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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.


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


Faculty position in gravitational wave and/or multi-messenger astrophysics at Georgia Tech

(Posted here Oct 25, 2021)

The College of Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the School of Physics that amplifies and complements the School's existing efforts in astrophysics. We are particularly encouraging candidates to apply who have a strong background in gravitational waves and/or multi-messenger astrophysics and with an interest in data science, an area of emphasis at Georgia Tech. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, but higher ranks will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students and to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing their scientific background, strengths, and plans, (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a description of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and (5) at least three reference letters to be submitted on the candidates' behalf via referenceletters_astro22@gatech.edu; the names and email addresses of the references should be included in the cover letter. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files at GT Careers with job ID 232620. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 8, 2021, at which time the review of applications will commence. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Requests for information may be directed to facultysearch@physics.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.


Postdoc position for GW astronomy at APC/Berkeley

(Posted here Oct 25, 2021)

We are looking for candidates for a postdoctoral poposition in the area of GW observations. This position is shared between AstroParticle and Cosmology lab (Paris) of CNRS and Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics and Symmetries (N3AS) node at University of California at Berkeley.

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7164-STABAB-002/Default.aspx?lang=EN


Postdoc position for GW astronomy available at UWA

(Posted here Oct 15, 2021)

A 2-yr postdoc position is open on gravitational wave detection and multi-messenger astronomy at the University of Western Australia:

https://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/en/job/507687/research-associate

Inquiries can be sent to Prof. Linqing Wen: linqing.wen@uwa.edu.au.

Center for Gravitational Physics at UT Austin Postdoctoral Fellow

(Posted here Oct 15, 2021)

The Center for Gravitational Physics (CGP) at the University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for the Center for Gravitational Physics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This is a full-time postdoctoral position starting in September 2022. Fellows will work with Professors Deirdre Shoemaker and Aaron Zimmerman on projects relating to gravitational wave data analysis, numerical simulations of compact binaries, testing relativity, and/or perturbed black holes with an emphasis on current or future gravitational wave detection. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year subject to available funding and research performance.

More information can be found at the Academic Jobs Online posting https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?joblist---4612-19968. Candidates should submit their applications through Academic Jobs Online by December 17, 2021.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Postdoc position in numerical relativity at Caltech

(Posted here Oct 15, 2021)

The numerical relativity group at Caltech invites applications for a postdoc position starting in September, 2022 (or possibly sooner). The position requires a Ph.D. and experience in numerical relativity or computational physics. The initial appointment is for one year with expected renewal for two additional years.

The Caltech Relativity Group consists of faculty members Katerina Chatziioannou, Yanbei Chen, Mark Scheel, and Saul Teukolsky, together with several postdocs and graduate students. There will also be opportunities to interact with other members of TAPIR (Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity), such as Profs. Jim Fuller, Phil Hopkins, and Sterl Phinney.

Applicants should submit to Academic Jobs Online at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19972: a cover letter, CV, publication list, a 2-3 page statement of research. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded. All materials should be received by December 1, 2021. Science questions about the position can be addressed to Saul Teukolsky (saul@caltech.edu), while administrative questions should be directed to JoAnn Boyd (joann@caltech.edu).


UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Position – Gravitational Waves (Experiment)

(Posted here Oct 8, 2021)

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03126

KITP Permanent Member Search is now underway

(Posted here Oct 8, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to alert you to the recently advertised Permanent Member Position at the KITP:

https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02034

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified

applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any

other characteristic protected by law. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with

the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program

Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

Please read the advertisement and encourage candidates to apply!

The deadline to ensure full consideration is December 1, 2021.

Cheers,

Lars

Postdoctoral Associate to Develop Data Analysis Techniques and Science Applications for LISA Mission

(Posted here Oct 8, 2021)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to develop data analysis techniques and science applications for NASA's participation in the upcoming ESA-led Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The position consists of a postdoctoral appointment in UMBC's Center for Space Sciences and Technology (CSST), funded by NASA through the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Sciences & Technology II (CRESST II) cooperative agreement. The incumbent would conduct their work as a part of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

The Goddard team is extensively involved in NASA's preparations for LISA and in LISA Consortium research and development activities, with experts on source and waveform modelling, astrophysical data analysis for detection and parameter estimation of sources, and instrumental hardware, data characterization and simulation efforts. The postdoc will work with Dr. John G Baker and colleagues on development and implementation of LISA data analysis algorithms and LISA science analysis. We invite researchers with a strong background in data analysis and astrophysics as well as an interest in the exciting future of space-based gravitational wave science to apply. The pursuit of independent projects and new avenues for research is highly encouraged by both NASA and UMBC, and the postdoc will be expected to publish papers and present research at appropriate conferences.

Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a related field. Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic may require that the successful candidate work remotely, at least initially. We expect the incumbent to transition to on-site work once GSFC resumes on-site work in this category, but this expectation can be discussed as part of the hiring process.

The position will remain available until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2021, will receive best consideration. The nominal starting date is in early 2022, but alternate dates are possible depending on availability. Each applicant should send a Curriculum Vita, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to:

Application materials should be submitted to:

LISA Mission Postdoctoral Associate

CRESST/UMBC

Mail Code 660.8, NASA/GSFC

Greenbelt, MD 20771, or

Via e-mail to katherine.s.mckee@nasa.gov

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about the proposed research, contact Dr. John Baker (john.g.baker@nasa.gov). For information on CRESST II or UMBC, contact Dr. Don Engel (donengel@umbc.edu). UMBC is committed to inclusive excellence and innovation and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V.

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

(Posted here Oct 8, 2021)

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

Successful candidates will join Prof. Davide Gerosa and will constitute the core team of the "GWmining" project funded by the European Research Council. Targeted investigations include applications of machine-learning techniques to gravitational-wave physics, modeling of black-hole binary populations from their stellar progenitors, relativistic dynamics, and statistical inference. Candidates will have ample opportunities to explore other areas of gravitational-wave astronomy and will be encouraged to develop independent collaborations.

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

The astrophysics group at Milan-Bicocca provides a vibrant environment with expertise covering all aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, relativistic astrophysics, and numerical relativity, as well as a wider astronomical context including observational and experimental activities. The group has tight connections with the LISA Consortium, the Virgo Collaboration, and the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) via the TEONGRAV national initiative. Faculty members with matching interests include Gerosa, Sesana, Colpi, Giacomazzo, and Dotti.

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

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics or related discipline, strong programming skills, and previous experience in one or more of the following topics: gravitational-wave astronomy, stellar evolution, relativistic astrophysics, general relativity, machine learning, statistical inference.

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 davide.gerosa@unimib.it by December 1st, 2021 for full consideration. Candidates should also arrange for at least two, but preferably three, reference letters to be sent to the same address by December 1st, 2021. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome expressions of interest from traditionally underrepresented groups.

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

Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

(Posted here Oct 8, 2021)

The Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications from Ph.D. scientists for the CAPS postdoctoral fellowship. This independent fellowship is for 3 years and offers a competitive salary, benefits, and research funds.

More information about the fellowships and the application process are available at https://caps.ncsa.illinois.edu/get-involved/pd_fellowship_210215/.

2022-2025 UIUC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Waves and Extreme Gravity Tests of General Relativity

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

The Illinois Relativity Group at the Department of Physics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two 3-year postdoctoral research fellow positions (starting in summer 2022) with a focus on extreme gravity.

The first fellowship is intended for work on astrophysical signatures of dynamical Chern-Simons gravity through gravitational wave observations. The successful candidate should have strengths in one or more of the following topics: inspiral models in post-Newtonian theory, quasi-normal modeling with black hole perturbation theory, extreme mass-ratio inspirals through self-force calculations, parameter estimation and Bayesian model selection as it concerns either ground-based or space-based instruments.

The second fellowship is intended for work on generic tests of general relativity with ground-based and space-based gravitational wave detectors. The successful candidate should have strengths in one or more of the following topics: inspiral-merger-ringdown modeling in model-independent tests of general relativity, parameter estimation of real gravitational wave data and general Bayesian statistics in the context of stacking or systematic errors, modeling of spin-precession and eccentric inspirals.

For both fellowships, the successful candidate must demonstrate research experience and creativity, breadth and depth of knowledge in extreme gravity, high productivity and high quality publications, and mastery of written and oral communication. A Ph.D in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline is required by the start of employment.

The successful candidate will join Professor Nico Yunes and his large research group in the study of extreme gravity topics related to the above descriptions. In addition to Professor Yunes, the Illinois Relativity Group is also composed of Professor Stu Shapiro, Asst. Professor Helvi Witek, and their research groups. The Illinois Relativity Group maintains close interactions with other UIUC colleagues in Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics and the NCSA, as well as collaborators across the globe. The successful candidate will also become a member of the Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe (ICASU), with access to its many resources and with access to interactions with its many faculty members. In particular, we envision the successful candidate may interact with ICASU member Professor Charles Gammie, Professor Gil Holder, Assoc. Professor Peter Adshead, Assoc. Professor Jorge Noronha, Asst. Professor Jaki Noronha-Hostler, Assoc. Professor Jessie Shelton, and Asst. Professor Yonatan Kahn.

Interested candidates will submit an application at my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1622, which must include the following separate documents:

• A curriculum vitae.

• A list of publications, with a summary of total papers published, number of citations to papers and h-index as determined by the Inspire search engine.

• A list of presentations given outside of the candidate's research group.

• A brief research statement (3-page limit, 1-inch margins, 12 pt font).

• The names and contact information for three references, who will be asked to write letters of recommendation.

Please contact Nico Yunes (nyunes@illinois.edu) if you have any questions about the position itself, or Brandy Koebbe (bkoebbe@illinois.edu) if you have any questions about the application form. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2021 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is summer, 2022.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy. The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

(www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Postdoctoral research positions with the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

We are soliciting applications for several postdoctoral research positions as part of the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub in Theoretical Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation. We seek applicants from the range of disciplines that are needed to understand the physics of neutron star mergers. Applicants will gain experience across the science pursued by NP3M. Applicants with experience in areas such as gravitational wave astronomy, multimessenger observations of neutron stars, the physics of hot and/or dense strongly-interacting matter, the nature of exotic nuclei, r-process nucleosynthesis, and computational astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply.

These postdocs will be employees of either the University of Tennessee, Syracuse University, Penn State University, the University of Houston, or Indiana University but may also perform research at any one of the institutions represented by the NP3M senior investigators, which includes LIGO Scientific Collaboration group at California State University Fullerton. See NP3M for a complete list and for more information about our collaboration. For full consideration, applications are due by November 1st, 2021, for positions beginning in the Fall of 2022, but late applications may be considered and earlier start dates are possible. A complete application consists of a CV, a research statement which summarizes recent research achievements and details a future research program, a diversity statement (see below), a publication list, and the contact information for at least three recommendations.

NP3M postdocs will have the opportunity to work with multiple NP3M investigators. Applicants are encouraged to contact Andrew Steiner (awsteiner@utk.edu) and/or NP3M senior investigators or executive board members listed on NP3M to discuss their proposed research program.

Applications are strongly encouraged to provide a diversity statement. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to the NP3M collaboration. Applications should include a 1-2 page diversity statement which includes a description of how applicants have been involved with DEI efforts at their current institution and/or how they envision their involvement as a postdoc in NP3M.

We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.


Postdoctoral position at UTRGV Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

The Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy (CGWA) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the interface between Machine Learning, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, and Time-Domain Astrophysics.

The CGWA is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and a founding member of the Transient Optical Robotic Observatory of the South collaboration (TOROS, toros.utrgv.edu). TOROS, funded by NSF Windows on the Universe program, operates a wide field of view telescope in the Argentine portion of the Atacama highlands.

Applicants should have a strong interest in leading research efforts to develop the software pipeline for the project, particularly involving machine learning methods. The postdoc will also have ample opportunity to assist in the supervision of several undergraduate and graduate students involved in the CGWA Time Domain Astronomy group.

We seek an ambitious young scientist with a PhD in physics, astrophysics or astronomy who is well versed in optical/near-infrared photometry (including the use of standard astronomical software packages) and has experience programming in Python. Some experience in optical/near-infrared spectroscopy is also desirable.

Appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second and third year contingent upon satisfactory progress. The position is available to start employment immediately but the actual starting date is negotiable. Interested candidates should apply through the following electronic link:

https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30463

Please also submit electronically a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research plans, to Mario Diaz mario.diaz@utrgv.edu, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.

Review of applications will start November 30, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Position, Guelph Gravitation Group

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

The Guelph Gravitation Group, housed in the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), is welcoming applications for a post-doctoral position in gravitational physics and relativistic astrophysics.

The group consists of three faculty members (Eric Poisson, Daniel Siegel, Huan Yang) who work on astrophysical applications of general relativity, including compact objects and gravitational waves. The group also includes graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and we enjoy very close ties with the Strong Gravity group at Perimeter Institute (Siegel and Yang are jointly appointed at Guelph and PI). For more information about the Department of Physics, see https://www.physics.uoguelph.ca . For more information about the Guelph Gravitation Group, see www.physics.uoguelph.ca/astrophysics-and-gravitation .

The position is a two-year appointment to start in the fall of 2022. The official supervisor will be Eric Poisson. Collaboration will be expected, but the postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop collaborations with other researchers, both inside and outside the group. The successful candidate will have a PhD in theoretical physics or astrophysics (or in a closely related area) as well as a track record of peer-reviewed publications in research areas that are close to those of the group.

To apply, please submit
  • a cover letter that explains how your research interests overlap and complement those of the Guelph Gravitation Group
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • a research statement that describes your current and future goals

and ask three references to send a letter of recommendation.

All materials can be emailed to epoisson@uoguelph.ca .

Consideration of applications will begin on 1 December 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct interviews with short-listed candidates early in January 2022, and to make an offer shortly thereafter. A response to the offer will be required by 15 February 2022.

The University of Guelph is the largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Post-doctoral position available at Colorado State University

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

Post-doctoral position in optics, optical materials and spectroscopy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, USA

We invite applications for post-doctoral positions in the group of Prof. Carmen Menoni in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. Our research focuses in understanding fundamental properties of amorphous oxides, which are key components in optical interference coatings in state-of-the-art lasers and ultra-stable optical cavities. We investigate structural and optical properties of these materials and their multilayers. As part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) international collaboration our group has been investigating novel amorphous oxides for the coatings of these ultra-sensitive interferometers in which internal friction in the coatings is a key limiting factor. We have unique capabilities to grow these materials by ion beam sputtering and to study their structural and optical properties with multiple techniques, some of which are developed in our lab.

The post-doctoral student will gain a broad experience in the optics and material science of amorphous materials. The post-doc will have ample opportunities for professional development, including participating at conferences, in the LIGO Optics Working Group workshops and meetings where the candidate will be able to interact with a large group of scientists and engineers at CSU and those within the international LIGO Optical Working Group. The post-doc will also be able to participate in LIGO campaigns at one of the US sites. Post-docs in Menoni’s group are very successful in finding rewarding job opportunities in academe, industry and research laboratories worldwide.

For more information about the scope of the research and recent publications visit: www.lasers.colostate.edu

To inquire about this opportunity please write to Prof. Menoni at carmen.menoni@colostate.edu.

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, CO, a community of about 165,000 located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins enjoys a fantastic weather, which allows all-year around outdoor activities, like biking and skiing. In 2029, Fort Collins was rated as the No. 1, Best Places to Live in America by Market Watch. https://www.fcgov.com/visitor/


Two software engineer positions in the LIGO Lab

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

Hello. The LIGO Lab has two open software engineering positions:

Low Latency Software Engineer

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=6052

NOTE - this position can be fully remote

CDS Software Engineer (Hanford, WA)

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=5826

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

(Posted here Oct 1, 2021)

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" department at the Max Planck

Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in

Potsdam announces the opening of several *postdoc appointments*. The

postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on

experience and seniority, and can last from 2 to 5 years.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full

consideration is November 15, 2021. The positions are available as early as

Summer 2022 or Fall 2022.

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

https://www.aei.mpg.de/791522/acr-postdoc-2022

Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe at Seoul National University, Korea

The Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe (GWUniverse), which was launched recently by the support of the Ministry of Science, and ICT through National Research Foundation (NRF), at Seoul National University with the participation of Korea Astronomy and Space-science Institute (KASI), Ewha Womans University, and Pohang Institute of Technology (POSECH) invites applications for multiple positions on the areas specified below.

The GWUniverse aims to promote gravitational-wave science and multi-messenger astronomy with a new facility called 7DT (Seven-dimensional telescope) which is composed of a large number (~20) of small telescopes (~50 cm in diameter) equipped with imaging cameras and large number of narrow-band filters in order to obtain low-resolution spectra for all objects in the field with good sensitivity.

Successful candidates are expected to work on gravitational wave data analysis, cosmology, modeling of gamma-ray bursts, detection of transient objects, and application of artificial intelligence to the analysis of time-domain data for rapid classification. The location of the works could depend on the collaborating senior members: Seoul National University (Hyung Mok Lee [hmlee@snu.ac.kr], Myungshin Im [myungshin.im@gmail.com]), KASI in Daejeon (Z. Lucas Uhm [uhm@kasi.re.kr], Arman Shafieloo [shafieloo@kasi.re.kr]), Ewha Womans University in Seoul (Chunglee Kim [chunglee.kim@ewha.ac.kr] ), or POSTECH in Pohang (Jae-Hun Jung [jung153@postech.ac.kr]).

The preferred areas of research of the candidates include (Senior members in parentheses)

• Gravitational wave physics and data analyses (Hyung Mok Lee, Chunglee Kim)

• Testing of cosmological models (Arman Shafieloo)

• Modeling of gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae (Z. Lucas Uhm)

• Construction of the 7DT, data acquisition and analysis (Myungshin Im)

• Application of artificial intelligence for massive time-domain data (Jae-Hun Jung)

The positions will be for 2 years, renewable upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the date of the appointment.

The position will remain available until filled. Applications received by October 31, 2021, will receive full consideration. Candidates should provide a cover letter, Curriculum Vita including publications list, statements of technical and research interests, and contact information for three references to:

Hyung Mok Lee

e-mail: hmlee@snu.ac.kr


UC Berkeley faculty search experiment in GW (#1485)

(Posted here Sep 24, 2021)

At UC Berkeley, the physics department is conducting a broad search for an experimentalist in research fields related to gravitational wave physics at the University of California. Here is the link to our job description:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03126

Liang Dai

Assistant Professor and Search Committee Chair

Department of Physics

University of California, Berkeley

Apply now: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03126/apply
View this position online:https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03126

POSITION OVERVIEW

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 APPLICATION WINDOW

Open September 3rd, 2021 through Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Physics Department at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an open search to fill a tenure-track faculty position for an Assistant Professor in Gravitational Waves (Experiment). Applications are welcomed from researchers in core areas of experimental physics broadly related to the study of gravitational waves, including the development of instrumental techniques that have an impact on the detection or analysis of gravitational waves at terrestrial or space-borne facilities.

