clarkson (chris.clarkson@qmul.ac.uk). For gravitational wave source modelling, compact objects, mathematical and numerical relativity, gravitational wave data analysis and machine learning, please contact Dr. Juan A. Valiente-Kroon (j.a.valiente-kroon@qmul.ac.uk), Prof. Pau Figueras (p.figueras@qmul.ac.uk), Dr. Shabnam Behesthi (s.beheshti@qmul.ac.uk) and/or Dr. Charalampos Markakis (c.markakis@qmul.ac.uk).


PhD position in gravitational-wave instrumentation (optics) at Ghent University

The Ghent Gravity Group is seeking applications for a PhD position in gravitational-wave instrumentation (optics). The candidate will work with Dr. Daniela Pascucci on the development of an output mode cleaner (OMC) for the ETpathfinder.

The Etpathfinder is a R&D research facility located in Maastricht for developing and testing new technologies for the next generation of gravitational-wave detectors such as the Einstein Telescope. An optical laboratory is being set up in Ghent University for the characterization of the 2μm wavelength laser for the ETpathfinder. The PhD research will involve design and characterization carried out in the laboratory in Ghent as well as installation and commissioning in the facility in Maastricht. The project will be integrated into the Optics work package of ETpathfinder project and will involve close collaboration with members of the ETpathfinder consortium including project leader Prof. Stefan Hild and Optics work package deputy leader Prof. Sebastian Steinlechner. Some instrumentation commitments towards the Virgo project including commissioning duties are also expected from the successful candidate.

The Ghent Gravity Group is led by Prof. Archisman Ghosh. Its broader research activities span the analysis of Advanced LIGO/Virgo and KAGRA data, cosmology and strong-field gravity using gravitational-wave observations, future observatories including the Einstein Telescope, and instrument science for the ETpathfinder project. The group is embedded within the Experimental Particle Physics division of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Ghent University. The group forms the Virgo BelGrav network with neighbouring universities in Belgium (including Antwerp, Brussel, Bruxelles, Louvain, and Liège) and is closely connected with institutes in the Netherlands including Maastricht University and Nikhef. BelGrav -UGent is one of the initial founding research units of the recently-formed Einstein Telescope Collaboration.

Candidates should have a masters degree in the Physical Sciences or Engineering. Applications should include: (i) a statement of interest (up to two pages), (ii) a brief academic CV, (iii) a list of grades, (iv) title and abstract of masters thesis (if applicable), and additionally (v) two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees). Applications including letters of reference are to be sent to gravity@ugent.be.

The deadline for applications is 11 November 2022. We will interview the shortlisted candidates in late November and announce the results by mid-December. The position is expected to begin on 01 February 2023 or soon afterwards. PhD positions in Belgium are for a duration of 4 years. The language of communication in the research groups is English, and there are no special language requirements for the advertised position. Information on international life in Ghent is available at The Square.Gent. For more information about the positions, please contact Dr. Daniela Pascucci <daniela.pascucci@ugent.be> or Prof. Archisman Ghosh <archisman.ghosh@ugent.be>.

Website: https://gravity.ugent.be/phd-opportunities/

Scientific Software Engineer position in gravitational-wave instrumentation at Nikhef (Amsterdam)

The Nikhef organization
At Nikhef, approximately 200 physicists and 75 technical staff members work together in an open and international scientific environment. Together, they perform theoretical and experimental research in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. The Nikhef institute is a collaboration between six major Dutch universities and the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Nikhef participates in large research collaborations, such as the experiments at CERN, and in gravitational waves, cosmic rays and astroparticle physics. Knowledge and technology transfer to third parties, i.e. industry, society and the general public, is an integral part of Nikhef’s mission. Nikhef has its own state-of-the-art data centre for external customers and scientific researchers.
Nikhef is co-leading the effort to build the Einstein Telescope (ET), a next-generation large underground experiment to measure gravitational waves. The project has recently received strong support from the Dutch government. Nikhef is also involved with the upgrade and operation of Virgo, one of the three current major gravitational-wave experiments, located in Italy.

The position
The Computer Technology department is looking to recruit a research software engineer or scientist to work with the gravitational-wave group of prof. Andreas Freise at Nikhef. As part of the Finesse project Nikhef is developing and maintaining an open-source code for modelling laser interferometers for precision experiments. Finesse is used in large scientific projects including Virgo, LIGO and the Einstein Telescope (ET). To keep up with the more advanced instrumentation of future detectors our group is developing new software and enhancing existing software built on top of the Finesse package in order to design and further improve the large-scale experiments.
The successful candidate will work with the international Finesse development team on new and existing code for optical simulations. You would develop and improve a professional software package, add new features and create training materials. Within Nikhef you will be embedded in the Computer Technology department and you will have the option to become a member of the Virgo and/or Einstein Telescope collaborations.

Requirements
* At least 3 years of demonstrable expertise developing software in a collaborative professional or scientific environment;
* A minimum of a finished bachelor or master's degree in computer science, physics or a relevant technical or scientific discipline;
* Good knowledge of the Python programming language, knowledge of C or C++ would be beneficial;
* Working knowledge of the Linux, Windows (and Mac) operating system;
* The ability to collaborate and communicate well in English;
* Experience of working in a multidisciplinary, international research team would be beneficial.

Offer
Nikhef is a unique and inspiring place to work. You will be employed by the NWO-I Foundation, initially for a period of one year with the possibility of an extension. The remuneration is between € 2960 and € 5480 based on full-time employment and depending on education and experience. Furthermore, NWO-I offers a fixed 13th month and more than 8 weeks of paid holiday leave per year. The terms of employment of the NWO-I Foundation are excellent and can be found at: www.nwo-i.nl.

Questions and applications
To apply, click the 'apply now' button below. Please be prepared to fill in a short template, and upload your cv and motivation letter. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ronald Starink (r.starink@nikhef.nl) or prof. Andreas Freise (a.freise@nikhef.nl). More information about Nikhef can be found at: www.nikhef.nl. Applications are welcome until 30 November 2022.


Postdoc opportunities at UChicago

UChicago Fellowship Opportunities in GW-related areas:

KICP Fellowship (https://kicp-fellowship.uchicago.edu/; Deadline Oct 31) - KICP is an interdisciplinary environment that brings together physicists and astronomers ranging from experimentalists to observers, simulators, and theorists, to stimulate new ideas and push the forefront of cosmological research. Areas of active study include (but are not limited to) theoretical cosmology theory, observational cosmology, particle astrophysics, gravitational waves, dark matter searches, and instrumentation.

Margaret Burbidge Fellowship (https://astro-fellowship.uchicago.edu/; Deadline Oct 31) - Open to all areas of astronomy and astrophysics including theory, simulation, observation, and instrumentation. Areas of active study include (but are not limited to) exoplanets, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, and computational astrophysics.

Brinson Prize Fellowship (https://www.stsci.edu/stsci-research/fellowships/brinson-prize-fellowship-program; Deadline Nov 3) - Open to all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, but with a focus on supporting research in observational cosmology, particularly complementing and capitalizing on space science, including topics such as the first stars, the cosmic distance scale, and the development of large-scale structure. The Brinson Prize Fellowship can be taken to one of four institutions including UChicago.

Enrico Fermi Fellowship (https://efi.uchicago.edu/fellowships/; Deadline Nov 6) - Open to broad areas in physics, including string theory and theoretical high-energy physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, experimental particle astrophysics, infrared and optical astronomy, cosmic microwave background observations, general relativity and gravitational waves, and cosmochemistry.

AI in Science Fellows Program (https://academicjobs.uchicago.edu/positions/104994; Deadline Nov 15) - Open to scholars who seek to advance and accelerate the adoption of AI in the natural sciences. Given the cross-disciplinary nature of AI research in science, Postdoctoral Research Associates will be offered freedom and independence in pursuing their disciplinary research integrating AI methods, including the flexibility to change or expand their research focus and to work with multiple research groups while at UChicago. Fellows will receive a salary of $80,000, generous seed funding and travel allowances, and training in AI methods necessary for conducting their research.

Postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astronomy at Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) invites expressions of interest for postdoctoral positions in gravitational-wave astronomy.


Successful candidates will join the group of Prof. Davide Gerosa and will be part of the “GWmining” project funded by the European Research Council. Targeted investigations focus on the astrophysical exploitation of gravitational-wave data. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in population-synthesis simulations of compact binaries, gravitational-wave parameter estimation and population studies, and numerical-relativity surrogate modeling (although we are open to all candidates with a strong gravitational-wave and/or high-energy astrophysics background!). Candidates will have ample opportunities to collaborate and kickstart new projects with group members and will be strongly encouraged to develop their own independent collaborations.

We anticipate awarding up to three positions. Appointments will be for a three-year term and come with generous research and travel budget. The starting date is negotiable.

The astrophysics group at Milano-Bicocca provides a vibrant environment with expertise covering all aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, relativistic astrophysics, and numerical relativity, as well as a wider astronomical context including observational and experimental activities. The group has tight connections with the LISA Consortium, the Virgo Collaboration, the Einstein Telescope Observational Science Board, the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), and the newly formed Italian Center for Supercomputing (ICSC). Faculty members with matching interests include Gerosa, Sesana, Colpi, Giacomazzo, and Dotti. For more information on Gerosa’s group see https://davidegerosa.com/group

Milan is a beautiful, international city in the north of Italy with history, art, and outstanding food. Mountains lakes are just around the corner.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics or related discipline, strong programming skills, and previous experience in gravitational (astro)physics. Applications should include a CV with a list of publications and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. These should be sent by November 18th, 2022 using this web form:

https://forms.gle/hnQc3N1xh53YAziH9

Candidates should also arrange for at least two, but preferably three, reference letters to be sent using the same form by November 18th, 2022.

We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome expressions of interest from traditionally underrepresented groups.

For inquiries please do not hesitate to contact Davide Gerosa at davide.gerosa@unimib.it.




Post Doc Announcements (CalTech)

Please include the following 3 postdoc opportunities in the upcoming lsc announcements.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22663

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22728

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22727

Thank you,

Katerina


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Physical Science Evaluator at LLO

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Physical Science Evaluator at LLO, reporting to William Katzman.

  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular Staff

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell, for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, William Katzman, for more information about this position.

Best,

Nately Sych (she/her)

LIGO Lab | Administrative Assistant

LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Site Administrator at LHO

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Site Administrator at LHO, reporting to Hannah Hansen.
  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular Staff
Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell, for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Hannah Hansen, for more information about this position.

Best,

Nately Sych (she/her)

LIGO Lab | Administrative Assistant


Postdoctoral fellowship at the National University of Singapore

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The successful candidate will work under the supervision of faculty member Alvin Chua.

We seek applicants with a strong background in scientific modelling and analysis for contemporary and/or near-future gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO, LISA and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the growth of a new gravity/astrophysics group at NUS with both theoretical and observational interests. This group presently includes faculty members Profs Edward Teo (relativity and gravitation) and Chelsea Sharon (radio astronomy), research fellows Drs Soichiro Isoyama and Josh Mathews, as well as several PhD and MSc students. There will also be opportunities to take up (or retain) membership in international gravitational-wave collaborations such as LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA and the LISA Consortium, and to be formally involved in their activities.

Candidates with expertise in gravitational-wave data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Those with a more general background in applied mathematics, statistics, data science or computational science will also be considered. Relevant areas of expertise can include (but are not limited to) topics such as applied geometry, numerical analysis, computational statistics, time-series analysis and statistical learning.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess skills and interests in both theoretical and computational research, a willingness to diversify their expertise and to be involved in cross-disciplinary projects, as well as the disposition to work well independently and as part of a team. They will be expected to maintain their own individual research programme, while working in close collaboration with Prof. Chua on topics of mutual interest.

The initial appointment is for one year, with expected renewal up to three years in total, and could start as early as August 2023. This position comes with a competitive salary and personal benefits, as well as travel funds for international conferences/visits. There will also be opportunities for the successful candidate to gain additional experience in teaching and research supervision during their appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Alvin Chua (alvincjk@nus.edu.sg): a cover letter, their CV and list of publications, a short statement of research, and the e-mail addresses of three academic referees who will provide letters of reference. All materials should be received by 31 December 2022 for full consideration.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interaction with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required. Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students, and to better protect everyone in the campus, job applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

Faculty positions in multi-messenger astrophysics, the University of Utah

Dear colleagues,

As part of a new initiative to expand in multi-messenger astrophysics,
the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah
invites applications from outstanding candidates for several
tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. More senior
candidates will also be considered.

Further details can be found here:

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/138711

Applications are due by November 15, 2022

Please feel free to forward this to any other potential candidates.

Thanks,

Yue Zhao

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Utah


Tenure-track position at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Tenure-track position (equivalent of the US tenure-track Assistant Professor)

The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) - Canberra

Open to woman-identifying applicants only

Applications close: 27 Nov 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

CGA is seeking to appoint an experimental physicist in developing optical instrumentation for precision interferometry for the science goals related to gravitational-wave detection techniques for LIGO and third-generation gravitational wave detectors such as NEMO and Cosmic Explorer. This position is at level B/C equivalent of the US tenure-track Assistant Professor.
The successful candidates should have a PhD in gravitational wave instrumentation. Desirable skills are optical interferometry for current and future ground-based gravitational wave detectors, quantum and non-linear optics and development of squeezed light sources for applications in gravitational wave detection. Experience in science outreach and teaching is highly regarded.

More information: <a data-saferedirecturl='https://www.google.com/url?q=https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/545665/lecturer-senior-lecturer-identified-female-only-recruitment&source=gmail&ust=1661874291355000&usg=AOvVaw3FzxNnviFwIwDmlnxnzOv0' href='https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/545665/lecturer-senior-lecturer-identified-female-only-recruitment' target='_blank'>https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/545665/lecturer-senior-lecturer-identified-female-only-recruitment</a>


Job Opportunity in MMA Science

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - MULTI MESSENGER ASTRONOMY CLUSTER HIREThe UW-Madison Department of Astronomy is seeking candidates with an active research program in Multi-Messenger Astronomy (MMA) — the study of gravitational waves and astrophysical neutrinos, and their electromagnetic counterparts — and Time Domain Astronomy of high-energy phenomena (observations; theory; or instrumentation). The position is a full-time academic tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level.The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department. They will develop a vibrant, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program. They will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentor students. They will be expected to participate in professional, public, and university service as appropriate. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to an equitable and inclusive environment, and to educating students from diverse backgrounds.The Department of Astronomy is a founding member of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative, also including the Statistics and Physics departments, that aims to further build the community of scholars interested in MMA/Time Domain Astronomy. UW-Madison has a strong track record in the new science of MMA, with research activities in the Astronomy and Physics departments and at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center. Further information can be found at: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/. The position described herein is part of the cluster hire.Due date:
1 December 2022Full advertisement:
https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/515429/assistant-or-associate-professor-multi-messenger-astronomy-cluster-hire


Postdoc positions at the Perimeter Institute

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions, including named fellowships. Most postdoctoral positions are offered for a period of three years. You may also be eligible for a named four-year postdoctoral fellowship including the Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Stephen Hawking, and Chien-Shiung Wu fellowships. Senior five-year fellowships are also available. Fellowships may, in addition, be offered jointly between Perimeter and partner institutes and universities.


Applications are due November 8, 2022, however, applications submitted after this date will be considered until all positions are filled. Referees may also continue to submit their references past this deadline.

For more information and to apply, please visit job posting:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22961?utm_campaign=ACAD%20-%20Post%20Doctorate%20Fellows&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=227643027&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--ItQDEn2zY1wi1jiWhuPhivNSZbfSt7MhSxbySZFtsyINGf4mNEkoQlaXyNhGer-V7rJkV-iE4Lp_OyCm75HxRaCAZI6vuirxXTRYOuuReVssUVaQ&utm_content=227643027&utm_source=hs_email


Tenure track positions at UBC (2 positions)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in all fields of astronomy, astrophysics and physics, including but not limited to applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics, atomic molecular and optics physics, biophysics, condensed matter, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, medical physics and quantum information/quantum computing. We encourage applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment, and computation. The successful candidates will create independent, internationally recognized research programs which complement the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidates will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and provide service within the Department, to the University, and to the broader community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching. Candidates will have strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and a commitment to creating a welcoming community where those who are historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized are treated equitably, feel respected, and belong.

The Physics and Astronomy Department is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our over 60 faculty members, and staff, are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research spanning many fields. UBC researchers have ready access to on-campus facilities such as the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, and carry out research at international facilities, including SNOLAB, CERN, KEK, and LIGO. UBC astronomers are involved in major observatories and space missions including Gemini, ALMA, CHIME, CFHT, Euclid, GBT, HST, JWST, and VLA. Additional information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at phas.ubc.ca.

A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, a summary of teaching interests and experience, and a diversity statement are required. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted using Academic Jobs Online:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22907

UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities.

We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your diversity statement, please describe your experience working with a diverse student body as well as your past, present and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. Inclusion is built by individual and institutional responsibility through continuous engagement with diversity to inspire people, ideas, and actions for a better world. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The preferred start date is Summer 2023. Review of applications will start Nov. 18, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Postdoctoral positions at Penn State

The Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos and the Department of Physics has two open postdoctoral positions in gravitational-wave astrophysics and data analysis. The first of these is focused on harnessing gravitational-wave data from LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA detectors to address problems in fundamental physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. Details of the position can be found at:

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Postdoctoral-Scholar_REQ_0000035922-1

The second postdoctoral position is focused on preparing the Mock Data Challenges for the next generation of gravitational-wave detectors in collaboration with colleagues at MIT and the University of Syracuse. The Data Challenges support the Cosmic Explorer (CE) and Einstein Telescope (ET) projects in understanding the challenges in the detection and parameter estimation of gravitational waves in signal-rich data sets. Details of the position of this position can be found at:

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Postdoctoral-Scholar_REQ_0000035883-1

Please bring these to the attention of interested applicants.


Assistant professor at the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

The Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics (MIfA) within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astrophysics, to begin August 2023. Applicants in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics are welcome to apply. The intended rank is Assistant Professor, but applications from exceptional candidates at a more senior level will also be considered.

MIfA faculty have a broad range of research interests that include: solar and planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, gravitational wave detection, dark matter particle searches, and cosmology. Further details may be found at https://cse.umn.edu/mifa.

The successful candidate will have access to our facilities which include a share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and access to the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and should have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and significant research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. The candidate should be dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and should be committed to working well with others.

Applications should be submitted by Friday, November 4, 2022 at https://apply.interfolio.com/113535.


PhD positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Relativistic Astrophysics at the University of Valencia

PhD positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Relativistic Astrophysics at the University of Valencia

The Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the University of Valencia (Spain) invites applications for four PhD positions in the areas of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Relativistic Astrophysics, including data analysis, modelling of astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, and numerical relativity. The group comprises faculty members Pablo Cerdá-Durán, Isabel Cordero-Carrión, Jose Antonio Font and Alejandro Torres-Forné, non-tenured faculty Milton Ruiz and Nicolás Sanchis-Gual, postdoc Raimon Luna and seven PhD students. The group is part of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration, the Einstein Telescope Collaboration and of the LISA Consortium.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates interested in developing tools and algorithms to characterize gravitational-wave sources based on current observations as well as in improving numerical techniques to perform accurate long-term evolutions of astrophysical scenarios involving compact objects, such as black holes, neutron stars, boson stars and other exotic compact objects, to tackle several large-scale, long-standing, unsolved problems in theoretical astrophysics, numerical relativity and fundamental physics.

Applicants should send a CV, brief statement of research interests and academic transcripts by email before Oct 15th, 2022, to Toni Font (j.antonio.font@uv.es) and Milton Ruiz (milton.ruiz@uv.es). Please also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to these addresses. The start dates are flexible, but we aim to fill the positions as soon as possible.

The University of Valencia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups.

