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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 or the LIGO Academic Advisory Council at laac@ligo.org .









ANU Faculty Position

(Posted here May 16, 2019)

From: David McClelland <David.McClelland@anu.edu.au>

Date: Tue, May 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE THIS POSTION HAS CLOSED



PhD and Research Associate Positions at UWA

(Posted here May 10, 2019)

Modernising School Science: the Einstein-First Project

The University of Western Australia

Opportunity to join an exciting international education project for PhD or Masters by Research or as a Research Associate

There is worldwide recognition of the need modernize science education to make it consistent with the modern “Einsteinian” conception of space, time, matter, light and gravity. The Einstein-First project, funded by the Australian Research Council, will spend five years developing, testing and assessing an integrated Einsteinian curriculum. Primary and secondary school curricula will be trialed, tested and improved through longitudinal studies in partner schools; and teachers will be trained and assisted in presenting curriculum content.

We are seeking PhD and Masters students who have a background in physics, knowledge of both quantum physics and special and general relativity, and an interest in science communication, outreach and education. Research students will specialize in either Primary or Secondary or Teacher professional development, with projects focused on program delivery and/or program assessment.

Candidates for Research Associate positions are also being sought. These people will need to have expertise in education research, physics and mathematics, combined with teaching skills, leadership and ability to supervise research students. The appointees will be expected to write research papers and reports, and work with curriculum authorities.

In joining this project you will be helping to create a revolutionary new school curriculum that will be consistent with our modern understanding of the universe, and the modern technologies that have revolutionized our lives.

Research will be taking place in Perth and Canberra and at linked schools. Postgraduate positions can be supported at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin University, and Australian National University. Students will need to separately enroll at one of these institutions according to discussions with team members. The project will be managed by UWA but researchers will be expected to spend some of their time at each of the lead universities.

Australian permanent residents need to satisfy entrance requirements for postgraduate enrolment which ideally will include ability to secure a scholarship at UWA or the other participating universities.

Non Australian residents will be liable for international student fees of $40k per annum. Exceptional students (top 5% category) with several international publications have the chance of securing an IPRS scholarship. Students outside of the top 10% category have little chance unless their research experience and publications are exceptionally well aligned with the project.

Contacts:

E/Prof. David Blair

M: 0409 687 703

E: David.Blair@uwa.edu.au

Prof. Li Ju

M: 0402 389 240

E: Li.Ju@uwa.edu.au



Staff Scientist Position in LIGO Detector Characterization at the University of British Columbia

(Posted here May 3, 2019)



Staff scientist position in LIGO Detector Characterization at the University of British Columbia

Applications are invited for a permanent (pending continual external funding) Research Associate position within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, working with Professor Jess McIver ’s group on gravitational wave astrophysics research.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in the characterization of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors, software infrastructure support, and data analysis efforts within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. The ideal candidate would have strong experience and interest in gravitational wave detector characterization methods, gravitational wave data analysis, software development, and large-scale interferometer instrumentation, as well as a proven ability to lead projects within a large collaboration, and experience mentoring students and postdoctoral scholars. The position will be based at UBC, with travel to the LIGO sites as needed.

Applications will be reviewed starting on June 15, 2019, and will continue until position is filled.

You can find more information and application instructions https://careers.aps.org/jobs/12293157/research-associate

If you have any questions, please contact Jess McIver (jessica.mciver@ligo.org).

Senior Lecturer in Transient Astrophysics at the University of Portsmouth

(Posted here May 3, 2019)

Hi

Can you please announce the following:

Senior Lecturer in Transient Astrophysics at the University of Portsmouth:

https://port.engageats.co.uk/ViewVacancyV2.aspx?enc=mEgrBL4XQK0+ld8aNkwYmPk+r4GQlvpJ9PJqMcVWgcP/t7bof1YitwlLKGoRScRTAKKKqYcxngt5nuV4tCRB52OzK0s0R9pqK5VSqhRrWkQRZ+lIkBl/lqx2HwY8GUqBxMw4zs23b6m8egH+4rpOCg==

Thanks

Laura

--


Laura Nuttall

Senior Lecturer in Gravitational-Wave Physics

Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG)

University of Portsmouth

Dennis Sciama Building

Portsmouth, PO1 3FX

Email: laura.nuttall@port.ac.uk

Phone: +44 23 9284 3138



Tenure Track Position in GW Physics at UIB, Spain

(Posted here May 3, 2019)



Tenure track position in gravitational wave physics at UIB, Spain

The gravitational physics group (http://grg.uib.es) at the Balearic Islands University (UIB),

Is looking for candidates to apply for a distinguished researcher tenure track position, which has been granted in the framework of the Beatriz Galindo program. The successful candidate will be selected by an international panel.

The position is initially funded for 4 years, and UIB has committed to open a permanent faculty position in order to integrate the successful candidate as a faculty member of the University into the department of physics once the grant has been completed.

Candidates will be expected to carry out research that broadens the activities of the gravitational physics group within the IAC3 research institute for computational physics (http://iac3.uib.cat) in the field of gravitational wave physics, in particular with a view toward the science of next generation instruments, and to carry out teaching in computational physics.

Requirements for candidates:

- All or part of their professional career should have been developed outside of Spain, with a maximal professional experience outside of Spain (counted after obtaining the PhD) of seven years.

- Candidates should have postdoctoral experience in the field of gravitational wave physics, including astrophysics from gravitational wave sources or cosmology with direct application in this field.

In addition to a description of their research, teaching and transfer of knowledge plans, candidates will have to accredit their professional experience.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 CEST, May 24 2019.

Online submission requires of a valid electronic certificate

The official announcement can be found at our University’s web page at:

https://www.uib.cat/recerca/ajuts/beques_mobilitat/galindo_2019

The main page is in Catalan, Spanish and English versions are linked from this page.

The online application is available at:

https://sede.educacion.gob.es/sede/login/inicio.jjsp?idConvocatoria=1174

For the full information on the web page of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities see:

http://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/mecd/servicios-al-ciudadano-mecd/catalogo/general/educacion/277089/ficha/277089-2018-fase2.html

Reference: BEAGAL18/00148 (junior modality). Universitat de les Illes Balears IAC3

Please address enquiries to Alicia Sintes (alicia.sintes[AT]uib.es) and Sascha Husa (sascha.husa[AT]uib.es).

The application procedure will require filling an online form (in English), and to upload several documents, including certificates for contracts, teaching experience, etc. The certificates need to be uploaded in English or Spanish (translations, if necessary, need to be made by sworn translators).

The curriculum vitae should follow the CVN format of FECyT:

https://cvn.fecyt.es/editor/#HOME

Applications will be evaluated by the panel as follows:

1. Teaching project on Computational Physics (up to 2.5 points):

a. Quality of the teaching project, up to 1.25 points.

b. Teaching plan of the teaching project, up to 1.25 points.

2. Research project (up to 2.5 points):

a. Quality of the research project, up to 1.25 points.

b. Work plan of the research project, up to 1.25 points.

3. Knowledge transfer project (up to 2.5 points):

a. Quality of the knowledge transfer project, up to 1.25 points.

b. Work plan of the knowledge transfer project, up to 1.25 points.

4. Benefits for the university of the teaching, research and knowledge transfer projects (up to 2.5 points):

a. teaching up to 1.25 points.

b. research up to 0.75 points.

c. knowledge transfer up to 0.5 points.

Alicia M. Sintes Olives

Dept. Física & IAC3 - Universitat de les Illes Balears &

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

Cra. Valldemossa km. 7.5. E-07122 Palma de Mallorca. Spain

Phone: +34-971-25-9834, Fax: +34-971-17-3426

Mailto: alicia.sintes@uib.es

Web: http://grg.uib.es/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uibgrg

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uibgrg

Editor Astroparticle Physics

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/astroparticle-physics/

Vacuum Equipment Engineer, LIGO Livingston

(Posted here April 26, 2019)



LIGO has announced an opening at the Livingston observatory site for a Vacuum

Equipment Engineer. For details please visit

https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=4639


PhD Positions in Italy

(Posted here April 19, 2019)



The Virgo group at the University of Padova and INFN Padova section (http://www.dfa.unipd.it/index.php?id=1599, http://www.virgo.lnl.infn.it/) would like to draw you attention on the opening of several PhD positions in Physics at the University of Padova, with application deadline May 14, 2019 and expected start date October 2019. In particular, two positions may be of special interest.