UC Berkeley Physics strives to make all physicists feel welcome and included at all stages of their careers. Applicants are invited to learn about our department and its mission to remove barriers to entry and strengthen pathways into physics. The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples, single parents, and candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Department: https://physics.berkeley.edu/ QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrollment in a Ph.D. program (or equivalent) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

A PhD (or equivalent international degree) by the date of hire.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Accomplishments and Plans
Statement of Teaching and Mentoring Experience, Interests, and Plans

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

List of Publications - Include a comprehensive publication list, but please also include a separate list of what you would consider 3-5 of your most significant publications.

Reference requirements

3-5 letters of reference required
Letters should be requested by applicant to references through the AP Recruit system. We prefer to receive letters of reference by the application due date.

Assistant Professor Gravitational Waves (Experiment) Department of Physics (JPF03126)

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03126 Help contact: physicsap@berkeley.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non- academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

JOB LOCATION

Berkeley, CA


Research Software Engineer position at the University of Portsmouth

(Posted here Sep 24, 2021)

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of

Portsmouth invites applications for a Research Software Engineer. The

successful candidate will develop and maintain software in support of

a variety of research projects that are part of the ICG portfolio.

This includes STFC funded projects in astrophysics, cosmology, and

gravitation, software development as part of the large scientific

collaborations listed below, and interdisciplinary research. The

successful candidate will have experience developing software in

languages like Python or C, as well as demonstrated ability in good

software engineering practices. Experience with big data, machine

learning, or modern statistical inference are desirable.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but

applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally

under-represented groups in science. We are happy to consider

applications from candidates wishing to work part-time, job-share or

who wish to work flexibly. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG

hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards; we are committed to developing

organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and

equality and create a better working environment for women and men.

Please see https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/19e6292c for more details.

Postdoc Position in GRMHD in Florence (Italy)

(Posted here Sep 24, 2021)

The TEONGRAV (Theory of Gravitational Wave Sources) group in Florence has opened a two-year postdoc position on General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Models of Astrophysical Compact Objects starting no later than the fall of 2022.

The position is funded by the theory division of INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics) and the deadline for applications is November 9.

More information can be found here: astro.fisica.unifi.it/ldz/news.html

For more information please contact directly Prof. Luca Del Zanna <luca.delzanna@unifi.it>.

Faculty position in gravitational waves and/or MMA at Georgia Tech

(Posted here Sep 24, 2021)

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/febdde86

Faculty Position in Astrophysics

The College of Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the School of Physics that amplifies and complements the School’s existing efforts in astrophysics. We are particularly encouraging candidates to apply who have a strong background in gravitational waves and/or multi-messenger astrophysics and with an interest in data science, an area of emphasis at Georgia Tech. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, but higher ranks will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students and to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing their scientific background, strengths, and plans, (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a description of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and (5) at least three reference letters to be submitted on the candidates’ behalf via referenceletters_astro22@gatech.edu; the names and email addresses of the references should be included in the cover letter. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files at GT Careers with job ID 232620. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 8, 2021, at which time the review of applications will commence. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Requests for information may be directed to facultysearch@physics.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

_____________________

Laura Cadonati

Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences

Professor, School of Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Postdoctoral Positions at Penn State

(Posted here Sep 24, 2021)

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill two postdoctoral scholar positions in numerical relativity and high-energy astrophysics.

The first position will be funded by NASA and is dedicated to the study of binary black holes for LISA in collaboration with David Radice:

tinyurl.com/eucfauc4

The second position will be funded by NSF and is dedicated to the modeling of high-energy emission from merging neutron stars in collaboration with David Radice and Kohta Murase:

tinyurl.com/4uncwsxk

Additionally, there will be ample opportunity to collaborate with other members of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, which includes, among others, Abhay Ashtekar, Eugenio Bianchi, Martin Bojowald, Chad Hanna, Sarah Shandera, and B.S. Sathyaprakash.

These position requires a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. Please, refer to the URL above for the application details. Questions can be directed to David Radice (dur566@psu.edu).

We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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David Radice (he/him)
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
The Pennsylvania State University
104 Davey Lab, Box 113
University Park, PA 16802-6300
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Tenure-track assistant professor in physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia

(Posted here Sep 17, 2021)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, or quantum information. We encourage applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment, and computation. The successful candidate will create an independent, internationally recognized research program which complements the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and provide service within the Department, to the University, and to the broader community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching.

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

A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required, along with the diversity statement described below. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted using Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19598/apply.

UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your application, please include a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body as well as your past, present and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

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

The preferred start date is Summer 2022. Review of applications will start Nov. 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Deadline extension: Junior Research Group Leader position @AEI-Hannover

(Posted here Sep 17, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

The Independent junior research Group Leader (IGL) position in the field of quantum optomechanics @AEI / Leibniz Universität Hannover within the Centre of Excellence „QuantumFrontiers“ (www.quantumfrontiers.de) that was advertised in August has received a deadline extension until 10. October 2021. The revised advertisement (which now explicitly states the existing tenure track option) can be found here:

"quantum optomechanics“: https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/jobs/4604/

Four further, similar positions on other topics (not core to the LSC) are available, too. The topics are „quantum navigation“, „theoretical quantum sensing“, „laser gravimetry in space“, and „optical simulations“ — all five can be found under https://www.quantumfrontiers.de/en/aktuelles/jobs/ (please scroll down a bit until you reach the section „Early career researcher and PostDoc positions“.

We look forward to your applications!

All the very best

Michèle

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Prof. Dr. Michèle Heurs

Institute for Gravitational Physics Leibniz Universität Hannover and

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)

Exzellenzclusters „QuantumFrontiers“ and „PhoenixD“

QUEST Leibniz Forschungsschule

Callinstr. 38

30167 Hannover

Germany

phone: +49(0)511-762-17037

e-mail: michele.heurs@aei.uni-hannover.de

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Opportunities for Graduate Study at Monash University

(Posted here Sep 17, 2021)

The Monash University Gravity Group is looking to recruit PhD students. Professors Paul Lasky, Eric Thrane, Ilya Mandel, and Duncan Galloway carry out a wide array of gravitational-wave research that runs the gamut from astrophysics theory, to the interpretation of gravitational-wave data, to tests of general relativity. Some international students have recently been approved for entry into Australia, and we anticipate that this will become increasingly common as life begins to return to normal. Monash University is located outside of the beautiful city of Melbourne. Our group is part of the $31M OzGrav Centre of Excellence. Please contact paul.lasky@monash.edu and/or eric.thrane@monash.edu for more information.


LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Vacuum Equipment Technician at LLO

(Posted here Sep 10, 2021)

LIGO Lab,

The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Vacuum Equipment Technician at LLO, reporting to Scott McCormick.
  • 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 Business Manager, Hannah Hansen for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager, Scott McCormick, for more information about this position.

Postdoctoral Position at FAU

(Posted here Aug 27, 2021)

The Department of Physics (http://physics.fau.edu) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of numerical relativity and gravitational wave sources modeling in Wolfgang Tichy's group.

The current research focus of the group is on simulations of binary neutron stars and black holes. Thus the ideal candidate should have knowledge about general relativity, binary neutron stars or black holes, as well as strong programming skills. However, interested candidates with other backgrounds will be considered as well.

The position is associated with an NSF funded project about providing high quality initial data for binary neutron star simulations. The successful candidate will thus work some of the time on initial data and also on evolving these data with evolution codes such as the Einstein Toolkit or Nmesh. The appointment will be for about 2 years, but may be renewable depending on future funding.

FAU researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers through XSEDE, as well as a dedicated cluster at FAU (https://hpc.fau.edu).

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. The letter writers are asked to send the letters directly. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to: wolf@fau.edu

Review of completed applications will begin on September 20, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The starting date is flexible, but should be somewhere between the end of this year and mid 2022.

LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Low Latency Software Engineer

(Posted here Aug 27, 2021)

If you know anyone that might be interested please let them know about this position,

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=6052

Thanks.

> Begin forwarded message:

>

> From: "Sych, Nately M." <nsych@caltech.edu>

> Subject: LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Low Latency Software Engineer

> Date: August 20, 2021 at 10:54:07 AM PDT

> To: "ligo-all@ligo.caltech.edu" <ligo-all@ligo.caltech.edu>

>

> Dear LIGO Lab,

>

> The LIGO Laboratory has a job posting for a Low Latency Software Engineer at CIT, LHO, or Remote. Reporting to Jameson Rollins.

>

> • 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 Business Manager, Hannah Hansen for more information ; OR feel free to contact the Hiring Manager,Jameson Rollins, for more information about this position.

>

> Best,

>

> Nately Sych (she/her)

> LIGO Lab | Administrative Assistant

> California Institute of Technology

> 1200 E. California Blvd. MC 100-36

> Pasadena, CA 91125

> nsych@caltech.edu | (626) 395-3064

> *On campus: Tue, Wed, Thu (8am - 5pm PDT)


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at Syracuse University

(Posted here Aug 27, 2021)

Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Physics to start in Fall 2022. Through the Invest Syracuse initiative < http://investsyracuse.syr.edu > we are seeking a candidate to join the university’s program of excellence in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics. We seek applications from researchers with experience in the design and/or commissioning of gravitational-wave detectors. The successful candidates who will join our effort to develop future generations of gravitational-wave detectors.

Applications to the experimental position are welcomed from researchers whose interests are located in one or more of the following areas: Ultra high vacuum systems; cryogenics; quantum optics; mirror coating research; laser and optical component research; materials science; gravitational-wave detector development and commissioning. Applications from candidates with direct experimental experience with the current generation of LIGO detectors are strongly encouraged.

We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued. The Physics Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2021 is required. The Physics Department is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support. For full consideration, qualified candidates must complete an online application at www.sujobopps.com, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, the contact information for three referees, research statement, teaching statement, and a diversity statement.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/88580

Postdoctoral Position on Radio Astronomy Software and Pipelines, Canadian Initiative for Radio Astronomy Data Analysis (CIRADA)

(posted here August 20, 2021)

Position Description:

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Dept of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba, in Manitoba, Canada, under the direction of Profs. Chris O’Dea and Stefi Baum. The successful candidate will join a Canada-wide project team, the Canadian Initiative for Radio Astronomy Data Analysis, (CIRADA), which is converting the enormous raw data streams from next-generation radio telescopes into sophisticated digital databases that astronomers can use to make new discoveries. The appointee will work in close collaboration with CIRADA’s Project Management Office and Lead Software Developer at the University of Toronto, and with external scientific collaborators.

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include: optimizing and developing software tools that can process QuickLook and Single Epoch images from the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) to produce science ready data products; performing quality assurance tests on software products, validation & verification of data products; supporting database development and data visualization activities for these products; producing detailed documentation to enable the use of software and data products by the international astronomy community; ensuring that all components are interoperable and meet scientific and technical specifications. There is funding available to provide time for independent research for appropriately qualified candidates. The relevant selection criteria are listed below; candidates should explicitly explain how they meet the relevant criteria as part of their application.

Qualifications:

The following experience, expertise and qualifications are highly desired:

  • A PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or equivalent, held at the time of appointment, and awarded no earlier than January 1, 2017 (career interruptions or other extenuating circumstances will be accommodated, and should be noted in the cover letter).
  • experience in astronomy software development,
  • demonstrated research experience in extragalactic continuum radio astronomy,
  • experience working with large databases or large datasets,
  • experience in interpretation and quality assurance of data from radio telescopes or similar,
  • experience with Bayesian analysis.
  • advanced skills in Python,
  • knowledge of git or similar version control systems, software debugging/bug-tracking/documentation etc,
  • ability to follow instructions and work both independently and collaboratively,
  • a strong ability to multi-task and to adapt to changing priorities and project requirements,
  • demonstrated skill at oral and written communication, and
  • superior problem solving and analytical ability.

The following additional expertise is desired but not essential:

  • experience with neural networks and/or machine learning.

Additional Information:

The University of Manitoba is situated in Winnipeg, a city of 800,000 people on the Canadian prairies, close to many lakes and nature reserves. The cost of living is relatively low, housing is affordable, and Manitoba is renowned for its friendliness.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We offer:

  • Full-time or part-time employment at University of Manitoba with a negotiable starting date but ideally as soon as possible. The term is two years.
  • A competitive salary $50,000 CAD per year with benefits depending on qualifications and seniority.
  • Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
  • Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2021

To apply, please send a cover letter and statement of past research experience, and have 3 letters of reference emailed to Prof. Chris O’Dea

For more information please contact Prof. Chris O'Dea, email: odeac@umanitoba.ca

AAS job advertisement: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/ed24210e

Mitacs undergraduate research opportunities in Canada: applications open for summer 2022

(posted here August 20, 2021)

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduate students from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering, and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships are currently available at over 70 universities across Canada, including the University of British Columbia. There are two projects offered by UBC LIGO members for the Summer 2022 Mitacs Globalink Research Internship:

  • Project ID 27745: Improving the performance of the Advanced LIGO detectors with Jess McIver (LIGO Detector Characterization)
  • Project ID 27219: High temperature superconductors synthesized by chemical vapor deposition method with Ke Zou (will likely include synthesis of candidate materials for future GW detector optic coatings)

Globalink research interns receive:
  • A matched project with a Canadian professor and university, based on their research interests, skills, and expertise
  • Round-trip airfare to Canada (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Transportation from airport in Canada to accommodation
  • Stipend for housing (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Health insurance
  • Stipend towards student enrollment fees up to a maximum of $300
  • Stipend for food and incidentals (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Support from student mentors on campus in Canada
  • Registration for industry events and professional development courses
  • Globalink Research Internship certificate of completion

The application deadline is Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). Apply here!


Junior Research Group Leader position @AEI-Hannover

(posted here August 20, 2021)

Dear Patrick,

could you please include the following announcement for a junior research group leader position in the field of quantum optomechanics @AEI / Leibniz Universität Hannover within the Centre of Excellence „QuantumFrontiers“ (www.quantumfrontiers.de) in the next round of weekly announcements? Although not stated, there exists the option of tenure track.

https://www.quantumfrontiers.de/en/current/open-positions/news-details/news/junior-research-group-leader-mfd-for-quantum-optomechanics-ref-a42/

https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/jobs/4486/

Thank you, and all the best,

Michèle

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Prof. Dr. Michèle Heurs

Institute for Gravitational Physics Leibniz Universität Hannover and

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)

Exzellenzclusters „QuantumFrontiers“ and „PhoenixD“

QUEST Leibniz Forschungsschule

Callinstr. 38

30167 Hannover

Germany

phone: +49(0)511-762-17037

e-mail: michele.heurs@aei.uni-hannover.de

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Position @ AEI Hannover

(posted here August 6, 2021)

Dear Patrick,

can you please include an announcement for a position (with tenure track option) @AEI/LUH in the next weekly announcements?

https://www.quantumfrontiers.de/de/aktuelles/jobs/job-detailansicht/news/nachwuchsgruppenleitung-mwd-auf-dem-gebiet-des-sub-standard-quantenlimits-der-interferometrie/

https://www.uni-hannover.de/de/jobs/4494/

Thanks and best regards, Harald

Gesendet von unterwegs per IBM Verse

GW Research Position at NASA-MSFC

(posted here August 6, 2021)

https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/15212098/gravitational-wave-research-scientist

Postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave physics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

(posted here July 30, 2021)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) invites applications for one or two postdoctoral positions in the field of gravitational wave physics and high energy physics (HEP).

The research program of the HEP group at the VUB includes string theory, BSM physics, gravitational wave physics, dark matter physics, astro-particle physics and collider physics. The postdoc will be immersed in a very active group working in the area of high energy physics. See Theoretical Particle Physics | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (vub.ac.be), Elementary Particle Physics | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (vub.ac.be), Astronomy and Astrophysics | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (vub.ac.be).

The research activity of the postdoc should be focused on gravitational wave physics, involving theoretical aspects and/or data analysis. The gravitational waves group at VUB (A. Mariotti, M. Sakellariadou, A. Sevrin) is part of the Virgo/LIGO collaboration and of the BelGrav network, and it is actively involved in the development of the future observatory Einstein Telescope and its R&D facility ETpathfinder. The group is also part of the iBOF network of excellence “Unlocking the Dark Universe with Gravitational Wave Observations”, a concerted initiative involving the VUB, KULeuven, UGent and UAntwerpen to boost gravitational wave research in Flanders.

The postdoc position is open until filled and the duration of the position is either 2 or 3 years. The appointment starting date will be defined with the selected candidate, but no later than fall 2022.

The application should contain a CV, the list of publications and a research statement (max 2 pages).

The application documents should be sent by email to Alberto.Mariotti@vub.be and Alexandre.Sevrin@vub.be clearly mentioning in the subject line “GW PostDoc ”.

The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email to the same addresses.

Contact: Mariotti, Alberto (alberto.mariotti@vub.be); Sevrin, Alexander (Alexandre.Sevrin@vub.be)

Letters of Reference should be sent to: alberto.mariotti@vub.be, Alexandre.Sevrin@vub.be

Postdoctoral position at the University of Birmingham

(posted here July 16, 2021)

Dear Patrick,

I would like to advertise an experimental postdoctoral position at the University of Birmingham.

https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100013O&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

Thank you and best wishes,

Denis

Three-year postdoctoral opportunity on gravitational-wave physics, Valencia, Spain

(posted here July 16, 2021)

The Virgo Group at the University of Valencia (VVG) welcomes applications for a three-year postdoctoral position on Gravitational-Wave Physics within the framework of the “Maria Zambrano grants to attract international talent”, which is part of the European Recovery Instrument, set out in component 21 of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

Full information on the call is available in the pdf file that can be downloaded from this link (the information in English starts on page 31 of the document):

https://webges.uv.es/uvTaeWeb/MuestraInformacionEdictoPublicoFrontAction.do?idEdictoSeleccionado=31277

Candidates are required to have a postdoctoral career of at least 24 months at the closing date for the submission of applications.

A gross salary of 4.000 euros per month is anticipated, plus a single payment of a maximum of €3,500 for travel expenses.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact j.antonio.font@uv.es.

The application deadline is September 8th, 2021.

VVG website: https://www.uv.es/virgogroup/index.html

Assistant professor and computational scientist positions in gravitational physics

(posted here July 16, 2021)

Apologies to anyone who is trying to access the UGRC group website above. There is an issue with an expired certificate. Please use this link instead: web.uri.edu/gravity

The gravity research groups (UGRC: https://gravity.phy.umassd.edu ) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the University of Rhode Island seek to fill two positions: (i) at UMass Dartmouth, a tenure-track assistant professor position in the broad area of gravitational wave astrophysics (careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/507851/...); and (ii) at URI a permanent, benefitted, computational scientist to advance computational research efforts at the university (jobs.uri.edu/postings/8215). The URI position especially welcomes applicants from the gravitational-wave science community who may wish to maintain a research program as part of this position.