Toni Font and Milton Ruiz




Postdoctoral research position in the areas of time-domain astronomy and gravitational-wave physics

I would be grateful if you could please bring the following announcement to the attention of the LVK:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/67048be2

Job Category:

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships

Institution Classification/Type:

Large Academic Institution/Company: Texas Tech University

Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

City: Lubbock

State/Province: TX

Zip/Postal:

79424

Country:

United States of America

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Texas Tech University, in the areas of time-domain astronomy and gravitational-wave physics. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Alessandra Corsi and will be encouraged to complement on-going observational efforts with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, and Swift, and/or current data analysis activities within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Additional projects involving preparation for time-domain studies with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, the next generation Very Large Array, and the next generation gravitational wave detectors, are also available. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational waves; observations and/or theoretical modeling of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and explosive transients; Advanced LIGO gravitational-wave data analysis; applications of machine learning to time-domain astronomy and/or gravitational wave data analysis.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with extension to a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The preferred start date is January 2023 (or earlier). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy (or related fields), and should submit a cover letter, CV, bibliography, and a brief statement of research experience and interests through https://www.texastech.edu/careers/ using staff position number 28808BR. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to alessandra.corsi@ttu.edu

Complete applications (including letters of reference) received by 2022 November 30 will receive full consideration; however, review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Texas Tech University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative active institution committed to excellence through diversity. Texas Tech welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and from dual-career couples.

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Current Status of Position:

Accepting Applicants


Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position at the University of Mississippi

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astrophysics with a preference for multimessenger observation, theory, and/or gravitational astrophysics for the Fall of 2023. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the research interests of our department. Our gravity and astrophysics group has expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, tests of general relativity, quantum gravity, and cosmology, and we are members of the LIGO, LISA, and the Simulating
eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaborations. The successful candidate may also join the recently established Center for Multimessenger Astrophysics. Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the teaching and service activities of the Department and the University. Teaching duties include up to three courses a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu and submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy and commitment to inclusive pedagogy, a detailed proposal for developing their research program, and the names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be sent to the email address astrosearch@phy.olemiss.edu or to Astrophysics Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Consideration of applications will begin on November 14, 2022, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. We encourage applications from candidates interested in scientific engagement with the community, including events that will take place in the STEM education building scheduled for the opening during the 2023-2024 academic year on the UM campus.

As we are committed to increasing diversity in the field, we especially welcome applicants who would expand the representation of minority groups in the department. Our Department goals are supported by the larger University of Mississippi and College of Liberal Arts’ Pathways to Equity strategic plan. https://dce.olemiss.edu/equity-in-action-plans/college-of-liberal-arts/. The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Waves at Caltech

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at TAPIR (Theoretical Astrophysics including Relativity and Cosmology), Caltech. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with Prof. Katerina Chatziioannou and her group on broad topics related to gravitational-wave astrophysics, including analysis of gravitational-wave data and inference of the neutron star equation of state. In addition, the successful candidate can pursue topics in general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational-wave modeling, analysis for ground-based and/or space-based interferometers and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with research groups including faculty members Alan Weinstein, Yanbei Chen, Mark Scheel, Saul Teukolsky and Elias Most, as well as JPL scientists Curt Cutler and Michele Vallisneri. Interactions with other TAPIR groups and the Caltech LIGO Laboratory are also encouraged.

Previous experience in gravitational-wave astrophysics, data analysis, and the dense matter equation of state is beneficial. More broadly, the ideal candidate should possess skills and interests in theoretical astrophysics and data analysis, a willingness to diversify their expertise and to be involved in cross-disciplinary projects related to gravitational waves, as well as the disposition to work well independently and as part of a team. The initial appointment is for one year, with expected annual renewal for two additional years.

Applications should include: a cover letter, a CV and list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. All material should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22663

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Further questions about this position should be addressed to Katerina Chatziioannou (kchatziioannou@caltech.edu).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please reach out to the contact on the job posting.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.

Data Analysis Postdoctoral position at the LIGO Laboratory

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has as its goal the development of gravitational wave physics and astronomy. The LIGO Laboratory is managed by Caltech and MIT, and is funded by the National Science Foundation. It operates observatory sites equipped with laser interferometric detectors at Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana, which have made the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves. A vigorous LIGO Laboratory R&D program supports the astrophysical data analysis of current and future gravitational-wave detectors.

The LIGO Laboratory anticipates having one or possibly more postdoctoral research positions at Caltech and/or MIT as positions become available. Hires will be made based on the availability of funding. Successful applicants will interact with faculty members Alan Weinstein and Katerina Chatziioannou (Caltech) and Salvatore Vitale (MIT) as well as the Lab’s extensive network of experienced researchers and personnel. Successful applicants will be involved in analysis of LIGO data, both for diagnostic purposes and astrophysics searches, and have the opportunity to participate in detector characterization and calibration efforts. We seek candidates across a broad range of disciplines. Expertise related to astrophysics, modeling and data analysis is desirable. Most importantly, candidates should be broadly trained scientists, willing to learn new experimental and analytical techniques, and ready to share in the excitement of building, operating and observing with a gravitational-wave observatory. Appointments at the post-doctoral level will initially be for one-year with the possibility of renewal for up to two subsequent years.

Applications for postdoctoral research positions with LIGO Laboratory should indicate which of the LIGO sites (Caltech, MIT), if any, are preferred by the applicant, and which (if any) are likely to be unworkable. Caltech and MIT are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22728

and include curriculum vitae, list of publications (with refereed articles noted), and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three or more references. Please attach a cover letter describing past experience and current and future research interests. Applicants should request that three or more letters of recommendations be submitted directly through Academic Jobs Online. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15 but will also continue throughout the academic year.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please reach out to the contact on the job posting.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.


Instrument/Experiment Postdoctoral position at the LIGO Laboratory

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has as its goal the development of gravitational wave physics and astronomy. The LIGO Laboratory is managed by Caltech and MIT, and is funded by the National Science Foundation. It operates observatory sites equipped with laser interferometric detectors at Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana, which have made the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves. A vigorous LIGO Laboratory R&D program supports the development of enhancements to the LIGO detector and development of future detectors and detector technologies.

The LIGO Laboratory anticipates having one or possibly more postdoctoral research positions at one or more of the LIGO sites – Caltech, MIT and at the two LIGO Observatories in Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA – as positions become available. Hires will be made based on the availability of funding. Successful applicants will interact with faculty members Rana Adhikari and Lee McCuller (Caltech) and Matt Evans and Nergis Mavalvala (MIT) as well as the Lab’s extensive network of experienced researchers and personnel. Successful applicants will be involved in the operation of LIGO itself and/or the R&D program for future detector improvements. We seek candidates across a broad range of disciplines. Expertise related to modeling, data analysis, electronics, laser and quantum optics, vibration isolation and control systems is desirable. Most importantly, candidates should be broadly trained scientists, willing to learn new experimental and analytical techniques, and ready to share in the excitement of building, operating and observing with a gravitational-wave observatory. Appointments at the post-doctoral level will initially be for one-year with the possibility of renewal for up to two subsequent years.

Applications for postdoctoral research positions with LIGO Laboratory should indicate which of the LIGO sites (Caltech, MIT, Hanford, or Livingston), if any, are preferred by the applicant, and which (if any) are likely to be unworkable. Caltech and MIT are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22727

and include curriculum vitae, list of publications (with refereed articles noted), and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three or more references. Please attach a cover letter describing past experience and current and future research interests. Applicants should request that three or more letters of recommendations be submitted directly through Academic Jobs Online. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15 but will also continue throughout the academic year.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please reach out to the contact on the job posting.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.


Tenure-track position in any area of cosmology, gravity, or astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning Fall 2023, in any area of gravitation, cosmology, astronomy or astrophysics. The position is associated with the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA), home to seven professors as well as post-doctoral researchers, staff scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students. The CGCA has memberships in NANOGrav, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, VAST, and the Vera Rubin Observatory, and others. Further information about the University, the Department and the CGCA can be found at uwm.edu/physics and cgca.uwm.edu.

We seek candidates with an outstanding record of research, excellent teaching skills and a commitment to building a diverse educational environment. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation. Required qualifications include a PhD (or equivalent degree) in physics, astronomy, or related field, and a demonstrated record of research productivity.

Application material must be submitted electronically to:

https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/35423

Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UWM promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.


NANOGrav postdoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Leonard E. Parker Center of Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The successful applicant will work on projects related to pulsar timing arrays with Prof. David Kaplan and Prof. Sarah Vigeland, who are members of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) collaboration. The UWM NANOGrav group consists of Kaplan and Vigeland plus several postdocs and graduate students, and are active in many aspects of the experiment including pulsar searching, pulsar timing, noise characterization, gravitational wave detection and characterization, and multimessenger astrophysics.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in NANOGrav, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. The core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Vigeland, and Wiseman), plus a number of scientists, postdocs, and graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman participates broadly in the academic life of the Center.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on funding and research performance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field by the time they start the position.

Please submit your applications to cgca-postdoc-applications@uwm.edu with the following: a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of your research interests. Please include the word NANOGrav in the email subject line. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Applications should be received by January 23, 2023 to ensure full consideration, but the position will be open until filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Vigeland (vigeland@uwm.edu) and Prof. Kaplan ().

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


Postdoctoral positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral research positions. The initial appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second (and, in most cases, a third) year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astrophysics, or a related field. The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. The CGCA also hosts the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. The core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Vigeland and Wiseman), plus a number of scientists, postdocs, and graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman participates broadly in the academic life of the Center.

We are recruiting one or more postdoctoral research associates across gravity, cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics to enhance the existing team and to strengthen our efforts in multi-messenger observations/theory. Applicants with backgrounds in gravitational-wave physics, astronomy/astrophysics, theoretical and/or numerical relativity, or cosmology are encouraged to apply. The positions include competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

Some of these positions have an explicit education/outreach component. Thus, we strongly encourage applicants with a strong interest in education/outreach.

Applicants should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to cgca-postdoc-applications@uwm.edu. Please include a brief statement of your education/outreach experience and interests if you are interested in a position with an explicit education/outreach component.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to the above address. Review of applications will begin on January 23th, 2023. Questions should also be sent to the above address.

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


Postdoc position at the University of Texas-Austin

Dear all,

I'd like to bring to your attention this postdoctoral researcher position at the Department of Physics at the University of Texas-Austin:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22926

The postdoctoral researcher will primarily collaborate with Hsin-Yu Chen's group, which is currently focusing on gravitational-wave multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology, to develop data analysis tools to measure cosmological parameters and to constrain properties of neutron star and black hole binaries using the data from gravitational-wave observatories.

The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the Center of Gravitational Physics (CGP) in the Weinberg Institute (https://ph.utexas.edu/research/research-centers#center-for-gravitational-physics). They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the faculty at the CGP, including Prof. Pablo Laguna, Prof. Richard Matzner, Prof. Deirdre Shoemaker, and Prof. Aaron Zimmerman, as well as other faculty in the Weinberg Institute.

Please contact Hsin-Yu Chen (hsinyu@austin.utexas.edu) for questions about the position.


Postdoctoral positions at the AEI Potsdam in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" (ACR) department at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoc appointments. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last from 2 to 5 years. We are particularly interested in hiring creative and motivated candidates who are at ease working both collaboratively and independently in a vibrant, interdisciplinary and synergistic group.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is November 13, 2022. The anticipated start date of the positions is Summer 2023 or Fall 2023.

The complete announcement and instructions how to apply can be found here:

https://www.aei.mpg.de/955858/acr-postdoc-2023

Postdoc opportunities at UChicago

KICP Fellowship (https://kicp-fellowship.uchicago.edu/; Deadline Oct 31) - KICP is an interdisciplinary environment that brings together physicists and astronomers ranging from experimentalists to observers, simulators, and theorists, to stimulate new ideas and push the forefront of cosmological research. Areas of active study include (but are not limited to) theoretical cosmology theory, observational cosmology, particle astrophysics, gravitational waves, dark matter searches, and instrumentation.Margaret Burbidge Fellowship (https://astro-fellowship.uchicago.edu/; Deadline Oct 31) - Open to all areas of astronomy and astrophysics including theory, simulation, observation, and instrumentation. Areas of active study include (but are not limited to) exoplanets, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, and computational astrophysics.Brinson Prize Fellowship (https://www.stsci.edu/stsci-research/fellowships/brinson-prize-fellowship-program; Deadline Nov 3) - Open to all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, but with a focus on supporting research in observational cosmology, particularly complementing and capitalizing on space science, including topics such as the first stars, the cosmic distance scale, and the development of large-scale structure. The Brinson Prize Fellowship can be taken to one of four institutions including UChicago.

Enrico Fermi Fellowship (https://efi.uchicago.edu/fellowships/; Deadline Nov 6) - Open to broad areas in physics, including string theory and theoretical high-energy physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, experimental particle astrophysics, infrared and optical astronomy, cosmic microwave background observations, general relativity and gravitational waves, and cosmochemistry.




Postdoctoral Positions at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, TIFR

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the details for the available postdoctoral position(s) at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, TIFR-Mumbai in multiple fields including gravitational wave-cosmology.

For any queries regarding the position(s) in gravitational wave-cosmology, you can contact me at this email address suvodip@tifr.res.in.

Best wishes,

Suvodip

Postdoctoral Positions at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, TIFR

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA; https://www.tifr.res.in/~daa/) at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (TIFR) invites applications from qualified candidates for Visiting Fellow (post-doctoral) positions. The research interests pursued at DAA are diverse and include projects involving instrument-building (Infrared, X-Ray & Radio), observational, theoretical, and computational efforts. The science topics pursued in the department include extrasolar planets, star formation, interstellar medium, star clusters, stellar dynamics, resolved transients, fast radio bursts, gravitational waves, seismology, Solar astrophysics, black holes, pulsars and accreting neutron stars, compact-object binaries, X-ray astronomy including science from AstroSat data, cosmology, multi-messenger astronomy, pulsar timing array, and astronomical big data analysis using machine learning techniques. This position allows the fellows to pursue their own research projects independently, although they are welcome to collaborate with any faculty in the department.

Qualification:

At the time of joining, the candidate must have completed her/his Ph. D. (Successfully defended thesis)

Duration:

The position is initially for one year with a possibility of extensions for up to three years upon satisfactory performance.

Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, the position comes with a competitive research contingency grant and health benefits. Fellows may also be offered accommodation on campus (as per availability), or HRA.

Deadline for application:

November 01, 2022

Application procedure:

The application should include a cover letter, research proposal (should include past research expertise, future research plans at TIFR), CV, publication list, and names and contact information of three referees. Interested applicants should collate all material into a single PDF and send it to chairdaa@tifr.res.in and cc to daapostdoc@gmail.com. If the interested applicant already has a specific faculty in mind, it is alright to contact that faculty as well, but a formal application should be sent to the above-mentioned email(s).




Instrumentation postdoc at UCLouvain (Belgium)

UCLouvain (Belgium) has an open postdoc position in gravitational-wave instrumentation. The current research directions are cryogenic inertial sensing, cryogenic suspensions, and/or Newtonian noise modelling and suppression techniques.More details can be found here: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/84.

The deadline for application is Sunday 13 november.


U Oregon job announcement

The Department of Physics at The University of Oregon invites applications for a faculty position to start in Fall 2023. We are seeking to hire in any area of physics synergistic with existing areas of research in our department. These areas include astrophysics/cosmology, atomic/molecular/optical physics, biological physics, hard and soft condensed matter physics, and particle physics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. The successful candidate will be expected to build a world-class research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses with distinction, and perform university service and public outreach. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and scientists at early stages in their academic career are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more instructions on the application process and to apply, please use this link:

https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529434/assistant-professor-of-physics


Reader or Professor at the Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (Portsmouth)

Please can you advertise the following job advert for a reader / professor at Portsmouth:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/85de5bbf

The deadline is the 9th October.


Call for Applications: Beate Naroska Junior and Senior Guest Professorships 2022 Hamburg

Call for Applications or Nominations
Beate Naroska Junior and Senior Guest Professorships 2022

Beate Naroska (1943–2008) was a professor in experimental particle physics at the University of
Hamburg from 1989 to 2008. She was an excellent scientist, a very devoted teacher and a mentor of
many young scientists. She performed most of her research at DESY and CERN and made pivotal
contributions to a wide range of questions in particle physics using data from the ISR, PETRA and HERA
accelerators.

This guest professorship programme of the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe at
Universität Hamburg and DESY has been established in her honour

The guest professorship will be awarded annually to two successful female scientists who distinguish
themselves not only by their excellent research in one of the research areas of Quantum Universe
(Higgs physics, Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves, Quantum Theories) but also by being a visible role
model for women in the discipline. The Award consists of a personal prize money (Senior Award 7500
€; Junior Award 5000 €) and a certificate. The awardees will receive an invitation to Hamburg for up to
six months. Support for travel and living expenses including child care is available during the absence
from the home institution. This additional budget will give them the opportunity to participate in the
scientific activities of Quantum Universe, to collaborate with its members, and to actively contribute
to the qualification of early career researchers within the Quantum Universe Research School.

We encourage you to apply or nominate an outstanding female researcher by the 15th of October
2022.

Further information can be found here:
https://www.qu.uni-hamburg.de/diversity-family/equal-opportunity/beate-naroska-guest-professorship.html

Possible questions may be directed to the Quantum Universe Diversity Director
(+49 40 8998-4849, elisabetta.gallo@desy.de).


Postdoc opportunity (N3AS)

Dear Colleagues

The NSF Physics Frontiers Center Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) would like to make a postdoctoral appointment in the general area of gravitational-wave data analysis and connections to the modeling of binary neutron star mergers and core collapse supernovae. Details of the position can be found at:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22510

Please bring it to the attention of interested applicants.

Best regards,

Sathya


CITA postdoctoral fellowships

CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics, gravity and cosmology located at the University of Toronto. The Institute expects to offer several postdoctoral fellowships of three years. The starting date will be September 2023. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. A PhD in any field of theoretical astrophysics is required. Fellows are expected to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics under the general supervision of the permanent faculty whose interests include: astrophysical dynamics, early universe, physical cosmology, interstellar and intergalactic matter, plasma physics and compact objects, galaxy, star, black hole and planet formation, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics and gravitational waves.

Applicants will be automatically considered for research associate positions of three to five years duration.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

Full job ad: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/opportunities/post-docs

We only accept electronic submissions. Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 7, 2022.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S + persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


New postdoc position in low-frequency interferometric inertial sensors

PML (Precision Mechatronic Lab, http://www.pmlab.be) of the University of Liège (Belgium) is searching for an outstanding postdoc researcher to join an exciting European project about high-precision inertial sensors.

The PML is hosted in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department of ULiège. Over the years, it has developed an internationally renowned expertise in instrumentations and strategies for high-precision control of large instruments dedicated to experimental physics, including GW detectors, particle colliders and segmented ground and space telescopes.

The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in the design and development of ultra-precise low-frequency inertial sensors.

The work will be conducted in close collaboration with a large consortium of European partners.

The inertial sensors will be validated on the (ERC consolidator funded) active platform SILENT. More information can be found here http://www.pmlab.be

The appointment is fully funded for a duration of three years.

Applications should be sent directly to Prof. Collette, and should include:

· Cover letter

· Curriculum vitae

· List of publications

· Two recommendation letters from senior scientists

Deadline for submission: 31st of September 2022.

For more information or questions, please, contact Christophe Collette (Christophe.collette@uliege.be)


Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics at Cal State Fullerton

Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics at Cal State Fullerton


The Nicholas and Lee Begovich Center for Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy (GWPAC) at California State University, Fullerton welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics.

