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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.)

If you know of a job opening that should be added to the list, please email it to the LIGO Academic Advisory Councilat laac@ligo.org .


Postdoctoral Position in GW Astronomy: University of Mississippi

(Posted here Sep 19, 2017)

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years. The applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling and parameter estimation, the astrophysics of compact binaries, Bayesian model selection, black hole perturbation theory, post-Newtonian theory, numerical relativity and modified gravity.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Permanent faculty in the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia and Katherine Dooley, as well as postdocs and several graduate students.

More information on the University of Mississippi gravity group is available on the university website.

The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will work with Professor Emanuele Berti and several Ph.D. students. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with the group led by Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Elsbach Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program including several institutions (Lisbon, Cambridge, Rome, Paris and Aveiro in Europe, Perimeter Institute in Canada, and Osaka University in Japan) through the “Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics” Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015.

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to the following email address: grpostdoc@phy.olemiss.edu.

Please use the subject “Gravitational wave postdoc”. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address.

Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017, but late applications may be considered in exceptional cases. The position will be open until filled.

LIGO Scientific Computing Posiotion at LSU

(Posted here Sep 18, 2017)

From: Gabriela Gonzalez < gonzalez@lsu.edu>
Subject: LIGO Scientific Computing position at LSU
Date: 2017-09-15 at 10:50:37 EDT

LIGO Scientific Computing position at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University is looking for a talented individual to work on scientific computing for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. The LIGO detectors measure extremely small changes in length along its two 4 km arms using state-of-the-art interferometric detectors to detect waves from distant high-energy astrophysical events including coalescing compact objects and supernovae, and LIGO detectors have already discovered several signals from merging black holes. LIGO research is carried out by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC, www.ligo.org>), a large international group of scientists. LSU's gravity research group includes a large group of theoretical and experimental faculty (Ivan Agullo, Thomas Corbitt, Peter Diener, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela González, Warren Johnson, Jorge Pullin, Parampreet Singh), and a number of postdocs and students. González is the former LSC spokesperson and Giaime is the head of the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO), situated only 35 miles f!
rom LSU. In the experimental group, we are active in data analysis, diagnostics and calibration of the present LIGO detectors, and in the development of next-generation technology for advanced detectors. Being so close to LLO, we also play an important role in the day-to-day detector commissioning and characterization.

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, Syracuse University, California State University-Fullerton and other institution outside the US. 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, 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 and help with graduate assistant research activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Research Associate 4: Masters in physics or related field with 1-2 years science research experience. Research Associate 5: Ph.D. in physics or related field with 1 year of science research experience. (Both) Proficient in Python programming, packaging and development, as well as familiarity with C, and/or Java (LDVW).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with virtualization, scientific workflow management, database technology is desirable, but not required.

Candidates can submit their application in LSU website here. Please attach all documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please contact Gabriela Gonzalez < gonzalez@lsu.edu> if you have any questions.

Flight Control Systems Engineer at Makani

(Posted here Sep 18, 2017)

From: Tobin Fricke <tfricke@x.team>
Subject: job posting
Date: September 13, 2017 at 7:45:17 PM CDT


I have a job posting that may be of interest to some LSC members: Makani is hiring a Flight Control Systems Engineer and would be interested in receiving resumes from anyone who can model dynamical systems, build control systems around them, and write solid code in C. Interested parties may apply online, or send their resumes or questions directly to me at tfricke@google.com.

thanks!
Tobin

Professor / Associate Professor of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at Monash University

(Posted here Sep 10, 2017)

From: Eric Thrane < eric.thrane@monash.edu>
Subject: Professor / Associate Professor of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at Monash University
Date: 2017-09-01 at 14:39:52 GMT+1


The School of Physics & Astronomy at Monash University invites applications for a permanent faculty position in gravitational-wave astrophysics at the level of Professor / Associate Professor.

We encourage applications from gravitational-wave physicists and astrophysicists, working in a variety of areas, including data analysis, observation, instrumentation, and theoretical astrophysics.