These collaborative gravity research groups are located in close proximity on the south coast of New England are about an hour from Boston, and a few hours from NYC. The group members include Drs. Collin Capano (UMassD), Rob Coyne (URI), Scott Field (UMassD), Robert Fisher (UMassD), Doug Gobeille (URI) and Gaurav Khanna (URI/UMassD). The research activities within the UGRC extend from core efforts in gravitational wave science (source-modeling, numerical simulation, data analysis) to black hole singularities, Type Ia supernovae, and quantum gravity.

Two-year postdoctoral opportunity on gravitational-wave physics, UIB-Mallorca, Spain

(posted here July 16, 2021)

Two-year postdoctoral opportunity on gravitational-wave physics, UIB-Mallorca, Spain

Maria Zambrano Grants to attract international talent

The LIGO/LISA group at University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (UIB) (http://grg.uib.es/people/index.php) welcomes applications for a 2-year senior postdoctoral position in gravitational wave physics, funded by the national “María Zambrano grants to attract international talent”, which form part of the European Recovery Plan. The monthly grant amounts to 4,000 euros, plus a single payment of a maximum of €3,500 for moving expenses. This translates into a net monthly salary after all taxes (and including health insurance, retirement, social security, maternity leave, etc.) of around 2,400 euros (with small variations depending on family status).

The call will fund a total of 10 positions across all fields at the level of our University (UIB). Candidates are eligible if they accumulate at least 24 months of postdoctoral research experience outside of the institution that granted their PhD, and are currently not working in Spain. The starting date is any time during 2022.

Full information on the call is available (in English) in the pdf file that can be downloaded from this link (see page 6 onwards): https://osr.uib.cat/doc/ajuts/ajutrecual_en.html

Candidates will have to prepare a short CV, but no research project. Our group will support applications with a description of our group’s research effort and the impact of the candidate’s incorporation into our group. The application deadline is September 6th, 2021, but candidates interested in being supported by our group should contact us as soon as possible at gravity.uib.contact@gmail.com .

Our group is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, LISA Consortium and Einstein Telescope Consortium, and active in continuous gravitational wave data analysis, compact binary gravitational wave data analysis, waveform modelling and numerical relativity, gravitational lensing of gravitational waves and multi-messenger observations. Senior members of the group include PIs Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa, David Keitel on a tenure track position, and Marta Colleoni as a senior postdoc. Two further postdocs are expected to join in September. The successful candidate is expected to join and develop most of her/his work within these international collaborations.

Postdoctoral fellows at the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)

(posted here July 16, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the Year 2 Fellowship competition for the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)!

The IAIFI is comprised of both physics and AI researchers at MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts. Our goal is to advance physics knowledge – from the smallest building blocks of nature to the largest structures in the Universe – and galvanize AI research innovation.

We are searching for early-career scientists working at the intersection of Physics and AI. Applications for this second round of IAIFI Fellows are due on September 21, 2021:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18785

https://iaifi.org/fellows.html

The complete text of the ad is pasted below the signature. Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in this fellowship opportunity or who might wish to receive future IAIFI news mailings:

http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/iaifi-news


The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) is one of the inaugural NSF AI research institutes. The IAIFI will enable physics discoveries and advance foundational AI through the development of novel AI approaches that incorporate first principles from fundamental physics. AI is transforming many aspects of society, including the ways that scientists are pursuing groundbreaking discoveries. For many years, physicists have been at the forefront of applying AI methods to investigate fundamental questions about the Universe. Further progress will require a revolutionary leap in AI, as both the complexity of physics problems and the size of physics datasets continue to grow.

The goal of the IAIFI is to develop and deploy the next generation of AI technologies, based on the transformative idea that artificial intelligence can directly incorporate physics intelligence. IAIFI researchers will use these new AI technologies to tackle some of the most challenging problems in physics, from precision calculations of the structure of matter, to gravitational wave detection of merging black holes, to the extraction of new physical laws from noisy data. IAIFI researchers will also transfer these technologies to the broader AI community, since trustworthy AI is as important for physics discovery as it is for other applications of AI in society. To cultivate human intelligence, the IAIFI will promote training, education, and outreach at the intersection of physics and AI. In this way, the IAIFI will advance physics knowledge – from the smallest building blocks of nature to the largest structures in the Universe – and galvanize AI research innovation.

For more information about proposed IAIFI research areas, visit http://iaifi.org/.

Of critical importance to the IAIFI vision is our IAIFI Fellows program, which aims to recruit and train the most talented, promising, and diverse group of researchers at an early stage of their careers. These Fellows will spark vital interdisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-subfield collaborations. Such collaborations have immense power to generate new ideas and approaches, to facilitate abstracting physics challenges beyond their native domains, and to instill a common language across disciplines. Our program aims to appoint three new postdoctoral IAIFI Fellows each academic year, for a three-year fellowship term each.

Fellows will be selected through an annual application process. Applicants should have, or be expected to receive by the 1st of September 2022, a PhD in Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member or senior researcher, and applicants will be asked to provide contact information for the nominator during the application process. The nominator will then be contacted to confirm eligibility. Complete applications must include:

Cover letter (no more than 1 page); CV (1-2 pages recommended, but longer accepted); Statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages); List of publications; Exactly three reference letters (including one nominator); Nomination confirmation (must overlap with one reference).

The deadline to receive all the materials (including all reference letters) is the 21st of September 2021.

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

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

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Full-time lecturer position in Physics at Texas Tech University

(posted here July 9, 2021)

Texas Tech University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Lecturer Position in Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University invites applications for a (non-

tenure-track) full-time lecturer position in Physics. The successful candidate will teach introductory

physics courses at the calculus or algebra-based levels. The appointment begins January 2022.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Physics or related fields are preferred, but exceptional candidates with a

Master’s degree will also be considered. Applicants should apply online at www.workattexastech.com

(Requisition ID 24603BR) by submitting a letter of application (articulating qualifications for the

position, teaching experience and effectiveness) and a curriculum vita. Candidates should also arrange

for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same address. Complete applications (including

letters of reference) received by August 31, 2021, will receive full consideration; reviews will start

immediately after that date and will continue until the position is filled.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is

dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a

multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute,

through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic

community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an

applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age,

disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of

dual career and professional couple accommodations.

Postdoctoral and PhD positions on multi-messenger astronomy at UCLouvain (Belgium)

(posted here July 9, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to bring to your attention that UCLouvain (Belgium) has an open position at the postdoctoral level (deadline: 15 august 2021) in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/71 . The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in the search for low-energy neutrinos from transient sources, with a specific focus on binary compact mergers detected through gravitational waves. The project foresees a strong collaboration with the Virgo group at UCLouvain. A second position for a PhD in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy is also open: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/72 .

Can I please ask you to transfer this message to any potentially interested candidate ?

Best regards,

Giacomo Bruno

UCLouvain

Multiple Post-docs/Research Fellows at The Australian National University

(posted here July 2, 2021)

Multiple Post-docs/Research Fellows at The Australian National University

We are seeking to appoint multiple experimental physicists or engineers to share our passion in developing optical instrumentation for precision interferometry for the science goals related to gravitational-wave detection. The projects involved are related to LIGO instrumentation, space-based missions, and third generation gravitational wave detectors such a NEMO.

We strongly encourage and support applications from women and from diverse backgrounds for these positions.

https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/540897/postdoctoral-fellow-research-fellow

Application closing date is 28 July 2021.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.


PhD position at the AEI in Potsdam

(posted here July 2, 2021)

PhD position at the AEI in Potsdam on modeling gravitational waves from merging black holes in the small-mass ratio limit

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, Germany, announces the opening of one PhD position in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy. The IMPRS has two sites, Hannover and Potsdam. The IMPRS site in Potsdam is comprised of the AEI’s “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division, the AEI’s “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division, the University of Potsdam, the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics.

For this PhD position, we are looking for a student interested in modeling gravitational-waves emitted during the late inspiral, merger and ringdown of a binary black-hole coalescence in the small-mass ratio limit. The successful candidate will combine analytical techniques to solve the relativistic two-body problem with numerical simulations obtained solving the Einstein equations in the small-mass ratio limit (notably the Teukolsky equation). The results will be used to improve the next-generation waveform models, currently under development, to achieve the high precision required by upcoming LIGO and Virgo observation runs, and future detectors on the ground (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer) and in space (LISA).

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.

The two research divisions at the AEI operate three high-performance computer clusters to carry out source modelling and data-analysis studies, and to run numerical-relativity simulations of binary black holes, compact objects with matter, and the core collapse of massive stars.

Further details, an overview and curriculum of the IMPRS and its associated research groups can be found here https://imprsaei.iwww.mpg.de/potsdam. Successful applicants will conduct their research projects at the AEI in Potsdam, and they will be enrolled either at the University of Potsdam or the Humboldt University in Berlin. The expected duration of the PhD program is three years, and it can be extended to four years in exceptional cases. Applicants are required to have a Master degree (or an equivalent degree) in a topic relevant for the PhD position, e.g., Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy/Astrophysics, by the start of the PhD program.

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

In order to apply, please fill in this form https://jobs.aei.mpg.de/phd-modeling-gravitational-waves-from-merging-black-holes/apply. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, your MSc thesis (if available), and a list of publications (if applicable). Applicants also need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is August 25th, 2021. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The expected starting date of the PhD position is as early as the Fall-Winter 2021.

PhD Position at The VU Amsterdam and Nikhef

(posted here June 25, 2021)

The VU Amsterdam and Nikhef have a fully-funded 4-year PhD position

available as part of the 6D-isolator project.

The position is funded by the ERC Consolidator grant 'OmniSens', and you

will join a team of 5 people in this challenging project. The 6D isolator

combines laser-interferometer sensors with a glass-fibre suspension and

an active isolation platform. You will work as a team on the experiment,

and your position will have a special focus on the vibration requirements

of the 3rd generation observatory the Einstein Telescope.

Please find more information and an application link at:

https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-erc2/s3vcgi

Postdoctoral Position at Concordia University Wisconsin

(posted here June 25, 2021)

https://cuw.applicantpro.com/jobs/1838095.html


Postdoc in multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves at UBC/McGill/Toronto

(posted here June 18, 2021)

Postdoctoral fellow in multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves in Canada (UBC, McGill, Toronto)

A pan-Canadian partnership of astrophysicists at UBC, McGill, and UToronto invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in multi-messenger astronomy. The successful applicant will devote half of their research time to the continued development and deployment of GWSkyNet, a machine-learning algorithm to distinguish true GW signals from detector glitches using publicly available information, for the upcoming LIGO-Virgo observing run, O4. Half of their research time will be used to explore other interests in multi-messenger astronomy with GWs. The researcher in this position will be a key figure in Canadian efforts to identify and study electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave candidate events issued by LIGO and Virgo.

Researchers with knowledge of (or who are eager to learn about) machine learning methods and/or low latency gravitational-wave alerts are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with gravitational-wave data analysis is an asset, but not a requirement.

The position will be located at one of three institutions in Canada: at the University of British Columbia, working with Prof. Jess McIver; McGill University working with Prof. Daryl Haggard; or the University of Toronto, working with Prof. Maria Drout. The primary host institution will be negotiated at the time of hire. Wherever the successful applicant is based, they will have frequent interactions with the other Canadian and international partners in the project. The successful applicant will have access to competitive Canadian telescope facilities, e.g., the Canada France Hawaii Telescope and twin Gemini Observatories, as well as world-class computing facilities through Compute Canada and institutional resources.

The position will ideally start before Spring 2022 (or earlier if possible), ahead of the next LIGO-Virgo observing run, expected in mid-2022. This is a two-year position with a competitive annual salary of $65,000 CAD plus benefits awarded by the host institution.

To learn more and apply for this position, please see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18783

We will begin reviewing application materials on July 15, 2021, and continue reviewing until the position is filled.

The project team leadership is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all team members. We strongly encourage researchers from underrepresented groups in physics and astronomy to apply. This position is accessible to researchers with disabilities and working environment constraints.

For inquiries, please reach out to Jess McIver: mciver[at]phas.ubc.ca.

Find out more about the host institutions:


PhD position at Max Planck Institute Potsdam

(posted here June 11, 2021)

The newly-funded Max Planck Fellow group “Multi-messenger Astrophysics of Compact Binaries” invites the opening of a PhD position in gravitational-wave modelling.

The Max Planck Fellow group was established to strengthen the connection between the University of Potsdam and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein Institute, AEI). For this PhD position, we are looking for a student interested in the modeling of gravitational-wave signals. The successful candidate will combine analytical techniques with numerical-relativity simulations to develop gravitational-wave models for binary neutron star and black-hole – neutron-star systems. The student will join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and be involved in the science exploitation with upcoming gravitational-wave observations. The student will also have the possibility to participate in projects that build the science case for third-generation ground-based detectors, such as the Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer.

The deadline for full consideration is July 31st, 2021. Further information and the application form is available via https://www.aei.mpg.de/716375/job_full_offer_16989373?c=26171


SIMON FAPESP Research Group Leader Position at ICTP-SAIFR

(posted here June 11, 2021)

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR, www.ictp-saifr.org) announces the opening of a Simons-FAPESP research group leader position to begin in 2021 or 2022. Candidates from all areas related to theoretical physics are encouraged to apply, with preference in the areas of gravitational wave physics, cosmology, particle physics, quantum information/quantum matter, statistical mechanics, complex systems and biological physics. The initial appointment is for five years and it is expected that a permanent position will be opened for a successful group leader. The international search committee will be chaired by Michael Green (Cambridge U.) and include William Bialek (Princeton), Ignacio Cirac (MPI Garching), Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne), Scott Dodelson (Carnegie Mellon), David Gross (KITP) and ICTP-SAIFR council members.

ICTP-SAIFR is a South American center for theoretical physics created in 2011 as a collaboration of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) with the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the São Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP). It is located at the Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UNESP) campus in downtown São Paulo and has a large number of postdocs and visitors. In addition to performing research and organizing activities, the new professor will assist in the teaching and supervising of Master’s and PhD students of IFT-UNESP.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will include fellowships from both the Simons Foundation and FAPESP. Additional grants are available for research/travel and salary from state and national funding agencies, and the professor can use ICTP-SAIFR funds for graduate students, postdocs and visitors, as well as participate in ICTP-SAIFR exchange agreements with the ICTP Trieste, Perimeter, Princeton-CUNY, KITP, Mainz, CERN, Fermilab, Saclay, Nordita, IFISC and IFT-Madrid.

Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before June 1, 2021 by filling out the online application form at https://academicjobsonline.org/

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Gravitational Waves at IFAE

(posted here June 4, 2021)

Dear Colleagues

Within the framework of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, for which IFAE is one of the founding partners, opportunities are open for PostDoctoral Fellowships on GW physics.

https://bist.eu/education/probist/

https://inspirehep.net/jobs/1866805

We encourage applications from interested VIRGO candidates.

Deadline is 17th of June.

Regards

Mario Martinez

PI Virgo Group at IFAE


IFAE is a member institution of the Virgo collaboration, devoted to the study of Gravitational Waves (GWs). IFAE has taken significant responsibilities related to the control of the stray light inside the experiment, which is considered a limiting factor for its sensitivity.

The group plans for keep playing 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.

In the physics analysis front, the IFAE research program includes topics related to: compact binary coalescence and their mass/spin spectrum determination; 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 GW stochastic signals as probes for inflation and phase transitions in the early universe.

IFAE will be in a privileged position to analyse 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. In addition, the group is actively exploring contributions to the Einstein Telescope.

Contact:

More Information:

Two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Birmingham

(posted here May 28, 2021)


University of Birmingham: experimental dark matter searches

The Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Cold Atoms Group at the University of Birmingham invite applications for a 2.5-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Dark Matter Searches.

The Standard Model has been extremely successful in making experimental predictions in the past decades, yet leaves some key phenomena unexplained. In particular, it does not include gravity and does not explain dark matter. Analyses of a range of observations, including the rotation velocities of galaxies, microlensing, and the large-scale structure of the universe hints for non-baryonic nature of dark matter. In this project, we search for the very promising dark matter candidates: axions and axion-like-particles which were originally postulated to resolve the strong charge plus parity violation problem in quantum chromodynamics

The aim of the project is to build a quantum-enhanced interferometer and search for axion-like-particles in the galactic halo. A successful project will probe axion-light interactions in the so far unexplored regime. You should hold, or should be close to completing, a PhD in experimental research in any of the following areas: quantum optics, particle physics or gravitational-wave detection. You will have the full support of an expert team and we will provide training for those areas you are less familiar with.

This highly collaborative project is a joint effort between the universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Warwick as a part of the “Quantum-enhanced interferometry for New Physics” consortium. Birmingham hosts the experiment in the laboratory of the Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy which is one of the leading research centres worldwide focusing on the booming field of astrophysics. The Birmingham Cold Atoms group will provide support for the construction of the source of quantum light.

For more information, visit:

https://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/qi/
https://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/instrumental/
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/quantum/cold-atoms/index.aspx

Apply: https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=210000JS&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

University of Birmingham: experimental quantum optomechanics

The Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Cold Atoms Group at the University of Birmingham invite applications for 2.5-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Optomechanics.

Quantum mechanics and the general theory of relativity have successfully passed all experimental tests to date. For example, propagation of errors in modern quantum computers, such as Google’s Sycamore does not show any signs of unexpected decoherence in a highly entangled state. At the same time, recent observation of gravitational waves from binary black holes and binary neutron star mergers proved that the general theory of relativity also holds in a very strong gravitational field. The main related and long-standing research question is: How can gravity be united with the other fundamental forces?

The aim of the project is to build an optical interferometer and study quantum light-matter interactions. A successful project will measure quantum motion of cryogenic 10-g silicon mirrors to test models of semiclassical gravity. You should hold, or should be close to completing, a PhD in experimental research in any of the following areas: quantum optics, particle physics or gravitational-wave detection. You will have the full support of an expert team and we will provide training for those areas you are less familiar with.

This highly collaborative project is a joint effort between the universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Warwick as a part of the “Quantum-enhanced interferometry for New Physics” consortium. Birmingham hosts the experiment in the laboratory of the Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy which is one of the leading research centres worldwide focusing on the booming field of astrophysics. Researchers from the Birmingham Cold Atoms group will provide their expertise in quantum optics to the project.

For more information, visit:

https://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/qi/
https://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/instrumental/
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/quantum/cold-atoms/index.aspx

Apply: https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=210000JV&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon


PhD position at Maastricht University

(posted here May 28, 2021)

The department of Gravitational Waves and Fundamental Physics (GWFP) at the University of Maastricht, part of Nikhef, offers a position for a PhD candidate in experimental physics with a focus on coating thermal noise. Deadline for applications: 29th of June, 2021

More details about the position and the application procedure can be found here:

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/300773/phd-candidate-position-in-gravitational-waves-experimental/apply/#apply

Documents required for application are a CV and motivation letter.