One is reserved for candidates willing to engage in a research program focused on the design and commissioning of the subsystem for the production and injection of frequency-dependent squeezed-vacuum quantum states in Advanced Virgo Plus. It will comprise work on laser optics, quantum optics, and electronics; the candidate will be given the opportunity of spending a substantial amount of time at the EGO site in Cascina (Italy), working on the Virgo detector.

The other position is reserved for candidates (regardless of their nationality) with a foreign title equivalent to an Italian Laurea Magistrale (which is obtained with a 3+2 years study career). While the equivalence of the title has to be established case-by-case by the selection committee, a general indication is that it has to be comparable to a second-level, 5 year title (for example an US Bachelor would in general not be considered equivalent, while a US Master Degree would). The research topic for this position is free; our group is currently conducting research in the following areas:

- squeezed-vacuum quantum states and their application in gravitational wave detectors
- laser mode-matching sensing and actuation
- characterization of new optical materials to use in cryogenic gravitational wave detectors
- thermal noise in solids in steady-states out of thermodynamic equilibrium
- characterization and treatment of dielectric optical coatings for the reduction of noise in gravitational-wave detectors
- unmodeled search for gravitational wave signal in the data of LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detector

Application is completely web-based (but bare in mind that some documentation may need to be gathered in advance), and instructions can be found at the following link:

https://www.unipd.it/en/research/doctoral-degrees-phd-programmes/phd-programmes-calls-and-admissions

We encourage all interest students to contact any of us directly:

giacomo.ciani@unipd.it

livia.conti@pd.infn.it

Jean-Pierre.Zendri@pd.infn.it

Thanks,

The Virgo group in Padova

Multiple Postdoctoral and PhD Positions in GW Research at UCLouvain and ULiège

(Posted here April 19, 2019)



On 16/04/2019 14:41, Giacomo Bruno wrote:

MESSAGE TO BE DISTRIBUTED:

Dear Colleagues,

UCLouvain and ULiège (Belgium) have recently joined the Virgo Collaboration and have an ambitious program in GW research. The groups currently have multiple openings at the post-doctoral and PhD level in data analysis, commissioning and instrumentation:

Four postdoctoral positions: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/54

One PhD position: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/58

Best regards,

G. Bruno, J.R. Cudell, K. Piotrzkowski, C. Ringeval


ANU Tenure-Track Faculty Position in GW Physics

(Posted here April 19, 2019)



ANU tenure-track Faculty Position in Gravitational Wave Physics

Seeking applications from female candidates
  • An opportunity to found a research group working on the theoretical interpretation of data from detection, analysis and follow-up of the astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, with access to the world’s best gravitational and electromagnetic observatories and collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).
  • A 7-year tenure-track position, with a research focus and start-up funding.
  • A welcoming environment with strong support via mentoring programs and access to ANU internal funding/fellowships

http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/529003/research-fellow


CDS Software Engineer Position

(Posted here April 12, 2019)

> On Apr 9, 2019, at 6:37 PM, Rollins, Jameson <jrollins@caltech.edu> wrote:

>

> Accepting applications:

>

>https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=4698

>

> Please forward to any interested parties.

>

> jamie.



LIGO Research Engineering Technician

(Posted here April 12, 2019)



From: Calum Torrie <ctorrie@ligo.caltech.edu>

Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Subject: request to be added to next weeks LSC announcement

To: Patrick Brady <patrick.brady@ligo.org>

Cc: Hannah Hansen <hansen_h@ligo-wa.caltech.edu>

Dear Patrick

The LIGO Engineering team at Caltech has an opening for a Research Engineering Technician, for full details see the following link: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=4661.

We would appreciate it if you could add it to next week's LSC announcement.

Thanks Calum and Hannah


Data Scientist Position at EGO

(Posted here April 5, 2019)



From: Stavros Katsanevas <stavros.katsanevas@ego-gw.it>

Subject: Fwd: data scientist position at EGO

Date: 2019-04-03 at 12:19:11 EDT

EGO opened a position for a data scientist in the context of Multi Messenger Analysis within the framework of ESCAPE (https://escape2020.eu/) European project.

The successful candidate will work in the innovation group team under the supervision of Dr. Elena Cuoco (elena.cuoco@ego-gw.it).

Any further details here at Ref. TEC-DIR-19_11

http://www.ego-gw.it/public/organization/jobs/jobs.aspx


Gravitational Wave Data Science Support Leader at OzGrav/Swinburne

(Posted here March 29, 2019)

Please see the following job opportunity for a Gravitational Wave Data Science Support Leader at OzGrav/Swinburne:

https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=822A3566-C13D-0DBB-3A2B-AD1A36693AF2

The main preferences for this role are to find someone who already has knowledge of LIGO data and computing practices plus someone who can assume leadership responsibilities within the team.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jarrod Hurley (Professor, Supercomputing Manager) via jhurley@swin.edu.au

Informal enquiries are also welcome to the Director of OzGrav, Matthew Bailes (mbailes@swin.edu.au), and to OzGrav members Paul Lasky (paul.lasky@monash.edu), Andrew Melatos (amelatos@unimelb.edu.au), Linqing Wen (linqing.wen@uwa.edu.au), and Karl Wette (karl.wette@anu.edu.au)


Helmholtz-Weizmann Research School on Multimessenger Astronomy

(Posted here March 29, 2019)



> Sujet : [hap2011] Helmholtz-Weizmann Research School on

> Multimessenger astronomy

> Date : Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:40:00 +0100

> De : Marek Kowalski <marek.kowalski@desy.de>

>

>

>

> *Helmholtz-Weizmann Research School on Multimessenger astronomy*

>

> *About the school: *The school aims at bringing highly qualified and

> motivated graduate students to the forefront of the field of Multimessenger

> astronomy through a world-class international training environment. PhD

> students will work with leading scientists in the field and benefit from

> their**complementary expertise in theory and experiments involving the

> various messengers. Collaboration between students and researchers at the

> partner institutions is facilitated through a lively exchange program. The

> professional training of students includes data science as a supporting

> component of the school. Furthermore, the school offers a number of

> individual measures to promote career development. Depending on the primary

> location (Germany or Israel), the PhD will either be earned either at the

> Humboldt-University Berlin, at the University of Potsdam or at the Weizmann

> Institute of Science.

>

> *The research field: *Multimessenger astronomy, the exploration of the

> Universe using information from a multitude of cosmic messengers, including

> electromagnetic radiation, neutrinos and gravitational waves, has lead to

> several groundbreaking discoveries during the last few years with

> significant contributions from the partner institutions. Through the

> development of better theoretical understanding, novel ways to combine the

> data and access to most sensitive instrumentation, members of the school

> will be optimally trained and positioned in this emerging field.

>

> Partners of the school are DESY and Weizmann institute of Science, as

> well the Humboldt-University Berlin and University Potsdam. The school is

> receiving significant funding through the Initiative and Networking Fund of

> the Helmholtz Association.//

>

> *Admission: *Each year approximately 10 students from countries around the

> world are admitted to the school. The selection interviews are foreseen for

> June, the start of the PhD program is planned for October 2019. The program

> duration is 36/48 months. Salaries and benefits are commensurate with those

> of public service organisations.

>

> Deadline for application: April 14th**

>

> For more information including how to apply go to

> www.multimessenger-school.de <http://www.multimessenger-school.de/>

>

>

>

> ------------------------------------------------

> Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

> Institut für Physik

> Newtonstrasse 15, D-12489 Berlin

> Office 2'212

> Fon: +49 (0)30-2093-7635

>

> DESY

> Platanenallee 6, D-15738, Zeuthen

> Office 2L/21

> Fon: +49 (0)33762-7-7187

> Fax: +49 (0)33762-7-7330

> ------------------------------------------------

>

NASA Headquarters Positions Available in SMD

(Posted here March 21, 2019)

NASA HEADQUARTERS POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN SMD

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) within NASA Headquarters will fill multiple Program Executive positions in the Earth Science Division, Heliophysics Division, Planetary Science Division, Astrophysics Division, or Joint Agency Satellite Division.

This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through USAJOBS, so it will only be open for 5 days. The announcement will open on March 25 and close on March 29. The NASA Announcement Number will be HQ19H0003.

This is a fair and open competition that all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates can apply to. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority. The positions are NOT "rigged" or "fixed" for anyone. We've been asked to emphasize this because some applicants may have a misconception about this opportunity due to the very short window and we do not want anyone to be deterred from applying.