Details are available at:
http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/566784/professorassociate-professor-gravitational-wave-astrophysics
Position number: 566784

For informal enquiries, please contact: eric.thrane@monash.edu

The application deadline is 12 November, 2017.

Postdoc Position in Huntsville

(Posted here Sep 10, 2017)

From: Goldstein, Adam M. (MSFC-ST12)[USRA] <adam.m.goldstein@nasa.gov>
Subject: RE: Postdoc Position in Huntsville

Please see : https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=648

There is a particular emphasis on multi-messenger astrophysics, and follow-up of GWs.

This position will be targeted for candidates who have just completed their PhD and would be able to start sometime between October-January.

OzGrav? Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at Swinburne University

(Posted here Sep 4, 2017)

From: Yeshe Fenner < yeshefenner@swin.edu.au>
Subject: [announcement_submit] OzGrav? Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Swinburne University
Date: 2017-09-01 at 04:05:26 GMT+2

Dear LSC members,

Swinburne University, Australia, is currently advertising for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Gravitational wave Discovery (OzGrav?) on precision pulsar timing and gravitational wave detection. This position will contribute to the following OzGrav? research objectives: 1) performing observations of radio pulsars using the SKA and its pathfinder telescopes and existing facilities to enable the discovery of gravitational waves and tests of General Relativity, and 2) using the information provided from gravitational wave observations and pulsar surveys to make astrophysical insights into the relativistic universe using N-body simulations and binary evolution codes.

See full advertisement, position description, and instructions on how to apply here:
https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.jati&returnToEvent=jobs.home&jobID=88E58E4C-F57C-842E-1E54-9B5CA23252EF&audienceTypeCode=EXT&UseAudienceTypeLanguage=1

Applications close 5PM AEST 30th September 2017.

OzGrav is a new seven-year centre awarded $31.3M by the Australian Research Council, which brings together over 100 gravitational wave researchers and astrophysicists from six Australian universities. OzGrav? is committed to providing a supportive and equitable work place for all staff and students, and we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds. We offer family-friendly policies and work practices, part-time roles, and will work to solve “two-body” problems where possible. We also offer generous superannuation, paternity, maternity, annual, and sick leave provisions. The position is based in Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable cities.

LIGO Hanford Operations Manager

(Posted here Sep 4, 2017)

From: Michael Landry < landry_m@ligo-wa.caltech.edu>
Subject: LHO Position
Date: 2017-09-02 at 24:21:13 GMT+2

The LIGO Hanford Observatory seeks a highly motivated and skilled LIGO Hanford Operations Manager to join its team.

The Operations Manager provides day-to-day management, direction and oversight for aspects of administrative, human resources, finance, and facilities operations for the LIGO Hanford Observatory (LHO). In conjunction with the Observatory Head and other Lab leaders, the Operations Manager establishes and implements appropriate policies and procedures. LHO’s organizational structure consists of 10 work groups, most of which are led by a line supervisor. Overall supervision and leadership is provided by the Observatory Head and the Operations Manager (who reports to the Observatory Head.) Each formally supervises a subset of the work group leaders plus some others.

Please navigate to the following link to see the full job posting:
https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3249

Guelph-Perimeter Joint Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics

(Posted here Sep 1, 2017)

The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for a joint position at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics.

This is a tenure-track faculty position at Guelph, combined with an Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. The two institutions are partnering to create a cluster of research excellence in areas of shared interest. The department is looking for candidates with exceptional research achievements in theoretical gravitational-wave physics and also welcome applications in other areas of gravitational physics including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics. The successful candidate will complement and be a part of this exciting new partnership, will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a reduction in teaching load at Guelph in addition to having access to resources and opportunities at both institutions.

The Department of Physics counts 19 faculty members and 12 postdoctoral fellows, and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. Research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. More information on the department website.

Perimeter Institute is a rapidly growing independent center for fundamental research in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, 40 distinguished visiting research chairs, and 55 postdoctoral researchers. More information on the department website.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. The candidate will also have a proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching.