PhD Student Position at University of Hamburg

(posted here May 28, 2021)

PhD student position for "Compact laser interferometers for test mass readout in future gravitational wave detectors"

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

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

Further information can be found here:

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibung.html?jobID=0997ed1fe98fa305e7ba48d837c88c3757e4f53a

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

Postdoctoral Position at Kenyon College

(posted here May 28, 2021)

Postdoctoral Research at Kenyon College

The Kenyon College Department of Physics is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to participate in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) research group, with a focus on calibration of the LIGO detectors. This position requires a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, and the position is ideal for a candidate who has already been involved in research in gravitational-wave physics and astronomy. The selected candidate will also receive a California Institute of Technology visiting research appointment in order to facilitate extended stays at the LIGO detectors as a participant in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) Fellows program. While on-site as an LSC Fellow, the selected candidate would be mentored by a LIGO Laboratory Senior Scientist.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and three professional references, including name, title and affiliation, phone number, and email address. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance into the final stages of the search process.

Application review will begin on July 1, 2021.

Please send any questions regarding this position to Madeline Wade (wadem@kenyon.edu).

Application link: https://careers.kenyon.edu/cw/en-us/job/492729/postdoctoral-researcher-in-physics

Two positions open at the Texas Tech High Performance Computing Center

(posted here May 21, 2021)

Dear colleagues,

We’d like to ask your assistance in identifying and calling the attention of candidates for the following two positions currently open at the Texas Tech High Performance Computing Center. The first is for a Research Associate, which is a staff permanent position for which we would like to recruit suitable candidates at the same level as an advanced postdoctoral researcher or early-career person interested pursuing an HPC-oriented career. The second is for a student Graduate Research Assistant once again targeting someone who is pursuing a degree closely related to high performance computing with a focus on HPC techniques.

Your assistance would especially be appreciated in identifying suitable candidates who are women and/or from historically under-represented communities.

Thanks very much and feel free to forward this and/or to reply to me or to Dr. Thomas Brown with any questions.

Alan Sill, Ph.D

Managing Director, High Performance Computing Center

Adjunct Professor of Physics

Drane 159, MS 4-1167

Texas Tech University

http://www.hpcc.ttu.edu

e-mail: Alan.Sill@ttu.edu

ph. 806-834-5940


Position 1: TTU Research Associate

The TTU High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) is currently looking to hire a Research Associate (RA). Applicants must
  • Have completed an advanced degree (Master’s minimum, PhD strongly preferred) or specialized academic training beyond the Bachelor's level in a particular field of science or engineering equivalent to a Masters
  • Possess preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities including (1) Specific knowledge of compute intensive science areas like quantum chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics and bioinformatics, (2) Demonstrated ability to work on externally funded research and (3) Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Have completed at least one year of research experience utilizing knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Monitors status of and helps maintain HPC resources.
  • Works with HPCC users to analyze existing codes and develop and deploy new applications into existing and new environments.
  • Assists in obtaining research funds and/or perform research into advanced computing.
  • Documents policies and procedures for deploying advanced computing software and trains students in advanced computing techniques like deploying new software and porting applications into new environments.
  • Adheres to all appropriate institutional polices (including IT OPs) and other relevant internal departmental policies.
  • Distributes results of work through refereed publications, presentations at national conferences and working with other institutions.

Candidates should be interested in HPC as a career.

More information can be found at

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5635#jobDetails=616857_5635

If you have further questions, please reply to this email or contact Dr. Thomas Brown, Assistant Managing Director, HPCC.


Position 2: Director’s Select Graduate Research Assistant

The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at Texas Tech University seeks applications for the Director’s Select Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position beginning Fall 2021. The Director's Select GRA is a paid graduate student position with tuition support to be filled by a candidate whose academic research towards a PhD (preferred) or Masters Degree is in areas associated with high performance computing and associated technologies. The successful candidate will be employed to work with HPCC staff and personnel with supporting cluster operations and user needs while pursuing a related graduate degree through agreement between the HPCC Managing Director and the academic degree supervisor. Tasks may be related to the student’s field of study, such as Computer Science, High Performance Computing, Distributed Computing, and/or Utility and Cloud Computing. Graduate students whose field of study differs from Computer Science but who utilize the HPCC resources for their research are also encouraged to apply. The purpose of the Director's Select GRA is to support students whose research would benefit from direct contact with operational conditions for supporting high performance computing.

The successful candidate will gain experience in the above techniques by assisting HPCC staff to support the data center administration and scientific computing user needs on an as-needed basis. Activities will include testing and prototyping advanced scientific and engineering computational methods and software, handling trouble tickets, exploring and optimizing use of new hardware and software, and one-one-on customer support as needed and determined by your immediate supervisor and/or by those you are assigned to work with during your scheduled work time. Some of these activities may result in new research opportunities of interest to your curriculum but should not be construed as substitution for your primary responsibilities to HPCC in this role unless otherwise approved by your supervisor and HPCC Administration.

If applicable, students must be available to attend scheduled trainings.

Position requirements

A graduate student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in this exempt position. This is a 12-month position where the student is expected to work 20 hours per week. This is a Security Sensitive Level II position, and applicants for this Security Sensitive Level II position will be subject to a criminal background check and must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test after a conditional offer of employment has been extended, but before employment can be confirmed.

Interested students should submit their CV, cover letter and transcripts to McConnell @ttu.edu by June 30 for full consideration.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Atomistic modeling of amorphous films with exceptionally low mechanical loss

(posted here May 21, 2021)

Postdoctoral Fellowship at UBC: Atomistic modeling of amorphous films with exceptionally low mechanical loss

Current ground-based gravitational wave detectors, including LIGO and Virgo, have registered the signals of more than 50 black hole and neutron star mergers. The detection sensitivity is fundamentally limited by the rate at which mechanical vibrations are damped in the highly reflective coatings on fused silica mirrors. The next generation of detectors, including Voyager, Cosmic Explorer, and the Einstein Telescope, requires an improvement in mechanical loss in the most sensitive (10-1000 Hz) frequency range. Low mechanical loss materials are also urgently needed in many other nanoscale applications, for instance in optomechanical resonators and in quantum information components.

To address this challenge, the LIGO group and the The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at the University of British Columbia are building an integrated design framework to discover new materials with exceptionally low mechanical loss. In support of this effort, we seek a computational scientist with experience in atomistic simulations of condensed matter systems. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of (astro-)physicists and solid state chemists, and help setting up a closed feedback loop between materials modeling, synthesis, and experimental characterization. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on identifying and characterizing sources of internal friction (two level systems) in amorphous metal oxide films that have been identified as promising candidate materials. Of particular importance will be improving on existing modeling strategies by implementing advanced sampling and emergent machine learning methods.

A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline is required. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential. Prior experience with atomistic simulation techniques (DFT, molecular dynamics, etc.) is desired.

Interested candidates can contact Prof. Joerg Rottler (jrottler at physics.ubc.ca) for further details.

To learn how to apply, please visit: https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/ad/55115

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or _expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person._

PhD fellowships at GSSI

(posted here May 21, 2021)

The Physics Division of the GSSI – Gran Sasso Science Institute (L’Aquila, Italy) offers the opportunity for students to pursue a Ph.D. in Astroparticle Physics, starting in the Academic Year 2021/2022. Applicants typically have undergraduate degrees in physics, astrophysics or related fields, and are drawn from among the most talented students around the world.

The GSSI is a center for advanced Studies and Research, located in the city of L’Aquila, Italy and operating in the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences (www.gssi.it).

Astroparticle Physics at GSSI includes both experimental and theoretical projects on: underground rare event searches, high energy cosmic ray physics, gravitational waves, multimessenger astrophysics and neutrino physics. The activity is also carried on in close collaboration with the nearby INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory. More information could be found here: https://www.gssi.it/research-area/physics-research.

The official language for all Ph.D. courses is English. The fellowships are awarded for a 4 year time span, and the yearly gross amount of each fellowship is 16.159,91 Euros. All Ph.D. students have free accommodation at the guest house during the first year, while for the remaining three years they are provided with a financial support of 350,00 Euros gross/month to cover accommodation and with free luncheon vouchers. Tuition is waived and an individual health insurance is issued to cover any accident and/or injury that may occur during the four years of Ph.D. program. Finally, each student is granted a contribution of up to 1.200,00 Euros for the purchase of a laptop for studying and research purposes.

The applications must be submitted through the online form available at http://www.gssi.it/phd/ by 14 June 2021 at 5 pm (Italian time).

Candidates from all countries, all ethnicities, all genders are strongly encouraged to apply, in the spirit of inclusivity that characterizes the Institute.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview, to be held either at GSSI or via remote connection.

Further information can be found at these links:

https://www.gssi.it/communication/announcements/item/12360-phd-call-for-applications-2021-22-now-open

https://youtu.be/9OwYRi0FpXE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLvP5j1rtQ

Contact: applications@gssi.it or call +39 0862 4280433.

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More Information:

Job opening at LHO for Vacuum Systems Engineer

(posted here May 21, 2021)

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=5830

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening at the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences

(posted here May 14, 2021)


McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences
at Washington University in St. Louis

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening

Applications Due May 24, 2021

Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants to conduct independent research as a postdoctoral fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS) in the broad field of space sciences. We welcome applicants with interests in Astromaterials, Cosmochemistry, or Meteoritics; Experimental, theoretical, or observational Astrophysics; Planetary Science; Particle and Nuclear Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation; and Earth as a Planet. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS. The initial annual salary is $65,000 with additional funds available for research expenses and travel support.

Candidates must have a PhD or be a May 2021 degree candidate specializing in one of the fields listed above and have a record of excellent scholarship. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in relevant observational, lab-based, theoretical, and computational methodologies.

The initial appointment will be for a one year period, renewable for a second year. Washington University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a 2-page statement of interest or research proposal, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants are responsible for contacting referees. Referees will need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site. Applications and letters are due May 24, 2021 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/87253. Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Jan Foster at spacesciences@wustl.edu.

[Henric Krawczynski, Wayman Crow Professor of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, recent publications: XL-Calibur - a second-generation balloon-borne hard X-ray polarimetry mission (2020, Astroparticle Physics), Generally Applicable Formalism for Modeling the Observable Signatures of Inflows, Outflows, and Moving Coronal Plasma Close to Kerr Black Holes, (2021, Astrophysical Journal)]


Simons-FAPESP Research Group Leader Position at ICTP-SAIFR

(posted here May 14, 2021)

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR, www.ictp-saifr.org) announces the opening of a Simons-FAPESP research group leader position to begin in 2021 or 2022. Candidates from all areas related to theoretical physics are encouraged to apply, with preference in the areas of gravitational wave physics, cosmology, particle physics, quantum information/quantum matter, statistical mechanics, complex systems and biological physics. The initial appointment is for five years and it is expected that a permanent position will be opened for a successful group leader. The international search committee will be chaired by Michael Green (Cambridge U.) and include William Bialek (Princeton), Ignacio Cirac (MPI Garching), Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne), Scott Dodelson (Carnegie Mellon), David Gross (KITP) and ICTP-SAIFR council members.

ICTP-SAIFR is a South American center for theoretical physics created in 2011 as a collaboration of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) with the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the São Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP). It is located at the Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UNESP) campus in downtown São Paulo and has a large number of postdocs and visitors. In addition to performing research and organizing activities, the new professor will assist in the teaching and supervising of Master’s and PhD students of IFT-UNESP.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will include fellowships from both the Simons Foundation and FAPESP. Additional grants are available for research/travel and salary from state and national funding agencies, and the professor can use ICTP-SAIFR funds for graduate students, postdocs and visitors, as well as participate in ICTP-SAIFR exchange agreements with the ICTP Trieste, Perimeter, Princeton-CUNY, KITP, Mainz, CERN, Fermilab, Saclay, Nordita, IFISC and IFT-Madrid.

Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before June 1, 2021 by filling out the online application form at https://academicjobsonline.org/

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

(posted here May 7, 2021)

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada, with a value of $70k CAD per year.

Researchers who have fulfilled their PhD degree requirements between September 15, 2018 and September 30, 2022 (inclusively) are eligible to apply this summer.

The University of British Columbia also offers an additional research allowance of $5k CAD per year for successful awardees:

https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/banting-postdoctoral-fellowships-program

The internal UBC deadline to apply for this year's Banting Fellowship program is July 11, 2021. If you're interested in applying for GW research at UBC, please get in touch with Jess McIver to learn more: mciver@phas.ubc.ca.


Postdoc Position at the University of Western Australia

(posted here April 23, 2021)

A postdoctoral research associate (experimental) position in Gravitational Wave Discovery is being advertised at University of Western Australia.

This position is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). For further information and instructions on how to apply, please click here.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Chunnong Zhao, chunnong.zhao@uwa.edu.au


New NSF MPS-Ascend Post-Doc Program

(posted here April 9, 2021)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21573/nsf21573.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Waves at Uni Melbourne, Australia

(posted here April 9, 2021)

Dear LSC colleagues,

A postdoctoral research fellow position in Gravitational Wave Discovery is being advertised at University of Melbourne, Australia.

The research fellow position is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), and can be in any area of gravitational wave science relevant to OzGrav ’s mission, with an emphasis on data analysis, source astrophysics, detector characterization, and computing.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see:

http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/904441/research-fellow-in-gravitational-wave-discovery

If you have questions about the position you may contact Professor Andrew Melatos, amelatos@unimelb.edu.au.

Feel free to forward this on to colleagues who may be interested.

Cheers,

Yeshe

Young Investigator Group Leader position in multi-messenger gravitational-wave astronomy, Frankfurt, Germany

(posted here April 2, 2021)

More information about the position can be found here:

https://hyperspace.uni-frankfurt.de/2021/03/29/young-investigator-group-leader-position-in-multi-messenger-gravitational-wave-astronomy-frankfurt-germany/


Staff scientist position in gravitational wave data analysis at Nikhef

(posted here April 2, 2021)

Dear colleagues,

Nikhef invites applications for a staff scientist position in gravitational

wave data analysis. More information and a link to the application portal can

be found here:

https://www.nikhef.nl/jobs/vacatures/

Please forward this message to any candidates who may be interested. Further

information on this position can be obtained from Prof. Chris Van Den Broeck

(vdbroeck@nikhef.nl) or Prof. Frank Linde (f.linde@nikhef.nl).

Best regards,

Andreas

Professor at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics

(posted here March 31, 2021)

The ANU Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics is seeking inspirational scientific leaders with equity agendas from the areas of research related to Gravitational Wave Science, who can grow ANU’s leadership across all areas of gravitational wave astronomy. The appointment comes with an attractive start-up package. The University may also consider placement for a a partner or spouse. There is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.

The Australian National University’s newly established Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), is a joint facility of the Research School of Physics (RSPhys) and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA).

Apply here: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/539323/professor

Applications close: 22 Apr 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Detchar Position at Virgo

(posted here March 26, 2021)

https://www.ego-gw.it/blog/2021/03/25/postdocdetchar/

Research Associate at LSU

(posted here March 26, 2021)

The LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a talented individual to work on scientific computing for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration. The person in this position will work on scientific computing for the LIGO Data Grid used by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), collaborating closely with colleagues in University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and other institutions. Specifically, the person will help to maintain and develop a suite of python-based tools for detector characterization, including the GWpy package and related tools (https://gwpy.github.io). Additionally, they will maintain and help to develop online monitors and processes to provide minute-latency and daily reports on detector performance (LIGO “summary pages”), as well as follow-up tools to enable rapid examination of low-latency gravitational-wave event candidates. Furthermore, the person will assist in the development and operations of web-based tools for data processing. Candidates should be proficient in Python programming, packaging and development, as well as familiar with C and Java, and preferably have experience with visualization, scientific workflow management, and database technology.

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

Interested applicants can apply here, or search for R00053793 in LSU Careers Website https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

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

Postdoctoral Researcher at LSU

(posted here March 26, 2021)

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

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

Interested applicants can apply here, or search for R00053870 in LSU Careers Website https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

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

4.5 years postdoc Uni Hamburg in laser interferometry at ultra-low temperatures

(posted here March 19, 2021)

4.5 years Postdoctoral associate for the Project in laser interferometry at ultra-low temperatures

"Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe” — University of Hamburg – Institute for Laser Physics

The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universität Hamburg and DESY.

The specific duties include research at the Institute of Laser Physics and teaching at the University of Hamburg. The research concerns laser experiments at temperatures below 100 mK and the responsible operation of a 3He-4He-dilution refrigerator.

In context of future gravitational-wave observatories, such as the Einstein telescope, the coupling between light and moving cryogenic mirrors and the efficient cooling of seismically decoupled mirrors will be investigated. The tasks include the responsible coordination and research in this area, development of new physics concepts, guidance and supervision of Master students and PhD students, publication of research results, independent acquisition of external funding, and participation in larger research projects (LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Collaborative Research Centers in planning and other projects).

Please find the job offer here:

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibung.html?jobID=3e085cd4040e323cc5ec13ad5ba060950ac0cb13

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/616995

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Roman Schnabel roman.schnabel@physnet.uni-hamburg.de.


Visiting Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Sonoma State University

(posted here March 19, 2021)

Colleagues,

Our Academic Year 2021-2022 Visiting Professor position is posted at the SSU Job Site, with an Application Deadline of April 12, 2021 (11:55 PM PDT). Please feel free to share the following job description and application links. Applicants submit via the links in the Position Opportunity Announcement. Feel free to forward to interested parties.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a visiting faculty position in physics beginning in August 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and be actively involved in research. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will teach core physics courses at the lower-division and upper-division level, including lectures and labs. According to current plans, there will be in-person and online instruction in the Fall. The workload is 12-units of teaching and 3-units of research and service per semester.

Position Opportunity Announcement and application submission:

https://employment.sonoma.edu/en-us/job/499426/physics-and-astronomy-visiting-professor

SSU Job Site: https://jobs.sonoma.edu

Department of Physics and Astronomy: http://phys-astro.sonoma.edu

Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 11:55 PM PDT.

SSU is an equal opportunity employer.



Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Physics, University of Virginia

(posted here March 19, 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, 2021, 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 April 12, 2021. For full consideration, applications should be complete 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. Contact Prof. Robert Jones (phys-chair@virginia.edu), the Physics Department Chair, for further information about the fellowship program.


Postdoc at at NASA/GSFC

(posted here March 19, 2021)

Hi,

Please add this following postdoc opening to the LSC announcements.

Postdoctoral Position in Transient and Multi-messenger Astronomy Data Science

at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/e543bf1d

Thanks,

Leo

Dr. Leo P. Singer

Research Astrophysicist

Astroparticle Physics Laboratory

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Announcement Postdoc Position for LISA development at University of Hamburg

(posted here March 12, 2021)

Postdoc position for "LISA phase readout - Developing a ground-support phasemeter based on MicroTCA "

The research group for gravitational wave detection at the University of Hamburg is looking for a research associate to work on LISA:

The successful candidate for this position will participate in the development of an electrical ground-support equipment version of the LISA phasemeter, based on the MicroTCA.4 standard. The project is funded by the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) and the phasemeter development is conducted in close collaboration with local partners, DESY MSK and the DESY Technology Lab, and in collaboration and coordination with the LISA Consortium, the LISA Instrument Group and specifically partners developing the LISA phasemeter flight-hardware.