Given the short period the announcement is open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before and update your resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

SMD plans to advertise Program Scientist positions later this year.

____________________________

Dr T. J. Brandt
Research Astrophysicist
Chief Scientist, Physics of the Cosmos Program
Curator SED Wiki
NASA/GSFC

Postdoc Position in Experimental Optics at the CEA/IRFU (Paris)

(Posted here March 15, 2019)

From: Hubert Halloin <hubert.halloin@apc.univ-paris-diderot.fr>

Subject: Postdoc position in experimental optics at the CEA/IRFU (Paris)

Date: 2019-03-14 at 08:42:51 EDT


Post-doc position in optics, laser and interferometry

At the Institute of Research into the Fundamental laws of the Universe, CEA-Saclay/DRF/IRFU (http://irfu.cea.fr/)

The announcement can be found at https://inspirehep.net/record/1720876

IRFU is looking for a physicist engineer to join the LISA project team. The selected candidate will participate in the various optical developments of the equipment needed to prepare for the integration and testing of the elements of the on-board instrument.

The candidate will hold a PhD in general physics and have about 5 years' experience. He/she will have skills in optics, laser and interferometry as well as mechanical and thermal knowledge. He/she should be immediately operational in these areas. Experience in the field of heterodyne interferometry will be a plus, as will previous experience in the development of instruments for the VIRGO, LIGO or LISA/LISA Pathfinder projects. The candidate must be available for short-term assignments in France or abroad. Fluency in English is essential.

This position is for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extension to 3 years.

Deadline for application: 2019-05-31

Application should accompany an application letter, a CV and 2 letters of recommendations.

The application should be sent to Nathalie Besson (nathalie.besson@cea.fr)


Hubert Halloin

APC (AstroParticule et Cosmologie)

10, rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet

F75205 Paris Cedex 13

Tel : 33 (0)1 57 27 60 76

Fax : 33 (0)1 57 27 60 71

hubert.halloin@apc.univ-paris-diderot.fr

(Posted here March 15, 2019)

UTRGV Faculty Position in LIGO Related Fields – reopened with application deadline 03/31/2019

https://wiki.ligo.org/LAAC/JobPostings#UTRGV_Faculty_Position_in_LIGO_Related_Fields

Dear colleagues,

Please note that the posting number has changed and the deadline is 03/31/2019

Regards,

Volker

LIGO Visitor Program

(Posted here March 15, 2019)

From: Norna Robertson <nroberts@ligo.caltech.edu>

Subject: LIGO visitor program

Date: 2019-03-11 at 15:42:50 EDT

Memo from Norna A Robertson, coordinator for the LIGO Visitor Program.

This is a reminder about the LIGO visitor program. If you are interested in applying please see the following site for further details.

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/visitor-program

Ph.D. Program in Applied and Computational Physics to Start in Fall 2019: Oakland University

(Posted here March 15, 2019)

The Board of Trustees of Oakland University has approved a Ph.D. program in Applied and Computational Physics to start in Fall 2019. This program includes theoretical gravitational physics and astrophysics, provided that the Ph.D. research project has some numerical component. Students interested in this program should contact David Garfinkle (garfinkl@oakland.edu) or Ilias Cholis (cholis@oakland.edu) for more information.

Two Post-doctoral Positions in GW Physics at UCLouvain and ULiège

(Posted here March 1, 2019)

From: Giacomo Bruno <giacomo.bruno@uclouvain.be>

Subject: Two Post-doctoral Positions in GW Physics at UCLouvain and ULiège

Date: 2019-02-27 at 10:52:31 GMT

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to advertise two openings at the post-doctoral level in gw physics at UCLouvain and ULiège (Belgium):

https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/54

Best regards,

G. Bruno, J.R. Cudell, K. Piotrzkowski, C. Ringeval


Postdoc and PhD Offers - LISA Straylight - Institut Fresnel

(Posted here March 1, 2019)

From: Myriam ZERRAD <myriam.zerrad@fresnel.fr>

Subject: Post doc and PhD offers- LISA straylight - Institut Fresnel

Date: 2019-02-26 at 07:20:34 EST

We offer several PhD, Post-Doc and engineer positions at the Institut Fresnel, Marseille,France:

https://www.fresnel.fr/spip/spip.php?article1948&lang=en

One is an intrumental Post-Doc dedicated to the metrology of straylight and scattering at the component level for LISA.

Don't hesitate to contact me for further details: myriam.zerrad@fresnel.fr

Thanks for advance,

Best regards,

--

Dr Myriam ZERRAD

Head of Scattering activities

Institut Fresnel / CONCEPT

Aix-Marseille Université

Domaine Universitaire de Saint Jérôme

13397 Marseille cedex 20

FRANCE

Tel : +33 4 91 28 87 16 / +33 6 46 33 06 04

http://www.fresnel.fr/concept

Birmingham Industry Professorial Fellowships Scheme

(Posted here March 1, 2019)

Birmingham Industry Professorial Fellowships Scheme - University of Birmingham, UK

The scheme aims to recruit individuals at professorial level who will develop substantial research capability and strengthen collaborative research links between the University, targeted sectors of industry and specific businesses. It is expected that they will not only lead their own collaborative research programmes with industry, but will also facilitate broader engagement between other researchers at the University with business and industry.The appointed individuals may be moving from a senior industry Research & Development (R&D) post, a consultancy role with industry R&D, a senior post at a government research laboratory with close industry links or be working closely with industry already in a position at a higher education institution. The postholder will have R&D experience at a level commensurate with the appointment to a full chair. We expect that the appointee will wish to contribute to teaching in one or more of the University’s Schools and Colleges. The fellowship aspect of the proposal will provide the appointee with ring-fenced time for the first three years to develop their research partnership with industry at the University. Thereafter, they will move into a ‘normal’ academic position at chair level on a permanent basis.

You can find the job advert at:

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPR608/industry-professorial-fellowships-scheme

And the details of the role as a pdf file at:

http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/80420.pdf

Applications should be submitted online via the following URL (job reference number 80420): https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

For further information and informal enquiries please contact

Prof Andreas Freise (adf[at]star.sr.bham.ac.uk) or

Prof Alberto Vecchio (av[at]star.sr.bham.ac.uk).

Computational Science Tenure-Track Faculty Position at CNU - Short Deadline

(Posted here February 22, 2019)

https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/7439

Working Title Assistant Professor(s) in Computer/Computational Science

Appointment Type Full Time

Purpose of Position

The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for one or more tenure-track position(s) in Computer/Computational Science, effective August 2019. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. Candidates with expertise in all areas of computing, including computer science, computer engineering,computational science, data science, cybersecurity and computational mathematics, will be considered. The Ph.D. in the corresponding discipline is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Departmental Information

The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University has currently 27 physicists, computer scientists, computer engineers and electrical engineers working in a highly collaborative environment, and we expect to add several new positions this year. The department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in automation and control, high-speed data acquisition, wireless communications and networking, and robotics. Furthermore, the department has close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center, and CNU has recently joined the LIGO Scientific Collaboration as a member institution. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/pcse/majorsminors/.

Faculty Information

CNU is committed to outstanding undergraduate education and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2018 freshman class of 1,230 students was selected from over 7,000 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1210, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including the newly opened Luter Hall, which houses the PCSE department; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Posting Detail Information

Application Deadline 02/25/2019

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening), a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu).

Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019. Applications received after February 25, 2019, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/7363

EEO Statement

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Thanks,

-Ryan

Ryan P. Fisher

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering

Christopher Newport University

Postdoc Position on Black Holes and Gravity at Groningen

(Posted here February 15, 2019)

From: "Hinderer, Tanja" <t.hinderer@uva.nl>

Subject: Postdoc position on black holes and gravity at Groningen

Date: 2019-02-13 at 08:36:56 EST

Postdoc position in Black Holes, Higher Derivative Gravity, and Field Theory

at the Van Swinderen Institute, University of Groningen NL (https://www.rug.nl/research/vsi/).

The announcement can be found at inspirehep.net/record/1711389:

We are looking for an excellent candidate for a postdoctoral position at the Van Swinderen Institute, University of Groningen (https://www.rug.nl/research/vsi/), with a background in either:

(1) higher derivative gravity (in particular infinite derivative gravity), quantum gravity,

(2) blackhole physics, in particular compact objects which are blackhole mimickers, and their testable features in gravitational wave templates, such as quasi normal modes, echoes, tidal effects, etc.,

(3) field theory expertise in higher derivatives, string field theory, higher derivative gravity and/or higher spin theories.