GWPAC faculty members include Al Agnew, Geoffrey Lovelace, Jocelyn Read, and Director Joshua Smith. Current areas of focus in GWPAC include experimental and theoretical development toward the next generation of gravitational-wave observatories; experimental gravitational-wave detector optics; searches for binary systems with black holes and neutron stars with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO); waveform modeling, including analytical solutions for neutron stars with realistic equations of state, modes, and tides; numerical relativity, including simulations of merging black holes and contributions to the development of SpECTRE, a next-generation numerical-relativity code.

The successful applicant will establish and carry out a research program in experimental gravitational-wave physics that complements the existing strengths in GWPAC and involves undergraduate and master’s students. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The GWPAC laboratories include a cryostat for low-temperature optics experiments, several cleanrooms and optical benches, an annealing oven scatterometer, an angle-resolved scatterometer, and a variety of lasers, optics and optomechanics. The focus of the laboratories is on improving technologies for future upgrades to LIGO and next-generation observatories such as Cosmic Explorer.

To apply, please visit follow this link: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csufasc?keywords=post-doctoral ; The job number is 02985.

On the application website, please submit the names and contact information of three references. We also ask that you attach a cover letter, a short statement of research interests, and a curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, please email Professor Joshua Smith.

https://physics.fullerton.edu/gwpac/news/191-postdoctoral-position-in-experimental-gravitational-wave-physics-at-cal-state-fullerton

PhD positions in astrophysics at Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia

Dear colleagues,

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University in Melbourne is currently advertising seven PhD projects that have dedicated funding. The projects cover subjects including gravitational wave discovery, fast radio bursts, pulsar discovery, simulations of stellar populations, and supermassive black holes.

More details about these PhD projects can be found here. link

To apply for one of these PhD positions, submit this Expression of Interest (EOI) form by September 30th 2022. We welcome applications from domestic and international students for PhD positions to begin in late 2022 or in 2023.

Note that CAS/Swinburne will soon be advertising another round of PhD projects for domestic students only.

CAS provides a vibrant and international academic environment, located in one of the most liveable cities in the world. Our PhD candidates undertake cutting-edge research under the supervision of word-leading astronomers. The students working on these projects will also be part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), giving them access to generous travel support and grant opportunities, as well as a community of over 200 gravitational wave researchers.

Students have access to internal funding for travel to telescopes, international conferences, and collaborative meetings. Our PhD graduates continue their careers at top astronomy institutions around the world.

Swinburne provides a positive and supportive work environment and comprehensive benefits, including vacation, sick, and parental leave, and thesis publication and relocation cost allowances. Swinburne is committed to the principles of equity, fairness and inclusivity and to a workplace free from discrimination. The University has been recognised as a Workplace Employer of Choice for gender equality for the seventh year and CAS and OzGrav are the recipients of the Silver Pleiades award for commitment to advancing diversity in astronomy. We value our diverse work environment and welcome applications from all qualified candidates of any background.

Please contact me or the project supervisors with questions.

Cheers,

Yeshe

Dr Yeshe Fenner, PhD | Chief Operating Officer
ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)


Open-Rank Tenure-Line Professor of Physics (Position Available)

Dear Dr. Cadonati:

This is Bethe Scalettar, Chair of the Department of Physics at Lewis & Clark College. I am writing to ask if you can help me increase awareness of my department’s search for a new tenure-line faculty member by forwarding this Email to qualified applicants and to colleagues. Our search is open rank and essentially open field, and we particularly encourage applications from candidates from historically underrepresented groups. A copy of the advertisement is here. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022.

The successful applicant will join our community at an exciting and transformative time. Unlike many small colleges, our institution is experiencing record high enrollments. In addition, Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan has just taken the helm as the first woman and the first person of color to serve as our institution’s president during its 155-year history, and all of our STEM departments, and three non-STEM departments, are searching for new tenure-line faculty.

Sincerely,

Bethe Scalettar
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics
Member, Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Job opening: Assistant Professorship in GW Data Analysis at Utrecht University

GRASP, the Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics at Utrecht University, is in search of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in gravitational wave data analysis. As our new Assistant Professor, you bring an excellent track record of original research in the analysis of data from the LIGO-Virgo detectors. Among the research topics most relevant to this position are novel contributions to the long-term detection efforts (including towards Einstein Telescope and LISA); the development of algorithms to characterise gravitational wave sources based on their observed signals; data analysis methodology for astrophysics, fundamental physics, and cosmology with gravitational waves; and/or multi-messenger astronomy.

In this role, you will be actively involved in all aspects of academic life, including research and teaching at the Bachelor's and Master's levels, the latter including classroom teaching, supervision of students’ thesis projects, mentoring, and curriculum development. In addition, you would mentor Ph.D. students, collaborate with postdoctoral fellows, develop grant proposals to raise external research funds, and be a part of the planning and organisation of events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as outreach activities.

For detailed information on the application procedure and the candidates' qualifications, please see the following link: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/assistant-professor-in-gravitational-wave-data-analysis-10-fte

The application deadline is 16 September 2022.

In view of our commitment to a better gender balance, we strongly encourage women to apply.

If you have any questions that you’d like us to answer, please contact Prof. Chris Van den Broeck (c.f.f.vandenbroeck@uu.nl)

Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to science.recruitment@uu.nl


Announcement PhD Student Position at University of Hamburg

PhD student position for "Interferometry for test mass readout with sub-femtometer level precision"

The research group for gravitational wave detection at the University of Hamburg is looking for a research associate.

The successful candidate for this position can pursue a doctoral degree in Physics at Universität Hamburg and will participate in the development of compact laser interferometric displacement sensors for the local readout of test masses and inertial sensors in future ground-based and space-based gravitational wave detectors. The candidate will also participate in the set-up, commissioning, and operation of an inertial testbed to develop and test low-frequency sensors, control, and seismic isolation schemes.

Further information can be found here:
https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/stellenangebote/ausschreibung.html?jobID=86f810b4fe14dd0dac804aff5772e88c492cb08e

or you can contact Oliver Gerberding (oliver.gerberding@physik.uni-hamburg.de)


Two Postdoc Positions in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Research at Syracuse University

(Posted here Aug 5, 2022)

Two post-doctoral Researcher Positions: The Syracuse University Experimental Gravitational-Wave Group is soliciting applications for two post-doctoral researcher position for research on technology for current and future gravitational-wave detectors. Experience in one of the following areas is desired: optics, electronics, interferometer control, squeezed light generation, wave front control, cryogenics and coatings and low-loss materials for gravitational-wave detectors. The successful candidates will work on designing and testing technology for future gravitational-wave detectors. The candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a related field. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility for renewal. The positions involve both research and advising graduate students in the group. Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a short description of their qualifications, and the e-mail addresses/phone numbers of three references to the online position posting.

Applications should be submitted through this web portal: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/95067 .
Questions and inquiries can be directed to Stefan Ballmer (sballmer@syr.edu) or Georgia Mansell (glmansel@syr.edu).

Applications for both positions are due Friday September 2nd to guarantee consideration. The positions will remain open until filled.


Postdoc positions in gravitational-wave cosmology at Monash and Swinburne Universities

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in Melbourne, Australia, to work on the project “Precision Cosmic Expansion in the Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” with Prof. Chris Blake (Swinburne University) and A/Prof. Paul Lasky (Monash University). The aim of the project is to connect cosmological large-scale structure with gravitational-wave astrophysics. The successful candidates will ideally have experience in one or more of the following fields: cosmology with galaxy redshift surveys or transients, gravitational wave astronomy, large-scale structure modelling, numerical relativity, or cosmological simulations.

One of the positions will be located at Swinburne University with Prof. Chris Blake, and the other at Monash University with A/Prof. Paul Lasky.

For detailed information, please see the following links:

For informal enquiries, please contact Chris (cblake@swin.edu.au) or Paul (paul.lasky@monash.edu).

To apply for each position, please submit:
  1. Your current CV, including publication list,
  2. A cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for the position,
  3. A research statement (max. 2 pages) describing your experience in the field and future plans.

Please provide in your CV the names and e-mail contacts of three referees who would be able to provide a reference if your application is shortlisted. No reference letters need to be provided before shortlisting.

Applications for both positions are due Friday 19th August. To be considered for both positions you will need to submit separate applications.


IAIFI Postdoctoral Fellowship (Physics and AI) at MIT

Dear All,

We are pleased to share with you the details of this year’s IAIFI Postdoctoral Fellowship search for early-career scientists working at the intersection of Physics and AI. Applications for this third round of IAIFI Fellows are due on October 11, 2022:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21988

https://iaifi.org/fellows.html

The complete text of the ad is pasted below the signature. Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in this fellowship opportunity.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jesse Thaler, IAIFI Director

Mike Williams, IAIFI Deputy Director

Lisa Barsotti, IAIFI Fellowship Committee Chair

Marisa LaFleur, IAIFI Project Manager


The Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) is one of the inaugural NSF AI research institutes. The IAIFI is enabling physics discoveries and advancing foundational AI through the development of novel AI approaches that incorporate first principles, best practices, and domain knowledge from fundamental physics. AI is transforming many aspects of society, including the ways that scientists are pursuing groundbreaking discoveries.

To facilitate these advances, the IAIFI seeks a talented, promising, and diverse group of researchers at an early stage of their careers to join the IAIFI Fellowship program. The role of an IAIFI Fellow is to spark vital interdisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-subfield collaborations across the primary IAIFI thrusts of theoretical physics, experimental physics, and foundational AI. Such collaborations have immense power to generate new ideas and approaches in both physics and AI, to facilitate abstracting physics challenges beyond their native domains to inform the development of cutting-edge AI tools, and to instill a common language across disciplines. Our program aims to appoint three new postdoctoral IAIFI Fellows each academic year, for a three-year fellowship term each.

Fellows will be selected through an annual application process. Applicants should have, or be expected to receive by the 1st of September 2023, a PhD in Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field. Complete applications must include:

Cover letter (no more than 1 page); CV (1-2 pages recommended, but longer accepted); Statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages); List of publications; Exactly three reference letters

The deadline to receive all the materials (including all reference letters) is the 11th of October 2022.

The Fellows will have substantial freedom in choosing their research focus; each fellow will be assigned two mentors – one from Physics and one from AI – to guide their choice of research topic and evaluate their research progress. The IAIFI is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from members of historically marginalized groups. Any inquiries about the program should be directed to iaifi-fellows@mit.edu.

The IAIFI is a joint NSF-funded venture between MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts. Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with other IAIFI members and can have affiliations with any or all of the participating universities.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Electronics Design Engineer at LIGO CIT, LHO, LLO or MIT

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for an Electronics Design Engineer at LIGO CIT, LHO, LLO or MIT, reporting to Calum Torrie.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible Full-time position Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Calum Torrie, for more information about this position.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Research Scientist at CIT

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Research Scientist at CIT, reporting to Gabriele Vajente.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible Full-time position Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Gabriele Vajente, for more information about this position.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Vacuum Systems Engineer at CIT

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Vacuum Systems Engineer at CIT, reporting to Jon Feicht.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible Full-time position Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Jon Feicht, for more information about this position.


LIGO open job positions

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Research Scientist at Caltech campus, reporting to Gabriele Vajente.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Full-time position

Regular-staff position

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Vacuum Systems Engineer at CIT, reporting to Jon Feicht.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Full-time position

Regular-staff position

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for an Electronics Design Engineer, reporting to Calum Torrie. This position can be located at LIGO Caltech, MIT, LIGO Livingston or LIGO Hanford.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Full-time position

Regular-staff position


Fellowships in Astrophysics, Astronomy Instrumentation and Gravitational Wave Science at Cardiff University

The Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology (CHART) and the Gravity Exploration Institute (GEI) are welcoming applicants for the following fellowship schemes:

The URF, DHF and ERF fellowships are aimed at mid- to senior-level postdoctoral researchers ready to transition into a faculty-style, independent research position. The group at Cardiff has an excellent track record of successful applicants (5 in recent years) and converting such fellowships into permanent positions.

More information on the available fellowships can be found at:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/research/research-fellowships

More information about the research groups can be found at:

CHART - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/research/research-groups/chart

GEI - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/research/research-groups/gravity-exploration-institute

To express your interest in applying for these fellowships, or for informal enquiries please contact Dr Cosimo Inserra (InserraC@Cardiff.ac.uk) or Prof Erminia Calabrese (CalabreseE@acrdiff.ac.uk)

The groups have 33 staff members (in total) and several early-career academics. We host (and hosted) an ERC Starter and 3 ERC Consolidator, together with a centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence. Our members help to found, and they are current ambassadors of the Cardiff Data-Intensive Research Institute (DIRI). We are also proud to hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award by Advanced HR as well as Champion status for Project Juno, Institute of Physics.

Please note, that for the Ernest Rutherford Fellowships we are able to support a limited number of candidates. These candidates are selected via a competitive internal application process. Our internal application deadline this year is 12pm (UK time) on 29th July 2022.

If you are interested in applying for an ERF with Cardiff University as your host institution, please read the instructions on our website (link above), and send the material to Dr Cosimo Inserra (InserraC@Cardiff.ac.uk).


Postdoctoral Position at The University of Adelaide OzGrav Node

The University of Adelaide has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in instrumentation for current and next generations gravitational wave detectors. The researcher will join a group that consists of Faculty members, Professors Peter Veitch and David Ottaway. Dr Dan Brown is also a member of our team and leads the groups optical modelling expertise. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the commissioning of the LIGO detectors and the development of thermal compensation systems for current and next gravitational wave detection systems. The successful candidate will also gain access to the career development opportunities that comes with being a part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). More details and how to apply can be found at:

https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/510251/arc-grantfunded-researcher-a-school-of-physical-sciences

Prof. David Ottaway

Professor of Physics,

ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

Department of Physical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences

and Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS),

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 5005

Post-Doc advert

[Post-doc position in Amsterdam working on the '6D' isolator](https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/post-doctoral-research-associate-instrumentation-for-gravitational-wave-observa/y7zvie)

We are looking for a Post-Doc to work on the "OmniSens" or "6D" interferometric isolator in Amsterdam at the Vrije Universiteit, working on-site at Nikhef in Science Park.
You will be part of a vibrant and growing team with collaborators in several contries developing key hardware and models for the Einstein Telescope.

The position is for a total of three years (1+2). The group is currently active in the Virgo, LIGO, and ET collaborations.

Please find the advertisement below, and if you have any questions please contact Conor at conor.mow-lowry@vu.nl

open PhD position in Numerical Relativity (University of Potsdam)

The Theoretical Astrophysics group at the University of Potsdam is opening a PhD position in the field of numerical relativity with a focus on the simulation of black hole – neutron star systems. For this PhD position, we are looking for a student interested in the simulation of compact binary systems within the DFG-funded project `Black Hole – Neutron Star Mergers: Theoretical Modeling, Numerical Simulations, and Data Interpretation’. The successful candidate will develop new techniques to improve the accuracy of new numerical-relativity simulations. Based on these simulations, the candidate will improve existing gravitational-wave and electromagnetic models for black-hole – neutron-star systems.

The student will have the possibility to join the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy. Successful applicants will conduct their research projects at the University of Potsdam. The duration of the PhD position is fixed to a total of three years.
Applicants are required to have a Master degree (or an equivalent degree) in a topic relevant for the PhD position, e.g., Physics, Mathematics, or Astronomy/Astrophysics, by the start of the PhD program.
The science campus in Potsdam offers a stimulating research environment with three Max-Planck Institutes and two Fraunhofer Institutes. Potsdam is home to over 40 research institutes and is located just 30 minutes from the city center of Berlin.

To apply, please fill in the form available on our webpage []. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, your MSc thesis (if available), and a list of publications (if applicable). Applicants also need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.
The deadline for full consideration is August 7th, 2022. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The position's start date is flexible but should lie within autumn 2022 and summer 2023.

PhD and postdoctoral positions at UCLouvain

Dear Colleagues,

UCLouvain (Belgium) has two open positions (deadline: Monday 8 August 2022): Best regards,

Giacomo Bruno and Joris van Heijningen

University of Louvain (UCLouvain)

Job opening- Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics- Kenyon College

Job no: 492859
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH
Categories:

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a two-year visiting position in Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2022.

The Physics Department seeks a colleague for the 2022-24 academic years who demonstrates the ability to teach with creativity and dedication within our established undergraduate curriculum while continuing to pursue scholarly activity within their area of specialization. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand at the start of their appointment preferred; candidates who are ABD and on track to complete their thesis defense in early fall will be considered. Area of research specialization in physics is open, and benefits include access to professional development funds.

In their cover letter, applicants should explain why Kenyon Physics is a good fit for their professional aspirations and how they would contribute to the department's goal of continuing to build a welcoming and culturally diverse educational environment.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter addressing the items listed in the previous paragraph; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial transcript; and 4) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors. It is located on a beautiful campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges, and has a reputation for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of undergraduates. The Physics Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped building constructed in 2000. With this new hire, our physics community will include eight faculty members, a laboratory director, an administrative assistant, and upwards of ten majors per class year. Faculty ordinarily teach five courses per year, including lecture courses and lab sections. Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. For more information about our department, please visit our website at http://physics.kenyon.edu.


PhD positions in GR and QFT at Jena-Leipzig, incl. gravitational waves and numerical relativity

The DFG Research Training Group (RTG) 2522 "Strong Dynamics and Criticality in Quantum and Gravitational Systems" jointly hosted at the Institutes for Theoretical Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and at Leipzig University offers 10 PhD positions, available 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The RTG 2522 offers a structured PhD program on the basis of a research program at the interface of quantum field theory and gravitational theory. Preferably, the candidates should have a strong background in quantum field theory and/or general relativity and corresponding theoretical, mathematical, and computational methods.

Participating principal investigators of the RTG include M. Ammon, S. Bernuzzi, B. Brügmann, D. Cadamuro, H. Gies, S. Hollands, R. Meinel, B. Rosenow, R. Verch, and A. Wipf.

More information about the research program of RTG 2522 can be found on the website:

See also

(TPI Jena) and

(ITP Leipzig).

To qualify for the position, applicants must hold a Master's degree or a Diploma in Physics or Mathematics.

Applicants should submit (preferably via E-mail and as a single PDF document) a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, a transcript of records, a certificate of the master's degree (or a statement concerning when it is due), and arrange for 1-2 reference letters. Important: In your cover letter, please state your preferences for one or more principal investigators, acting as supervisors for the corresponding PhD projects. Applications should be received by 17 June 2022, but will be considered until the positions are filled.

Please send applications to:

Prof. Dr. Holger Gies

rtg2522@uni-jena.de

Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Max Wien Platz 1

D-07743 Jena, Germany

E-mail for Reference Letters: RTG2522@uni-jena.de


3 Job opportunities at the University of Glasgow

We are now recruiting for 3 Faculty appointments in the Institute for
Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow.
We are seeking applicants for 2 experimental positions (Vacancy refs: 082888;
082890) and 1 position in GW data analysis/astrophysics/cosmology (Vacancy
ref: 082889).
The data post is fixed term for 4 years in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 08-Jun-2022.
Full details are available via the search link on the University of Glasgow
Vacancies Website by searching via keyword 'gravitational' or the vacancy
refs above.

https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Sheila Rowan in the first instance.


Canada Excellence Research Chair in Transient Astrophysics at McGill

Location: Quebec

Date posted: 2022-03-25

Advertised until: 2022-05-24

The McGill University Department of Physics is seeking applicants for a nomination to a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in the area of Transient Astrophysics. The CERC program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. The program supports world-renowned researchers and their teams to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. These awards are among the most prestigious and generous available globally (https://www.cerc.gc.ca/program-programme/cpan-pccs-eng.aspx).

The CERC nominee will be an internationally recognized leader in transient astrophysics who will bolster McGill ’s existing excellence in multi-wavelength and/or multi-messenger transient probes of the cosmos. This burgeoning field in astronomy, fueled by new instrumentation, is positioned to be the most important breakthrough domain in astronomy for the next decade and beyond.