The successful candidate is expected to design, implement and extend the interferometer readout and control algorithms by programming FPGAs, CPUs and SoCs and is expected to conduct electrical testing of phasemeter functions and performance.Additionally the candidate is expected to participate in system engineering both for the phasemeter and the overall LISA instrument and the candidate will also participate in the development and testing of optical ground support equipment conducted as part of the project by a PhD student.

Further information can be found here:

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibung.html?jobID=3bfb60dce5e8fe59b5cc56173bf62d9ae1b4a7dd

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

Faculty position on Physics and data science at Université de Paris

(posted here March 12, 2021)

The Université de Paris (https://u-paris.fr) opens a Professor position

with a broad interdisciplinary profile centered on the use of

the data science and its applications. The considered range of applications

is broad and ranges from physical or computer sciences to linguistics.

The astroparticle physics and cosmology is among the themes considered.

The applicant will have a primary affiliation to an institute of

its own discipline (for Physics, this will be AstroParticule et Cosmologie APC

http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr), and will also be affiliated

with the Paris Data Intelligence Institute (diiP)

https://u-paris.fr/diip/.

He or she will present a research project in his or her field

and will show a compelling interest in interdisciplinary work and

the development of advanced data analysis methods.

The profile sought is that of a confirmed researcher or lecturer.

The official publication of the position (see below) is in progress

and will be carried out mid March. Interested persons can already take

contact with Eric Chassande-Mottin, ecm@apc.in2p3.fr.

INTITULE DU POSTE

Faculté/composante ou UFR

REJOINDRE UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS

Issue du rapprochement des universités Paris Descartes et Paris Diderot et intégrant l’Institut de physique du Globe de Paris, Université de Paris propose, pour la première fois sur le territoire parisien, une offre de formation pluridisciplinaire des plus complètes et des plus ambitieuses en recherche, tout en ayant un fort rayonnement international.

Présente sur plus de 20 sites, dont 11 à Paris, 7 en Ile-de-France, et 3 en outre-mer, Université de Paris vous attend avec plus de 200 métiers et de vastes perspectives de parcours professionnels. En tant qu’employeur responsable, elle s’engage à favoriser la qualité de vie au travail, l’inclusion professionnelle et l’innovation individuelle et collective.

*Composante ou UFR kiss

UFR Physique
UFR Linguistique
UFR Mathématiques et Informatique

*Département :*

*Identification du poste kiss

Type de l’emploi : Discipline :
N° de support de poste : Quotité :

Profil du poste : Mots clés :
Job profile :

We are currently witnessing a tremendous increase in the amounts of data being produced and/or collected by various applications and scientific disciplines. This has been made possible with the recent advances in sensing instruments that allow the observation of different real- world phenomena at a scale and granularity that has never been possible, which in turn enables data-driven scientific discovery. In other words, we are now in a position to exploit the wealth of data to refine existing, or build new theoretical models, which describe and explain various phenomena in the real world. Examples range from life sciences (e.g., medicine, biology, neurolinguistics) and smart cities (such as manufacturing, transport), to Earth sciences (e.g., seismology, volcanology, oceanography), and physics and astrophysics (e.g., particle

physics, cosmology or gravitational-wave astronomy), where datasets can often grow to several TeraBytes (TB), or even PetaBytes (PB) in size.

Extracting knowledge from these data means that we need to perform analysis tasks that are becoming increasingly complex as the amount of data, the number of observed variables, and the levels of noise (e.g., when measuring weak signals) in the measurements grow. Therefore, we are in need of novel methods that can cope with the scale of data (TB to PB) and complexity of tasks (noise removal, detection of weak signals, classification of complex patterns, detection of anomalies/abnormal events) that we face across applications in different domains.

In order to address these challenges, we need to turn our attention to a set of new classes of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) (both supervised and unsupervised; including deep learning), and scalable data analytics techniques, which produce very promising initial results.

The candidate will have a principal affiliation to a laboratoire of their main discipline, and will also be affiliated to the Data Intelligence Institute of Paris (diiP). The candidate will have recognized research work and convincing interest in interdisciplinary work, for developing novel methods in the intersection of AI/ML/statistical learning/data analytics/data intelligence that address fundamental challenges in modern science, industry, and society.

Below we list example profiles; other profiles that fit the perspective discussed above may also be relevant and will be examined.

Particle, or astroparticle physics and astronomy now regularly rely on advanced data analysis methodologies and machine learning techniques to analyze the experimental or observational data (e.g., object/signal detection and classification from large volumes of data in low signal-to-noise or confusion dominated regimes; or for the visualization of high- dimensional datasets). The development of those new approaches requires a candidate with a two-pronged expertise in both physics and computer science and/or statistical learning, with an interest to develop new mathematical tools that apply to the top questions in those fields, such as in the development of multi-messenger astronomy.

Linguistics traditionally makes the fundamental hypothesis that language has structure, in particular that sentences are recursively structured as trees. Some of the structural constraints have been claimed to underlie all human languages and not to be learnable. However, the recent emergence of deep learning and unsupervised methods, such as recurrent networks and transformers, provide new models, hypotheses and research directions that can be confronted with such approaches and may allow a deeper understanding of natural languages. The selected candidate will have a proven research program designing, analyzing and interpreting such models based on large corpora and/or experimental data (Eye Tracking, EEG, NIRS, fMRI) combining theory and experimentation and taking the diversity of languages into account. He or she is expected to have significant expertise in current research directions both in linguistics and in data science.

Computer Science is in a unique position to cater to the needs of modern data analytics applications, by combining a set of new classes of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) (both supervised and unsupervised, with an emphasis on deep learning), and data analytics techniques that enable efficient and effective data processing at scale. The selected candidate will develop novel foundational methods at the intersection of AI/ML and large data management. The objective is to then use these techniques to address the needs of real-world applications by performing complex analytics tasks, and possibly by addressing additional challenges, such as data complexity, scale, dimensionality, heterogeneity, or noise.

*Research fields Euraxess kiss

Astrophysics and particle physics Linguistics
Computer science

Enseignement (en précisant les mentions et/ou parcours, niveaux et lieu d’enseignement ; tout sigle doit être décliné) :

Depending on the profile of the successful candidate, teaching will take place in one, or more of the following UFRs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, in collaboration with diiP, the candidate will propose graduate courses on data analytics/intelligence that could be relevant to students from different research fields and disciplines.

UFR Physique:
Master NPAC [Nuclei, Particles, AstroParticles and Cosmology] Master AAIS [Astronomie, astrophysique et ingénierie spatiale]

UFR Linguistique:
Master Linguistique Théorique et Expérimentale
Master Linguistique Informatique
Master in Information Technology (ex-Descartes) https://math-info.u-paris.fr/en/master-in- information-technology/

UFR Mathematiques et Informatique:
Master in Information Technology: Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Master in Information Technology: Computer Vision and Intelligent Machines

Laboratoire de recherche :
Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie (APC) Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF) Laboratoire d’Informatique Paris Descartes (LIPADE)

*Date de prise de fonction kiss

*Date de fin de fonction kiss

*Quotité d’enseignement kiss

*Personnes à contacter kiss

Eric Chassande-Mottin ecm@apc.in2p3.fr , Vice-Director of Data Intelligence Institute of Paris (diiP), DR CNRS, AstroParticule & Cosmologie, Université de Paris

Barbara Hemforth bhemforth@gmail.com , DR CNRS, Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, Université de Paris

Themis Palpanas themis@mi.parisdescartes.fr , Director of Data Intelligence Institute of Paris (diiP), Director of LIPADE (Computer Science Department), Université de Paris


Post-doc Position at IAP Paris

(posted here March 12, 2021)

Postdoctoral Position in Multimessenger Astrophysics at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)

We announce a postdoctoral position at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris focusing on electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational-wave sources, with a special interest for kilonovae. This position is part of a project supported by the Île-de-France region and brings together three laboratories: the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP, Frédéric Daigne, Robert Mochkovitch and Emmanuel Bertin); the Irène Joliot-Curie laboratory (IJCLab, Patrice Hello) and the Astroparticle and Cosmology laboratory (APC, Alexis Coleiro). Our groups are involved in observational and source modeling research activities related to the multiwavelength and multimessenger study of extreme transients—in particular compact binary mergers. IAP, IJCLAB and APC are members of the GRANDMA telescope network, the SVOM space mission, and the Virgo gravitational interferometer.

This postdoctoral position will deal with several aspects of multimessenger astrophysics: (1) developing observation and data analysis tools to identify kilonovae and GRB afterglows in data from next-generation optical telescope networks; (2) leading studies on kilonova/GRB modeling, with possible connections to GW data analysis; (3) contributing to leveraging upcoming multimessenger events for further topics such as post-merger physics, the question of the origin of r-process elements, gravitational-wave cosmology, etc.

Application:

The candidate is expected to have experience in at least one of the aforementioned areas. Candidates with an experience in observational data analysis, or machine learning are especially encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in physics.

The position is funded for 2 years with net salary between 2227€ and 3167€, depending on the experience. Review of applications will start by 19 April 2021. The start date is flexible and could be as early as June 2021, but should not be later than October 2021.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Frédéric Daigne (daigne@iap.fr), Patrice Hello (hello@lal.in2p3.fr) or Alexis Coleiro (coleiro@apc.in2p3.fr) for further information.

Requirements:

A PhD in (astro)physics is required by the time the appointment starts. Full working proficiency in either English or French is required.

Applications should be submitted by 16 April 2021, including:
  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • a statement of research interests (4 pages maximum)
  • two reference letters, to be sent directly by their authors to Prof. Frédéric Daigne (daigne@iap.fr)

The submission must be made via the CNRS website: https://bit.ly/2O9kOYU

Included Benefits:

The position benefits from the French social security system (medical insurance), maternal/paternal leave, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. We also note that schools are free in France for all children above 3 years old.

REU in Physics at UTRGV

(posted here March 5, 2021)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTRGV is again offering an REU program this year: https://www.utrgv.edu/physics/research/research-experience-for-undergraduates/index.htm. The application deadline is March 15, 2021.

Please make your undergraduate students aware of the program. The student projects cover instrumental and data analysis GW topics.

Open PhD student positions in the space-interferometry group at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover, Germany.

(posted here March 5, 2021)

Dear all,

There are 5 open PhD student positions in the group of space-interferometry at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover. We are searching students with an interest in experimental physics, as well as students with interest in theoretical or computational physics. Detailed announcements in both German and English are available here:

https://www.aei.mpg.de/643034/wissenschaftliche-r-mitarbeiter-in-doktorand-in-m-w-d-im-bereich-physik (en)

https://www.aei.mpg.de/643009/wissenschaftliche-r-mitarbeiter-in-doktorand-in-m-w-d-im-bereich-physik (de)

For further information on the Institute Group, see:

https://www.aei.mpg.de/interferometry-in-space

The webpage of the Collaborative Research Center is:

https://www.terraq.uni-hannover.de/

Assistant professor on metrology at quantum limit at IJCLab

(posted here March 5, 2021)

Dear all

We have an opening for an assistant professor position at IJCLab (Orsay) on metrology at quantum limit . Please see https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/ListesPostesPublies/ANTEE/2021_1/0912408Y/FOPC_0912408Y_89.pdf for a more detailed description. Application will be done through the web portal https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_recrutement_enseignants_chercheurs.htm where more infos on how to apply could be found.

The deadline for the application is the 30th of March

Could you please send this announcement to any possible interested candidates.

Best regards

Nicolas Leroy

Postdoc Positions at the University of Mississippi

(posted here March 5, 2021)

Two postdoctoral positions in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi, USA

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for two postdoctoral researchers in gravitational physics and astrophysics. One postdoctoral position will focus on numerical relativity and tests of theories beyond GR, and will be supported by NSF grant PHY–2047382. The second postdoctoral position will focus on gravitational-wave astrophysics and data-analysis. Each position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment.

The successful applicants will also develop and advance independent research programs, collaborate with UMiss gravity group faculty (Leo Stein, Anuradha Gupta, and Luca Bombelli) on their research, and help to train UM students. UMiss is a member of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the LISA consortium, and will thus provide ample opportunities to collaborate with other SXS, LSC, and LISA member institutions.

The nominal starting date for the positions is Sep. 1, 2021, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to grpostdoc[at]phy.olemiss.edu, including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Please arrange for your references to also mail letters to this same address. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc.”

Review of applications will begin Apr. 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please direct questions about the positions to Anuradha Gupta agupta1[AT]olemiss.edu, and Leo Stein lcstein[AT]olemiss.edu.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

1-year postdoctoral position at the University of Aveiro

(posted here March 5, 2021)

Dear colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well.

A one-year postdoctoral position in Strong gravity is available at the University of Aveiro

http://gravitation.web.ua.pt/node/2764

The application deadline is March 26th 2021.

Best Regards,

Carlos Herdeiro.

Open PhD position in Antwerpen on GW instrumentation

(posted here Feb 26, 2021)

Dear all,

Please take note of a PhD position opening at Antwerp university for developing instrumentation in the context of ET/ETpathfinder.

The deadline is March 31st, and the details of the position and application procedure can be found here:

https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/academic-staff/?q=1481&descr=Doctoral-scholarship-holder-in-Gravitational-wave-instrumentation <https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/academic-staff/?q=1481&descr=Doctoral-scholarship-holder-in-Gravitational-wave-instrumentation>

Best Regards,

Nick van Remortel

VIRGO BelGrav group

Postdoc Position Announcement: RIT CCRG

(posted here Feb 26, 2021)

As part of several NASA and NSF collaborative projects, RIT's Center for
Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is currently seeking to
fill one or two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified
individuals interested in pursuing research in the fields of numerical
relativity, theoretical and computational astrophysics, with an emphasis
on general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations.

We are particularly interested in developing new high-performance
algorithms for relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of binary
neutron star coalescences from prior to merger through to the formation
of disks and/or collapse of the merged remnant, the production of jets,
and launching of outflows. The group is involved in several large
collaborations, including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The
Einstein Toolkit Consortium (einsteintoolkit.org) and a NASA
Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN)
(compact-binaries.org). CCRG researchers have access to several
computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE
and the TACC's Frontera Supercomputer, as well as a dedicated over
3500-cores cluster and large storage pool hosted at the Center.

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: qxysma[AT]rit.edu with a copy to
ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrg.rit.edu. More information about the CCRG is
available at Welcome | Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG)
And about Rochester at Rochester, New York .

Application reviews will be begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Starting dates, duration and a competitive salary
are negotiable.

2 postdoc positions at Cardiff

(posted here Feb 26, 2021)

Dear colleagues,

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. Two positions are available at the Grade 6 level until 30 Sept 2021.


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, Kate Dooley, Keiko Kokeyama), electromagnetic follow up of gravitational-wave events (Cosimo Inserra), and education and public outreach (Chris North). Applications are invited for all areas, with applications in for research in multi-messenger astronomy and instrument science particularly encouraged.

These posts are full-time, fixed-term until 30 September 2021 and available immediately.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

You can access the advert here:

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460#jobDetails=1770963_5460

If the direct link doesn't work you can find the advert on the Cardiff U jobs website, https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies , by searching for vacancy 10843.

Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Patrick Sutton (SuttonPJ1 @cardiff.ac.uk) or Dr. Katherine Dooley (DooleyK @cardiff.ac.uk). Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Sadia Qamar (QamarS4 @cardiff.ac.uk).

Date advert posted: Friday, 5 February 2021

Closing date: Friday, 5 March 2021. We seek to fill the positions ASAP.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University and the School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time.

Post-doc position at Cardiff / DESY

(posted here Feb 19, 2021)

Cardiff University has a post-doc position opening for up to 3 years,

to work on Axion-like particle search, in particular with the ALPS II experiment.

The successful candidate is expected to spend a larger fraction of the time at the ALPS II

experiment at DESY in Hamburg, Germany.

For details see:

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1786682

and you are welcome to contact Hartmut Grote

groteh@cardiff.ac.uk

Faculty Search in Astrophysics, Cosmology, Particle Physics, or Nuclear Physics at Washington University in St. Louis

(posted here Feb 12, 2021)

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Physics – Assistant or Associate Professor in Astrophysics, Cosmology, Particle Physics, or Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis (https://physics.wustl.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in Physics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2021. A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We invite applicants in all areas of theoretical, observational, and experimental astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics and nuclear physics who specialize in the use of data-intensive methods, data mining, statistics, large-scale computer simulations, machine learning, neural network, and GPU computing. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, simulations of astrophysical processes (e.g. black hole and neutron star accretion or merger, cosmological simulations), processing large data sets (e.g., gravitational wave, cosmological, multi-wavelength and multi-messenger data sets), and statistical, uncertainty quantification, and Bayesian analyses. The hire forms part of Washington University’s Digital Transformation initiative, in which 14 faculty members are hired in departments across the schools of Arts & Sciences (https://bit.ly/artscidigital). The ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues across traditional discipline boundaries will be considered as a strength of the application. Furthermore, a joint appointment with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://math.wustl.edu) can be considered if appropriate. The faculty hire will be a member of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (https://mcss.wustl.edu). The successful candidate will conduct an independent research program, teach typically one class per semester, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. The appointment can begin as soon as Fall 2021.

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Applications should apply via https://apply.interfolio.com/83721 and submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications including a description of the candidate’s contributions to the five most significant ones, a statement of research interests and plans (up to three pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (up to two pages), a diversity statement detailing the track record and plans of the candidate for promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM (up to two pages), and the names and contact information of three professional references. Applications received by March 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. For additional information please contact Professor Krawczynski, krawcz@wustl.edu.

Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at https://police.wustl.edu/clery-reports-logs/.

NANOGrav postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech/JPL

(posted here Feb 5, 2021)

The Caltech/JPL Low-Frequency Gravitational-Wave Group seeks a qualified individual for a postdoctoral appointment in support of the effort to detect and characterize GWs using radio timing observations of pulsars. The position will be funded through the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav), an NSF Physics Frontier Center (http://nanograv.org).

The group, which currently includes Profs. Katerina Chatziioannou, Gregg Hallinan and Vikram Ravi, JPL scientists Curt Cutler, Joseph Lazio, and Michele Vallisneri, as well as Drs. Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Alvin Chua, and Arianna Renzini, conducts research on a broad range of topics in GW science across the spectrum, including the analysis of NANOGrav data, and preparations for the planned space mission LISA. The ideal candidate will have the skills to contribute to the development of NANOGrav's data-analysis framework (including its statistical formulation and the Enterprise software package); they will have interests that bridge the GW spectrum between the nanohertz probed by NANOGrav and the millihertz proved by LISA; and they will be committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the astronomical community.