The duration of the position will be (1+1) years.

Staring Date: 01-09-2019 or 01-10-2019 ( negotiable )

Deadline for application: 01-03-2019

Application should accompany:

(1) a brief 2 pages research proposal,

(2) CV with a list of publications (the contributions in publications should be highlighted in 1-2 lines),

(3) 3 Letters of recommendations.


The application should be be sent to Anupam Mazumdar (https://www.rug.nl/staff/anupam.mazumdar/) at (anupam.mazumdar@rug.nl).

Please contact Anupam Mazumdar for further details if needed.

Contact: Anupam Mazumdar

Email: anupam.mazumdar@rug.nl

More Information: https://www.rug.nl/staff/anupam.mazumdar

https://www.rug.nl/research/vsi

Letters of Reference should be sent to: anupam.mazumdar@rug.nl

New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University

(Posted here February 15, 2019)



Dear colleagues,

please share the announcement below with any undergraduate student interested in studying Gravitational-wave Physics:

"

The Gravity Exploration Institute (cardiffgravity.org) at Cardiff University is happy to announce a new MSc program in Gravitational-wave Physics:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/gravitational-wave-physics-msc

Gravitational-wave observations are now transforming our understanding of the universe, and the field will continue to grow in the next decades.

The Gravitational Wave Physics MSc provides broad and comprehensive training in both theory and experiment in gravitational wave (GW) physics and astronomy: techniques in laser interferometry for GW detection, general relativity, astrophysics, modelling of GW sources, and data analysis for GW detection and source interpretation. Cardiff University staff are at the forefront of world-leading research in all of these areas, which span the core topics at the heart of the field, and which make this a unique degree programme.

On completion of the programme you will have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to begin a research career in gravitational-wave physics, and be a competitive candidate for jobs in industry.

"

Best,

Vivien

LIGO Lab Postdocs

(Posted here February 15, 2019)



From: Michael Landry <landry_m@ligo-wa.caltech.edu>

Subject: LIGO Lab postdoc ad

Date: 2019-02-11 at 14:00:29 EST

We want to highlight the availability of Postdoc positions at the LIGO Laboratory. Positions are usually planned at one or another specific site to round out a team, but if you are interested in working in the Lab at any of the sites we want to encourage you to apply.

Please see

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/postdocs

For additional information. Of course you can also contact any of the senior staff at any of the sites to start a discussion.

thanks

Mike Landry for the LIGO Lab

PhD Positions in GW Physics and Astrophysics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

(Posted here February 8, 2019)

From: Enrico Barausse <barausse@iap.fr>

Subject: Fwd: PhD positions in gravitational wave physics and astrophysics

Date: 2019-02-08 at 04:49:31 EST

To: <consortium@lisamission.org>

SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy)

invites applications for several PhD positions in astrophysics,

cosmology and astroparticle physics. Application may be submitted here

https://www.sissa.it/bandi/concorso-lammissione-ai-corsi-di-phd-della-sissa-lanno-accademico-201920-announcements

See also announcement here

https://www.sissa.it/system/files/bandi/Bando%20English%20201920%20general%20.pdf

Candidates interested in the astrophysics of LISA and pulsar timing

arrays, in LISA data analysis, and more generally in gravitational

wave physics are especially encouraged to apply for the

**Astroparticle physics** positions. The deadline for applications

is March 12, with oral and written exams on March 25-26, 2019.

Research Positions in Experimental Gravitation at the University of Maryland

(Posted here February 8, 2019)

The Gravitation Laboratory at the University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position or a research physicist (or engineer) position in gravitation experiments as early as April, 2019. The positions are for three 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 mid-frequency band of 0.1-10 Hz (http://www.physics.umd.edu/GRE/SOGRO.htm) and a new type of earthquake early-warning detector that would promptly detect transient gravity signals from earthquake rupture. We are seeking applicants who have background in cryogenic technology, mechanical engineering, and/or gravity experiments.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, 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 March 15, 2019. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Computer Analyst at EGO

(Posted here February 8, 2019)

> Sujet : [Ego-staff] Computer Analyst@EGO (Ref. TE-IT-19-1)

> Date : Thu, 7 Feb 2019 10:33:35 +0100

>

> We are pleased to inform you that a position as "Computer Analyst

> Ref.TE-IT-19-1" is opened at EGO.

> This is a one+one-year position at the level of Primo Tecnologo.

>

> Interested candidates may submit the application according to the

> instructions at the following link:

>http://www.ego-gw.it/public/organization/jobs/jobs.aspx

>

> Please circulate this announcement.

>

> Kind regards,

> European Gravitational Observatory

>

>

>

> European Gravitational Observatory

> Area Human Resources & General Affairs

> Via Edoardo Amaldi n. 5 cap 56021

> Santo Stefano a Macerata - Cascina - Pisa - Italy

> Phone +39 050 752421 Fax +39 050 752550

> Web Site: www.ego-gw.it <http://www.ego-gw.it>



(Posted here February 8, 2019, update March 12)

From: Volker Quetschke <volker.quetschke@utrgv.edu>

Subject: Faculty position in LIGO related fields - Deadline 03/31/2019

Date: 2019-02-05 at 23:56:06 GMT+1

UTRGV has currently an open faculty position search. The emphasis of the search is for the areas of theory, observations, and experiments related to gravitation and relativistic astrophysics. See link: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20595

Please include it in your end of week announcements.

Thanks,

Volker


Research Fellow and Multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates at Cardiff

(Posted here January 25, 2019)

Dear colleagues,

Please note that the deadline for application for both positions has been extended to Friday Feb 1.

Best wishes,

-- Patrick

From: Patrick Sutton <SuttonPJ1@cardiff.ac.uk>
Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018 at 14:10
To: "announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org" <announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org>
Cc: Gravitational Physics <GravitationalPhysics@cf.onmicrosoft.com>
Subject: job announcement: Research Fellow and multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates at Cardiff

Research Fellow and multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates at Cardiff

The Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications for the position of Research Fellow and multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates.

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

Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

This senior research position involves taking a leading role in the research direction of the Institute, and potential supervision of postdocs and PhD students. One position is available at the Grade 7 level.

This post is full-time with an initial term of 2 years, renewable subject to funding and performance.

Salary: £42,036 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 7).

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

These research positions involve contributing to the research directions of the Institute, and potential supervision of PhD students. Up to three positions are available at the Grade 6 level. (These are in addition to the two posts advertised recently.)

These posts are full-time with an initial term of 2 years, renewable subject to funding and performance.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries about both roles can be made by email to Prof. Patrick Sutton (suttonpj1@cardiff.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW @cardiff.ac.uk).

To apply: Please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/academic-vacancies, click on "View our academic vacancies" and search for the relevant job number

Research Fellow: 8097

Research Associate: 8095.

In accordance with hiring regulations, applicants interested in being considered for both positions need to apply separately for each.

You are recommended to address explicitly how you meet the essential criteria listed for each position.

Closing date: Monday, 14 January 2019 à Extended to Friday 1 February

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.

Santiago PhD Position

(Posted here January 25, 2019)

Hi,

we have a PhD student position announcement (deadline 1 February) for the

announcement email. See below.

Thanks,

Tom

******

Title :

'Doctoral Fellowship Programme INPhINIT “la Caixa” 2019 at IGFAE, Santiago de

Compostela'

Text :

The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE), invites applications

for doctoral fellows within “la Caixa” INPhINIT program. All information

about the call is available at

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.

To access the 10 positions we offer, search for IGFAE in the Research Centre

selector in https://hosts.lacaixafellowships.org/finder

[Link for the advertisement :

https://igfae.usc.es/igfae/job-offer/la-caixa-inphinit-igfae-doctoral-fellows-2-2/ ]

Two Data Analysis Postdoctoral Positions at Glasgow

(Posted here January 18, 2019)

We would like to announce two openings for data analysis postdoctoral positions at the University of Glasgow. Full details here:

https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=98061,7736524969&key=207762973&c=98565612237187&pagestamp=dbiotzubvksebkbcpt

The closing date for applications is the 18th of February.