The chairholder’s research program will build on McGill ’s strong track record in areas closely related to transient astrophysics, which includes leadership in instrumentation, observational and theoretical projects. In addition to developing a highly competitive research program at McGill, the chairholder will be expected to contribute to strong and innovative teaching at McGill at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will also have the opportunity to join the McGill Space Institute (MSI), an interdisciplinary research centre, with a physical hub adjacent to the Department of Physics. MSI research areas includes early Universe cosmology, galaxy formation, compact objects, transients, exoplanets, planetary astronomy, and life in extreme environments. The MSI comprises 19 faculty members in four different departments, approximately 20 postdocs and over 60 graduate students.

Applicants from the academic sector must currently be at the rank of Full Professor or be an Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to Full Professor within 2 years. Applicants from outside academia should have qualifications and a track record that will enable them to be appointed at the level of Full Professor within 2 years.

The CERC nominee will have an established record of forefront research at the highest international level and an outstanding reputation in the field. The applicant’s record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of impactful, sustained contributions and publications and success with competitive funding sources. This search will also value evidence of service/outreach that has had an impact on the field or talent in the field, such as mentoring or community-engaged impact. The applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching, as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, including University-level courses and supervision of MSc and PhD students.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a foundational principle in the CERC program. To achieve its research excellence-based objectives and outcomes, the program requires the participation and contributions of students, trainees and researchers from underrepresented groups. These groups include, but are not limited to, racialized minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, and individuals from LGBTQ2+ communities. The CERC nominee will thus be expected to possess the skills needed to recruit, teach, and mentor a diverse group of researchers and trainees, reflecting McGill ’s commitments to equity and diversity McGill ’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan, Taskforce on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education and Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism.

We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. CERC guidelines state that researchers who are currently at another Canadian institution are eligible as candidates if there is demonstrable net benefit to the country in moving the researcher from one Canadian institution to another.

Enquiries from potential applicants are welcome and will be treated in strict confidence. Enquiries can be directed to Sangyong Jeon (Department chair, sangyong.jeon@mcgill.ca).

Applications must be submitted on-line at this McGill Workday website. Use a personal email address when creating an account in Workday. Do not use @mail.mcgill.ca or @mcgill.ca email accounts to apply. Applications should include (i) a cover letter describing their research program, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) names and contact information of 3 references. A teaching dossier will be requested of applicants who have been selected for an interview.

Review of applications will begin within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement (March 25, 2022).

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigor and excellence. McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, via accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca or phone at 514-398-2477.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Postdoc at Artemis Lab, Nice, France

Postdoctoral position in Mitigation of Optomechanical Parametric Instability in Next Generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in experimental optics for gravitational waves detectors.

General information

Workplace: Nice, France

Contract period: 1 year renewable up to 30months

Expected date of employment: fall 2022

Level of education: PhD in experimental physics

Salary: The monthly gross salary is set by national guidelines between 2664 € and 3173 €, according to work experience.

Required experience: 2 to 4 years

Job description

The position is founded by the French ANR research grant SPINA. The project SPINA is for studying parametric instability (PI) and its mitigation through active damping by radiation pressure force. PI is a nonlinear optomechanical phenomenon occurring in high power cavities. It consists in the amplification of the mirror vibrations (mechanical modes), initiated by thermal excitation. This amplification results from the radiation pressure applied by resonant optical higher order modes which are created by the mirror vibrations themselves. In gravitational wave detectors this phenomenon causes the loss of control of the detector preventing the increase of the laser power inside the arm cavities and thus the increase the sensitivity. A wide variety of techniques have been suggested to overcome PI; one can divide them in two categories: passive and active techniques. The passive techniques aim at preventing the instabilities by changing the cavity and mirrors parameters of the detector so that the PI no longer occurs. While the active techniques consist in monitoring the onset of the instability and suppress it by a feedback actuation that damps the mirror unstable mode. If passive piezoelectric dampers, installed on the sides of all LIGO mirrors, have allowed to operate the detectors with an intracavity power >200 kW, their cost in terms of thermal noise can be a limit for the future generation of GW detectors that aim at ten times better sensitivity with 3 MW of intracavity power. The high density of possible PI with respect to the system optomechanical parameters makes active techniques the unique candidate for damping several unstable modes without adding extra noise to the detectors.

In ARTEMIS laboratory, within the Virgo collaboration, we have started the experimental development of a flexible active PI-damping device based on radiation pressure1. It consists in a 4W auxiliary CW laser that is deflected in 2D random-access by two acousto-optic modulators. The idea is to obtain the active damping by applying a radiation pressure force modulated in phase quadrature with respect to the mirror's local displacement. To study and validate this PI mitigation strategy, a high-power table-top optical cavity with macroscopic mirrors able to host PI will be built. The selected candidate will work on the development of the optical cavity and of the control strategy of the PI-damping device.

1 https: //arxiv.org/abs/2201.08272

Environment

The postdoctoral researcher will join the team "lasers and cavities" of the laboratory ARTEMIS which is located at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur. ARTEMIS is a founding member of the Virgo collaboration, and it is responsible of the laser source of the detector. The hired candidate will also be part of the Virgo callaboration.

Skills

The candidate must have a solid experience in experimental optics, an expertise in laser-cavity locking techniques would be appreciated. He/She is expected to take responsibilities in the project and to have a teamwork spirit, the mission requires tight interaction with electronic and mechanical engineers.

In order to apply, please send i) your CV with the list of publications ii) a motivation letter and ii) the name and contact of two references to: margherita.turconi@oca.eu with the subject line:

"SPINA postdoc- Name Surname".

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position is available as early as Fall 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For further information please contact Dr. Margherita Turconi : margherita.turconi@oca.eu


Postdoctoral position(s) at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research -Mumbai

1) Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at the DAA, TIFR

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at TIFR invites applications from qualified candidates for Visiting Fellow (post-doctoral) positions. The research interests pursued at DAA are diverse and include projects involving instrument-building (Infrared, X-Ray & Radio), observational, theoretical, and computational efforts. The science topics pursued in the department include extrasolar planets, star formation, interstellar medium, star clusters, stellar dynamics, resolved transients, fast radio bursts, gravitational waves, seismology, Solar astrophysics, black holes, pulsars and accreting neutron stars, compact-object binaries, X-ray astronomy including science from AstroSat data, multi-messenger astronomy, and astronomical big data analysis using machine learning techniques. The selected candidate is expected to pursue research projects independently although they are welcome to collaborate with any faculty in the department.


Qualification:
At the time of joining, the candidate must have completed her/his Ph. D.

Duration:
The position is initially for one year with a possibility for extensions for up to three years upon satisfactory performance.

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary the position comes with a research contingency grant and health benefits.

Deadline for application:
May 01, 2022

Application procedure:
The application should include a cover letter, research proposal (should include past research expertise, future research plans at TIFR), CV, publication list, and names and contact information of three referees. Interested applicants should collate all material into a single PDF and send it to chairdaa@tifr.res.in. If the interested applicant already has a specific faculty in mind, it is alright to contact that faculty as well, but a formal application should be sent to the above-mentioned email.


PhD positions in theoretical astrophysics at Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) welcomes applications for PhD scholarships. The application deadline is May 20th, 2022 for positions starting in the Fall of 2022:

In particular, the theoretical astrophysics group is looking for strong, highly motivated candidates to join our activities in black-hole binary dynamics, gravitational-wave data exploitation, and numerical relativity. Faculty members with matching interests include Gerosa, Sesana, Colpi, Dotti, and Giacomazzo. The candidates will have ample opportunities to work with and visit external collaborators as well.

Our PhD admission program includes a number of open scholarships, covering all research activities in the department (including ours!). All candidates are considered for those by default. In addition, our group sponsors two specific positions:

– “Gravitational-wave data and black-hole binary dynamics”, supervised by Gerosa. Possible research directions include statistical inference from LIGO/Virgo and LISA data, application of machine-learning tools to gravitational-wave astronomy, and theoretical investigations of black-hole binaries.
– “Dynamics of massive black hole binaries in dense stellar systems”, supervised by Sesana and Gualandris. This is a dual-doctorate position in partnership with the University of Surrey, UK. The main focus is the understanding of binary evolution using N-body simulations and analytical modeling. The successful candidate will spend 50% of their time at Bicocca and 50% of their time at Surrey.

Candidates wishing to be considered for these additional positions should mention it explicitly in their application.

More information on the astrophysics group at Bicocca can be found at astro.fisica.unimib.it. For informal inquiries please do not hesitate to contact davide.gerosa@unimib.it or alberto.sesana@unimib.it.



Birmingham faculty positions

Several faculty positions (tenure and tenure-track) at the University of Birmingham, UK

The School of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy invite applications for three faculty positions in areas relevant to gravitational-wave and multi-messenger astronomy, including experimental physics, gravitational-wave instrumentation, observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics and general relativity.

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy has a rich portfolio of research activities in experimental physics, instrumentation, data analysis and observations, theoretical astrophysics and general relativity, and transients and multi-messenger astronomy. Institute members play active roles in the GEO Collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration – including the development of next generation ground-based gravitational-wave observatories – the LISA Consortium, the European and International Pulsar Timing Array Collaboration, and surveys such as ENGRAVE, ePESSTO+ and LSST. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. The Institute is affiliated with the Astrophysics and Space Research group, one of the eight research groups in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Applicants with a vibrant research portfolio in all relevant fields of physics, astronomy, mathematics or engineering are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted through the University of Birmingham job portal at by June 3rd, 2022, using job reference 36681 (Assistant/Associate Professor in Experimental Physics), or job reference 59714 (Assistant/Associate Professor in Gravitational-Wave and Multi-messenger Astronomy) or job reference 59546 (Assistant Professor in Astrophysics).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a publications list, and a two-page statement of current and future research plans. Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at j.s.cox@bham.ac.uk

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Dr Denis Martynov (D.Martynov@bham.ac.uk), Dr Christopher Moore (C.J.Moore@bham.ac.uk), Dr Matt Nicholl (M.Nicholl.1@bham.ac.uk), Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt@bham.ac.uk) or Prof. Alberto Vecchio (a.vecchio@bham.ac.uk)

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder and JUNO Champion, welcomes people from all backgrounds and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who we are. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants; those from minority groups who are under-represented in these disciplines are particularly welcome.


Long-term research appointment in computational astrophysics at Milano-Bicocca (Italy)


The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) invites expressions of interest for a 3+2 year research position in HPC applications to astrophysics.

The astrophysics group at Milano-Bicocca provides a vibrant environment with expertise covering all aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, relativistic astrophysics, galactic dynamics, and numerical relativity. This is embedded in a wider astronomical context including both observational and experimental activities. Our group has tight connections with the LISA Consortium, the Virgo Collaboration, the Einstein Telescope Science Board, the European Pulsar Timing Array, and the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) via the TEONGRAV national initiative. Staff members with matching interests include Colpi, Dotti, Gerosa, Giacomazzo, Lupi, and Sesana.

Milan is a beautiful, international city in the north of Italy. Mountains and lakes are just around the corner. Art, culture, and food are outstanding. The city hosts three international airports with worldwide connections.

This recruitment campaign is part of a wider national initiative supporting HPC-related computational activities throughout the country. This is a major investment program directly supported by the European Union. It will provide the most ideal context for ambitious candidates wishing to develop and apply state-of-the-art computational and machine-learning tools to current astrophysical and gravitational-wave modeling issues.

The researcher will be appointed at the so-called "RTDA" level for 3 years. The contract can also be extended for 2 more years depending on funding availability. The starting date is negotiable, with the earliest and latest dates on January 1st, 2023 and May 1st, 2023, respectively.

RTDA researchers are full-time university employees (with full benefits, such as health insurance and pension plan), have limited teaching duties, and are eligible to fully supervise research MSc student projects.
This is an ideal setup for early-career researchers wishing to transition toward research independence and start developing their own group.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, or related discipline, strong programming skills, and previous experience in one or more of the following topics: HPC workflows, GPU software development, computational astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy, numerical relativity, statistical data analysis, machine learning.

Applications should include a CV with a list of publications and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. These should be sent to by June 15th, 2022 for full consideration. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to by June 15th, 2022.

We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome expressions of interest from traditionally underrepresented groups. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

For inquiries please do not hesitate to contact Bruno Giacomazzo () or Davide Gerosa ().


Postdoc positions at Texas A&M University

Dear Colleagues,

The Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at Texas A&M University is seeking candidates to fill one or more postdoctoral research positions. Areas of interest include precision laser interferometry at low frequencies, cavity optomechanics, atom interferometry, inertial sensing, and space technologies.

LASSO’s research involves technology development related to LIGO, LISA, as well as current NASA efforts for future geodesy space missions, among other areas.

The positions are available now and will remain open until they are filled. Applications can be submitted through the following link:

R-048133 :

I would very much appreciate it if you share these open positions with others. Interested candidates should feel free to apply through the link above, and contact me directly.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Felipe

PhD position at AEI Hanover

Dear All,

we are looking for new PhD students in the 'Laser and Squeezed Light' group at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hanover.

The research topics are

- Coherent combination of two high-power fiber lasers and stabilization of the combined beam for prototyping a laser source for third generation gravitational wave detectors,

- Opto-mechanical power noise sensing for quantum-limited laser power stabilization and the generation of non-classical states of light,

- Laser stabilization (power, frequency, spatial beam parameters) at low Fourier frequencies (1-100 Hz) with isolated low-noise sensors as a prototype for the Einstein Telescope gravitational wave detector.

The official job advertisement is here: https://www.aei.mpg.de/914907/phd-student-positions-in-the-laser-and-squeezed-light-group-at-the-aei

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Best regards

Benno

Faculty position (all levels) in GWs at Queen Mary University of London (closing April 20, 2022)

Queen Mary University of London: School of Mathematical Sciences

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) would like to advertise a faculty position.

The position is advertised as a general mathematics post; however, the QMUL Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation group are keen to receive applications in the field of gravitational wave science.
Further details can be found here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/6848.html
Researchers working on the study of gravitational waves broadly understood, from the rigorous mathematical treatment of the subject, including stability of black holes, to analytic approximations and numerical simulations of neutron stars, are especially encouraged to apply. There is strong connection and opportunities for collaboration with corresponding researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Note that this position is open across all levels (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor). The closing date is April 20, 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Pau Figueras (p.figueras@qmul.ac.uk), Dr Tessa Baker (t.baker@qmul.ac.uk) and Dr Charalampos Markakis (c.markakis@qmul.ac.uk) to find out more about gravitational wave research at QMUL. Enquiries about the position should be directed to Dr Juan Valiente Kroon, Director of Research (j.valiente-kroon@qmul.ac.uk) or Prof. Alex Clark, Head of School (alex.clark@qmul.ac.uk).

Post-Doctoral Position in X-ray Astrophysics

Washington University in St Louis: School of Arts & Sciences: Physics

The X-ray Astrophysics group of Professor H. Krawczynski at the Physics Department of Washington University in St. Louis (https://sites.wustl.edu/xastro/) is searching for a post-doc working on the XL-Calibur hard X-ray polarization mission, and on the analysis, theoretical modeling, and interpretation of stellar mass black hole, magnetar, blazar, and quasar observations with the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), the Chandra and XMM-Newton observatories, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer Mission (NICER), and the Neil Gehrels Observatory (NGO). The group is furthermore involved in the development of solid state and microcalorimeter X-ray and gamma-ray detectors. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in one or several of the three areas: theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics, and should bring the willingness to work in the other two areas as well. We expect that the candidate will carry through a vigorous research program and will author and co-author research articles in top-journals. The initial appointment will be for a two-year year period, renewable for a third year.

Candidates must have a PhD in experimental, observational, or theoretical astrophysics before starting the appointment. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of 2-5 selected publications with a brief description of the applicant’s role in these publications, a 2-page research proposal, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Washington University will request reference letters. The start date of the position is between 7/1/2022 and 7/1/2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications at their earliest convenience through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/104617). The search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Henric Krawczynski at krawcz@wustl.edu.

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Lectureship (Faculty position as Assistant Professor) in Astrophysics at UCL

Dear all,

This is to draw attention of potential candidates for a Lectureship (Faculty position as Assistant Professor) in Astrophysics at UCL.


We particularly encourage applications from candidates with theoretical and/or observational research interests in the area of multi-messenger/transient astronomy, including gravitational waves (e.g. LIGO/LISA/Cosmic Explorer/Einstein Telescope) and/or electromagnetic transients (e.g. Rubin-LSST).

The deadline is 29 April 2022.

For more information see:

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Best wishes,
Hiranya Peiris

Postdoctoral position in gravitational wave cosmology at IFT, Madrid

Postdoctoral position in gravitational wave cosmology at IFT, Madrid

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position at the Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM in Madrid (Spain) in the field of gravitational wave cosmology. The position is funded by “Atracción de Talento Investigador” grant #2019-T1/TIC-13177 (S. Kuroyanagi) awarded by Comunidad de Madrid.

The successful candidate will work on data analysis to extract cosmological information from gravitational wave observations with Dr. Sachiko Kuroyanagi. Prior experience in gravitational wave data analysis is beneficial but not strictly required.

IFT is a member of the Virgo Collaboration and the LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) Consortium. We also take part in the activities for the third-generation ground-based observatory Einstein Telescope. Members of the cosmology group active in the field of gravitational waves include Prof. Juan García-Bellido, Dr. Savvas Nesseris, and Dr. Sachiko Kuroyanagi.

Appointments will be for a two-year term starting in the Fall of 2022 or earlier. Applications received by 22 April 2022 will receive full consideration.

In order to apply, please send your CV, list of publications, and a brief statement of past research achievements and future research interests to with subject line:

[Application IFT postdoc] Name Surname

Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent at the same address with the same subject line. Due to the relatively short notice, we will accept reference letters even after the deadline. If the delay is expected, make sure to write the names of the referees in your application.

IFT is an equal opportunity institution. Applications of female scientists are particularly encouraged.

For more information please contact Dr. Sachiko Kuroyanagi ().


Professor Position at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics

(deadline extended to May 15, 2022)

The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It brings together ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella. The CGA is looking to expand its capability by making multiple tenure-track academic appointments across these research programs over the next year.

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the appointment of a key senior position in the area of gravitational wave instrumentation at Level E, Full Professor.

We are seeking an inspirational scientific leader with an equity agenda, who can grow ANU’s leadership across gravitational wave detector instrumentation. If you think you have the skills, vision and drive required to fill this role, please consider applying.

The appointment comes with an attractive start-up package and the ability to help shape the future of the CGA through subsequent faculty hires. This is a tenure-track position with a negotiable probation period. The University may also consider placement for a significant other if they fit within the profile of the institution. There may be additional incentives available to an appointee from a diverse or underrepresented background.

We are now seeking a 2-page Expression of Interest (EoI) along with a complete CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up to the 15 May 2022. We then anticipate advertising the position with a closing date for applications in May/June 2022. There is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.

You are encouraged to contact Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland@anu.edu.au) for further information. Please email your expression of interest and CV to the CGA Administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi (sareh.rajabi@anu.edu.au), before the closing date.

Postdoctoral fellowships at the National University of Singapore

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The successful candidates will work under the supervision of incoming faculty member Alvin Chua, who is presently at Caltech.

Fellowship A: We seek applicants with a strong background in scientific modelling and analysis for contemporary and/or near-future gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO, LISA and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the growth of a new gravity/astrophysics group at NUS with both theoretical and observational interests, whose faculty members include Prof. Edward Teo (relativity and gravitation) and Prof. Chelsea Sharon (radio astronomy). There will also be opportunities to take up (or retain) membership in international gravitational-wave collaborations such as LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA and the LISA Consortium, and to be formally involved in their activities.

Fellowship B: We seek applicants with a general background in applied mathematics, statistics, data science or computational science. Specific areas of expertise can include (but are not limited to) topics such as applied geometry, numerical analysis, computational statistics, time-series analysis and statistical learning. The successful candidate will work with the gravity/astrophysics group to develop or adapt cutting-edge techniques for a variety of difficult open problems in gravitational-wave scientific analysis. They will also be encouraged to foster collaborations with other NUS researchers at the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and the Department of Computer Science.