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a diverse community of NANOGrav members in the United States and Canada and will benefit from collaboration with researchers at a range of institutions. The postdoctoral researcher will also play a role in the work of the International Pulsar Timing Array and will have ample opportunities for international travel and collaboration. The initial appointment is for one year with expected renewal for two additional years, and could start as early as September 2021.

To apply, please send a CV, publication list, short statement of research, and have three letters of reference e-mailed to Michele Vallisneri (Michele.Vallisneri@jpl.nasa.gov, mentioning "NANOGrav postdoc" in the subject) by February 21, 2021.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) go to https://www.eeoc.gov/employees-job-applicants.

Assistant professor position at NAOJ

(posted here Feb 5, 2021)

Assistant professor position at NAOJ

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) would like to invite

applications for an assistant professor position in Gravitational Wave

Science Project to work on the KAGRA interferometer commissioning and

development of new interferometer technologies using TAMA300.

Submission deadline is 7th May, 2021.

More information can be found at:

https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20210204-gwsp.pdf

New faculty position at the University of South Dakota

(posted here Feb 5, 2021)

Dear Collaborators:

The Department of Physics at USD has a faculty position open to those engaged in fields related to underground physics. Feel free to relay to your colleagues in other collaborations. The application can be found online below:

https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/21523

Best regards,

Joel Sander

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Software Engineer (Astronomy/Physics) job opportunity at University of Western Australia

(posted here Jan 22, 2021)

Dear LVK members,

University of Western Australia is looking to hire a full-time software engineer to work in the area of online gravitational wave detection and early warning. The position is initially for 1 year, with possibilities to extend up to 3 years. The role will be working with Prof Linqing Wen (linqing.wen@uwa.edu.au) and a team of astrophysicists and high-performance computing scientists, and is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).

Application deadline is Feb 18, 2021.

Further details are here: https://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/506058

Feel free to share this with colleagues who may be interested.

Cheers,

Yeshe

Applications to the INPhiNIT Ph.D program with the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics

(posted here Jan 22, 2021)

The gravitational-wave group at Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE), at the University of Santiago de Compostela, invites applications for doctoral fellows within “La Caixa” INPhINIT program. These are 3-year duration grants that include travel funds and a very competitive stipend.

The application deadline is:

— February 4th for the “Incoming” program, aimed at students that have not resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

— February 25th for the “Retaining” program, aimed at students that have resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

* In addition, note that an English proficiency certificate (options listed in section 4.3 of the call listed at the bottom of this add) should be provided *no later* than March 11th. This requirement does not apply to students in English speaking countries.

https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/investigacion-y-becas/programa-de-becas-de-posgrado/inphinit/programme-description

INPhINIT is a doctoral fellowship supported through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND programme to attract international early-stage researchers to the top Spanish and Portuguese research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The selection process is performed by the “la Caixa” Foundation where the candidates should apply. We kindly request to any applicant interested in joining our institute to express their interest in the application and contact us at jobs@igfae.usc.es, Thomas.dent@usc.es and juan.calderon.bustillo@usc.es

Incoming Program: https://fundacionlacaixa.org/documents/10280/162494/programme-rules-inphinit-incoming-2021.pdf/6f8ab9c9-3f1f-1613-101b-93cb7fe43ba7?t=1610969126165

Retaining Program: https://fundacionlacaixa.org/documents/10280/162494/programme-rules-inphinit--2021.pdf/5be0264b-560c-08a4-9eb0-d989a8a4b57d?t=1610974336406

Best Regards,

Juan.


Juan Calderon Bustillo, Ph.D

La Caixa Junior Leader - Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow

Galician Institute for High Energy Physics

University of Santiago de Compostela

GW PhD and postdoctoral positions at Ghent University

(posted here Jan 22, 2021)

Gravitational-wave positions at Ghent University

Link: https://inspirehep.net/jobs/1841649

Deadline: Feb 12, 2021

Description:

The Ghent Gravity Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ghent

University is seeking applications for PhD and postdoctoral positions. The

newly-formed group is led by Archisman Ghosh and Dirk Ryckbosch. Research

interests of the group span analysis of Advanced LIGO/Virgo and KAGRA data,

cosmology and strong-field gravity using gravitational-wave observations,

future observatories including the Einstein Telescope, and instrument science

for the ETpathfinder project. The group is embedded within the Experimental

Particle Physics division of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. We

benefit from the local neutrino observations (IceCube, SoLid), astronomy and

theory groups. We form a network with neighbouring universities in Belgium

(Antwerp, Leuven, Louvain, Brussel, Bruxelles, and Liège) and are also

closely connected with institutes in the Netherlands (Nikhef, University of

Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Leiden University, and Maastricht University).

We are seeking the following profiles.

1. A PhD student to work on gravitational-wave data analysis supervised

by Archisman Ghosh. The topic of research will include (but not necessarily

be limited to) standard-siren cosmology using gravitational-wave

observations. The position is available immediately, and could start at any

convenient date, preferably no later than 01 September 2021. PhD positions in

Belgium are for a duration of 4 years.

2. A postdoc to work on the ETpathfinder project. Depending on the

expertise of the postdoc, this could be an independent position, or one

co-supervised jointly between Stefan Hild (Maastricht University) and members

in Ghent (Dirk Ryckbosch and Archisman Ghosh). There would be the option to

spend up to 60% of the time in Maastricht. Emphasis of the work will be on

aspects of the ultra-high vacuum systems and cryogenics aspects of the

ETpathfinder project. The position is available immediately (the starting

date is negotiable), and will be for a duration of 3 years.

3. Subject to funding, an additional postdoc to work on

gravitational-wave data analysis to complement the current expertise of the

group. The position will be for 3 years.

For the PhD position, applications should include: (i) a statement of

interest (up to two pages), (ii) a brief academic CV, (iii) a list of grades,

(iv) title and abstract of masters thesis (if applicable), and additionally

(v) two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees).

For the postdoctoral positions, applications should include: (i) an

application letter, (ii) an academic CV, (iii) a list of publications, (iv) a

statement of past and proposed research, and additionally (v) three letters

of reference (to be sent directly by the referees).

The deadline for applications is 12 February 2020, but the positions are

available until filled.

Applications including letters of reference are to be sent to

gravity@ugent.be.

The language of communication in the research groups is English, and there

are no special language requirements for the advertised positions.

Information on international life in Ghent is available at The Square.Gent.

For more information about the positions, please contact Archisman Ghosh

<archisman.ghosh@ugent.be>.

PhD and postdoctoral positions in “Observation and Astrophysics of Compact-binary Mergers” at AEI Hannover

(posted here Jan 22, 2021)

The Division of Observational Relativity and Cosmology at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover invites applications from outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scientists interested in using open gravitational-wave data to further our understanding of astrophysics, gravity and the Universe. The division is led by Prof. Bruce Allen and senior scientist Dr. Alexander Nitz. The Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover plays an active role in the analysis and interpretation of gravitational-wave data, and provides a lively and friendly environment and world-class computing facilities. More information can be found at http://www.aei.mpg.de/obs-rel-cos.

The ideal candidate should have an excellent academic track record and experience with computer programming. Prior experience in gravitational wave data analysis would be helpful but is not a requirement. Applications including a CV, publication list and a brief research statement should be submitted by email to jobs-gw-han@aei.mpg.de by Feb 15th, 2021. Candidates should also arrange that three letters of reference be sent to jobs-gw-han@aei.mpg.de by the referees. Applications will be considered as they are received and the start date is flexible.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - irrespective of gender, nationality, skin colour, origin, religion and ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

Computational Specialist Position at Northwestern University, CIERA

(posted here Jan 15, 2021)

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/cf84792c

Please circulate as broadly as you wish.

Applications received by February 17, 2021 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Multiple Positions at the University of Hamburg

(posted here Jan 15, 2021)

Multiple Postdoc and PhD positions at the University of Hamburg “Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe”

in Experimental astro-/particle physics or mathematical physics/mathematics

The University of Hamburg is inviting applications for several (3-year) postdoc and PhD positions through the Cluster of

Excellence Quantum Universe:

https://www.qu.uni-hamburg.de/jobs/pool-call-pd.html (Deadline: 31st of January)

https://www.qu.uni-hamburg.de/jobs/pool-call-phd.html (Deadline: 14th of February)

The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universität Hamburg and DESY.

We are looking for candidates in research fields within the cluster’s scope, i.e. experimental or theoretical particle physics, observational or theoretical astrophysics, mathematical physics or mathematics. The research program of the associated groups includes Higgs physics, Dark Matter, particle cosmology, gravitational waves, compact objects,galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, future facilities and novel detector techniques, (big) data science, string theory, quantum field theory and mathematics, especially algebra and geometry.

For questions regarding projects in LSC groups in Hamburg please contact Roman Schnabel (roman.schnabel@physnet.uni-hamburg.de) and Oliver Gerberding (oliver.gerberding@physik.uni-hamburg.de).

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida

(posted here Jan 15, 2021)

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2021. We are interested in applications from qualified candidates in all areas of Astrophysics, especially those whose research has the ability to exploit Artificial Intelligence and Big Data methods, and who would further broaden and/or deepen the research portfolio of the department.

Presently, the Theoretical Astrophysics group engages in a broad range of research activities in general relativity, galaxy evolution, black hole physics, the gravitational self-force problem, gravitational waves, multi-messenger astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, neutrino physics, quantum gravity, dark matter, and cosmology. The Theoretical Astrophysics faculty also maintain close ties with the Department of Astronomy and are heavily involved in gravitational wave research in conjunction with ongoing UF experimental interests in both the LIGO and LISA projects, as well as dark matter searches such as CDMS, ADMX, and ALPS. The University of Florida is home to HiPerGator (https://www.rc.ufl.edu/services/hipergator/), one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university. There is currently a campus-wide effort to expand the role of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education and research (https://ai.ufl.edu), which includes a new NVIDIA GPU SuperPod (https://news.ufl.edu/2020/07/nvidia-partnership/).

Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/82727 and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae with publication list, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a statement of past and/or planned contributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and (6) at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion is highly recommended. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by February 15, 2021. For more information, please contact the search chair at astrohire@phys.ufl.edu.

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Waves at Uni Melbourne, Australia

(posted here Jan 15, 2021)

Dear colleagues,

A postdoctoral research fellow position in Gravitational Wave Discovery is being advertised at University of Melbourne, Australia.

The research fellow position is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), and can be in any area of gravitational wave science relevant to OzGrav ’s mission, with an emphasis on data analysis, source astrophysics, detector characterization, and computing.

Applications close 07 Feb 2021.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see:

http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/903617/research-fellow-in-gravitational-wave-discovery

https://www.ozgrav.org/

If you have questions about the position you may contact Professor Andrew Melatos, amelatos@unimelb.edu.au.

Feel free to forward this on to colleagues who may be interested.

Cheers,

Yeshe

Research scientist position in the LIGO group at MIT (deadline Jan 29, 2021)

(posted here Jan 15, 2021)

We would like to advertise this opening for a research scientist position in the LIGO group at MIT, working with Prof. Mavalvala to oversee an experimental research program in quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, precision interferometry, and gravitational wave detection, including opportunities to do research at the LIGO observatories. All applications received no later than January 29, 2021, will receive full consideration.

Here are the details:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=19263&localeCode=en-us

Thank you,

Lisa

Postdoc position in gravitational wave astrophysics at UCLA

(posted here Jan 15, 2021)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Smadar Naoz's research group in collaboration with the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCLA's physics and astronomy department. The position will involve independent research and collaboration with Professor Smadar Naoz on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics and dynamical channels for Gravitational Wave sources.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and/or equivalent field by the date of hire.

The position will initially be for one year, with an extension on a year-by-year basis up to three years total, pending satisfactory performance.

Qualified applicants should e-mail a single PDF to astrodyn@astro.ucla.edu containing:
  • A CV, including a publication list
  • A brief statement of past research and future aims (3 pages or less)

Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to astrodyn@astro.ucla.edu by February 15th, 2021.

The review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The position will start in the fall of 2021 or later.

Information on postdoctoral appointments and resources at UCLA is available here: https://www.postdoc.ucla.edu

UCLA has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Included Benefits:

This position will be benefits eligible. For more information see: https://www.postdoc.ucla.edu

Application Deadline:

Monday, February 15, 2021

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8633fa01


Postdoc and Faculty Positions at the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary

(posted here Jan 8, 2021)

Postdoc:

The Institute of Physics at the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, invites applications for Postdoctoral positions in Astrophysics.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-caliber researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research program. Eotvos University participates in LIGO, LISA, LSST, and other significant national and international collaborations. We currently host more than 10 international postdocs, coming from as far east as Japan, and as far west as the US. We invite applicants in any area related to extragalactic astrophysics, cosmology and gravitational-wave astronomy. The Institute’s research activities cover experimental and theoretical physics with applications to present and future-generation detectors; gravitational-wave observations and transient astronomy; theoretical astrophysics and cosmology.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to the above are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome. The appointment will be for a 2+1-year term, starting in 2021. The Prize Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget. Applications should be submitted to Prof Zsolt Frei via email at (frei@ttk.elte.hu). Applications should include a CV, a two-page statement of research interests and plans, and a list of publications. Complete applications should be received by the 31st of January, 2021 for full consideration. Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by the above date to Eszter Letrich at (eszter.letrich@ttk.elte.hu). For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof. Zsolt Frei.

Faculty:

The Institute of Physics at the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, invites applications for teure-track Assistant Professor positions in Astrophysics.

The Institute is expanding it's Astrophysics program during the next few years, hence more than one position is available now. Eotvos University participates in LIGO, LISA, LSST, and other significant national and international collaborations. We currently host more than 10 international postdocs, and we have several faculty members both at the Institue of Physics and the Department of Astronomy (currently a separate department). We invite applicants in any area related to extragalactic astrophysics, cosmology and gravitational-wave astronomy. The Institute’s research activities cover experimental and theoretical physics with applications to present and future-generation detectors; gravitational-wave observations and transient astronomy; theoretical astrophysics and cosmology.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to the above, with a PhD and preferably 3-6 years of postdoctoral experience are encouraged. Applications from researchers with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome. Applications should be submitted to Prof Zsolt Frei via email at (frei@ttk.elte.hu). Applications should include a CV, a 2-5 page statement of research interests and plans, and a list of publications. Complete applications should be received by the 8th of February, 2021 for full consideration. Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by the above date to Eszter Letrich at (eszter.letrich@ttk.elte.hu). For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof. Zsolt Frei.


Permanent, Postdoc and PhD opportunities in gravitational waves at L2IT Toulouse

(posted here Dec 25, 2020)

The Laboratoire des 2 infinis - Toulouse (L2IT) is inviting applications at different career levels to reinforce and expand its gravitational wave group (see below). L2IT is a new institute established in 2019 with the objective to pursue fundamental research with innovative numerical and theoretical approaches. The research of the institute is focused on particle physics, gravitational waves and the nuclear 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 currently counts two permanent scientists, Christelle Buy and Nicola Tamanini (starting from February 2021), both members of the Virgo Collaboration. The present recruitment process is part of the overall strategy of L2IT which aims at fast expanding in the next few years, including further job opportunities expected in gravitational wave research.

PhD OPPORTUNITIES

- One PhD Position in Gravitational Waves

Job description: Applications are invited for a PhD position in gravitational waves at L2IT, starting in Fall 2021. The successful candidate must have completed a Master degree in physics or equivalent by the starting date.

Application instructions: The official application process will follow the standard procedure of the École Doctorale. Potential candidates are invited to discuss their application with members of L2IT and send them the following documents:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Personal statement describing research interests and motivation for applying (1 page maximum)

3) Transcript of all courses with grades

Deadline: Please send the material mentioned above to Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) before the 1st of February 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: Please contact Christelle Buy (christelle.buy@l2it.in2p3.fr) or Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) with any questions.

POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES

- One Postdoc Position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology Starting Spring 2021

Job description: Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Laboratoire des 2 Infinis - Toulouse (L2IT) to work with Nicola Tamanini on theoretical and observational aspects of the propagation of gravitational waves at cosmological distances, including tests on the nature of dark energy. The successful candidate must have obtained a PhD degree or equivalent before the starting date. Candidates with a maximum of two years of postdoctoral experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to start the job in March 2021, or as soon as possible after that. The position is initially funded for 16 months, until summer 2022.

Application instructions: Interested candidates must send an email with the subject "Postdoc Application Spring" to Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) and arrange for the following documents to be sent at the same email address:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) List of publications

3) Personal statement describing research interests and motivation for applying (2 pages max, refs excluded)

4) Two or more letters of recommendation, submitted by the reference writers (email subject "Reference for NAME SURNAME")

Deadline: The review process will start on the 18th of January 2021. Remote interviews will be planned for the end of January or beginning of February 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: Please contact Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) with any questions.

- One Postdoc Position in Gravitational Waves Starting Fall 2021

Job description: Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoc position at the Laboratoire des 2 Infinis - Toulouse (L2IT) to work on gravitational wave topics which well integrate with the research interests of the gravitational wave group at L2IT. The successful candidate must have obtained a PhD degree or equivalent before the starting date, and is expected to start the job in September 2021 or as soon as possible after that.

Application instructions: Interested candidates must send an email with the subject "Postdoc Application Fall" to Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) and arrange for the following documents to be sent at the same email address:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) List of publications

3) Cover letter (1 page max)

3) Research statements describing past achievements and future plans (2 pages max, refs excluded)

4) Two or more letters of recommendation, submitted by the reference writers (email subject "Reference for NAME SURNAME")

Deadline: The review process will start on the 18th of January 2021. Remote interviews will be planned for the end of January or beginning of February 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants applying also for the postdoc position in gravitational wave cosmology (starting Spring 2021) can submit a single application including all the documents mentioned here; in this case the cover letter must explicitly state that the application is for both positions.

Contact: Please contact Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) or Christelle Buy (christelle.buy@l2it.in2p3.fr) with any questions.

- Further Postdoc Opportunities

The gravitational wave group at L2IT is expecting further postdoc opportunities to possibly become available in the forthcoming months. Interested researchers are invited to contact members of the L2IT for additional information. Expressions of interest from researchers working on any aspects of the LISA mission are particularly encouraged.

Contacts: Please contact Christelle Buy (christelle.buy@l2it.in2p3.fr) or Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) for further information.

PERMANENT OPPORTUNITIES

- CNRS Chargé(e) de Recherche Position in Sec 01

A permanent researcher position with priority on the subject “Physics of Gravitational Waves” has been assigned to the Laboratoire des 2 Infinis - Toulouse (L2IT) as part of the 2021 competitive examinations for permanent researcher positions of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The position is offered at the "chargé(e) de recherche" level of CNRS. The evaluation and selection process for this position will be performed by CNRS as part of its 2021 national competitive examinations. Prospective candidates working on research topics which could well integrate with the research conducted by the gravitational wave group at L2IT are particularly encouraged to apply.