Thanks,

Siong

--

Prof. Ik Siong Heng

SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy

University of Glasgow

Glasgow G12 8QQ

UK

Six Tenure Track Positions for Women in Science at the University of Amsterdam

(Posted here January 18, 2019)

From: Samaya Nissanke <samaya.nissanke@uva.nl>

Subject: Six tenure track positions for women in science at the University of Amstedam

Date: 2019-01-15 at 04:09:47 GMT-5

To: <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: Samaya Nissanke <samaya.nissanke@uva.nl>

Dear all,

Please find below an opportunity for six tenure track faculty positions for women in science (defined broadly) at the University of Amsterdam. Deadline is the 4th Feb 2019.

http://iop.uva.nl/shared/faculteiten/en/faculteit-der-natuurwetenschappen-wiskunde-en-informatica/news/2018/12/six-tenure-track-positions-for-talented-women-in-science.html?fbclid=IwAR3M6lV8TjA6hfeq96rXw9AmZx5pMZRGSpJ0Pp6CgdnA14MwyVpxPl6bgMk

Thanks and best,

Samaya

Senior Research Fellow Position at the University of Glasgow

(Posted here January 18, 2019)

Senior Research Fellow

University of Glasgow - School of Physics & Astronomy

Location:

Glasgow

Salary:

£51,630 to £58,089 per annum

Hours:

Full Time

Contract Type:

Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On:

9th January 2019

Closes:

11th February 2019

Job Ref:

024003
Job Purpose

To be the Project Manager and Technical Coordinator for the UK contribution to the Advanced LIGO upgrade Project in the USA and in India, reporting to the Principal Investigator Professor Ken Strain, and to the Director of the IGR, Professor Sheila Rowan.

To undertake leading-edge research; to take shared responsibility for obtaining research funding and managing externally funded research projects; to take shared responsibility for strategic planning of IGR research activities; to be responsible for supervision and some teaching at undergraduate and/or post-graduate level and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of Department or the Director of the IGR.

To take significant responsibility in management of the R & D activities for the mirror suspension systems and for the optical readout for the upgrade to the Advanced LIGO detectors.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 9, £51,630 - £58,089 per annum.

This post is full time at 35 hours per week with funding up to 2 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Further particulars: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPJ407/senior-research-fellow

Apply at https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?newms=jj&id=97889&aid=14231

Further information: Sheila Rowan Sheila.Rowan@glasgow.ac.uk or Kenneth Strain Kenneth.Strain@glasgow.ac.uk

ANU Faculty Position in GW Astrophysics

(Posted here January 18, 2019)

Expressions of Interest Tenure-Track Position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

The Australian National University

The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, is seeking to appoint an outstanding early or mid-career research academic in gravitational wave astrophysics. This will be a joint position between the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) and the Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE). This will be a tenure-track position that will attract a significant start-up package. The position will be open to female candidates only. The appointee will complement and engage with gravitational waves activities at RSPE and the optical follow-up of gravitational wave transients being carried out by the SkyMapper group and others at RSAA. At this time we are seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) only. An EoI will comprise a onepage statement of track record and proposed program of research at ANU, along with a full CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up until February 18, 2019. Please email your EOI to the OzGrav -ANU node administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi, sareh.rajabi@anu.edu.au and expect confirmation of receipt. For further information, please contact Professor Scott (susan.scott@anu.edu.au), Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland@anu.edu.au) at RSPE and/or Dr Chris Wolf (christian.wolf@anu.edu.au) at RSAA.


Postdoc Position at the University of Portsmouth

(Posted here January 18, 2019)

I have a position to advertise:

Postdoc Position at University of Portsmouth, UK

Thanks,

Andy


Research Positions in Experimental Gravitation at the University of Maryland

(Posted here January 11, 2019)

Research positions 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 or a research physicist (or engineer) position in gravitation experiments as early as March, 2019. The positions are for three 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 mid-frequency band of 0.1-10 Hz (http://www.physics.umd.edu/GRE/SOGRO.htm) and a new type of earthquake early-warning detector that would promptly detect transient gravity signals from earthquake rupture. We are seeking applicants who have background in cryogenic technology, mechanical engineering, and/or gravity experiments. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, 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 February 15, 2019. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Professor in GW Observations, Ghent University

(Posted here January 11, 2019)

https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?_s.crb=r0NGCDweoEuCZHoDZOzRPfvUeks%253d

Career Opportunities: Professor in Gravitational Wave Observations (11902)

Req ID 11902 - Posted 20/12/2018 - Professorial staff - 100% - Faculty of

Sciences

→ Apply until 26/02/2019 23:59 CET

→ Discipline: Gravitational Wave Observations

→ 100% Assistant professor tenure track / Associate professor / Full

professor / Senior full professor

→ Faculty of Sciences

→ Reference number: 201811/WE/ZAP/004

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research

institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members

and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's

mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally

renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT

The department of Physics and Astronomy has active research groups working in

a.o. quantum theory, extragalactic astronomy and experimental (astro)particle

physics. With this opening the department wants to become an active

participant in the European projects in the observation of gravitational

waves, in particular concerning the next generation of instruments like the

Einstein Telescope. The succesfull candidate is expected to possess a

significant scientific network in the field of gravitational wave

observations, and to use it in order to establish his/her own research group

that participates in the observational gravitational wave research in an

international context.

Academic education

You lecture various course units in the discipline of Physics and Astronomy,

at undergraduate and graduate level. The teaching and lecturing will be

evaluated on actuality, connection with the educational program and

interaction with the students.

Academic Research

You engage in research at an internationally competitive level. You seek

funding to realize projects and to hire PhD students, and you act as their

supervisor.

Academic service

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the

department. During your career you are willing to engage in your share of

administrative duties or leadership positions.

PROFILE

Experience

• You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given

discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality

academic journals and peer-reviewed books;

• You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the

necessary funding for academic research;

• You have proven experience in the technology needed to observe

gravitational waves;

• You are didactically skilled to teach university students to

develop academic competences;

• Recommended are:

• International mobility, among other things thanks to

research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your

highest academic degree;

• Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised

academic lecturing;

• Professionalisation of education.

Skills / Attitude

• You are quality-oriented;

• You take initiative;

• You have strong interpersonal skills, making you a team player and

an effective communicator with colleagues, employees, students and other

stakeholders.

Admission requirements

• You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that

is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence

may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you

to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required

to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

• You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on October

1, 2019. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the

above-mentioned required diploma.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Depending on the specific profile of the selected candidate, the degree of

assistant professor (tenure track), associate professor, full professor or

senior full professor is awarded. This will be decided by the University

Board as proposed by the Faculty Board.

(In the case of assistant professor)

• We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a

term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term

of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate

professor.

• Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an

equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately

be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility

of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher

Education.

(In the case of associate professor, full professor or senior full professor)

We offer you a permanent appointment in the starting grade of associate

professor, full professor or senior full professor, without prejudice to the

possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex

of Higher Education.

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 oktober 2019.

OUR OFFER

Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff

members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training

and courses of 'Dutch' and 'English' for foreign-speaking lecturers are only

a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities.

Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on a number of

benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport

commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A

complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff.

It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International

School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support

when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family

reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to

Ghent. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/living and

www.ugent.be/en/staff.

GENDER AND DIVERSITY

Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages

everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance.

Applications from women are thus especially welcomed.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to

the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee

will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it will match all

elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms

of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation,

relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection

(interview, possible presentation or test lecture …). Afterwards, the

committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the

Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the

University Board for approval.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important

publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to

academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of

knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public

awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also

taken into account when evaluating the candidates.

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly

takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer

stays abroad by also other forms of internationalisation.

Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other

forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time

for the realisation of academic output.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline

(see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not

sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

• In the field ‘Cv’: the professorial staff application form (+ all

annexes mentioned in the form), together with a ranking of your 5 most

impactful academic achievements and a short comment on each, and including a

5-year research plan and long-term vision (max. 5 pag.), merged into one pdf

file.

• In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format.

• In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. If

you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages

(Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the

mentioned languages.

• In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas

awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if

already in you possession).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

MORE INFORMATION

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Dirk

Ryckbosch (Dirk.Ryckbosch@UGent.be, +32 (0)9 264 65 43) at the faculty of

Sciences, department Physics and Astronomy.

Professor Position in Experimental GW Physics at VU University Amsterdam

(Posted here January 11, 2019)

From: Jo van den Brand

Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 10:34 PM

To: Virgo all

Cc: H.G. Raven

Subject: [Virgo-l] Professor position in experimental gravitational wavephysics at VU University Amsterdam

Dear all,

I would like to bring to your attention a professor position in experimental gravitational wave physics at VU University Amsterdam, a founding partner university of Nikhef.