The ideal candidate for either position will possess skills and interests in both theoretical and computational research, a willingness to diversify their expertise and to be involved in cross-disciplinary projects, as well as the disposition to work well independently and as part of a team. They will be expected to maintain their own individual research programme, while working in close collaboration with Prof. Chua on topics of mutual interest.

The initial appointment is for one or two years, with expected renewal up to three years in total, and could start as early as October 2022. Both positions come with a competitive salary and personal benefits, as well as travel funds for international conferences. There will also be opportunities for the successful candidates to gain additional experience in teaching and research supervision during their appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Alvin Chua (achua@caltech.edu): a cover letter, their CV and list of publications, a short statement of research, and the e-mail addresses of three academic referees who will provide letters of reference. They should also indicate clearly which of the two positions they wish to be considered for. All materials should be received by 30 April 2022 for full consideration.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. Thus job applicants will need to be fully COVID-vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Deputy, Head of System Science and Engineering at CIT

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Deputy, Head of System Science and Engineering at CIT, reporting to Calum Torrie.
  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular-staff position
Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Calum Torrie, for more information about this position.


Postdoc position on LISA data analysis at L2IT

Job offer: The Laboratoire des 2 Infinis - Toulouse (L2IT) is inviting applications for a 2-year postdoc position to work on gravitational wave data analysis for LISA. Applications instructions are available here below. The successful candidate is expected to start on the 1st of June 2022, or as soon as possible after that date. A PhD degree or equivalent must have been obtained before the starting date. More information can be found through the application link reported here below. Context: L2IT is a new laboratory established in 2020 with the objective to pursue fundamental research with innovative numerical and theoretical approaches. The research of the laboratory is focused on particle physics, gravitational waves and the nuclear matter equation of state, and it is supported by a complementary development of data analysis and data science methodologies. The gravitational wave group at L2IT conducts research on both theoretical and experimental aspects of gravitational wave science, with a distinct focus at exploiting new ideas connecting theory with observations through data analysis and numerical simulations. The group is part of the LISA Consortium and of the Virgo Collaboration, it currently counts three permanent members, Christelle Buy, Sylvain Marsat and Nicola Tamanini, plus several postdocs and students, and it works in close collaboration with computing research engineers at L2IT. Application instructions: Interested candidates must complete the following steps to apply: 1) Submit an application containing a CV and a research statement through the Portail Emploi CNRS by following the instructions available at this link: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5033-NICTAM-004/Default.aspx?lang=EN 2) Arrange for two or more letters of recommendation to be submitted by the reference writers to nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr (email subject "Reference for NAME SURNAME") Deadline & interviews: Application deadline is on 7 April 2022. Remote interviews are currently planned for the end of April 2022. Contacts: Please contact Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) or Sylvain Marsat (sylvain.marsat@l2it.in2p3.fr) with any questions.

Announcement of 2 PhD positions on Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE-Barcelona

Dear Colleagues,

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes applications

for up to 2 PhD positions on Gravitational Wave physics using ground-based interferometers.

IFAE is a member institution of the Virgo and Einstein Telescope Collaborations.



Applicants should have a Master Degree in Physics, provide a CV, including a full list of University Grades,
and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by e-mail () no later than 22nd April 2022.

Applications will be accepted until the openings are filled.

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Regards
Mario


Scientific Computing Systems Engineer at LHO

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Scientific Computing Systems Engineer at LHO, reporting to Jonathan Hanks.

• Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
• Full-time position
• Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Jonathan Hanks, for more information about this position.


Postdoc position on Einstein Telescope at INFN Napoli

Dear Colleagues,

We announce a public selection procedure, based on CV and interview, to
award 1 Senior research grant (Postdoc) for conducting scientific research
at the INFN Structure of Napoli, Italy, on the following topic:
“Development and experimental test of a prototype seismic pre-isolator for
Einstein Telescope”. The deadline for application is April 10 2022.

The call, both in Italian and English, is available at the following link:

https://jobs.dsi.infn.it/borseassegni/pdf/getfile.php?filename=24208.pdf

The grant lasts 12 months and is renewable for a further 24 months. All
other details are reported in the call.

The Napoli Gravitational research group is involved in the Virgo
Experiment since its foundation and is actively working to the development
of the ET project for a third generation GW antenna in Europe. Other
research activities include the Archimedes and LAG experiments, funded by
INFN. The group is composed by 6 staff members, 1 tenure track assistant
professor, 1 temporary assistant professor, 1 research engineer, 1 postdoc
and 2 PhD students.

The selected candidate will work, within the ET collaboration, to the
development and test, in the Gravitational Physics Laboratory in Napoli,
of a prototype seismic pre-isolator for the future ET underground GW
detector.

For any further detail or information please contact:

Luciano Di Fiore (difiore@na.infn.it) or Lucia Trozzo (trozzo@na.infn.it)

Please circulate this information to all possible interested candidates.

 

LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Detector Engineer at LLO

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Detector Engineer at LLO, reporting to Janeen Romie.
  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Janeen Romie, for more information about this position.

Experimental PhD Positions at AEI 10m Prototype, Hannover, Germany

Dear Colleagues,
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics/Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover, Germany has open PhD positions in the 10m Prototype. Successful applicants will work on building and commissioning of the sub-SQL interferometer and topics will include: the design and installation of suspended optics, interferometer control, scattered light mitigation, and noise identification and suppression, and others.
Additional information and application instructions are available at: https://www.aei.mpg.de/901369/phd-positions-in-the-aei-10m-prototype
Please contact David Wu () for further details regarding the positions or submission process.

25 lectureships and senior lectureships in Science & Engineering at QMUL (closing on 13 March 2022)

(Posted here March 7, 2022)

The Queen Mary University of London is currently in the process of recruiting 25 new strategic hires in Science & Engineering:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/lectureships-se/

We have opportunities at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, aligned with three broad strategic research areas (Digital Environment, Biosciences & MedTech, and Green Energy & Sustainability, detailed below).

These Teaching & Research lectureships will be embedded within our 5 schools, and we are hoping to enhance our Faculty with additional high-quality academic appointments.

Further information about the posts and application process is available at
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/lectureships-se/apply-now/

The deadline for all applications is midnight on Sunday 13 March 2022. Interviews will take place between mid-April and early May 2022.

Researchers working on gravitational wave data science or machine learning are encouraged to apply under the “Digital Environment” research area. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to join the QMUL LIGO and/or LISA group in the School of Mathematics or the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences.

  • Digital Environment
    This theme focuses on artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data and covers diverse applications. Successful candidates will be associated with Queen Mary’s new strategic investment in a Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI).
  • Biosciences and MedTech
    This multidisciplinary theme includes genetics, cell biology, bioengineering, biomaterials, robotics and related research aligned with bioscience and healthcare technology. Research in this theme benefits from strong collaborative links with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts Health NHS Trust.
  • Green Energy and Sustainability
    This theme covers green energy engineering, sustainable materials, environmental systems, biodiversity and other aspects of science and engineering research related to the sustainability and the environment. This theme covers research and development aligned with National and International funding priority areas around Sustainability and Net Zero

Program Director Position in NSF Division of Physics

(deadline extended to March 4, 2022)

Dear colleagues,

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Physical Scientist (Program Director) position for the Physics Frontiers Centers program in the Division of Physics (PHY) within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Alexandria, VA.

The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. PFCs also include creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, broadening participation of traditionally underrepresented groups, and outreach to the scientific community and general public.

For more information see:

USAjobs: www.usajobs.gov/job/638106100

NSF: beta.nsf.gov/careers/openings/mps/phy/phy-2022-0001



------------------------------
Pedro Marronetti
National Science Foundation
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PhD scholarships in New Zealand

(Posted here Feb 25, 2022)

PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science

The NZ Astrostatistics and General Relativity Working Group (NZ Gravity) is coordinating applications for several PhD scholarships within an interdisciplinary team to work on gravitational wave astronomy and statistical data analysis for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The cross-institutional research team spans astrophysics, cosmology, mathematics and statistics with members at five New Zealand universities as well as international collaborators within the International LISA Consortium.

Space-based gravitational wave science raises deep challenges regarding source modelling and numerical simulation and requires new statistical methodologies. We are seeking highly motivated and skilled students with a strong background in mathematics, statistics, physics or a related discipline, with sound computing skills and a keen interest in interdisciplinary research in gravitational wave science. All PhD candidates will have the opportunity to join the NZ Gravity Group, obtain academic support from an interdisciplinary supervisory team and will contribute to cutting-edge research for the LISA mission.

More details about each of the PhD projects including the required skillsets and supervisors can be found here. Admissions decisions will be made by individual universities – please direct initial enquiries to the supervisors of specific projects that interest you or send general queries to Professor Richard Easther (R.Easther@auckland.ac.nz) and Professor Renate Meyer (Renate.Meyer@auckland.ac.nz).

Please note that all New Zealand universities currently require students and staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

LISA : Permanent Laser Interferometry Engineer / Physicist position at UK-ATC, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

(Posted here Feb 18, 2022)

Hi Patrick,

Could you please add a LISA-experimentalist advert to the next LSC

weekly announcement email?

We are looking for someone with a hands-on laser interferometry

background to join the LISA Optical Bench team at the UK Astronomy

Technology Centre (UK-ATC) at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. This

is a permanent position to join the staff at the Observatory, and the

successful applicant will work directly on the design, development,

building and testing of the optical bench interferometers that will fly

on LISA.

This is a relatively rare opportunity to get a permanent post working

substantially on LISA instrumentation. The UK-ATC laboratory also works

on many other astronomy instrumentation projects, and there will be

opportunities for the successful applicant to work on other ground and

space-based instrument developments and on early R&D in support of

next-generation instruments.

Full details of the position are here:

https://www.careersportal.co.uk/UKRI-careers/jobs/laser-interferometry-engineer-physicist-1694

If you are interested in applying and want to know more, please contact

ewan.fitzsimons@stfc.ac.uk

Cheers,

Harry and Ewan


Lecturer in Statistics / Mathematical Data Science at Queen Mary University of London (closing February 20, 2022)

(Posted here Feb 11, 2022)

The Queen Mary University of London invites applications for a Lecturership in Statistics or Mathematical Data Science.
Candidates with experience in gravitational wave data analysis and/or Bayesian statistics are especially encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 20 February 2022. You may learn about the position and submit your application at:

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/6576.html

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of School, Professor Alex Clark (alex.clark[at]qmul.ac.uk).

LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Two Detector Specialists at LHO

(Posted here Feb 11, 2022)

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for two Detector Specialists at LHO, reporting to Betsy Weaver.

  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Laboratory Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Betsy Weaver, for more information about this position.

Postdoc position at Cardiff / LLO

(Posted here Feb 11, 2022)

The Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. One position is available at the Grade 6 level until 30 Sep 2024.

Cardiff has a long history of involvement in ground-based gravitational-wave physics, particularly in source modelling, data analysis, and astrophysical and cosmological interpretations (Stephen Fairhurst, Mark Hannam, Vivien Raymond, B. Sathyaprakash, Bernard Schutz, Patrick Sutton, Fabio Antonini), instrument design and commissioning (Hartmut Grote, Katherine Dooley, Keiko Kokeyama), electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational-wave events (Cosimo Inserra), and education and public outreach (Chris North).

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in experimental gravitational-wave physics.

The successful candidate will spend significant periods of time (a year or longer) at the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Louisiana, USA. The postdoc will contribute to detector upgrades and commissioning for improving the detector’s duty cycle and sensitivity to gravitational waves, with an emphasis on the interplay of the alignment and seismic isolation systems.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Katherine Dooley (DooleyK @cardiff.ac.uk) or Stephen Fairhurst (FairhurstF @cardiff.ac.uk).

Applications are due by Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Please find the official advertisement and information about how to apply at the link below:

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1905263


Postdoctoral position in experimental neutrino physics at Penn State

(Posted here Feb 11, 2022)

Hi Chad,

Would you kindly circulate the attached postdoctoral job opening with your LIGO colleagues?

Interested candidates are welcome to contact me directly with questions at cowen@phys.psu.edu.

Thanks!
Doug

Doug Cowen (he/him/his)
Depts. of Physics & Astronomy
Pennsylvania State University
104 Davey Laboratory, Box 244
University Park, PA 16802 USA
Email: cowen@phys.psu.edu


The Eberly College of Science, Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Postdoctoral
Researcher to work in its experimental particle astrophysics group on the IceCube neutrino observatory, the approved
IceCube Upgrade and/or neutrino detector R&D in support of nuclear non-proliferation efforts.

Penn State is a contributor to the analysis of atmospheric neutrino oscillations using data from IceCube ’s DeepCore
sub-array, which has demonstrated the capability to produce world-leading measurements, and to the analysis of
high-energy astrophysical tau neutrinos using deep learning techniques, leveraging guaranteed access to a purpose-built
deep learning cluster funded by an NSF MRI grant and now in its second year of operation. We are also contributing to
the development of data acquisition electronics and firmware for the Upgrade and for neutrino detector R&D, benefiting
from the local expertise of a dedicated Ph.D. physicist/electrical engineer at Penn State.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the reconstruction and analysis of data from
IceCube, IceCube /DeepCore and/or detector R&D projects, and/or to participate in the design, construction and testing of
firmware and/or electronics for same.

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in particle astrophysics,
particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmic ray physics, and related fields. Enthusiasm for employing deep learning
techniques, designing/testing FPGA firmware and/or data acquisition electronics strongly desired; previous experience in
these areas is advantageous but not required.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and brief statement of research interests.
Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to physicsapply@psu.edu indicating the job number
REQ_0000025088 in the subject line.

This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of refunding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all
of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and
specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all
individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public
service mission.

Apply online at:
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To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security
matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to
request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities
to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

LIGO Lab Postdoc Position

(Posted here Feb 4, 2022)

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21104


Two postdoc positions at OzGrav Swinburne

(Posted here Feb 4, 2022)

Swinburne University of Technology is looking for two new postdocs as part of the Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave discovery (OzGrav). The first position is to work with Dr Jade Powell on LIGO data analysis and commissioning. The second position is to work with Prof Jarrod Hurley on N-body simulations.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found at https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.jati&returnToEvent=jobs.home&jobID=98570EF9-C84A-47AD-7FF2-C83204A67283&audienceTypeCode=EXT&UseAudienceTypeLanguage=1

The salary is Level A6 $89,355 - A8 $95,774 plus 17% super. Applications close at 5pm AEDT on Wednesday, 16 March 2022.

Swinburne is committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Research Scientist Position in LIGO Lab at MIT

(Posted here Jan 28, 2022)

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/Client_MIT/int1069591092/en-us/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=22879&localeCode=en-us


Open PhD position at AEI Hanover

(Posted here Jan 28, 2022)

PhD Position at the AEI in Hanover

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hanover is looking for a PhD student for the instrumentation of the seismic isolation of the Einstein Telescope. The open position is part of the cooperative project Glass Technologies for the Einstein Telescope of the AEI in Hanover and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering. Further information can be found here:

https://www.aei.mpg.de/873968/phd-student-einstein-telescope?c=426597

Please upload your application documents combined into a single PDF file before 15 February 2022 on our application portal (https://jobs.aei.mpg.de/). It should include a cover letter, your CV, master’s degree certificate or the tentative date of graduation, an official transcript of records, and the address of a referee that would be willing to provide a letter of recommendation. Please get in contact with Sina Köhlenbeck (sina.koehlenbeck@aei.mpg.de) for further information.

Ramón y Cajal Fellowship Call (5-year Research Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE)

(Posted here Jan 21, 2022)

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes applications
for a five-year research position in Gravitational Waves (GWs) Physics, within the
framework of the Ramón y Cajal (RyC) program from the Spanish Ministry of
Science, Innovation and Universities, with the potential to become tenured at IFAE.

Deadline is 5th of February

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes applications for a five-

year research position in Gravitational Waves (GWs) Physics, within the framework of the

Ramón y Cajal (RyC) program from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and

Universities, with a negotiable salary, start-up research funds and the potential to

become tenured at IFAE/UAB.

https://www.aei.gob.es/en/announcements/announcements-finder/ayudas-contratos-ramon-cajal-ryc-2021

Candidates are required to have a PhD degree (obtained within the period 01/01/2011-

31/12/2019), an excellent CV with extended postdoctoral experience, and the potential to

become a leader in the field.

IFAE is a member institution of the Virgo collaboration. A group of researches from IFAE has

taken significant responsibilities in the Virgo experiment related to the control of the stray light

inside the experiment, which is considered a limiting factor for its sensitivity. The group plays

an important role in the commissioning, operations and upgrade of the interferometer. For the

latter, IFAE is leading the construction of new baffles instrumented with photo sensors around

the test masses. IFAE is also actively participating in the preparation of the Einstein

Telescope.

In the physics analysis front, the IFAE research program, using LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA data,

includes topics related to: compact binary coalescence and their mass/spin spectrum

determination using AI; search for primordial black holes as candidates for dark matter;

searches for axion-like signals in GWs; Test of exotic models for Gravity beyond General

Relativity; determination of the universe expansion rate using GWs; and using GWs as

probes for inflation and phase transitions in the early universe.

IFAE is supported by its own PIC computing center, a Tier1 LHC center fully integrated into

the LIGO/Virgo distributed computing network. IFAE is in a privileged position to analyze the

LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA data and, in collaboration with IFAE's teams in CTA/MAGIC and

Observational Cosmology, to fully profit from a multi-messenger approach.

IFAE welcomes applications from candidates with extended experience on the GW detector

design and operations or/and on the physics analysis of the GW data. Interested candidates

are encouraged to contact IFAE, acting as potential host institution for the RyC position.

The IFAE internal application deadline is February 5th, 2022

For further information please contact

Prof. Mario Martínez Pérez (mmp@ifae.es)

Head of IFAE’s GW Group

www.ifae.es

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we

welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to

apply. Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom

of IFAE’s Home Page.

Postdoctoral position in optical astronomy, Monash Uni, Australia

(Posted here Jan 21, 2022)

Monash University, Australia, is seeking a Research Fellow who will carry out research on electromagnetic observations as part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-Way Discovery (OzGrav).

The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification (awarded or near completion) in Astrophysics with experience in time-domain optical astronomy (or closely allied field).

Applications due 31 Jan 2022.

Details are here: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/628239/research-fellow-optical-astronomy

Postdoc position in GW Astronomy or High Energy Astrophysics at Monash University

(Posted here Jan 21, 2022)

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University, as part of the OzGrav Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-Wave Discovery, is looking for a postdoc to join our gravitational-wave group.

Monash has a dynamic group and welcomes candidates with broad interests in theoretical astrophysics. The position focuses on gravitational-wave astronomy or high-energy astrophysics, including but not limited to:

- Gravitational-wave astrophysics and the interpretation of exciting new data on binary neutron star and black hole mergers

- Modelling massive stellar and binary evolution

- The interpretation of high-energy astrophysical transients, including tidal disruption events and gamma-ray bursts

- Astrostatistics, including gravitational-wave and LSST data analysis

- Stellar dynamics, X-ray binaries, test of gravity, …

We are looking for an excellent applicant to carry out research in gravitational-wave astronomy or high-energy astrophysics. This includes, but is not limited to, gravitational-wave data analysis, black hole and neutron star physics, massive stellar and binary evolution, pulsar timing, tests of gravity, high-energy transients such as gamma-ray bursts and tidal disruption events, x-ray binaries, stellar dynamics, cosmology or astrostatistics.

The position is a two-year fixed term postdoc to work with Prof. Ilya Mandel, Prof. Eric Thrane, and A/Prof. Paul Lasky.

For full information or to apply, please visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/628867/research-fellow.