To apply, electronic (PDF) versions of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, publications list, and at least three letters of recommendations must be submitted online.

Further information about the search can be obtained from Martin Williams, acting chair, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G? 2W1.

Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Researcher at Humboldt State University

(Posted here Aug 30, 2017)

Work Function: Postdoctoral Research

Discipline: Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement, Physics: Sensors, Physics: Condensed Matter

Preferred Education: Doctorate

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF funded project to measure the gravitational constant (Big G). The candidate must have expertise in vibration and noise reduction techniques, torsional pendulum construction and metrology. Since this is a collaborative proposal between Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Syracuse University, and Humboldt State University, the successful candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with a diverse group of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students, being able to lead students to perform their best. Occasional (once or twice a year) travel from IUPUI to the collaborating institutions will be needed. Career development support will be provided.

It is expected that the candidate will have knowledge of clean room techniques, computer programming and interfacing for data acquisition, and strong data analysis skills. Knowledge of FTIR, SEM, neutron scattering and optical metrology approaches are a plus.

A Ph.D. completed five or fewer years ago in Physics or directly related area is required. Starting salary is $50,000/year and the benefits package is very competitive. The position is for one year and renewable for up to two additional years.

Interested? Please send questions or your CV (with a list of publications and three references) to Prof. Ricardo Decca, rdecca@iupui.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled during Fall 2017.

Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. IUPUI is an EO/AA employer, committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Coatings Research at Stanford

(Posted here Aug 24, 2017)

Start date: c. November 2017

Role and responsibilitiesThe newly formed LIGO Scientific Collaboration Center for Coatings Research (CCR), based at Stanford University, is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on amorphous oxides, which will be used in the mirror coatings of the next generation of LIGO gravitational wave detectors. Preferred starting date around November 2017, but alternative schedules possible for qualified candidates. The CCR is a collaborative research effort involving 10 US institutions focused on a materials-by-design approach to identify new coating materials and deposition parameters that form ultrastable glasses, as a path to reducing thermal noise for future LIGO interferometers.The successful applicant will:
  • Perform coating atomic structure measurements using amorphous material characterization techniques such as fluctuation electron microscopy (FEM), pair distribution functions using electron and X-ray diffraction, and Raman spectroscopy.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of experiments to characterize the atomic structure of coatings at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
  • Broaden characterization skills, as appropriate for their research, by utilizing the capabilities of local shared and user facilities, such as: Stanford Nano Shared Facilities, SLAC National Accelerator Center, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Work with coating atomic modeling researchers within the group at Stanford and the University of Florida to integrate experimental structure measurements with atomic modeling efforts.
In addition, the successful applicant will:
  • Maintain active collaborations within the CCR and wider LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
  • Disseminate research through publications and attendance at collaboration meetings and national/ international conferences.
  • Contribute to the education and public outreach efforts of the group, including working with and training undergraduate/graduate students.
Funding for this position will be available for up to 3-years.

Qualifications and Experience
Considered applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Materials Science or related discipline, with a strong preference for experience in amorphous materials. The ideal applicant will have expertise in atomic structure characterization techniques using electron and X-ray diffraction, and/or Raman spectroscopy. Knowledge and/or interest in atomic structure modeling techniques, including molecular dynamics and density functional theory is advantageous. The candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including contact details for three referees, to Prof. Martin Fejer ( fejer@stanford.edu) and Dr. Riccardo Bassiri ( rbassiri@stanford.edu).

Faculty Position at Syracuse University

(Posted here Aug 24, 2017)

The Physics Department at Syracuse University is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Syracuse University is home to a world-class group of faculty, postdocs, and students in this field and is a founding member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. The Syracuse group has strength in astrophysics, detector science, analysis, and computing. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests in gravitational-wave science. While this search focuses on an appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, applications for more senior ranks may be considered. Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field is required.

The successful applicants will be expected to teach physics effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and establish a successful research program. For full description details and application instruction, to apply please go to Syracuse University's employment website and search for posting number 073468. The online application requires a CV (including publication list), cover letter, research plan, and statement of teaching philosophy. Priority consideration by October 15, 2017.