Further information: Please refer to the CNRS website (http://www.dgdr.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/concoursch/default-en.htm) for more information and the application instructions.

Deadline: 7th of January 2021 at 13h CET.

Contact: Prospective candidates are welcome to discuss their research proposal with Christelle Buy (christelle.buy@l2it.in2p3.fr), Jan Stark (jan.stark@l2it.in2p3.fr) or Nicola Tamanini (nicola.tamanini@l2it.in2p3.fr) well in advance of the application deadline.

JdC postdoctoral position in IFAE-Barcelona

(posted here Dec 25, 2020)

Juan de la Cierva Fellowship Call

(Research Associate Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE)

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes applications for a three-years research position in Gravitational Waves (GWs) Physics, within the framework of the “Juan de la Cierva” (JdC) program from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Candidates are required to have a PhD degree (obtained within the periods 01/01/2019-31/12/2020 or 01/01/2016-31/12/2018, depending on the JdC subprgram) and an excellent CV. A gross salary of 36.000 euros per year is anticipated with additional travel funds.

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 plans for playing an important role in the ongoing 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.

In the physics analysis front, the IFAE research program, using LIGO/Virgo data, includes topics related to: compact binary coalescence and their mass/spin spectrum determination; 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 will be in a privileged position to analyze the LIGO/Virgo data and, in collaboration with IFAE's teams in CTA/MAGIC and Observational Cosmology, to fully profit from a multi-messenger approach.

Finally, IFAE is actively exploring a potential long-term involvement in 3G terrestrial interferometry projects and/or space missions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact IFAE, acting as potential host institution for the JdC position.

The application opens on 15th December 2020, deadline is January 19th, 2021

https://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.d20caeda35a0c5dc7c68b11001432ea0/?vgnextoid=bfe8865dd69b2610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&lang_choosen=en(Grants)

For further information please contact

Prof. Mario Martínez Pérez (mmp@ifae.es)

Head of IFAE’s Experimental Division

www.ifae.es

RyC tenure-track position in IFAE-Barcelona

(posted here Dec 25, 2020)

Ramón y Cajal Fellowship Call

(Research Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE/UAB)

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes applications for a five-years 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.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.d20caeda35a0c5dc7c68b11001432ea0/?vgnextoid=bfe8865dd69b2610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&lang_choosen=en(Grants)

Candidates are required to have a PhD degree (obtained within the period 1st January 2009 – 31th December 2016), 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 plans for playing an important role in the ongoing 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.

In the physics analysis front, the IFAE research program, using LIGO/Virgo data, includes topics related to: compact binary coalescence and their mass/spin spectrum determination; 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 will be in a privileged position to analyze the LIGO/Virgo data and, in collaboration with IFAE's teams in CTA/MAGIC and Observational Cosmology, to fully profit from a multi-messenger approach.

Finally, IFAE is actively exploring a potential long-term involvement in 3G terrestrial interferometry projects and/or space missions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact IFAE, acting as potential host institution for the RyC position.

The application deadline is January 21st, 2021

For further information please contact

Prof. Mario Martínez Pérez (mmp@ifae.es)

www.ifae.es

PhD position in Optical Mode Mismatch Mitigation at UCLouvain (Belgium)

(posted here Dec 18, 2020)

Our group has opened a new PhD position with a deadline of Sunday 17 Jan. The successful candidate will work on optical systems for gravitational wave detectors. More details are found in the descriptionn <https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/67>, which is copied below.

The gravitational wave (GW) group of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), hosted at the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP), is searching an outstanding candidate to fill a PhD position in optical mode matching using phase cameras for gravitational wave experiments.

The IRMP physicists of UCLouvain conduct research in fundamental interactions and cosmology on the experimental and theoretical fronts. More than 100 physicists and mathematicians from all over the world currently work at the IRMP. The UCLouvain GW group is part of the Virgo Collaboration at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and is involved in an instrumentation project aiming to exploit phase cameras. The group also and participates in two research and development facilities, E-TEST and ETpathfinder, funded by the EU through its Interreg Europe programme, aiming to prepare the Einstein Telescope, which could be built at the frontier between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and start operations in the years 2030s. The UCLouvain GW group is also active in GW data analysis (searches for ultra-light dark matter, primordial black holes and stochastic GW background). These searches are being performed in collaboration with theory specialists and make use of the IRMP computing center (2500 cores and 1400 TB), which is shared with LHC experiments and projects in theoretical particle physics and cosmology.

The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in two highly connected projects. Our group contributes to the currently ongoing Advanced Virgo+ upgrade by collaborating with Nikhef (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) to provide stable error signals for Virgo's Thermal Compensation System using Nikhef's phase cameras. Gravitational wave detectors run at ever increasing optical power, which has a thermal effect on the mirrors that act as thermally variable lenses. This can destabilise the optical signals used for controlling all the different cavities or change the shape of the input beams to these cavities, which causes optical losses - this is called mode mismatch. In parallel, an optical set-up installed in the laboratory of C. Lauzin at the IMCN institute of UCLouvain, will be built and developed over the years with the successful candidate. Its goal is to prove that phase cameras can be used to generate error signals for mode mismatch mitigation in coupled cavities at longer wavelengths than current detectors use: 1550 nm and/or 2090 nm, as future detectors move in that direction. A secondary involvement in the other activities (data analysis for instance) can be discussed. The appointment is for four years. Computing resources and support for travelling are excellent. Installation/ commissioning/ shift work at the Virgo site (near Pisa, Italy) and/or a few-month-long exchange with LIGO (USA) or KAGRA (Japan) may be required/arranged.

The position can start anytime after February 2020 and is open to candidates of any nationality. The salary is around 23 k€/year net free of taxes, and includes all social security coverage. Applications, which must include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and at least two recommendation letters from senior scientists, should be submitted on-line, by 17 January 2020, at: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/67. The position will remain open after this first deadline until a suitable candidate is found.

Many thanks,


Postdoctoral positions at ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore

(posted here Dec 18, 2020)

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN ASTROPHYSICAL RELATIVITY AT ICTS-TIFR, BANGALORE

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), TIFR, Bangalore, India invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. ICTS provides a stimulating intellectual atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities for academic research. In addition to the vibrant in-house research program, ICTS holds several visitor-oriented programs in its state-of-the-art campus in Bangalore.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are invited from highly qualified young scientists with a proven track record. Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy, or related fields. Individuals who have submitted their doctoral thesis can also apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online (https://www.icts.res.in/academic/postdoctoral-fellowships) with their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research proposal (not more than two pages), and a list of referees. The nominal deadline is 31 December 2020, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of 1 September 2021 is negotiable.

ASTROPHYSICAL RELATIVITY AT ICTS


The ICTS Astrophysical Relativity group (https://www.icts.res.in/research/astrorel) includes faculty members Parameswaran Ajith, Prayush Kumar and Bala R Iyer, visiting faculty Tejaswi Venumadhav Nerella, postdocs Apratim Ganguly, Shasvath Kapadia, Kanhaiya Lal Pandey and Md Arif Shaikh, and several students. Rana Adhikari, K. G. Arun, and B.S. Sathyaprakash are associates. The group’s research interests include analytical and numerical relativity including waveform modeling, data analysis including parameter estimation, tests of general relativity, and astrophysics and cosmology using gravitational waves.

The group is an active member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LIGO-India Scientific Collaboration. The group hosts a 2500 core LIGO Tier-3 grid computing cluster and has access to other high-performance facilities at ICTS. The group organizes several ICTS programs every year, including the annual ICTS summer schools on gravitational-wave astronomy.

ABOUT ICTS

Founded in 2007, ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science. It is conceived to contribute to the growth of excellence in the basic sciences through its programs, interactions and cross-fertilization between disciplines. ICTS provides a platform and infrastructure to organize various activities in theoretical natural sciences and mathematics.

ICTS has an active in-house research program (www.icts.res.in/research) spanning three broad areas: Complex systems: Non-linear dynamics and Data assimilation, Statistical physics, Fluid dynamics and turbulence, Condensed matter physics, Physical biology; Space-time physics: String theory and Quantum field theory, Astrophysical relativity; Mathematics: Differential geometry, Mathematical physics, Dynamical systems, Data assimilation, Monsoon dynamics, Analysis of partial differential equations and applications. Other areas under active consideration are cosmology, multiscale and complex systems including interfaces with theoretical biology, computer science, and computational sciences with a strong interface to other research areas at ICTS.

ICTS hosts strong visitors and associates driven programs, a highly competitive graduate school as well as a devoted postdoctoral program that forms an integral part of the in-house research. A state-of-the-art residential campus is ready to provide a vibrant academic environment. Located in Bangalore, the garden city of India, with a pleasant and moderate climate, ICTS maintains close ties with the world-class scholastic ambiance of the city.

APPLY ONLINE: https://www.icts.res.in/academic/postdoctoral-fellowships

NOMINAL DEADLINE: 31 Dec 2020


Research engineer in optics, photonics, physics - Artemis Lab, Nice, France

(posted here Dec 18, 2020)

Job title: Research engineer in optics, photonics, physics Typical job : Expert in experimental development

General information
Contract duration: 12 months
Start of contract: March 2021
Desirable area of expertise: optics, photonics, lasers, general physics Diploma or university title: Engineer diploma or PhD in Physics

Mission
The engineer will ensure the design and implementation of the laboratory's instrumental projects in the fields of photonics and optical systems. He / she participates in the scientific projects of the laboratory related to the development, tuning, operation and applications of fiber and free space optical systems, near infrared lasers, semiconductor sensors and their associated electronics

Context and work environment
The ARTEMIS laboratory is a joint research unit of CNRS, Côte d ́Azur University (UCA) and Côte d'Azur Observatory (OCA). Its main scientific theme is the physics and the detection of gravitational waves (GW). In this context, researchers, engineers and laboratory technicians are deeply involved in the science and construction of detectors intended for the detection of GW.

Several experimental projects are at the heart of the laboratory's instrumental activities: Virgo and Einstein Telescope terrestrial detectors, as well as the future LISA space observatory.
The ARTEMIS laboratory and its researchers were pioneers in the development of the Franco-Italian Virgo detector, in particular they had major contributions in the development of the laser system. The Virgo detector, with the American double LIGO detector, has already revealed several observations of gravitational waves.

Mission of the European Space Agency, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) will allow a considerable extension of the observation of the Universe through GWs. It will use laser interferometry, already exploited by LIGO and Virgo terrestrial detectors, but in space, and in a frequency band beyond the reach of terrestrial detectors:

https://www.elisascience.org/articles/lisa-mission/lisa-mission-gravitational-universe

The precision targeted for the phase measurement of the heterodyne interferometer in the LISA instrument implies a particularly detailed study of the sources of noise and systematic effects, and will make, of the phase of AIVT (Assembly, Integration, Validation and Test) in which France is involved, a particularly important step.

In this context, the engineer will participate in the development of the laboratory's instrumental projects around the AIVT activities of the LISA instrument. In particular, he/she will bring his/her contribution to the high precision metrology of optoelectronic devices called photoreceivers (PRs), devices intended for the detection of optical interference signals and their transformation into amplified electrical signals.

He/she will also support other laboratory projects, in particular the design, the realization of prototypes and the characterization of complex optical equipment for ground tests, intended on one side for the scattered light studies and to another side for the measurement of opto-mechanical coupling, phenomena inherent in the optical benches of the LISA experiment.

Activities
  • Design, development, fine-tune and / or pilot innovative benches in the field of optical instrumentation and characterization of photoreceivers
  • Carry out tests and calibrations of the various experimental benches

  • Coordinate and control, until the acceptance, the studies, the achievements and the integrations

  • Write documents of user procedures, technical specifications, design and production associated with the experimental devices

  • Develop the qualification of the experimental device, carry out tests and calibrations, write user procedures

  • Participate in working and team meetings devoted to these research activities

  • Temporary missions in the LISA France collaboration laboratories are to be considered

Compétences
  • Have in-depth knowledge in at least one of the fields of optical instrumentation, semiconductor sensors and lasers

  • Have basic knowledge of fiber optic systems, electronics and optics

  • Have general knowledge of physics sciences

  • Have knowledge of measurement techniques and instrumentation

  • Have experience in the field of metrology

  • Knowing how to control measuring instruments and master the tools for acquisition and processing of conventional signals such as Matlab and LabVIEW

  • Know how to use optical simulation and design software (RP Photonics, Fiberdesk, Code V / Zemax, FRED)

  • Know how to respect the conditions of use of experimental devices

  • Be able to write procedures; knowledge of space qualification procedures will be appreciated

  • English language: B2-C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

  • Know how to present and communicate on its technical developments in internal or even external seminars, intended for professional audiences or students

Job conditions
Place of work: ARTEMIS Laboratory, Cote d ́Azur Observatory, 96 Boulevard de l'Observatoire, Nice

Contact
CV and Cover letter to be sent to
Nicoleta Dinu-Jaeger : nicoleta.dinu-jaeger@oca.eu, tel : +33 6 67 67 53 42
Nelson Christensen : nelson.christensen@oca.eu

Postdoctoral fellowship at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen

(posted here Dec 18, 2020)

We would like to bring to your attention a Postdoctoral Fellowship position that is available at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17284

We would very much appreciate if you could share this information with potential candidates, especially those with interest in high energy astrophysics, including, but not limited to, accretion disk physics and all aspects of gravitational wave astrophysics including data analysis.

The application deadline is January 4, 2020.

Kind regards,

Johan Samsing, Dan D'Orazio, and Martin Pessah.

Postdoc position in data analysis and searches at Utrecht

(posted here Dec 11 2020)

Dear colleagues,

Utrecht University has a postdoc vacancy in GW data analysis and searches.

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

Best regards,

Sarah

2 Postdocs at Maastricht University

(posted here Dec 11 2020)

At Maastricht University we have currently two openings for postdoc
positions to explore (together with IBM-Zurich) the prospects of quantum
computing for ET and LHCb:
https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/296242/ibm-qc-postdocs/

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Professor and Deputy Director at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics

(posted here 09 Dec 2020)

RE-ADVERTISED - THIS OPPORTUNITY WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED IN LATE 2019. COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS PREVENTED THE PROCESS FROM BEING COMPLETED .

The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, has recently established a new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), jointly supported by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Physics.

The Centre encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It will bring together existing ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella and expand the capability by making up to seven new tenure-track academic appointments across these research programs over the next year. The inaugural CGA Director is Professor David McClelland.

We are now seeking Expressions of Interest for the appointment of two key senior positions with complementary expertise. The level of appointment will be either at Full Professor (Level E) or Associate Processor Level D. It is the intention that one of the appointees will initially take on the role of Deputy Director, in the anticipation that they will take over as Director within the next three years.

We are seeking inspirational scientific leaders with equity agendas from any area of research covered by the Centre, who can grow ANU’s leadership across all areas of gravitational wave astronomy. If you think you have the skills, vision and drive required to fill these roles, please consider applying, regardless of your current level of appointment.

The appointments come with attractive start-up packages and the ability to help shape the future of the CGA through subsequent faculty hires. They are tenure or tenure-track positions with a negotiable probation period. The University may also consider placement for a significant other if they fit within the profile of the institution.

We are now seeking 2-page Expressions of Interest (EoI), along with a complete CVs. EoIs will be accepted any time up to mid-February 2021. We then anticipate advertising the positions with a closing date for applications in mid-March 2021.

The successful appointee to the position of Deputy Director must be available to assist the current Director and the CGA staff in research proposals that may be submitted in 2021/2022, but there is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.


Postdoctoral Position at the University of Tokyo

(Posted here Dec 4, 2020)

Deadline on January 15, 2021

Department of Physics, University of Tokyo invites applicants for two

postdoc positions on dark matter search using gravitational wave

detectors and table-top scale laser interferometers. The position is

funded by our project "Ultralight dark matter search using gravitational

wave detectors and laser interferometer experiments," (PI: Yuta

Michimura, Planned Research B01 for JSPS Grant in Aid for Transformative

Research Areas (A) "What is dark matter? - Comprehensive study of the

huge discovery space in dark matter," JFY 2020 - JFY 2024, PI: Hitoshi

Murayama). Prior experience in optics, gravitational wave data analysis

or particle physics is beneficial, but applicants from all other related

fields are welcomed.

Appointments will be for a single-year term starting from April 2021

(negotiable). The employment agreement may be renewed every year up to

March 2025. The monthly net salary will be 300,000 to 400,000 yen.

For details of the application, please visit

https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/recruit/?id=1209

For further information, please contact Yuta Michimura at

michimura@phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp.



Research position in experimental gravitation at the University of Maryland

(Posted here Nov 27, 2020)

The Gravitation Laboratory at the University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral or research staff position in gravitation experiments. The position is available as early as January 2021. For a postdoctoral position, a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required, and the initial appointment would be for two years. For a research staff position, a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a similar course of study, with proficiency in CAD and FEM, is required, and the initial appointment would be for one year. A master's degree and/or experience in modeling electromechanical systems is desirable, but not required. For either type of appointment, there is the possibility of renewal for additional years.

The Gravitation Laboratory is co-directed by Professors Ho Jung Paik and Peter Shawhan to develop very sensitive superconducting gravity gradiometers (SGGs) and seismometers, perform precision tests of the laws of gravity, and conduct planetary gravity surveys and seismology (https://www.physics.umd.edu/GRE/). The SGG technology is also being applied to the development of a new type of gravitational wave detector in the mid-frequency band of 0.1-10 Hz (https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/716/1/012001) and a new type of earthquake early-warning detector that would promptly detect transient gravity signals from earthquake rupture.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including publications) and a description of past research and/or work experience, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Ho Jung Paik at hpaik@umd.edu. All application materials should be sent as pdf files or as plain text. Please merge all application materials (other than letters of recommendation) into one pdf file, if at all possible.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 14, 2020, so materials should arrive by then for best consideration. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Post-doc at Lancaster

(Posted here Nov 27, 2020)

"Senior Research Associate in Transient Astrophysics" https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A3223:

"The Lancaster University Physics Department seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on scientific research related to data science challenges in transient and time-sensitive astrophysics."

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th January 2021. The position is for three years and will primarily be working with Dr Brooke Simmons.

Full professorship in Experimental Physics at Hamburg University

(Posted here Nov 27, 2020)

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences at Hamburg

University, Germany, invites applications for a

PROFESSORSHIP (W3) FOR Experimental Physics

commencing as soon as possible.

The Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe is one of four clusters of

excellence at Universität Hamburg. The cluster aims to research the

relationship between the fundamental properties of elementary particles and

the evolution of the universe, particularly the connection between mass and

gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. Research

areas include Higgs physics, dark matter, gravitational waves, and

mathematical physics. The faculty is seeking a candidate with an outstanding

research background who will strengthen the Cluster of Excellence Quantum

Universe and thematically shape its future profile. Research topics of

particular interest are the development of innovative laboratory experiments

for precision tests of the standard model, the search for physics models

beyond the standard model, in particular as an explanation for dark matter,

and gravitational wave detection.