Applications should be submitted online via the above URL and should include a CV with a publication list and a statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to ilya.mandel AT monash.edu .

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged.

The application deadline is 10 February, 2022. The start date is flexible.

For informal enquiries, contact:

* Ilya Mandel (ilya.mandel@monash.edu)

* Eric Thrane (eric.thrane@monash.edu)

* Paul Lasky (paul.lasky@monash.edu)

UTRGV PhD in Physics Program

(Posted here Jan 21, 2022)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking talented applicants for its PhD in Physics program. Applications are due February 11th 2022.

The UTRGV Department of Physics and Astronomy offers highly competitive scholarships to its Ph.D. in Physics students, which include stipend and tuition support. These scholarships are open to US domestic and international applicants. We expect to offer around 9 new scholarships for the Fall 2022 admission.

The department has a vibrant and multidisciplinary research environment in gravitational wave Astronomy and Astrophysics, Observational Astronomy, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics, Quantum Information Science, experimental Nano Physics, experimental and computational Material Science, Medical Physics and Biophysics, theoretical Nuclear High-Energy Physics, and Physics Education. It houses the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy (CGWA) and the Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy (CARA) and it is also home to six state-of-the-art laboratories funded by the NSF, NASA, NIH, and the US Air Force. It also operates an optical observatory (Transient Optical Robotic Observatory of the South -TOROS-) located in the Andes mountains in South America, funded by NSF and dedicated to the follow-up of gravitational wave events in the southern hemisphere.

UTRGV is one of the largest emerging research universities in the USA, with more than 90% of its student body of Mexican American heritage. As such it is committed to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for research and education for all.

To apply go online to:

https://www.utrgv.edu/graduate/apply-now/

For more information contact:

Dr. Efrain Ferrer

Professor and Chair UTRGV Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program

efrain.ferrer@utrgv.edu


PhD positions at the Niels Bohr Institute

(Posted here Jan 21, 2022)

Dear colleagues,

The Niels Bohr International Academy at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for PhD Fellowships in Gravitational Physics (in particular black-hole and gravitational-wave physics) for a fixed period of three years. The preferred starting date is Fall-Winter 2022. Interested candidates should send a 2-page CV, transcripts, and a one-page letter of motivation. They should also arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be sent. All material should be uploaded here,

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19207

before March 30, 2022, in order to receive full consideration.

Several positions in the field of Strong Gravity are available through the Villum Investigator Grant "Illuminating the Dark Universe with Gravitational Waves" and the DNRF Chair Grant led by Prof. Vitor Cardoso. The successful candidates will join a young and vibrant team composed of Gregorio Carullo, Yifan Chen, José-Maria Ezquiaga, Shilpa Kastha, Rodrigo Panosso Macedo, David Pereñiguez, Maarten van de Meent, Takuya Katagiri, among others, and an ambitious research program addressing the physics of black holes, including black hole spectroscopy, black hole singularities and that of possible exotic compact objects as well as binary dynamics. It further includes the exploration of black holes as engines of discovery, including implications for dark matter physics and connections to cosmology and particle physics. An ample travel budget is available.

Brief interviews will be made with team members after an initial shortlist is formed. These multiple hires are part of a vigorous expansion at the Niels Bohr International Academy into the field of Gravitational Physics, bringing together a number of scientists from several areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics and addressing some of the most burning questions related to gravity. More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/nbiagwastro

The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and biophysics. The Academy hosts a large number of international programs, including visitors, workshops, and Ph.D. schools. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information or questions, please contact directly Vitor Cardoso: vitor.cardoso@tecnico.ulisboa.pt


NASA Astrophysics Division Director

(Posted here Jan 14, 2022)

NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our planet Earth, our Sun and solar system, and the universe out to its farthest reaches and back to its earliest moments of existence. The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Director of the Astrophysics Division. The goal of the Astrophysics Division is to seek to understand the universe and our place in it.

Duties:

  • Reports directly to the SMD Associate Administrator (AA) and provides support in determining and presenting the Astrophysics Program to NASA senior management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Executive Office stakeholders, and Congress.
  • Supports the AA in partnership with other SMD Directors in providing the overall guidance, strategy, focus advocacy, and budget for NASA's Science Program. The Astrophysics Division has an annual budget of around $1.6 billion dollars.
  • Leads a division of approximately 35 people, including scientists, engineers, and administrative professionals who help plan and manage NASA's Astrophysics Program, consistent with and leveraging interagency and international activities.
  • Provides scientific and technical leadership required to guide implementation of relevant activities and flight projects at the NASA Field Centers, other Government research laboratories, academia, and private industry.
  • Formulates future programs, develops a strategy for their implementation which is consistent with available resources, and establishes the feasibility of the flight mission portfolio, all in conjunction with a robust research and analysis program.
  • Ensures an effective and innovative portfolio of research and technology activities; serves as a liaison with the science communities through advisory committees and the National Academies of Sciences; communicates science results to the public.
  • Promotes diversity and inclusiveness within the workplace, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community.
  • Responsible for all aspects of organizational management, including selection of employees, assignment of duties, evaluation of performance, planning of training, and recommendation of awards, promotions, discipline and adverse actions.

All applications for this position must be submitted on the associated USA Jobs webpage. This web page contains full details of the eligibility requirements and submission process. Potential applicants should note that the required narratives for Senior Executive Service positions are lengthy, and so NASA encourages individuals to plan well in advance of the deadline.

Deadline:

The deadline for applications is 21 March 2022.

Please direct inquiries about this position to Dr. Daniel Evans, Asst. Dep. AA for Research, Science Mission Directorate, NASA at daniel.a.evans@nasa.gov.


PhD position at UCLouvain

(Posted here Jan 14, 2022)

PhD position: cryogenic sensors and suspensions for gravitational wave detectors

Reference: CP3-PhD-22cryosens

Announced on January 12, 2022.

Open until filled.

The CP3 center at the IRMP (Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics, (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/irmp) of the University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and the PML (Precision Mechatronic Lab, http://www.pmlab.be) of the University of Liège in Liège (Belgium) are searching for an outstanding Ph.D. researcher to join an exciting project. The work will entail research and development on instrumentation for gravitational wave (GW) detectors at the E-TEST research facility (https://www.etest-emr.eu) that aims to prepare the ground for the Einstein Telescope (ET) project.

The PML has been founded by prof. Christophe Collette. It is hosted in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department of ULiège. Over the years, it has developed an internationally renowned expertise in the high-precision control of large instruments dedicated to experimental physics, including GW detectors, particle colliders and segmented ground and space telescopes. The CP3 center (http://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/) hosts research in physics of the Universe and fundamental interactions both on the experimental and theoretical fronts. CP3 physicists are part of the Virgo Collaboration at EGO (European Gravitational Observatory, https://www.ego-gw.it). Since June 2020, with Dr. Joris van Heijningen joining CP3, a GW instrumentation effort was started in prof. Giacomo Bruno’s group. Both CP3 and the PML participate in the activities of a research and development facility, the E-TEST, funded by the Interreg program of the EU. E-TEST aims to prepare the construction of the ET project, the future third-generation European laser interferometer for gravitational wave detection. ET could be built at the frontier between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and start operations in the 2030s.

The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in the design and development of cryogenic inertial sensors and final stage vibration isolation systems. The inertial sensors will be validated on an (ERC consolidator funded) active platform SILENT to which this project will add cryogenic capabilities. The project will also include a collaboration with MIT (Boston, USA) on the design of the final stage suspensions for Cosmic Explorer, the US counterpart of ET. The successful candidate will travel to MIT at least for one 3-week visit as part of the MISTI seed funding program (https://mistigsf.fluidreview.com/prog/mistiglobalseedfunds/) and more if necessary. The appointment is fully funded for the complete duration of the PhD program of four years, as part of an FNRS Projet de Recherche. The student will work towards a doctorate involving both UCLouvain and ULiège and will perform research at both labs for roughly equal amounts of time. UCLouvain will be responsible for the curriculum and most administration. Computing resources and support for personal development and traveling are excellent.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and at least two recommendation letters from senior scientists should be submitted on-line at: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/75. We will start reviewing applications and inviting candidates from 20 February 2022. However, the position will stay open until a suitable candidate is selected.

For more information or questions, please, contact Joris van Heijningen (Joris.vanheijningen@uclouvain.be) Christophe Collette (Christophe.collette@uliege.be) Giacomo Bruno (Giacomo.Bruno@uclouvain.be)


Two postdoc positions available on GW astrophysics at the University of Western Australia

(Posted here Jan 14, 2022)

Two 2-yr research associate positions are open in gravitational wave astronomy at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Applicants will be considered from the broad areas of gravitational wave data analysis, machine learning, multi-messenger follow ups, and astrophysical modeling.

The positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. The interviewing process will start from early February, 2022.

Application link:

https://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/en/job/507687/research-associate-gravitational-wave-astronomy

Informal inquries can be sent to linqing.wen@uwa.edu.au.

Professor Position at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics

(closing soon)

The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It brings together ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella. The CGA is looking to expand its capability by making multiple tenure-track academic appointments across these research programs over the next year.

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the appointment of a key senior position in the area of gravitational wave instrumentation at Level E, Full Professor.

We are seeking an inspirational scientific leader with an equity agenda, who can grow ANU’s leadership across gravitational wave detector instrumentation. If you think you have the skills, vision and drive required to fill this role, please consider applying.

The appointment comes with an attractive start-up package and the ability to help shape the future of the CGA through subsequent faculty hires. This is a tenure-track position with a negotiable probation period. The University may also consider placement for a significant other if they fit within the profile of the institution. There may be additional incentives available to an appointee from a diverse or underrepresented background.

We are now seeking a 2-page Expression of Interest (EoI), along with a complete CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up to the end of Jan 2022. We then anticipate advertising the position with a closing date for applications in end of Feb 2022. There is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.

You are encouraged to contact Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland@anu.edu.au) for further information. Please email your expression of interest and CV to the CGA Administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi (sareh.rajabi@anu.edu.au), before the closing date.

Two postdoc positions available at Cardiff University

(Posted here Jan 7, 2022)

The Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) seeks applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in observational gravitational-wave astronomy. Two positions are available:

  • Vacancy 13326BR: The successful applicant will lead Cardiff’s astrophysical interpretation of compact binary coalescence signals in data from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA network. Particular focus will be placed on obtaining the most reliable and accurate inferences, taking into account both detector and signal modelling complexities. Candidates with experience in using machine learning techniques are encouraged to apply. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Vivien Raymond (RaymondV @cardiff.ac.uk).
  • Vacancy 13328BR: The successful applicant will lead the development of Cardiff’s machine-learning pipeline for the low-latency detection of generic gravitational-wave transient signals in data from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA network. Candidates with experience in using machine learning techniques in gravitational-wave astronomy are encouraged to apply. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof. Patrick Sutton (SuttonPJ1 @cardiff.ac.uk).

Both positions are full-time, fixed-term for 2 years and available immediately.

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6).

For full information or to apply, please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/academic-vacancies , click on "View our academic vacancies", and search for posts 13326BR or 13328BR.

For informal enquiries about working at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy please contact Courtney Watkins (physicshr@cardiff.ac.uk)

Application deadline: Thursday, 3 February 2022. Interview are expected to be held mid-February 2022.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment”

PhD Positions at the AEI in Hannover

(Posted here Jan 7, 2022)

PhD positions in the "Laser and squeezed light" group at the AEI in Hannover

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany, is looking for highly motivated experimental physicists for three PhD student positions.

The open positions are in the ‘Laser and squeezed light’ group (https://www.aei.mpg.de/42042/lasers-and-squeezed-light).

More details can be found on the official job page https://www.mpg.de/18102438/phd-student-positions-laser-and-squeezed-light

Application deadline 1 February 2022

Funded PhD studentships at the ICG, University of Portsmouth

(Posted here Jan 7, 2022)

Applications for funding should be received by Feb 1, 2022 for full consideration;

Final self-funded deadline: July 1, 2022

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth invites applicants for PhD studentships beginning in October 2022. The ICG is one of the leading groups in research on cosmology and astrophysics in the UK. We are active participants in a wide range of international collaborations,

including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time

(LSST), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Euclid satellite.

Multiple funded PhD studentships will be available for research projects in:

- Astrophysics

- Observational cosmology

- Theoretical cosmology

- Gravitational waves

Further details about our research can be found here:

https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-groups/institute-of-cosmology-and-gravitation

There is no formal closing date, but applicants are advised to submit an application as early as possible. If you are seeking a funded studentship,

you should aim to submit by the end of January. Interviews for these studentships take place in February / March for entry in October. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. PhD applicants should have or expect to obtain a good honours degree or equivalent in Physics, Maths or Astronomy.

Informal enquiries about the studentships can be directed to:icg-recruitment@port.ac.uk Formal applications should be made through the online application https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/pgr-cosmology-and-astrophysics and please quote project code ICG05530122.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in

science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a

commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men

and women.

The ICG is a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Our

post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise

into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and

student-led workshops and conferences.


Postdoctoral Fellow - WVU Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology Diversity Fellowship

(Posted here Jan 7, 2022)

Just wanted to make sure that everybody is aware of this great postfoc opportunity:

The Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology (GWAC) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applicants to apply for the GWAC Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. This Fellowship was established to support the development of an early career scholar from a diverse background (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as a researcher, mentor, and teacher. The successful candidate will be mentored by GWAC faculty and be supported through numerous professional development activities, with the intent that a successful postdoctoral fellow joins the West Virginia University faculty at the end of the postdoc.

The postdoctoral fellow will carry out a research program that is synergistic with current research activities in the Center that focus on studies of compact objects, the interstellar medium, general relativity, gravitational waves, radio transients, and galaxy formation and evolution. The Center currently consists of nine faculty members, four postdocs, and roughly 20 graduate students. The candidate will also teach one course in their second and third years, closely mentored by Center faculty, and is expected to contribute to outreach and to the Center's mission of equity and inclusion.


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Postdoc position at MIT

(Posted here Jan 7, 2022)

The High Energy Physics and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory groups at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are seeking applicants for postdoctoral research within our groups. This is part of our newly funded Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data-Driven Discovery (A3D3) Institute. A3D3 is a nationwide, distributed research Institute funded by the National Science Foundation as part of its Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea program. The focus of the A3D3 Institute is in the areas of multi-messenger astrophysics, high energy physics and neuroscience.

The incoming postdoctoral associates will work on the application of machine learning algorithms, heterogeneous computing combining CPUs, GPUs, as well as Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to real-time data acquisition, triggering and physics science analyses. We are seeking excellent candidates who can bring modern machine learning strategies combined with heterogeneous computing to the science frontier at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the LIGO detectors, as well as the broader high energy experiment and multi-messenger astrophysics work the A3D3 Institute pursues.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, computer science or closely related fields. Experience with machine learning algorithms is highly preferred. Additionally, experience with GPUs and FPGAs are also preferred. Candidates should be familiar with machine learning accelerated approaches and their applications to scientific problems. The candidates will be part of a team to design and deliver a GPU/FPGA based acceleration system to be used for rapid gravitational wave detection, and high-speed processing of CMS data on the LHC.

The position is available effective immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by February 1st, 2022. The appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and research statement via MIT’s online web portal for employment applications at:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=22645&localeCode=en-us .

They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Philip Harris (pcharris@mit.edu) and Erik Katsavounidis (kats@mit.edu).

Tenure-track assistant professor at GSSI

(Posted here Jan 7, 2022)

GSSI is now collecting expressions of interest for a tenure-track assistant

professor position in experimental GW detection:

https://www.gssi.it/albo-ufficiale-online-gssi/item/download/3338_bd5b44035552ebbc8d59624b62b45df9

GSSI is a Scuola Superiore Universitaria, which means that professors teach

at the graduate and post-doctoral level. The group of students and employees

at GSSI is international and diverse, which is creating a vibrant research

environment for students and employees to thrive. The GW group is currently

formed around the GSSI faculty members Eugenio Coccia, Marica Branchesi,

Andrea Maselli, and me (https://wikiet.gssi.it/index.php/Members).

The deadline for EoI submissions is January 25, 2022. Don't hesitate to

contact me if you have any questions (jan.harms@gssi.it).

We are looking forward to your EoI submissions!

Jan

Postdoc, software developer, and tenure track positions at UIB (Mallorca, Spain)

(Posted here Dec 31, 2021)

At the University of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain, we are

looking to fill postdoctoral, scientific software developer, and

tenure track positions in gravitational wave physics.

Research in the gravitational wave physics group at the Balearic

Islands University (UIB) spans a wide range of topics including

gravitational wave data analysis, waveform modelling and numerical

relativity, and we would like to increase our involvement in the LISA

consortium and Einstein Telescope.

The group consists of PIs Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa, faculty

members David Keitel and Jaume Carot, postdoctoral researchers Marta

Colleoni, Anna Heffernan, Sayantani Bera, and 6 PhD students as well

as several master and undergraduate students. Further faculty members

in relativity and gravitation include Carlos Palenzuela and Carles

Bona.

For the group's web page see http://grg.uib.es.

Postdoctoral and scientific software developer positions:

=======================================

For this call we are seeking

– applications for several postdoctoral positions in the areas of

gravitational wave physics, including data analysis, detector

characterization, modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical

relativity, and related topics in astrophysics, cosmology and

fundamental physics.

– applications for a scientific software developer position,

supporting our research in gravitational wave data analysis and

numerical relativity, and in particular our involvement in the LISA

Consortium and Einstein Telescope.

The starting date can be negotiated, and is possible as early as

spring 2021. Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with renewal for

a second and possibly third year expected, depending on satisfactory

progress.

Applicants for the postdoctoral positions should send a single PDF

including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications,

brief description of research interests and achievements, as well as

arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to

gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com.

Applicants for the software developer position should send a single

PDF including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications,

brief description of research and software experience and interests,

as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to

gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com.

The deadline for full consideration is January 5th, 2022, but earlier

submission of application materials is encouraged.

Tenure track positions:

============

We are also looking for candidates interested in applying for the

annual national Spanish call for Ramon y Cajal tenure track positions,

which significantly increases its funding this year, and reserves a

number of positions for candidates with less than 5 years of

postdoctoral experience Candidates need to have obtained their PhD

between January 1 2011 and December 31 2019 (extra time for child care

can be accounted for). While for these positions we do not have an

influence on the decision, we can advise candidates who are interested

in joining the group on preparing their applications and help to

assess chances of success. Furthermore, candidates who obtain a grant

may not be able to join UIB unless we have been contacted before

applying (to guarantee a University commitment).

Please address enquiries to Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa at

gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com


Postdoctoral position at the LIGO Lab

(Posted here Dec 24, 2021)

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/postdocs


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Two Operations Specialists at LHO

(Posted here Dec 24, 2021)

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for Two Operations Specialists at LHO, reporting to TJ Shaffer.

  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular staff

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, TJ Shaffer, for more information about this position.

Positions at Texas A&M University

(Posted here Dec 17, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

We have openings at the Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at Texas A&M University.

We are seeking to fill positions at levels of Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Researchers, Research Engineers (Mechanical and Optical), and Graduate Students in Physics or Engineering.

Areas of interest include precision laser interferometry at low frequencies, cavity optomechanics, inertial sensing, quantum optics, and space technologies.

LASSO’s research involves technology development related to LIGO, LISA, as well as future NASA geodesy space missions, among other areas.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share these open positions with others.

Interested candidates should feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Felipe

Dr. Felipe Guzman

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering & Physics

LASSO – tx.ag/lasso

Texas A&M University

Ph: +1 979 845 0124

felipe@tamu.edu

PhD position in Berlin/Potsdam at the interface between gravitational waves and quantum field theory

(Posted here Dec 17, 2021)

The Research Training Group 2575 "Rethinking Quantum Field Theory" at

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in cooperation with DESY and the Max Planck

Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in

Potsdam invites applications for a

doctoral position in theoretical physics.