Syracuse University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Best,

Geoffrey Lovelace
DGRAV Secretary/Treasurer

New Acacemic Positions at the University of Western Australia

(Posted here Aug 22, 2017)

From: Lister Staveley-Smith <lister.staveley-smith@uwa.edu.au>
Date: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM
Subject: [ASA] New Academic positions at UWA
To: "asa@physics.usyd.edu.au" <asa@physics.usyd.edu.au>


Dear ASA members,

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is seeking to hire 50 new academics as part of its Renewal process. Priority fields include Astronomy, Data Mining and Machine Learning, and Data Science and Statistics.

The School of Physics and Astrophysics hosts the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, a Joint Venture with Curtin University, employing over 90 academics, postdocs and HDR students, and also hosts UWA nodes for the ASTRO 3D, CAASTRO, OzGrav? and EQUS ARC Centres of Excellence.

UWA is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities, is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and is consistently amongst the top 100 universities in the world. The UWA campus is renowned for its location alongside the Swan river, its heritage, and its beautiful grounds.

As well as access to top international and national radio and optical facilities, UWA runs several research and teaching telescopes and, through ICRAR, is closely connected with the SKA project. UWA researchers are well connected with other national and international research groups.

Expressions of interest can be registered at www.web.uwa.edu.au/beinspired but it is preferred if potential applicants in fields related to radio astronomy and astrophysics could contact me or other members of UWA academic staff in the first instance.

Regards,
Lister

Faculty Position in Gravitational Physics at ICN-UNAM, Mexico City

(Posted here Aug 22, 2017)

From: Miguel Alcubierre <malcubi@nucleares.unam.mx>
Subject: open position in grav. waves at UNAM
Date: August 16, 2017 at 12:19:02 PM CDT

Faculty Position in Gravitational Physics at ICN-UNAM, Mexico City


The Department of Gravitation and Field Theory at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences (ICN) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, announces the opening of a tenure track Faculty Position in Gravitational Physics. The focus of the position is Gravitational Waves Physics and related subjects (numerical relativity, post-Newtonian approximations, effective one-body approaches to relativistic two-body problems, self-force and corrections to geodesic motion, precision tests and alternative theories), but we expect the successful candidate to have wider interests and to be able to collaborate with other members of the Department.

The candidate is expected to play an active role in the development and consolidation of a program devoted mainly to the study of the two-body problem in General Relativity and alternative theories of gravity, in connection with the interpretation of data from Gravitational Wave detectors of the currently operating devices (LIGO, VIRGO, GEO600) and of the forthcoming ones (LISA, KAGRA, LIGO-INDIA).

The position is a tenure track professorship whose level (assistant, associate or full) will be determined by the candidate’s expertise and experience. Salaries are competitive and include tax- free subsidies from funding agencies within UNAM and the Mexican National Science Foundation (Conacyt). The contract package includes health insurance among other benefits.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to the Depart- ment’s Head, Prof. Hernando Quevedo (quevedo at nucleares.unam.mx):
- full curriculum vitae;
- publication list, with the five most significant publications clearly highlighted;

- brief description of research interests.
In addition, three recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same e-mail ad- dress. The review of applications starts on October 1-st, 2017, and will continue until the posi- tion is filled.

The Department participates in the operation of various graduate programs at the university level, including physics, mathematics, astronomy, engineering, philosophy and others. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the undergraduate and graduate physics activities at UNAM, including teaching and mentoring students.

