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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.


PhD and postdoctoral positions at UCLouvain

Dear Colleagues,

UCLouvain (Belgium) has two open positions (deadline: Monday 8 August 2022):
  • PhD in GW data analysis:
  • Postdoc in GW instrumentation:
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.

Post-doctoral Researcher Position at Syracuse University

(Posted here Oct 26, 2021)

Post-doctoral Researcher Position, The Syracuse University Experimental Gravitational-Wave Group is soliciting applications for a 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, wave front control, cryogenics and coatings for gravitational-wave detectors. The successful candidate will work on designing and testing technology for future gravitational-wave detectors. The candidate 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 position involves 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. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Stefan Ballmer (sballmer@syr.edu).

Apply by Dec 15, 2021, or until positionbis filled. For more info contact Stefan Ballmer sballmer@syr.edu.


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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