We like to highlight the possibility to conduct research at in the interface

between analytical gravitational-wave science and quantum field theory

methods. We are particularly interested in hiring creative and intellectually

ambitious candidates who are at easy working both collaboratively and

independently in a vibrant, interdisciplinary and synergistic group.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, the deadline is

January 7th, 2022. The employment is through a 3-year doctoral position

starting March 1st 2022 or soon thereafter.

The complete announcement and instructions how to apply can be found here:

https://www2.hu-berlin.de/rtg2575/openings/

Computational Scientist Position at Penn State

(Posted here Dec 17, 2021)

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Staff/job/University-Park-Campus/Computational-Scientist-3_REQ_0000022837-1

LISA postdocs at University of Auckland

(Posted here Dec 10, 2021)

Two openings for postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Auckland. These are related to LISA science.

The advert, with further details, can be found at:

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/TheUniversityOfAuckland/743999791879982-research-fellows-physics-and-statistics

Contact Renate Meyer () or Richard Easther () with questions.


Tenure Track Position in Gravitational Physics at Montana State

(Posted here Dec 10, 2021)

The Department of Physics at Montana State University invites applications

for a tenure-track position with a research emphasis in Gravitational

Physics, including the fields of General Relativity, Gravitational Waves, and

Cosmology.

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in physics or related field and will

have demonstrated the potential to develop and conduct a vigorous research

program in areas related to gravitational physics. The successful candidate

will have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate

teaching and research, and will complement current research collaborations in

the Department of Physics. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor

level. Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2022.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives

and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an

inclusive, diverse and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract

applicants who can teach effectively and have demonstrated ability in helping

students succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and

respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally

underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life

integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is located in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman is

home to a dynamic community, surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, and is

in close proximity to Yellowstone National Park. The area is renowned for

outdoor activities such as alpine and cross-country skiing, mountain

climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and camping. See

https://www.visitmt.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/bozeman.html for more

details.

For complete job announcement and application procedures, click on:

https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/27327. Equal Opportunity Employer,

Veterans/Disabled

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Astronomy at Cornell University

(Posted here Dec 3, 2021)

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Astronomy at Cornell University

The Astronomy Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the general areas of multi-messenger astronomy and/or relativistic astrophysics. Successful candidates will have a research program that builds upon the high-visibility record of accomplishment that Cornell has had in these areas, which have led to the understanding of fundamental aspects of our universe and to the development of advanced techniques (including data analysis) for discovering new classes of objects. Candidates working on theory, computation, observation and data-driven research, as well as instrumentation, will all be considered.

We particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in physical sciences, such as women; Black, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and Latinx scholars; as well as individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We seek candidates with an established record of high-impact research to conduct an independent research program and to teach and advise our undergraduate and graduate students. A Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or a closely related field is required.

Required materials are a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publications, a statement of research (maximum 4 pages), a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (1-2 pages), and at least three letters of recommendation. Also required is a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page maximum) describing the applicant’s efforts and aspirations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity through teaching, research and service. The target start date for the appointment is July 1, 2022.

The application deadline for all material (including letters) is December 15, 2021. Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19420

EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

LSSTC DSFP Postdoctoral Fellow

(Posted here Dec 3, 2021)

LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program (DSFP) Postdoctoral Fellow

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) and the leadership of the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program (DSFP). The DSFP Postdoctoral Fellow will divide their time equally between conducting an independent research program in data science in astronomy/astrophysics, while continuing the development and growth of the DSFP.

The LSSTC DSFP is a unique graduate-training program designed to teach the data science skills necessary for analysis of Vera C. Rubin Observatory data.DSFP Fellows participate in three sessions per year, each is one week long, (see https://astrodatascience.org/ for more information). Sessions include lectures and hands-on applications that can be directly applied to the fellows' research (see https://github.com/LSSTC-DSFP/LSSTC-DSFP-Sessions for the curriculum from past sessions).

The ideal candidate for this position will possess data science skills, extensive experience writing software in python, significant interest in the Rubin Observatory, a strong survey science background, the ability to meet multiple overlapping deadlines, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to fostering active skill development within the astronomical community. The DSFP Postdoctoral Fellow will divide their time equally between the DSFP and conducting a competitive data science research program in astronomy/astrophysics. Duties related to the DSFP include the development and curation of curriculum materials, coordination of guest instructors for each session, and organizing and running the sessions themselves.

The DSFP Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the CIERA community. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers and will be immersed in a diverse and dynamic intellectual environment (learn more about CIERA’s programs and activities). As a CIERA postdoc, the DSFP Postdoctoral Fellow will have access to world-class telescope facilities (Keck, MMT, LCO, SEDMv2, ZTF, LS4), as well as CIERA-dedicated high performance computing resources and the services of a dedicated Computational Specialist (see https://ciera.northwestern.edu/high-performance-computing/ for more information).

DSFP-related work will primarily be with Program Director Adam Miller and Director Lucianne Walkowicz (at the Adler Planetarium, which is in Chicago), but include research opportunities with other faculty in CIERA as well. The DSFP Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits, and will be employed for a term of three years.

Please submit applications electronically to Academic Jobs Online (19801). Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, a one-page DSFP statement [this one-page statement should include a description of the applicant's previous experience and skills, or plans to develop new skills, relevant to the DSFP. Such skills include, but are not limited to: teaching, outreach, curriculum development, planning and organizing meetings, etc. This statement should not discuss research, relevant research in data science should be discussed in the research statement.], cover letter, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online. All questions should be sent by email to CIERA-Jobs@northwestern.edu. Applications received by December 16th, 2021 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

CIERA is committed to creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive community for everyone. Every person connected to CIERA, including its visitors, upholds our shared values by seeking diverse perspectives and deliberately working to increase access and equity of people from marginalized groups. We recognize that true excellence only comes from the meaningful integration of all perspectives in our community and culture. CIERA also participates with University-wide diversity & inclusion efforts: Northwestern’s Leadership Commitment, Northwestern’s Office of Equity.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at https://www.northwestern.edu/equity/documents/discrimination-harassment-policy-resources-procedures-final.pdf

Job ad: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/3a8ca8c9


Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth

(Posted here Dec 3, 2021)

http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/2021/12/dennis-sciama-postdoctoral-research-fellow-4/

Postdoctoral Positions in Numerical Relativity at the Rochester Institute of Technology

(Posted here Dec 3, 2021)

The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) at the
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) anticipates filling several
postdoctoral positions in the coming year. We are looking for
postdoctoral candidates interested in working in the areas of modeling
and simulation of gravitational waves sources and their
electromagnetic counterparts, including binary black holes and neutron
stars, and their astrophysical interpretation in the context of the
LIGO-Virgo observations.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to
collaborate on a broad range of research topics in gravitational
physics. Our group is involved in several large collaborations,
including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein
Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org), and a Petascale
computing project with NCSA.

There are many senior researchers working in a broad range of areas of
gravitational physics and astrophysics at the CCRG. This includes
Manuela Campanelli (Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard
O'Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, John Whelan, and
Hans-Peter Bischof, several postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students
(see http://ccrg.rit.edu/people for an overview on who is or has been
at CCRG). The group also collaborates with many faculty, postdocs and
graduate students in the larger astrophysics group
(www.rit.edu/cos/astrophysics/), the school of Mathematical
Sciences (www.rit.edu/cos/sms/) and the School of Physics and
Astronomy (www.rit.edu/cos/physics/).

The positions are for up to three years and renewable depending on
satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. CCRG
researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at
national computing centers such as XSEDE and Frontera as well as two
dedicated 2000 and 1600-core clusters hosted at the Center.

More information about the CCRG is available at http://ccrg.rit.edu/
And about Rochester at
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of
research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and
at least three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent
electronically as soon as possible to: ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrgweb.rit.edu
For an overview of all job openings at CCRG please go to:
ccrg.rit.edu/career

Enquiries can be addressed to Prof. Carlos Lousto,
colsma[AT]rit[dot]edu Center for Computational Relativity and
Gravitation, School of Mathematical Sciences, and School of Physics
and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 85 Lomb
Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623 USA.

Review of completed applications will begin as soon as available and
will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Deadline for
applications is December 31st, 2021. Starting date can be as early as
February and not later than September, 2022. RIT is committed to
equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Post-doc positions in gravitational-wave modeling and analysis @ AEI Hannover

(Posted here Dec 3, 2021)

The Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover, Germany is offering positions for post-doctoral researchers in either the independent research group Binary Merger Observations and Numerical Relativity, led by Dr. Frank Ohme, or the Compact Binary Coalescence group led by Dr. Alexander Nitz which is part of the Observational Relativity and Cosmology division under Prof. Bruce Allen. The research focus is on the detection and interpretation of gravitational-wave observations made by current and future gravitational-wave observatories, as well as the numerical and analytical modeling of colliding binaries. The start date is negotiable but can be as early as spring 2022.

Deadline for applications is January 2 2022.

Full details can be found at https://www.mpg.de/17921621/post-doc-positions-in-gravitational-wave-modeling-and-data-analysis.

For questions, please contact Frank Ohme (frank.ohme@ligo.org).


Professor Position at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics

The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It brings together ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella. The CGA is looking to expand its capability by making multiple tenure-track academic appointments across these research programs over the next year.

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the appointment of a key senior position in the area of gravitational wave instrumentation at Level E, Full Professor.

We are seeking an inspirational scientific leader with an equity agenda, who can grow ANU’s leadership across gravitational wave detector instrumentation. If you think you have the skills, vision and drive required to fill this role, please consider applying.

The appointment comes with an attractive start-up package and the ability to help shape the future of the CGA through subsequent faculty hires. This is a tenure-track position with a negotiable probation period. The University may also consider placement for a significant other if they fit within the profile of the institution. There may be additional incentives available to an appointee from a diverse or underrepresented background.

We are now seeking a 2-page Expression of Interest (EoI), along with a complete CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up to the end of Jan 2022. We then anticipate advertising the position with a closing date for applications in end of Feb 2022. There is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.

You are encouraged to contact Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland@anu.edu.au) for further information. Please email your expression of interest and CV to the CGA Administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi (sareh.rajabi@anu.edu.au), before the closing date.


Tenure-Track Position at Albion College, MI

(Posted here Nov 26, 2021)

Hi everyone.
We are hiring. Please let your postdocs and graduate students know.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at hcho@albion.edu.

Demian Cho

Assistant Professor of Physics

Description

The Department of Physics at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in physics at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2022. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are core institutional values. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education led by our teacher-scholar faculty. This teacher-scholar model creates a vibrant community that cherishes faculty and student relationships and faculty scholarly contributions.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in physics or a related field. We seek applicants who have experience in applications that are in high demand in the private sector, such as data analytics, computer programming, engineering, or health. The Department values candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence and an ability to teach a variety of undergraduate physics courses. Other possible courses include those related to focus areas of the Albion core curriculum including environmental, race/ethnicity, gender, or global issues; first-year seminars; and/or interdisciplinary honors courses. Candidates should have a willingness to adopt modern pedagogical techniques, advise students, and mentor our majors. Albion College is an anti-racist institution. This position will also actively promote diversity, belonging and equity through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to people who identify as historically underrepresented, including first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, and LGBTQ students.

Faculty at Albion College carry a 2/3 teaching load in the first year. In the second year, they carry the regular 3/3 load. In the fourth year, following successful evaluation, faculty are afforded an additional release from teaching for scholarship and carry a 2/2 teaching load in preparation for submitting their application for tenure in the fifth year. Albion College has a strong undergraduate research program that provides summer research stipends for students and faculty; additional funding for resources may be provided by the College's Faculty Development program.

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students, situated in a culturally diverse community in south central Michigan within an hour's drive of three major universities: the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. Visit our website at www.albion.edu.

Application Instructions

Review of applications and video conference interviews will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio. The URL for this position is http://apply.interfolio.com/99411. Applicants should submit an online application including a letter of application; current CV; teaching and research statements; a statement explaining how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and on campus through your teaching, research and/or service; three letters of reference; and copies of graduate transcripts. Questions about the search may be directed to Craig Bieler (cbieler@albion.edu), Interim Department Chair.

Postdoc in GWs at UC Santa Barbara

(Posted here Nov 26, 2021)

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics with Prof. Tejaswi Venumadhav. The selected candidate will have the freedom to pursue an independent research program in any aspect of gravitational wave physics and astronomy (theory, data analysis, inference, and interpretation), as well as the opportunity to participate in collaborative development of innovative methods in gravitational wave data analysis and inference, and integrate them into existing tools. There may also be opportunities to co-advise graduate and/or undergraduate student research.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on continued funding and a reasonable level of research performance.

Further information about the position and requirements can be found on the Academic Jobs Online posting: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20585

Postdoctoral position in gravitational wave astrophysics at Georgia Tech

(Posted here Nov 26, 2021)

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitational wave astrophysics within its Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA), to work under the direction of Professor Laura Cadonati. The areas of interest are: searches and interpretation of gravitational wave transients, detector characterization of LIGO data, data analysis and source simulations, with emphasis on current or future gravitational wave detectors. The successful candidate will join an energetic team with a strong program in gravitational wave and multi messenger astrophysics, and interact with faculty, students and postdocs. Faculty members at the CRA (http://www.cra.gatech.edu) are David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanovic, Laura Cadonati, Gonjie Li, Nepomuk Otte, Ignacio Taboada, and John Wise. The appointment will be for two years, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and availability of funds. The starting date could be as early as Spring 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should prepare the following materials as PDF files: (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing their scientific background, strengths, and plans, (2) a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, (3) a statement of research interests, and (4) A list with the names for three reference letters

Applicants should apply via Georgia Tech CAREERS Application system at https://hr.gatech.edu/careers job ID 236248. (Direct link: https://bit.ly/3HNv4gK )

Review of complete applications will begin on December 14, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Requests for information may be directed to Professor Laura Cadonati (cadonati@gatech.edu).

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

2 postdoc vacancies at Maastricht University (Deadline Dec 5)

(Posted here Nov 26, 2021)

At Maastricht University we are looking fill two postdocs

positions to work on instrumentation for gravitational

wave research:

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/306258/postdoctoral-researcher-in-gravitational-wave-research-e-test/

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/306257/postdoctoral-researcher-in-gravitational-wave-research-erc/

Assistant Professor in Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research at RIT

(Posted here Nov 26, 2021)

The RIT School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor in PER/AER. The deadline for full consideration is Dec. 6, 2021. RIT has a thriving discipline-based education research group, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and increasing support for graduate education. If you would like to learn more about the PER group or the department, feel free to reach out to me at ben.zwickl@rit.edu. Thanks,
Ben Zwickl
Associate Professor, RIT School of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor - Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research at RIT 6166BR, Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science, School of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor - Physics and/or Astronomy Edu - Rochester Institute of Technology - Job Details



DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physics education research and/or astronomy education research. The position is anticipated to be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is August 2022. Applicants are expected to have the demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to establish and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program that incorporates undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: inclusion and accessibility in physics education, cognition and reasoning, quantum information science education, teacher and TA preparation, the public understanding of science, informal science education, design/development of experiential research opportunities, computational physics education, and laboratory education.

RIT and the School of Physics and Astronomy celebrate and respect diversity in all forms, including race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members from other historically marginalized identities are particularly encouraged to apply. RIT seeks candidates with demonstrated experience teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values of Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

The successful candidate will contribute to RIT's Science & Mathematics Education Research Collaborative (SMERC) a group of faculty, postdocs and graduate students from physics, life sciences, chemistry, and mathematics. SMERC hosts an annual NSF REU in discipline-based education research, as well as a seminar series and weekly journal club. Additional collaboration opportunities in engineering education, computing education, and deaf-education/accessibility (with RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)) are encouraged through RIT's Center for Advancing STEM Teaching Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE).

Successful candidates must have a demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring, as the educational experience of our students is of utmost priority at RIT. Individuals are expected to be eager and able to teach and develop courses across all levels of our physics undergraduate and graduate programs, including graduate courses related to physics education research. A plan to integrate and mentor undergraduate and graduate students at all levels must be part of the candidate's research program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral experience. Candidates must have strong communication skills and demonstrate an overall commitment to the educational, research, and teaching mission of the School of Physics and Astronomy.


DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE DESCRIPTION

The School of Physics and Astronomy consists of 38 fulltime faculty, 8 postdocs, 200 undergraduate physics majors, and 50 graduate students. The School offers a BS and MS program in Physics, a PhD /MS program in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, and is positioned to launch a general PhD program in Physics within the next 1-2 years. Faculty in the school currently also contribute to graduate programs in Materials Science & Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Sustainability, Imaging Science, Mathematical Modeling, and Applied & Computational Mathematics. The College of Science leads six of RIT's nine major research centers, namely, the Center for Advanced Teaching Learning & Evaluation, the Center for Computational Relativity & Gravitation, the NanoPower Research Laboratory, the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics, the Center for Detectors, and the Digital Imaging & Remote Sensing Laboratory. Currently, RIT has identified five Signature Research Areas, and the College of Science leads three of them, i.e., the Future Photon Initiative, Frontiers in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. College of Science faculty also collaborate with the Center for Human-aware AI and the Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing Lab.

Information about the RIT School of Physics and Astronomy can be found at www.rit.edu/science/school-physics-and-astronomy.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* A PhD. in physics or a closely related field
* Post-doctoral experience
* Demonstrated commitment to research and excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum
* Ability to establish and maintain a vigorous program in physics and/or astronomy education research
* Demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to obtain external research funding
* A commitment to the educational and teaching mission of the School of Physics and Astronomy
* A commitment to including graduate and undergraduate students in research
* Strong communication skills
* Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to RIT's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 6166BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter, and upload the following:
Statement of research goals and plans for securing external funding (not to exceed 5MB-4 pages) Teaching philosophy statement (not to exceed 5 MB-4 pages) List of three current professional references, along with their contact information

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Within the cover letter, candidates must include a statement about their contributions to diversity and a description of any previous activities mentoring members of historically excluded racial, gender, or other identities.

Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Physics/Astronomy Education Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to ttaphyssrch@rit.edu and must be in PDF format. Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to ttaphyssrch@rit.edu.

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by Monday, December 6, 2021.

Stony Brook Tenure Track Job In Observational Astronomy

(Posted here Nov 26, 2021)

Stony Brook University is seeking applicants with observational astronomy experience for a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Deadline for applications is Dec 31. https://apply.interfolio.com/98498


Research Fellow in GW Astrophysics at the University of Portsmouth

(Posted here Nov 19, 2021)

http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/2021/11/research-fellow-in-gravitational-wave-astrophysics/


Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the Univ. of Birmingham

(Posted here Nov 19, 2021)

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astronomy.

The successful candidate will work on the analysis of the data from the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra network of gravitational-wave observatories and the astrophysical interpretation of the results concerning populations of neutron stars and black holes. They are expected to have a PhD in physics or a related subject and experience in gravitational-wave astronomy, astrophysics and statistical inference.

The appointment will be initially for two years starting earliest on February 1st, 2022. The position comes with a generous travel budget.

The Institute provides a vibrant and diverse environment with expertise across key areas of gravitational-wave astronomy: From theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research, with applications to present and future-generation detectors, theoretical astrophysics, transient astronomy, gravitational-wave source modeling including numerical relativity, and general relativity theory. Current institute faculty members include Denis Martynov, Christopher Moore, Matt Nicholl, Patricia Schmidt, Clive Speake and Alberto Vecchio.

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications from traditionally under-represented groups in physics and astronomy, such as women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, are particularly encouraged.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Institute of Physics Juno Champion since 2014 and holder of the Athena SWAN Silver Award. Both initiatives recognise the School’s commitment to promote diversity and equality, and to encourage better practice for all members of the community, while also working towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff can achieve their full potential

Applications should include a CV with a list of publications, and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. The deadline for application is January 1st, 2022 for full consideration.