Research grants are available from an internal UNAM funding agency and from Conacyt. An active postdoctoral recruiting program within the UNAM runs twice a year. Large computing (including supercomputers) and extensive library resources are available within the UNAM campus. The successful candidate is expected to apply for research funding and to take advantage of the postdoctoral program to help develop and to strengthen her/his research projects.

diverse and include black hole physics, relativistic physics, cosmology, numerical relativity, QFT in curved spacetimes, alternative theories, quantum gravity, lattice quantization, shape dynamics, condensed matter, complex systems, integrable systems, mathematical physics, QCD, foundations of quantum physics, among others. The Department shares building facilities with the neighboring High

Currently, the Department’s faculty members are Miguel Alcubierre, Wolfgang Bietenholz, Yuri Bonder, Chryssomalis Chryssomalakos, Jemal Guven, Tim Koslowski, Darío Núñez, Hernando Quevedo, Marcos Rosenbaum, Marcelo Salgado, Christopher Stephens, Daniel Sudarsky, Roberto Sussman, and Alexander Turbiner. In addition, there is a considerable number of postdoctoral

fellows and graduate students associated to the Department. The research interests are

Energy Physics Department, facilitating a close collaboration with its theoretical and experimental branches which focus on related subjects (e.g. dark matter search, neutrino physics, string theory and AdS?/CFT duality, cosmic and gamma rays, hadron physics, physics beyond the standard model, etc.).

There are several other research institutes (physics, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, philosophy, among many others) based on campus, allowing a rich exchange of ideas during the year through seminars, colloquia, and local meetings. A rich cultural life and ludic activities can be found in the campus (art cinemas and museums, concert halls, classical music seasons, festivals, conferences, a Mexican premier league soccer team, etc.), which also hosts an array of sport and fitness facilities.

The UNAM is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Appointment at the University of Melbourne

(Posted here Aug 22, 2017)

From: Andrew Melatos <amelatos@unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: ad for senior GW appointment at Univ of Melbourne
Date: 2017-08-14 at 10:14:31 EDT
To: David Shoemaker <dhs@ligo.MIT.EDU>
Cc: Andrew Melatos <amelatos@unimelb.edu.au>


Senior appointment advertized at the University of Melbourne
Thomas H. Laby Professor of Physics

The Thomas H. Laby Professorship of Physics at the University of Melbourne has been established by a generous gift for the purpose of initiating a new leading edge experimental or observational research program in the fields of either Gravitational Wave Physics or Neutrino Physics. The Professorship is named after Emeritus Professor Thomas Laby, who was the Head of the Physics School at the University of Melbourne from 1915-1944.

The position will be supported through generous resources for establishment of the research program. These include the option of appointing an additional continuing academic position in the chosen area.

Applications are now open with a deadline of October 30, 2017.

A complete advertisement can be found on the American Astronomical Society Job Register at

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/439e2c60

The position description can be found on the University of Melbourne website at

http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/890966/thomas-h-laby-professor-of-physics

Postdoc Position at the University of Maryland

(Posted here Aug 7, 2017)

The gravitation experiment group at the University of Maryland is seeking for a postdoc who will participate in the development of superconducting gravity gradiometers and a new gravitational wave detector in the frequency band of 0.1-10 Hz and in performing precision gravity experiments. The position will open as early as October 2017. Could you please circulate the attached ad and introduce possible candidates to me?

With best regards,

Ho Jung Paik

Post-doctoral position in experimental gravitation at the University of Maryland. The Gravitation Laboratory at the University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitation experiments as early as October, 2017. The position is for two years with 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 survey and seismology. The SGG technology is also being applied to the development of a new type of gravitational wave detector in the frequency band of 0.1-10 Hz (http://www.physics.umd.edu/GRE/). Competitive applicants should have background in cryogenic technology and/or gravity experiments. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of publications, and a description of past research and current/future research interests, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Ho Jung Paik at hpaik@umd.edu. It is requested that all application materials 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. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is September 30, 2017. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Multiple Postdoc Positions at the University of Florida

(Posted here Aug 7, 2017)

Multiple postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

The Precision Space Systems Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida is seeking to fill multiple postdoctoral scholar positions in the areas of (a) digital and analog electronics/avionics for space applications, (b) optics and photonics, and (c) dynamics, control and estimation. Successful candidates will be responsible for technology development of the Charge Management System for the NASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave observatory, research related to the dynamics and control of both space-based and ground-based gravitational wave observatories, and the development of optical ranging, timing, and communications systems for small spacecraft.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Be a technical lead for the development of digital control electronics, modulated current sources, space qualification of the UV diode light source, or optomechanics and fiber coupling design for the LISA Charge Management System project. Contribute to the development of pulsed lasers and photodetection systems for space optical communications, ranging, time-transfer, and remote sensing. Contribute to the development of optimal control, estimation and sensing schemes for the ground-based LIGO gravitational wave observatory, as well as spacecraft orbit and attitude determination and control. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students involved in these projects and assist with technical and programmatic reports, journal articles and conference presentations.