For more information see https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/professor-experimental-gravitational-wave-physics/7fqc62/en

For questions feel free to contact Prof. Gerhard Raven (h.g.raven@vu.nl).

Jo


ERC-funded Postdoctoral Positions, Computational and GW Astrophysics in Helsinki

(Posted here January 4, 2019)

From: "Johansson, Peter H" <peter.johansson@helsinki.fi>

Subject: ERC-funded Postdoctoral positions Computational and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics in Helsinki

Date: 2019-01-04 at 06:41:37 EST

Postdoctoral positions in Computational and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the University of Helsinki

The Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki is inviting applications for 1-2 ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in computational astrophysics and gravitational wave physics.

The positions are offered within the ERC-Consolidator Grant Project KETJU (Post-Newtonian modelling of the dynamics of supermassive black holes in galactic-scale hydrodynamical simulations).

Successful applicants will join the Theoretical Extragalactic Research Group led by Professor Peter Johansson and are expected to work on the themes relevant to KETJU,

including: modelling the accurate dynamics of supermassive black holes, the implementation of small-scale gas physics and black hole feedback and the calculation of the gravitational

wave signal from binary supermassive black holes.

We are seeking both excellent recent graduates and candidates with prior postdoctoral experience. A solid knowledge of theoretical astrophysics and a background in numerical astrophysics

and/or gravitational wave astrophysics are required. The research group actively collaborates with researchers in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States and the position will

include ample funding for travel together with full access to the resources of the Finnish supercomputer centre.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a closely related field. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a possible extension for another two years contingent

on satisfactory performance. The nominal starting date is expected to be September 2019, but earlier or later dates are possible. University of Helsinki is the leading institute in Finland in astrophysics

and cosmology with about 40 people working in this field. The annual gross salary will be above the regular postdoc salary level, within the range of 45 000-50 000 €/yr depending on experience

and qualification. The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should include a CV, publication list, and a statement (max. 3 pages) of research interests. This should include a summary of past research achievements and statement of future plans.

Please submit by email (to Peter.Johansson@helsinki.fi) your application in one single pdf file by midnight Saturday 2nd February 2019. The applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation

to be sent by the same date.

For more information about the research group, see http://www.helsinki.fi/~phjohans/.

Informal enquiries to Prof. Peter Johansson are most welcome (Peter.Johansson@helsinki.fi).

Included Benefits:

Employees in Finland receive full medical care together with 6 weeks paid vacation, generous parental leave and state-subsidized childcare. More information on employment conditions for

international staff can be found here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

Spanish Programs for Tenure Track and Postdoctoral Positions at the University of the Balearic Islands

(Posted here January 4, 2019)

The gravitational physics/LIGO+LISA group at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) [http://grg.uib.es] is seeking applications for tenure track and post-doctoral positions funded by the Spanish “Ramón y Cajal” and “Juan de la Cierva” programs. Both programs fund a fixed number of positions across all research areas. Applications will be evaluated by the Spanish government, with results expected in July 2019.

Our group will support applications in the areas of gravitational wave physics, astrophysics and cosmology, including data analysis, modelling of gravitational wave sources, numerical relativity, and related topics.

The positions are:

A) 5-year tenure track research positions in the “Ramón y Cajal” program.

Candidates are required to have obtained their PhD in the years 2008-2015, and should have a very strong publication record.

B) 3-year postdoctoral positions in the “Juan de la Cierva” program, with a duration of 3 years for candidates who have obtained their PhD 2014-2016,

and 2-year postdoctoral positions for candidates who have obtained their PhD 2017-2018.

Deadlines for submitting applications to the government are January 30 2019 for the tenure track positions, January 29 for the 3-year postdoc and January 31 for the 2-year postdoc.

The official calls can be found at (note that the calls are not yet open): http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.d20caeda35a0c5dc7c68b11001432ea0/?vgnextoid=bfe8865dd69b2610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

For positions (B) the number of applications that can be supported by our group is limited, and for the tenure track positions (A) the number of eventual hirings in physics by our university will be limited. Therefore, and to allow time for joint preparation of applications, interested candidates should contact us informally *as soon as possible*.

Our group is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the GEO600 project, and the LISA consortium, and currently consists of faculty members Alicia Sintes, Sascha Husa, Jaume Carot, 3 postdocs, 5 PhD students and several master’s and undergraduate students. Another tenure track faculty member is expected to be hired in gravitational wave physics in 2019. We are also members of the IAC3 institute for applied computing (iac3.uib.es), which includes further researchers in relativity, computational physics, applied mathematics and solar physics.

Interested candidates should contact us at gravity.uib.contact[at]gmail.com.


Director, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology

(Posted here January 4, 2019)


Forwarded message ---------

From: Michael Murphy <mmurphy@swin.edu.au>

Date: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Subject: [ASA] Director, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology

To: ASA Exploder <asa@mailman.sydney.edu.au>

Dear ASA members,

Swinburne is seeking a new Director for its Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS). The current Director, Prof. Karl Glazebrook, will be stepping down from this role in 2019 to take up his ARC Laureate Fellowship. The Director position will be a 5-year appointment associated with an ongoing professorial position.

The Director of CAS is responsible for providing academic and research leadership, as well as managing all aspects of CAS's operations and development. Promoting innovation and excellence in research and achievement, the Director will strengthen and/or complement the research areas in the Centre and generate high quality research output and attract significant external funding. Through academic leadership, the Director will also foster the research aspirations of other groups and individuals within the Centre and across the wider Faculty/University.

Further information, the position description, and application portal is available at https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=BB4C770B-A61E-8A27-EB6C-A4CF434F10CE.

Please forward this opportunity to Australian and international colleagues who may be interested.

Best wishes for the holidays and new year,

Michael Murphy (on behalf of CAS).

--

Professor Michael T. Murphy,

Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing,

Swinburne University of Technology,

Mail H29, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.

@MTMurphy77, http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~mmurphy

Pho: +61 (0)3 9214 5818; Mob/Cell: +61 (0)405 214 461.

CRICOS Provider No.: 00111D

Postdoc Position at the University of Groningen

(Posted here December 28, 2018)

Higher Derivative Gravity, Field Theory, and Blackholes


Groningen U. - Postdoc

Field of Interest: gr-qc, hep-th

Deadline: 2019-03-01

Region: Europe

Job description:

We are looking for an excellent candidate for a postdoctoral position at the Van Swinderen Institute, University of Groningen (https://www.rug.nl/research/vsi/), with a background ineither:

(1) higher derivative gravity (in particular infinite derivative gravity), quantum gravity,

(2) blackhole physics, in particular compact objects which are blackhole mimickers, and their testable features in gravitational wave templates, such as quasi normal modes, echoes, tidal effects, etc.,

(3) field theory expertise in higher derivatives, string field theory, higher derivative gravity and/or higher spin theories.


The duration of the position will be (1+1) years.

Staring Date: 01-09-2019 or 01-10-2019 ( negotiable )

Deadline for application: 01-03-2019

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in theoretical physics by the time of joining. Application should accompany:
(1) a brief 2 pages research proposal,

(2) CV with a list of publications (the contributions in publications should be highlighted in 1-2 lines),

(3) 3 Letters of recommendations.


The application should be be sent to Anupam Mazumdar (https://www.rug.nl/staff/anupam.mazumdar/) at (anupam.mazumdar@rug.nl).


Please contact Anupam Mazumdar for further details if needed.

Contact: Anupam Mazumdar

Email: anupam.mazumdar@rug.nl

More Information: https://www.rug.nl/staff/anupam.mazumdar

https://www.rug.nl/research/vsi

Letters of Reference should be sent to: anupam.mazumdar@rug.nl

Group Leader Position in Theoretical Gravitational Physics at AEI-Potsdam

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

Group Leader position in Theoretical Gravitational Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" (ACR) department at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, announces the opening of a Group Leader position in theoretical gravitational physics. The position will be either for a fixed term (5 years) or a tenure-track with the possibility of becoming permanent after 5 years (or sooner). In exceptional cases, the position can be made permanent from the beginning.

Scientists working or interested in working in the following research areas:

i) probing the nature of gravity and compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars, through gravitational waves;

ii) solving analytically the two-body problem in General Relativity and in alternative theories of gravity, employing methods such as post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force, effective-one-body theory, etc.

are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will lead a group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and will take advantage of interactions and collaborations with other members of the department.