For further information, see

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/professuren/31-12-20-2348-w3-en.pdf

Assistant Professor of Physics Position at University of Mary Washington

(Posted here Nov 20, 2020)

University of Mary Washington is searching for an assistant professor of physics : https://careers.aps.org/jobs/14066041/tenure-track-assistant-professor

We are a small, but ambitious physics programs you can read more about here: cas.umw.edu/physics

AION-Related Postdoctoral Opening

(Posted here Nov 20, 2020)

https://inspirehep.net/jobs/1827801

Deadline on Dec 6, 2020

Job description:

We invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TPPC) Group of the Department of Physics at King's College London. The Research Associate will undertake research at the intersection between Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology in the framework of the Atom Interferometer Observatory and Network (AION) Collaboration (website, paper) on topics such as ultralight dark matter, gravitational waves and probes of fundamental physics.

The position will start on 1 October 2021 and the Research Associate will be expected to carry out research in Theoretical Physics that has significant levels of originality, innovation and depth. They will be expected to participate in the activities of the TPPC Group and the AION Collaboration, and to undertake other duties as required by the Principal Investigator.

TPPC group members work on particle physics beyond the Standard Model, particle astrophysics, gravitational physics and applications of theoretical physics. The Research Associate will be expected to work primarily with members of the TPPC Group that are also members of the AION Collaboration: John Ellis (PI), Diego Blas and Christopher McCabe. We also encourage interactions with other senior members of the TPPC group, including Bobby Acharya, Jean Alexandre, Malcolm Fairbairn, Eugene Lim, David Marsh, Nick Mavromatos, Mairi Sakellariadou, Sarben Sarkar.

Essential criteria:

• The applicant should have a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics

• Have a track record of high-quality research in Theoretical Physics that demonstrates significant levels of originality, innovation and depth

• Have an excellent knowledge of physics at the intersection of Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

• Willingness to contribute to the activities of the AION Collaboration

• Willingness to contribute in Theoretical Physics seminars and other related activities

• Good interpersonal and team working skills

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17448

1) Curriculum Vitae,

2) List of publications,

3) Statement of research interests, and

4) Two or more letters of recommendation, submitted by the reference writers.

The deadline for applications is 6th December 2020.

Diversity is positively encouraged at King’s and we have a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core-hours policy, the right to flexible working and to a reduced workload following periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. We offer high levels of support for disabled students and staff. There are regular social events and the Departmental ethos is that we support each other and work as a team.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Christopher McCabe at christopher.mccabe@kcl.ac.uk.

Contact: McCabe, Christopher (christopher.mccabe@kcl.ac.uk)


Postdoc Position at Nagoya University

(Posted here Nov 20, 2020)

The Department of Physics, Nagoya University invites applications for a postdoc position on gravitational wave data analysis for the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA detector network.

Appointments will be for a two-year term starting from April 2021 (negotiable). The position is funded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) "Stochastic gravitational wave background search with KAGRA" (PI: Sachiko Kuroyanagi). The successful candidate will work with the PI on data analysis of the stochastic gravitational wave background using the LVK data to extract cosmological information. Prior experience in gravitational wave data analysis is beneficial but not strictly required.

The monthly net salary will be approximately 250,000 yen. Social security and research fund will be provided.

The applicant should submit the following documents (all in one PDF file; maximum file size 10 MB) by email to skuro{at}nagoya-u.jp with the subject line "Postdoc application", by Dec 25, 2020:

(1) CV

(2) publication list (mark up to 3 main papers with *)

(3) research statement

(4) expected starting date

(5) contact details of two (or more) reference persons

For further information, please contact Dr. Sachiko Kuroyanagi (skuro{at}nagoya-u.jp).

Two Research Fellow Positions at the University of Portsmouth

Please see job advert on AAS or at Portsmouth webpages. Deadline 13th December 2020.

(Posted here Nov 20, 2020)


Faculty Job Search at UT Austin

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

The University of Texas at Austin is conducting a search for faculty in the Department of Physics. On behalf of the newly formed Center for Gravitational Physics, we encourage interested members of our community to apply.

https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/14047785/tenure-track-assistant-professor

Thank you

Deirdre Shoemaker

Aaron Zimmerman

Pablo Laguna

Richard Matzner

Assistant Teaching Professor - Physics at UW Bothell

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce a position for Assistant Teaching Professor - Physics in the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. The ad is here: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=66104.

The primary responsibilities of this position are teaching, mentoring undergraduates, and service. The successful candidate is expected to engage in modern pedagogy, engage students in undergraduate research, contribute to UW Bothell’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work enthusiastically in an inclusive and interdisciplinary culture of learning.

Please share this opportunity with your networks!

thank you,

Joey

Joey Shapiro Key

Assistant Professor of Physics

University of Washington Bothell

UW2-343 | 425-352-5497

joeykey@uw.edu

Postdoctoral position at Cardiff University in experimental gravitational-wave physics

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

The Gravity Exploration Institute at Cardiff University (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 for two years. The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will be a part of Cardiff's experimental gravitational-wave physics group and contribute to interferometer commissioning, the study of the seismic isolation system in relation to the interferometer sensing and control subsystems, 3G detector design, and fundamental physics experiments using precision interferometry.

Cardiff has a long history of involvement in ground-based gravitational-wave physics, particularly in source modeling, data analysis, and astrophysical and cosmological interpretations (Stephen Fairhurst, Mark Hannam, Vivien Raymond, B. Sathyaprakash, Bernard Schutz, Patrick Sutton, Fabio Antonini), and education and public outreach (Chris North). Cardiff University has recently made significant investment in a new research program in experimental gravitational-wave physics, led by Hartmut Grote, Katherine Dooley and Keiko Kokeyama, and in parallel a program of electromagnetic follow-up observations of gravitational-wave sources, led by Cosimo Inserra.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Physics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: laser interferometry, inertial sensors, quantum optics, noise analysis or control theory.

Applications should be submitted by November 30, 2020. Enquiries should be directed to Katherine Dooley (DooleyK @cardiff.ac.uk).

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1721788

Research Faculty and Postdoctoral Positions at Northwestern University

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/066aa96d

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/6225babe

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/aa37126c

Postdoctoral position at Cal State Fullerton

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

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

GWPAC faculty members include Al Agnew, Geoffrey Lovelace, Jocelyn Read, and Director Joshua Smith.

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

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

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csufasc/jobs/2905962/post-doctoral-position-in-gravitational-wave-physics?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Please note that our human resources department uses a fairly generic form for the application:

• Most importantly, in the Attachments section, please upload a CV and a statement of research interests and experience.

• Under the Info section, it’s not necessary to enter a driver’s license, shifts available to work, type of job you are looking for, or type of work you will accept.

• Under the Work section, please only list positions held after the date you received your doctorate.

• Under “References,” please include contact information for three references from whom we can request letters of recommendation at a later time.

• If you have any trouble uploading your CV and research statement, please send them directly by email to glovelace@fullerton.edu.

For full consideration, please complete your application by December 1, 2020 (UPDATE: extended to January 1, 2020). If you have any questions about the position, please contact Geoffrey Lovelace at glovelace@fullerton.edu.

PhD Fellowships for GW (INPhINIT LaCaixa Programme)

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

Doctorate INPhINIT LaCaixa

(PhD Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE)

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes applications for a three-years PhD position in Gravitational Waves (GWs) Physics, within the framework of the “Doctorate INPhINIT Programme” from the La Caixa Foundation.

The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT ”la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. Sponsored by ”la Caixa” Foundation, it is aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

https://fundacionlacaixa.org/en/educacion-becas/becas-la-caixa/doctorado-inphinit/descripcion-del-programa

IFAE is a Severo Ochoa Excellence Center and member institution of the Virgo collaboration. A group of researchers 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 plans for playing an important role in the ongoing 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.

In the physics analysis front, the IFAE research program, using LIGO/Virgo data, includes topics related to: compact binary coalescence and their mass/spin spectrum determination; 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 will be in a privileged position to analyze the LIGO/Virgo data and, in collaboration with IFAE's teams in CTA/MAGIC and Observational Cosmology, to fully profit from a multi-messenger approach. Finally, IFAE is actively exploring a potential long-term involvement in 3G terrestrial interferometry projects and/or space missions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact IFAE, acting as potential host institution for the position.

The application deadline is February 4th, 2021

For further information please contact

Prof. Mario Martínez Pérez (mmp@ifae.es)

Head of IFAE’s GW Group

www.ifae.es

Tenure-track Faculty Position at UTRGV

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, with a research focus in the areas of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy, Radio-Astronomy and Astrophysics, to begin in Fall 2021. The department has strong research groups in this area, with several members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration working in the areas of continuous wave and supernova data analysis, lasers, optics R&D, detector characterization and noise modeling, and electromagnetic follow-up. Additionally, Radio-astronomy research focuses on transient phenomena and their detection in the low radio-frequency range. This research is conducted at several state-of-the-art laboratories at UTRGV, as well as through collaborative work with the two LIGO national laboratories in Washington State and Louisiana, the nationwide Low Frequency All Sky Monitor (LoFASM) network and a dedicated gravitational waves optical follow-up facility in the Southern Hemisphere. The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is available for computationally intensive tasks. The successful candidate should complement these research areas, but outstanding candidates in closely related fields will also be considered. A new PhD in Physics has been recently approved by the University of Texas system and is expected to receive state approval soon.

Responsibilities of the position include delivering instruction in physics at the undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. level; conducting research, including attracting extramural funding; and participating in service activities within the department, university, and community.

Link to all details of this position, including required qualifications and application instructions can be found here: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/26278

Tenure-track faculty position in experimental physics and astrophysics instrumentation at UCLA

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020)

Tenure-track faculty position in experimental physics and astrophysics instrumentation at UCLA

Job ad: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/05a89e73

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level, open to all areas of experimental physics and astrophysics instrumentation. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2021. The department is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position with the potential for exceptional research achievement and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outstanding candidates for a tenured appointment will have a commensurate record of exceptional research achievement and excellence in teaching at all levels. The appointee is expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program. Candidates must have a strong commitment to, and potential for exceptional achievement in, mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved populations, and for fostering a local climate that is welcoming to diversity. Candidates for a tenured position should additionally have a strong track record of such mentoring and commitment to a welcoming climate. Financial resources, earmarked specifically toward activities fostering a climate welcoming of diversity, will be made available. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 18, 2020, at which time the review of applications will commence. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed.

Apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05913.

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, 3-5 letters of recommendation, statement of research accomplishments and description of future research plans, statement of teaching experience and interest, and statement of contributions and commitment to diversity.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please cut and paste the following link into a browser: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Postdoctoral Associate at MIT

(Posted here Nov 13, 2020, URL link corrected Nov 18, 2020)

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, to join the High Energy Physics and Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory groups. Will work on the application of machine learning algorithms and heterogeneous computing combining CPUs, GPUs, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to real-time data acquisition, triggering and physics science analyses. The two groups are collaborating on these aspects as part of an NSF award and seek someone who brings modern machine learning strategies combined with heterogeneous computing to the science frontier both at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and at the LIGO observatory. 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.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or computer science; familiarity with machine learning accelerated approaches and their applications to scientific problems. PREFERRED: experience with machine learning algorithms and experience with GPUs and FPGAs. Job #19066

In addition to applying online via the MIT website ( https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=19243&localeCode=en-us), interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Philip Harris (pcharris@mit.edu) and Erik Katsavounidis (kats@mit.edu).

The position is available effective immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled; but to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by December 1, 2020.

The appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually.

11/1/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral and tenure track positions in gravitational wave physics at UIB, Spain

(Posted here October 30, 2020)

Research in the LIGO/LISA group (http://grg.uib.es) at the Balearic Islands University (UIB) spans a wide range of topics centered on gravitational wave data analysis, source modelling and numerical relativity. The group consists of PIs Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa, new faculty member David Keitel, Jaume Carot and also includes postdoctoral researchers Marta Colleoni and Cecilio García Quiros, 4 PhD students, as well as several master and undergraduate students.
Further faculty members in gravitational physics include Carlos Palenzuela and Carles Bona.

Postdoctoral position:
================
For this call we are seeking applications for a postdoctoral position in the areas of gravitational wave physics, including data analysis, modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical relativity, and related topics in astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics.
The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen our involvement in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium.
A starting date of the position can be negotiated, and is possible as early as spring 2021. Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with renewal for a second year expected, depending on satisfactory progress. Applicants should send 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.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Tenure track position:
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We are also looking for candidates interested in applying for the annual national Spanish call for Ramon y Cajal tenure track positions, which is expected for December. Candidates need to have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years (extra time for child care can be accounted for). For this call we expect an increase of funding of 30% compared with previous calls. 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 Ramon y Cajal grant may not be able to join UIB unless we have been contacted before applying (to guarantee a commitment from our University).

Please address enquiries to Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa at gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com or directly to alicia.sintes[AT]uib.es and sascha.husa[AT]uib.es.

Tenure Track Opening at Colorado College

(Posted here October 30, 2020)

The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting in August 2021. We seek candidates with broad teaching interests who can teach across the undergraduate physics curriculum, including introductory as well as advanced physics courses, to a diverse community of students. While all areas of physics and astrophysics will be considered, we prefer candidates with a demonstrated history of or specific ideas for providing undergraduate research opportunities.

Colorado College is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver at the foot of Pikes Peak, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Antiracism is central to the College’s goals for the future, as evidenced by our multi-year external and self-study leading to our Antiracism Implementation Plan. We are particularly interested in faculty who have a dynamic vision for building an antiracist physics classroom.

We follow the Block Plan, an unusual academic calendar in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, which allows flexibility for innovative teaching. Please include ideas you may have for teaching on the Block Plan in your cover letter, as well as ideas for new courses that are well suited to a liberal arts environment.

Applications should contain: a cover letter, your CV, a teaching statement discussing your philosophy of teaching and your experience with or potential for incorporating active learning strategies; a research statement discussing your research interests and plans to include undergraduate students in your work; an equity and inclusion statement detailing your potential to contribute to the antiracism goals of Colorado College through your teaching, research, and/or service; undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. At least one letter should comment on teaching ability. A Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a related field is required, and graduate coursework in physics is preferred. Applications from candidates who have reached ABD status will be considered.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Deadline for applications is 11:59pm MST on November 1, 2020.

Queries may be directed to Kristine Lang, Physics Department Chair, at kmlang@coloradocollege.edu. See official posting and apply here: employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4516.


Open position at LIGO Laboratory

(Posted here October 30, 2020; updated link November 18, 2020)

Position at LIGO Laboratory (Caltech or MIT) at the Postdoctoral level in low-latency gravitational-wave discovery

LIGO Laboratory is inviting applications at the Postdoctoral level (at Caltech or MIT) in low-latency gravitational-wave transient event alerting and follow-up. Only one or the other of these two positions will be filled, not both, based on the successful applicant's preference.

The position is available effective immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled; but to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2020 or until the position remains open.

LIGO Laboratory, Caltech and MIT are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please see:

https://pma.caltech.edu/about/job-opportunities/postdoctoral-positions/ligo-postdoctoral-scholar

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=19291&localeCode=en-us

PhD positions in "Gravity & Matter at the Extreme" at AEI-Potsdam

(Posted here October 30, 2020)

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". Successful candidates will join the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the AEI. PhD theses will cover a variety of topics in gravitational-wave astronomy, high-energy astrophysics and fundamental physics.

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

https://www.aei.mpg.de/562361/phd-positions-in-gravity-matter-at-the-extreme-at-aei-potsdam

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is January 8th, 2021.

Postdoctoral Position at UAH / NASA MSFC

(Posted here October 23, 2020)

https://careers.uah.edu/cw/en-us/job/493577/postdoctoral-research-assistant-iii-step-1

Professorship in exp astroparticle physics at UCLouvain

(Posted here October 23, 2020)

Dear colleagues,

UCLouvain (Belgium) has an opening for a professorship position in experimental astroparticle physics to join the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP) and its CP3 center.

I should stress that it is a position aiming to broaden the spectrum of research activities, possibly experiments, in which the institute is involved. In this perspective candidates are thus not supposed to propose a research program (exclusively) related to standard or mainstream gravitational waves physics for instance, because this research line is already being pursued at the institute. However synergy or strong links with it will certainly be appreciated.

As mentioned in the official announcement, which you can find at the link below, the successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead a new research direction complementary to those being already pursued within the institute, which include physics at particle accelerators (CMS and NA62 experiments), gravitational waves and cosmology (Virgo experiment, ET preparation), as well as theory and phenomenology of the fundamental interactions.

Can I please ask you to distribute as widely as possible this opening, which has just been officially published by the university ? Deadline for applications is 16 November at noon (Brussels time) though this date could be postponed until 1 december; candidates should check the website below in the coming days to know about the actual deadline.

Applications must be submitted online on the web page of the official announcement, where contacts to obtain further information can also be found.

Many thanks in advance for your collaboration,

With my best regards,

Giacomo Bruno

Faculty Position at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (IceCube)

(Posted here October 22, 2020. Review of applications begins November 13, 2020)

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology<https://www.sdsmt.edu/> (South Dakota Mines) Physics Department <https://www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Departments/Physics/Physics/> invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics position to work on IceCube and next-generation neutrino astronomy projects. The department has developed strong research programs in astroparticle physics, direct detection of dark matter, neutrino physics, and nuclear astrophysics, with a vibrant Ph.D. program. Faculty in the department are involved in world-class projects including IceCube, IceCube-Gen2, LBNF/DUNE, MicroBoone, ANNIE, LZ, SuperCDMS, and CASPAR. While we will consider strong candidates in any area of experimental physics, we are particularly interested in candidates with Big Data expertise and experience in analyzing multi-messenger astronomy data. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in particle/astroparticle physics or a closely related field.

The successful candidate is expected to build a strong externally funded research program, mentor and advise graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and develop a new course on contemporary techniques in data analysis. The candidate will also participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, service on committees, sustained scholarly research, and outreach activities. To help the successful candidate develop a strong research program, required teaching duties for the first three years will be limited. The start date of the position is flexible, with possibilities ranging from Spring semester 2021 through Fall semester 2021.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,550 students from 46 states and 41 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 302 similar institutions across the United States. The SD Mines placement rate for recent graduates is 97 percent.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment (the direct link to the position is https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/20922). Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

Faculty Position at CSU Long Beach

(Posted here October 16, 2020)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in areas of Theoretical Quantum Many- body Physics, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO), Quantum Optics, or Quantum Information. We seek candidates who will contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access to scientific careers. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field and at least one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application, the ability to establish an active research program, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a commitment to working with diverse students. Full details for position #497646 and application instructions are available at tinyurl.com/y6fx47nh. Review of applications will begin December 4, 2020.

For more information visit www.physics.csulb.edu or contact PhysicsSearch @csulb.edu.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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