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/503172/post-doctoral-associate


John W. Conklin
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida
jwconklin@ufl.edu


One Year "Research Engineer" Position in Photonics/Lasers at the Artemis Laboratory

(Posted here July 25, 2017)

One year "Research Engineer" position in photonics/lasers at the Artemis Laboratory, (Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France)

Date/Duration: From September or October 2017, for a duration of a 12 to 14 months (depending on the start date). Note that in mid 2018 there will be a search for a permanent appointment for this position, with that appointment beginning in November of 2018.

Position: Research Engineer for work on experimentation/instrumentation pertaining to the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a future space based gravitational wave detector. The research will pertain to scattered light and its observation by retro-injection (self-mixing) then measured via heterodyne detection. For the long term, the Research Engineer will also work on assembly, integration, verification and testing within the LISA consortium.

Profile: Optical engineer with a strong experience in homodyne and heterodyne interferometery.

The Research Engineer will have and PhD in physics, applied physics, electrical engineer, or a related field, and knowledge and experience with
- photonics/lasers
- treatment of signals, analog and digital
- scattered light / surface roughness
- clean room work
- use of scientific software, especially those pertaining to optics
- interfacing experimental assemblies
- analog and digital electronics

Contact: Michel Lintz, , +33 (0)4 92 00 31 98.

Postdoc Position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy with LISA at APC

(Posted here June 19, 2017)

From: Stanislav Babak < Stanislav.Babak@aei.mpg.de>

Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy with LISA at AstroParticule? & Cosmology (APC)

The Gravitation group at AstroParticule? & Cosmologie APC welcomes applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of the gravitational wave astronomy.

The post-doctoral position is for 2 years. The successful applicant is expected to work on the subjects related to the LISA mission. This includes study of astrophysical population of the anticipated LISA sources, modeling gravitational wave signals and development of the data analysis techniques.

To apply for this position, please send CV (ciriculum vitae), list of publications and the research statement to stanislav.babak[AT]apc.in2p3.fr . Please arrange three recommendation letters to be sent to the same address with the name of applicant in the subject.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2017. Later applications will be considered as well until the position is filled.

For more information please visit:

http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/APC_CS/en/post-doctoral-position-gravitational-wave-astronomy-lisa-astroparticule-cosmology-apc

Postdoc Positions In Gravitational Wave Astronomy at The University of Mississippi

(Posted here June 19, 2017)

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years. The applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling and parameter estimation, the astrophysics of compact binaries, Bayesian model selection, black hole perturbation theory, post-Newtonian theory, numerical relativity and modified gravity.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Permanent faculty in the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Katherine Dooley, as well as postdocs and several graduate students.

More information on the gravity group in Mississippi is available on the University of Mississippi website.

The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will work with Professor Emanuele Berti and several Ph.D. students. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with the group led by Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Elsbach Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program including several institutions (Lisbon, Cambridge, Rome, Paris and Aveiro in Europe, Perimeter Institute in Canada, and Osaka University in Japan) through the "Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics" Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015.

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to grpostdoc@phy.olemiss.edu. Please use the subject "Gravitational wave postdoc." Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. The position will be open until filled.

Postdoc Positions at the University of Western Australia

(Posted here June 12, 2017)

Two postdoc positions are available at the University of Western Australia on multi-messenger astronomy including gravitational waves. Each position is for one year renewable up to three to five years pending on availability of fund and performance.Please see the following link for further information:

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/498821/research-associateresearch-fellow

Informal inquiry can be sent to linqing.wen@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford LIGO Group

(Posted here June 12, 2017)

Position opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford LIGO Group

Start date: c. September 2017.