The ACR department, led by Alessandra Buonanno, is composed of about 20-25 scientists, including two research group leaders, Jonathan Gair (as of Spring 2019) and Harald Pfeiffer. The department also hosts several long and short-term visitors, and it has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

The ACR division focuses on several aspects of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics, including (i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (effective field theory, post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force approach, perturbation theory and effective-one-body formalism), (ii) numerical relativity, most notably simulations of binary black holes and binary neutron stars, (iii) interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA), (iv) astrophysics of compact objects, (v) cosmography with gravitational waves from binary systems, and (vi) tests of strong gravity within General Relativity and alternative gravity theories. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration through the group's membership, the LISA Consortium, and also participate to building the science case for third generation (3G) ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The ACR division has a high-performance computer cluster, Minerva with ~9,500 cores, and a high-throughput computer cluster Vulcan with ~2,000 cores (soon to be replaced by Hypatia with ~8,000 cores). Those clusters are used to run numerical-relativity simulations of gravitational-wave sources, and carry out source-modeling and data-analysis studies for current and future gravitational-wave detectors.

To apply, please visit here https://www.aei.mpg.de/2261284/gwgroupleaderpotsdam. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and 2-page summary of past research achievements and a 2-page research proposal. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letters.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is January 20th, 2019. The position is available as early as Spring 2019, but it can also start later, in Fall 2019. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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

For further information please contact Dr. Andre Schirotzek: andre.schirotzek@aei.mpg.de

Research Fellow and Multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates at Cardiff

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

The Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute (http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/research/gravity/) is seeking applications for the position of Research Fellow and multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates.

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

Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

This senior research position involves taking a leading role in the research direction of the Institute, and potential supervision of postdocs and PhD students. One position is available at the Grade 7 level.

This post is full-time with an initial term of 2 years, renewable subject to funding and performance.

Salary: £42,036 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 7).

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

These research positions involve contributing to the research directions of the Institute, and potential supervision of PhD students. Up to three positions are available at the Grade 6 level. (These are in addition to the two posts advertised recently.)

These posts are full-time with an initial term of 2 years, renewable subject to funding and performance.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries about both roles can be made by email to Prof. Patrick Sutton (suttonpj1@cardiff.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW @cardiff.ac.uk).

To apply: Please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/academic-vacancies, click on "View our academic vacancies" and search for the relevant job number

Research Fellow: 8097

Research Associate: 8095.

In accordance with hiring regulations, applicants interested in being considered for both positions need to apply separately for each.

You are recommended to address explicitly how you meet the essential criteria listed for each position.

Closing date: Extended to Friday 1 Feb 2019

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.

PhD Position in GW Research at the University of Amsterdam

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

PhD position in Gravitational Wave Research

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Publication date

19 December 2018

Level of education

Master's degree

Salary indication

€2,325 to €2,972 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week

Closing date

31 January 2019

Hours

38 hours per week

Vacancy number

18-790

GRAPPA, the center of excellence in Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), is a joint effort between the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API). It consists of faculty members with a strong interest in experimental and theoretical research into black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. Several of GRAPPA’s faculty members are also affiliated with Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics, which is in close proximity to the UvA building.

Project description

GRAPPA/IoP has an opening for a PhD position in Gravitational Wave physics in Dr Samaya Nissanke’s group at the UvA. The group is active in diverse sub-field including multi-messenger astronomy, data analysis, theory, and modeling, and is involved in the Virgo collaboration, the LISA consortium, and 3G science case, and several international electromagnetic follow-up groups. The successful candidate will work primarily on topics in source modeling with Drs. Tanja Hinderer and Samaya Nissanke, with the focus of the projects being open and depending on the candidate’s interests. Projects can range from theoretical perturbative approaches to relativistic two-body dynamics, waveform modeling through combining information from analytical and numerical relativity, tests of General Relativity, black holes, neutron-star matter, dark matter and physics beyond the standard model, multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr Philipp Moesta (multimessenger astrophysics), Prof. Daniel Baumann (cosmology), and Prof. Gianfranco Bertone (dark matter).

Requirements

An MSc in Physics or an equivalent degree is required to be considered for this position. Knowledge of General Relativity and software skills are desirable. The candidate needs to possess excellent English communication skills. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups in STEM.

Further information

Questions may be directed to:
  • Dr Tanja Hinderer
    and
  • Dr Samaya Nissanke
Appointment

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in university teaching as a teaching assistant.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,325 in the first year to €2,972 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may apply using the link below.

http://iop.uva.nl/shared/uva/en/vacancies/2018/12/18-790-phd-position-in-gravitational-wave-research.html?origin=2diawi1xTyuMn3MyWKcHow


All applications received before 31 January 2019 will be considered. Applications must include:
  • a cover letter with a brief presentation of yourself;
  • a personal statement where your background and potential research interests are described
  • a CV and
  • contact details of three referees. They will be contacted directly.
Please upload all the files as 1 PDF in the field marked CV.

(Formal closing date: 24 January 2019). #LI-DNP

ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Positions in GW Astrophysics

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

From: Alberto Sesana <asesana@star.sr.bham.ac.uk>

Subject: ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics

Date: 2018-12-19 at 13:18:34 EST

To: <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: Alberto Sesana <asesana@star.sr.bham.ac.uk>

Please find below a new announcement for two (maybe more) postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics at Universita` di Milano Bicocca, funded by the ERC CoG project 'B Massive'.

Do you love massive black holes, fancy Italian food and want to live in the most international and exciting Italian city with an adequate salary? Check it out!!

https://www.fisica.unimib.it/it/ricerca/astrofisica/milano-bicocca-astrophysics-group/job-opportunities

Cheers

Alberto

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ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics at

Universita` di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Universita` di Milano Bicocca is currently seeking to filling at least two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified individuals interested in pursuing research in the fields gravitational wave astrophysics, with a particular focus on massive black hole binaries.

The successful candidates will join Prof. Alberto Sesana (moving to Milan in March) to form the core team of 'B Massive', an ERC CoG funded project aimed at tackling all the facets of the astrophysics of massive black hole binaries, including theory, N-body and hydro simulations, prediction of observational signatures and their search in observational data, pulsar timing array data analysis and astrophysical inference. Appointments are expected to start in the fall 2019. The ERC funding guarantees a generous salary, competitive with the highest European standards for this type of positions.

The Bicocca astro group is leader in massive black hole astrophysics and dynamics, and is composed by faculty members Prof. Monica Colpi, Prof. Massimo Dotti, Prof. Giuseppe Gavazzi, Prof. Francesco Haardt, plus several postdocs and PhD students. It also has tight connections with the observatories of Brera and Merate. It is located close to the centre of Milan, the most lively and international city in Italy.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy or a related discipline. 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 asesana@star.sr.bham.ac.uk, by January 18, 2019.

For enquires and more information about the 'B Massive' project, please contact the PI at asesana@star.sr.bham.ac.uk.

Opening for Professor in GW Observations, University of Ghent, Belgium

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

From: Dirk Ryckbosch <Dirk.Ryckbosch@UGent.be>

Subject: Opening for Professor in Gravitational Wave Observations

Date: 2018-12-19 at 10:43:36 EST

The University of Ghent, Belgium, has an opening for an experimentalist working on gravitational waves. We are able to offer a position up to the level of senior full professor, so we are looking for strong candidates to help open this field in our university. I would be grateful if you could bring the announcement below to the attention of possible candidates in your collaboration.

Professor in Gravitational Wave Observations


→ Apply until 22/01/2019 23:59 CET
→ Discipline: Observationele zwaartekrachtgolven
→ 100% Assistant professor tenure track / Associate professor / Full professor / Senior full professor
→ Faculty of Sciences
→ Reference number: 201811/WE/ZAP/004

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT

The department of Physics and Astronomy has active research groups working in a.o. quantum theory, extragalactic astronomy and experimental (astro)particle physics. With this opening the department wants to become an active participant in the European projects in the observation of gravitational waves, in particular concerning the next generation of instruments like the Einstein Telescope. The succesfull candidate is expected to possess a significant scientific network in the field of gravitational wave observations, and to use it in order to establish his/her own research group that participates in the observational gravitational wave research in an international context.