Applications should be submitted through the University of Birmingham job portal at https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl quoting position number 98371 (Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Gravitational Wave Astronomy) - Physics and Astronomy - 98371 - Grade 7).

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at: j.s.cox[AT]bham.ac.uk by January 1st, 2022

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt[AT]bham.ac.uk) and Prof Alberto Vecchio (av[AT]star.sr.bham.ac.uk).


Faculty Position in Astrophysics/Astronomy/Related Area, University of Memphis

(Posted here Nov 19, 2021)

The Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Memphis is seeking highly qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of Astrophysics/Astronomy to begin in Fall 2022. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD programs. The current faculty members are actively engaged in experimental and theoretical/computational research in the areas of astrophysics, nanomaterials, biomaterials, biophysics, and nanophotonics. The University of Memphis is a public research university located in Memphis, TN, a vibrant, friendly, and affordable metropolitan city in the Mid-South. Memphis is home to multiple healthcare, logistics, and technology headquarters. The city is in proximity to the LIGO Livingston and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, providing unique opportunities for partnership in research and education.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a robust and independent research program, receive extramural research funding, effectively teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, actively contribute to outreach, recruitment and retention initiatives, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Qualified candidates in observational, computational, theoretical, and instrumental astrophysics or astronomy, and related fields including but not limited to cosmology, particle astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, planetary science, space physics, astronautics, are encouraged to apply. The University of Memphis has a wide range of research infrastructure, including a high-performance computing facility.

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, as well as candidates who will contribute in meaningful ways to the equity and inclusion goals of the Physics and Materials Science Department.

Prospective candidates must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related discipline. Candidates with research experience beyond their PhDs are preferred. Prior formal or informal experience in outreach and teaching will be an advantage. Screening of applications will begin in December 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit workforum.memphis.edu/postings/29223 to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy and experience including public outreach plans, a diversity statement that articulates the plans to enhance inclusion and equity, and names and contacts of at least three references. For questions, please contact Dr. Xiao Shen (xshen1@memphis.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information, please visit www.memphis.edu/oie.


Postdoc in Instrumentation for GW Detectors at Nikhef Amsterdam

(Posted here Nov 19, 2021)

Postdoc in instrumentation for gravitational wave detectors at Nikhef Amsterdam, The Netherlands

https://www.nikhef.nl/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=13649&VacatureID=1165806


Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics at CSU LA

(Posted here Nov 19, 2021)

The full position announcement is posted here: https://www.calstatela.edu/2022/college-natural-social-sciences/nss-phys-ttf


Information Technology Security Engineer at LIGO Lab

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=6227


Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Niels Bohr Institute

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

The Niels Bohr International Academy at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for Postdoctoral Fellowships for a fixed period of up to three (2+1) years in the area of transient electro-magnetic (EM) and gravitational wave (GW) astrophysics. The preferred starting date is Fall 2022. Exceptional and highly motivated candidates will also be considered for 5-year positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their files via the online submission system (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). For full consideration, files should be received by Nov. 10, 2021.

Current themes of interest include modeling of gravitational wave sources, their expected EM and GW signals, and how current and future observatories (LIGO/Virgo, LISA, DECIGO, CE/ET) can be used to probe their astrophysical origin. However, outstanding candidates with relevant expertise in complementary aspects of transient EM+GW astrophysics are also warmly welcome.

These hires are part of a vigorous expansion at the Niels Bohr International Academy into the field of Gravitational Physics, bringing together a number of scientists from several areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics and addressing some of the most burning questions related to gravity. More information can be found through the website Gravitational Physics at Niels Bohr International Academy.

The successful candidate will also have exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a general-purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, a GPU cluster, a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. The position also includes a generous research and travel budget.

For further information, questions and informal inquiries please contact Profs. Johan Samsing and Martin Pessah via email.

The Niels Bohr International Academy strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The Academy hosts numerous workshops, symposia and PhD -schools every year, as well as a number of outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

HSF Fellowship in Observational Signatures of Quantum Gravity

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

HSF Fellowship in Observational Signatures of Quantum Gravity

With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are offering up to five fellowships in Quantum Gravity and connections to Observation. The ideal candidate will have technical skills to work in gravity and will be interested in exploring new questions related to possible observability of quantum effects in gravity, manifested in laboratory experiments such as interferometers, cosmological observation, or observation of astrophysical objects such as black holes e.g. via gravitational waves.

The appointment requires completion of a PhD and is expected to start as early as September 2022 with competitive compensation and significant research travel support. The initial appointment will be for two years with expected renewal for one additional year; in rare cases the appointment might be extended to a fourth year. We invite interested researchers to submit separate applications via AJO to each individual Collaboration Hub institution (Amsterdam, Arizona State, Caltech, Santa Barbara) by December 1, 2021 for full consideration. Links to all advertisements at hub institutions can be found below. A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, publication list, short statement of past and future research and three letters of reference. The cover letter should include how the Fellow will contribute to the goals of the Collaboration. Hiring decisions will be coordinated by the Collaboration, though offers will be extended from individual institutions. Fellows may also specify their preferences of institutions in the cover letter, and some Fellows will have the opportunity to be jointly appointed at more than one institution over the period of the Fellowship.

See http://www.qurios.caltech.edu for more information about the collaboration. Official announcements from individual institutions can be found here:

Fellowship position at Caltech (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19715)

Fellowship position at UC Santa Barbara (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19843)

Fellowship position at Arizona State University (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19940)

Fellowship position at University of Amsterdam (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20040)


PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

https://www.aei.mpg.de/817055/phd-positions-in-gravity-matter-at-the-extreme-at-aei-p-2022

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, Germany, announces the opening of several PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme”. We are particularly interested in hiring creative, proactive and intellectually ambitious candidates who flourish at working in a vibrant, interdisciplinary and synergistic group.

Successful candidates will join the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the AEI, comprised of the “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” (ACR) and “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” (CRA) divisions at the AEI in Potsdam, the University of Potsdam and the Humboldt University in Berlin. Our graduate students are exposed to a variety of research topics and have access to a world-wide research network, including international partner universities (University of Maryland and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University), the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and the LISA Consortium. Students may also participate in building the science case for third generation ground-based detectors, such as the Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer. For a detailed overview of the IMPRS, its research groups, and the application procedure, please visit the IMPRS website.

The two research divisions (ACR and CRA) at the AEI in Potsdam operate three high-performance compute clusters to model gravitational-wave sources (binary black holes, neutron star binaries, and stellar collapse of massive stars), electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves, high-energy astrophysical phenomena, and to carry out data-analysis of gravitational waves as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

Ph.D. theses can cover a broad spectrum of topics in gravitational-wave astronomy, high-energy astrophysics and fundamental physics, such as:
  • analytical modelling of gravitational dynamics and radiation (within post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force, black-hole perturbation theory, and effective-one-body theory),
  • numerical-relativity, most notably simulations of compact objects in general relativity and alternatives,
  • interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA),
  • acceleration techniques for gravitational-wave inference, including machine learning,
  • cosmography with gravitational waves (including dark energy, dark matter, gravitational lensing),
  • tests of gravity in the strong-field and highly dynamical regime
  • modelling neutron star mergers as high-energy phenomena,
  • modelling electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves,
  • exploring neutron-star equation of state,
  • exploring nucleosynthesis,
  • stellar collapse to a black hole and a neutron star, and
  • modelling gamma-ray bursts.

PhD students will have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through the ACR-division’s membership, and also participate to building the science case for third generation (3G) ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

Successful applicants will conduct their research projects at the AEI in Potsdam, and they will have to enroll and receive their Ph.D. degree from either the University of Potsdam or the Humboldt University in Berlin. The expected duration of the PhD program is three to four years. Applicants are required to have a Master degree by the start of the PhD program.

The science campus in Potsdam offers a stimulating research environment with three Max-Planck Institutes and two Fraunhofer Institutes. The city of Potsdam is home to over 40 research institutes, and is located just 30 minutes from the city center of Berlin.

In order to apply, please fill in this form.

You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, university transcripts, a statement of research interests, a list of publications (if applicable), and your Master thesis (if applicable). The statement of research interests should describe the student’s past research experience, future research interests and how they relate to the IMPRS’s scientific mission. Applicants also need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters. More information on the preparation of the documents can be found on the IMPRS website (Application and Admission and the FAQ).

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is January 7th, 2022.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. The AEI and the Max Planck Society welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity Code of Conduct.

Assistant professor in experimental particle astrophysics at the University of Maryland

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

The University of Maryland Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in experimental Particle Astrophysics. Our Particle Astrophysics group plays a major role in the IceCube and Askaryan Radio Array neutrino telescopes and the HAWC gamma ray observatory. The successful candidate would be expected to enhance or complement this existing effort as well as take a leadership role in a future experiment such as IceCube Gen2 or SWGO. In addition, the candidate will participate in our world leading efforts in multimessenger astrophysics. We are founding members of the Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI), which offers unique opportunities for interaction and collaboration between the members of UMD’s physics and astronomy departments and NASA scientists. The preferred starting date for the position is August of 2022. A more senior level position could be considered for exceptional candidates.

More information about the faculty position and the department can be found at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89800 .

The University of Maryland and Department of Physics are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Systems/Network Administrator at LHO

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Systems/Network Administrator at LHO, reporting to Jonathan Hanks.

  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Jonathan Hanks, for more information about this position.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Mechanical Engineer at CIT

(Posted here Nov 12, 2021)

Dear LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Mechanical Engineer at CIT, reporting to Calum Torrie.

  • Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
  • Full-time position
  • Regular-staff position

Please help us recruit for the position by posting a Job Link to social media, professional groups/societies or sending directly to potential candidates.

Feel free to contact the LIGO Staff Relations Coordinator, Lorna Campbell for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Calum Torrie, for more information about this position.


Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Physics, University of Virginia

(Posted here Nov 5, 2021)

The University of Virginia Department of Physics is pleased to announce its participation in the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Program is intended to support under-represented scholars in any field and is sponsored by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Its goal is to provide mentored professional development opportunities to train the next generation of scholars for future tenure-track positions at UVA or elsewhere. Postdoctoral Fellows selected under this program will be appointed for two years (subject to annual review) and will carry out research, teaching, and professional development activities directed toward securing a tenure-track position.

The UVA Physics Department encourages Rising Scholars Fellowship applications from postdoctoral candidates who received (or will receive) their Ph.D degree in Physics or a closely related field between August 24, 2019 and August 24, 2022, and who are interested in obtaining additional research and teaching experience as well as cultivating a more inclusive department and professional community for those traditionally underrepresented in Physics, for instance, women and racial minorities.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022. For full consideration, applications should be completed by that date.

Fellowship recipients in Physics will work with one or more faculty in the areas of active research described on the Department's web page, including: Astrophysics, Gravity and Cosmology; Atomic, Molecular and Optical; Biological and Medical; Condensed Matter; High Energy; Mathematical; Nuclear and Particle; and Quantum Information.

Please contact Prof. David Nichols (david.nichols@virginia.edu) and/or Prof. Kent Yagi (ky5t@virginia.edu) for further information about the research in gravity, astrophysics, and cosmology in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia. Applicants who seek additional information regarding this program are welcome to Despina Louca (dl4f@virginia.edu), physics department chair; Keisha John (kj6s@virginia.edu), associate dean for diversity and inclusion; and John Hawley (jh8h@virginia.edu), associate dean for academic affairs.

Faculty position at Oregon

(Posted here Nov 5, 2021)

The Department of Physics at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor rank) in astrophysics. Candidates from all subfields of astrophysics and astronomy are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants in the fields of gravitational-wave astrophysics, multi-messenger astronomy, and related areas.

OSU is a public R1 research university and the largest university in the state of Oregon, with an enrollment of over 33,000 students and a sponsored-project research budget of over 380 million dollars per year. Our department has research groups in the areas of astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics, optical physics, physics education, and quantum cosmology. The successful candidate will engage in theoretical and/or observational work that expands or complements the current research areas of the astrophysics group at OSU. These areas include theoretical and computational astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy, pulsar timing, data analysis, general relativity, and cosmology. This position is one of two anticipated hires to further grow our astrophysics efforts. OSU is located in the city of Corvallis. Corvallis is ranked as one of the safest, greenest, and best college towns in the US. The city offers year-round cultural and outdoor activities, as well as convenient trips to the mountains or the coast.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to establish and sustain an independent research program through external funding; publish original research in peer-reviewed journals; teach and mentor graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs; and provide institutional and professional service. Successful candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a tolerance for diverse ideas within the academy, including those different from one’s own; and a commitment to free inquiry based on evidence and criticism.

OSU is committed through continuous improvement to be a collaborative, inclusive, and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do, and enables success for our students and people from all walks of life. The University particularly seeks candidates interested in contributing to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our academic community through research, teaching, and service, and who are committed to the success of all of our students.

The starting date for the position is anticipated to be in September 2022. To apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/109310. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for 3-5 references. To be assured full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by January 3 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Postdoc positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

(Posted here Nov 5, 2021)

The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral research positions. The initial appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second (and, in most cases, a third) year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astrophysics, or a related field.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. The CGCA also hosts the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. The core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Vigeland and Wiseman), 8 scientists, 9 postdocs, and 14 graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman and Parker participate broadly in the academic life of the Center.

We are recruiting one or more postdoctoral research associates across gravity, cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics to enhance the existing team and to strengthen our efforts in multi-messenger observations/theory. Applicants with backgrounds in gravitational-wave physics, astronomy/astrophysics, theoretical and/or numerical relativity, or cosmology are encouraged to apply. The positions include competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

Some of these positions have an explicit education/outreach component. Thus, we strongly encourage applicants with a strong interest in education/outreach.

Applicants should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to cgca-postdoc-applications@uwm.edu. Please include a brief statement of your education/outreach experience and interests if you are interested in a position with an explicit education/outreach component.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to the above address. Review of applications will begin on January 17th, 2022. Questions should also be sent to the above address.

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. This position is advertised at https://cgca.uwm.edu/positions/2022-cgca.

New postdoc position at UF on LISA technology development

(Posted here Nov 5, 2021)
Hello friends of LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA,
Among all of the great postdoc positions currently available in our field, I would like to advertise another new position available at the University of Florida. We are searching for a new postdoc/scientist in the area of space technology development primarily for LISA, but also for future Earth geodesy missions.
If you or someone you know is interested, please see this link:
Best regards,

John W. Conklin (he/him/his)

Director, Precision Space Systems Lab (Twitter @precisionspace)

NASA Nancy Grace Roman Fellow

Knox Millsaps Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Florida

Post-doctoral positions in IUCAA

(Posted here Nov 5, 2021)

IUCAA is seeking postdoctoral applications in various areas in astronomy and

astrophysics, including gravitational waves, as detailed in the announcement

at:

http://www.iucaa.in/Opportunities.html .

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2021.

Tenure-track Faculty Position at UTRGV

(Posted here Oct 29, 2021)

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. This hiring initiative focuses on the area(s) of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Radio Astronomy, or Astrophysics. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement ongoing research on these areas. The selected finalist will establish an independent research program that can successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to departmental development, and engage in innovative teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, shared laboratory space, and computational facilities locally and via the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.

Link to all details of this position, including required qualifications and application instructions can be found here: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30666.


NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Postdoctoral Fellow

(Posted here Oct 29, 2021)

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Leonard E. Parker Center of Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The successful applicant will work on projects related to pulsar timing arrays with Prof. David Kaplan and Prof. Sarah Vigeland, who are members of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) collaboration. The UWM NANOGrav group consists of Kaplan and Vigeland plus several postdocs and graduate students, and are active in many aspects of the experiment including pulsar searching, pulsar timing, noise characterization, gravitational wave detection and characterization, and multimessenger astrophysics.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in NANOGrav, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. The core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Vigeland, and Wiseman), 8 scientists, 9 postdocs, and 14 graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman and Parker participate broadly in the academic life of the Center.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on funding and research performance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field by the time they start the position.

Please submit your applications to cgca-postdoc-applications@uwm.edu with the following: a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of your research interests. Please include the word NANOGrav in the email subject line. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Applications should be received by January 17 to ensure full consideration, but the position will be open until filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Vigeland (vigeland@uwm.edu) and Prof. Kaplan (kaplan@uwm.edu).

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant professor position in NAOJ

(Posted here Oct 29, 2021)

Assistant professor position in NAOJ

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is looking for a candidate who

will work on the development and operation of Laser Interferometer System in

the Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational wave Telescope, KAGRA, and researches

on new interferometer techniques using TAMA300.

We are looking forward to receiving applications from those who have high

potential as an assistant professor.

Application deadline is Dec. 10th, noon.

Details are in the following link.

https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20211019-gwsp.pdf

Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota

(Posted here Oct 29, 2021)

https://hr.myu.umn.edu/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action="U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=344277&PostingSeq=1

Postdoctoral positions in Numerical Relativity at the Rochester Institute of Technology

(Posted here Oct 29, 2021)

Postdoctoral positions in Numerical Relativity at

the Rochester Institute of Technology

The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) at the

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) anticipates filling several

postdoctoral positions in the coming year. We are looking for

postdoctoral candidates interested in working in the areas of modeling

and simulation of gravitational waves sources and their

electromagnetic counterparts, including binary black holes and neutron

stars, and their astrophysical interpretation in the context of the

LIGO-Virgo observations.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to

collaborate on a broad range of research topics in gravitational

physics. Our group is involved in several large collaborations,

including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein

Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org), and a Petascale

computing project with NCSA.

There are many senior researchers working in a broad range of areas of

gravitational physics and astrophysics at the CCRG. This includes

Manuela Campanelli (Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard

O'Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, John Whelan, and

Hans-Peter Bischof, several postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students

(see http://ccrg.rit.edu/people for an overview on who is or has been

at CCRG). The group also collaborates with many faculty, postdocs and

graduate students in the larger astrophysics group

(http://www.rit.edu/cos/astrophysics/), the school of Mathematical

Sciences (http://www.rit.edu/cos/sms/) and the School of Physics and

Astronomy (http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/).

The positions are for up to three years and renewable depending on

satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. CCRG

researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at

national computing centers such as XSEDE and Frontera as well as two

dedicated 2000 and 1600-core clusters hosted at the Center.

More information about the CCRG is available at http://ccrg.rit.edu/

And about Rochester at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of

research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and

at least three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent

electronically as soon as possible to: ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrgweb.rit.edu

For an overview of all job openings at CCRG please go to:

https://ccrg.rit.edu/career

Enquiries can be addressed to Prof. Carlos Lousto,

colsma[AT]rit[dot]edu Center for Computational Relativity and

Gravitation, School of Mathematical Sciences, and School of Physics

and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 85 Lomb

Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623 USA.

Review of completed applications will begin as soon as available and

will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Deadline for

applications is January 31st, 2022. Starting date can be as early as

February and not later than September, 2022. RIT is committed to

equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Research Scientist job at MIT

(Posted here Oct 25, 2021)

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research-Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), to join LIGO’s work observing the newly discovered gravitational-wave universe. Will work with Professor Nergis Mavalvala to oversee an experimental research program in quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, precision interferometry, and gravitational wave detection, including opportunities to conduct research at LIGO’s world-leading observatories near Richland, WA and Baton Rouge, LA. The major responsibility will be to direct and oversee one or more new and/or current experiments in the MIT LIGO labs. Ongoing experiments include a micro-mirror-based optomechanical platform; a compact, portable squeezed light source; and a precision fiber interferometer for single-photon experiments. Other duties would include developing new directions and grant proposals for multiple experimental platforms; the day-to-day supervision of students and postdoctoral scholars; preparing manuscripts and conference presentations; managing laboratory infrastructure, budget, and procurement related to the experiments; and periodic travel to the LIGO observatories and labs of collaborators nationally and abroad.

Apply by January 1, 2022. More info at:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=22027&localeCode=en-us


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