Role and responsibilities
The Stanford LIGO group is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar starting around September 2017 to conduct research on amorphous oxides, which will be used in the mirror coatings of the next generation of LIGO gravitational wave detectors. A new collaborative research program between Stanford University and the University of Florida is leading an effort focussed on a materialsby-design approach to identify new coating material and deposition parameters that form ultrastable glasses. Such coatings will have predicted lower levels of thermal noise that is essential for increasing the sensitivity of LIGO.

The successful applicant would be combining our ongoing work at Stanford on experimental structure measurements of candidate amorphous oxide coatings with the atomic modelling work at Florida. Working in close collaboration with the modelling group at Florida, the successful applicant will develop and perform:
• Coating growth simulations that will determine the optimal material deposition parameters,
• Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations based on experimental structure data,
• Mechanical loss function analysis using MD,
• Density Functional Theory calculations necessary for the project.
In addition, the successful applicant will:
• Assist in coating atomic structure experiments at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, as well as use the materials characterization facilities within the Stanford Nano Center and the Stanford Nano-characterization Laboratory.
• Maintain active collaborations within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
• Disseminate research through publications and attendance at collaboration meetings and national/international conferences.
• Contribute to the education and public outreach efforts of the group, including working with and training undergraduate/graduate students.

Funding for this position will be available for 3-years. Travelling will be required as part of the
collaboration with Florida University.

Qualifications and Experience

Considered applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Materials Science or related discipline, and have previous experience in quantitative approaches and computational physics. The ideal applicant will have expertise in density functional theory using VASP or CASTEP, and molecular dynamics using LAMMPS. Knowledge and/or interest in X-ray and electron diffraction techniques to study amorphous materials is advantageous. The candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Prof. Martin Fejer, fejer@stanford.edu, Prof. Hai-Ping Cheng hping@ufl.edu and Dr. Riccardo Bassiri, rbassiri@stanford.edu. For more information on the group see: ligo.stanford.edu.

Postdoctoral Positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology

(Posted here June 5, 2017)

• Carlos Lousto <lousto@astro.rit.edu>

• To: "announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org" <announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org>

• Subject: [announcement_submit] Postdoctoral positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology

• Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:45:40 -0400

Postdoctoral positions 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 in the areas of modeling of gravitational waves sources and their electromagnetic counterparts with numerical relativity, and gravitational wave data analysis for LIGO and its astrophysical interpretation.

In the area of gravitational-wave astronomy, we are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in the data analysis challenges involved in the detection of astrophysical gravitational wave sources; in the parameter estimation of binary compact objects, particularly binary black holes; in tests of general relativity enabled by gravitational wave measurements; and in the opportunities afforded by multimessenger astrophysics.

In the area of computational astrophysics and astrophysical numerical relativity we are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics (GRMHD) simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole mergers, and jet dynamics. This work will have direct impact on electromagnetic observations of active galactic nuclei, and is part of an ongoing long-term collaborative research effort with Julian Krolik at Johns Hopkins University, Scott Noble at the University of Tulsa, as well as other collaborators.

In the area of numerical relativity we are interested in a candidate capable of working on the initial data and evolution of binary black holes and neutron stars in the framework of the Einstein-toolkit (ETK) and LazEv? codes. We seek to develop and optimize current RIT's group codes as well as semianalytic efforts to model hybrid waveforms and final remnant formulae for LIGO. The ongoing effort includes several faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as external collaborator Nakano at Kyoto University, and others.

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), Sukanya Chakrabarti, Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, John Whelan, and Hans-Peter Bischof (a visualization expert), 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 two or 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 BlueWaters? as well as a dedicated 1600-core cluster 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: http://ccrg.rit.edu/spotlight/jobs.

Enquiries can be addressed to the center's Director:

Manuela Campanelli, manuela[AT]astro[dot]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. Starting date can be as early as September, 2017.
RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.


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