Academic education

You lecture various course units in the discipline of Physics and Astronomy, at undergraduate and graduate level. The teaching and lecturing will be evaluated on actuality, connection with the educational program and interaction with the students.

Academic Research

You engage in research at an internationally competitive level. You seek funding to realize projects and to hire PhD students, and you act as their supervisor.

Academic service

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department. During your career you are willing to engage in your share of administrative duties or leadership positions.


PROFILE

Experience
  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • You have proven experience in the technology needed to observe gravitational waves;
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
  • Recommended are:
    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your highest academic degree;
    • Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
    • Professionalisation of education.

Skills / Attitude
  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You take initiative;
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, making you a team player and an effective communicator with colleagues, employees, students and other stakeholders.

Admission requirements
  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

  • You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on October 1, 2019. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Depending on the specific profile of the selected candidate, the degree of assistant professor (tenure track), associate professor, full professor or senior full professor is awarded. This will be decided by the University Board as proposed by the Faculty Board.

(In the case of assistant professor)
  • We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor.
  • Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education.
(In the case of associate professor, full professor or senior full professor)

We offer you a permanent appointment in the starting grade of associate professor, full professor or senior full professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education.

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 oktober 2019.

OUR OFFER

Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of 'Dutch' and 'English' for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/living and www.ugent.be/en/staff.

GENDER AND DIVERSITY

Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Applications from women are thus especially welcomed.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for approval.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates.

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer stays abroad by also other forms of internationalisation.

Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time for the realisation of academic output.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), together with a ranking of your 5 most impactful academic achievements and a short comment on each, and including a 5-year research plan and long-term vision (max. 5 pag.), merged into one pdf file.
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format.
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if already in you possession).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

MORE INFORMATION

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Dirk Ryckbosch (Dirk.Ryckbosch@UGent.be, +32 (0)9 264 65 43) at the faculty of Sciences, department Physics and Astronomy.

Postdoc Position in GW Modeling and NR at Jena, Germany

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

Contact: sebastiano.bernuzzi[AT]uni-jena.de

Deadline: 2019-02-01

Location: Jena, Germany

Postdoc position in gravitational waves modeling and numerical relativity at Jena, Germany

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of gravitational waves and numerical relativity at the University of Jena. The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi at the Theoretical Physics Institute Jena and funded by ERC-StG grant “BinGraSp”. The project is about modeling binary neutron star coalescence in general relativity, including gravitational waveform modeling, computational aspects in numerical relativity, and gravitational-wave data-analysis applications. The successful candidate has the opportunity to join the Virgo Collaboration and participate to the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave astronomy programme.

The appointment will be initially for one year with possible extension to the end of the project. Candidates with experience in analytical and numerical relativity, gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis, computational physics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.

Applications should be received by February 1st, 2019, but will be considered until the positions are filled. Starting date is expected in August/September 2019.

Please send applications to:

sebastiano.bernuzzi(AT)uni-jena.de

Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut

Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Max Wien Platz 1

D-07743 Jena, Germany

Office 209

Please use the string “Application for PD position – SURNAME NAME” in the email subject and use the PDF format for all your files.

LINKS:

* http://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/~bernuzzi/group.html

* https://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/Jobs

Open Position of Full Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Rome, Sapienza

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

From: Fulvio Ricci <fulvio.ricci@roma1.infn.it>

Subject: Open position of full professor at the department of Physics of the university of Rome Sapienza

Date: 2018-12-18 at 11:58:36 EST

Dear colleagues,

Would you please propagate the news that there is an

Open call for a full professor position at the department of Physics of the university of Rome Sapienza

Profile: Expert on detection of gravitational waves

Details at

https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando_albo/136035

Timeline for the presentation of the candidature January 13th, 2019

Yours sincerely

Fulvio

Prof. Fulvio Ricci

Dipartimento di Fisica

Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

&

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

Sezione di Roma

Piazzale Aldo Moro 2

I-00185 Roma

Italy

tel. 39 06 49914261 - 39 06 4463300 - 39 3483187354

fax. 39 06 49914277

e-mail: fulvio.ricci@roma1.infn.it

Postdoctoral Position at AEI Hannover

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

From: Badri Krishnan <badri.krishnan@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: Postdoctoral Position at AEI Hannover

Date: 2018-12-17 at 07:19:33 EST

The Division of Observational Relativity and Cosmology at the Albert

Einstein Institute in Hannover invites applications from outstanding

post-doctoral 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. Badri Krishnan and works closely with the independent

research groups "Searching for Continuous Gravitational Waves" led by

Dr. Maria Alessandra Papa, and "Binary Merger Observations and

Numerical Relativity" led by Dr. Frank Ohme.

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 and

http://www.aei.mpg.de/continuouswaves.

The ideal candidate should have an excellent academic track record.

Prior experience in gravitational wave data analysis and/or computing

would be helpful but is not a requirement. The initial appointment

will be for two years with the expectation of an extension to a third

year subject to satisfactory performance. Applications including a

CV, publication list and a brief research statement should be

submitted by email to jobs-gw-han@aei.mpg.de by January 1st

2019. 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.

Tenure-Track Position in GW Astrophysics at The Australian National University

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

From: Susan Scott <Susan.Scott@anu.edu.au>

Subject: item for weekly mail out

Date: 2018-12-17 at 03:40:54 EST

Expressions of Interest

Tenure-Track Position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

The Australian National University

The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, is seeking to appoint an outstanding early or mid-career research academic in gravitational wave astrophysics. This will be a joint position between the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) and the Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE). This will be a tenure-track position that will attract a significant start-up package. The position will be open to female candidates only.

The appointee will complement and engage with gravitational waves activities at RSPE and the optical follow-up of gravitational wave transients being carried out by the SkyMapper group and others at RSAA.

At this time we are seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) only. An EoI will comprise a one-page statement of track record and proposed program of research at ANU, along with a full CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up until February 18, 2019.

For further information, please contact Professor Scott (susan.scott@anu.edu.au), Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland@anu.edu.au) at RSPE and/or Dr Chris Wolf (christian.wolf@anu.edu.au) at RSAA.

Cardiff University Faculty Position in Experimental GW Physics

(Posted here December 21, 2018)

Cardiff University faculty position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University invites applications for a faculty position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, available from Autumn 2019.

This new appointment is part of a long-term expansion of Cardiff University's Gravity Exploration Institute, which was founded in 2018 in recognition of the substantial contributions made by Cardiff researchers to the establishment of gravitational wave astronomy. Gravity Exploration Institute members have expertise spanning all areas of gravitational-wave astronomy, including numerical relativity, source modeling, data analysis, astrophysical interpretation, experimental gravitational-wave physics, and outreach. The Institute consists of seven full-time (Katherine Dooley, Stephen Fairhurst, Hartmut Grote, Mark Hannam, Chris North, Vivien Raymond, Patrick Sutton) and two part-time (Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Bernard Schutz) academic staff, 2 research fellows, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 1 research software engineer, and 12 PhD students. Cardiff also has an active programme in transient astronomy / electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave events, led by Cosimo Inserra. Our research is supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the Royal Society, and the European Horizon 2020 programme.

Cardiff University is the fourth largest group worldwide in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and is a founding member of GEO600. It has played a leading role in these collaborations from their inception through to the recent first direct detection of gravitational waves. The group is also active in the planning and development of future detectors, such as LIGO-India, the Einstein Telescope and the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

The successful candidate is expected to broaden and strengthen our current research in gravitational-wave astronomy and, in particular, to contribute to building a world-leading group in gravitational-wave experimentation together with existing faculty H. Grote and K. Dooley. We seek individuals with a strong background in instrumentation for gravitational-wave detection and precision measurement techniques. An interest in fundamental physics research would be welcome.

Applicants must have the demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to establish and maintain a vigorous experimental physics research program and obtain external research funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field. 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.

This post is full-time and open-ended.


More information about this post may be obtained by contacting Professor Hartmut Grote (groteh@cardiff.ac.uk), Dr. Katherine Dooley (dooleyk@cardiff.ac.uk)

For more information about working at Cardiff University contact Miss Glesni Lloyd on LloydGW @cardiff.ac.uk

Date advert posted: Friday, 14 December 2018

Closing date: Friday, 25 January 2019

For more information and to apply please visit:

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&PageType=searchResults&SearchType=linkquery&LinkID=6#jobDetails=1418734_5460

Postdoc Position at IIP (Natal, Brazil)

(Posted here December 14, 2018)

From: Riccardo Sturani <riccardosturani@gmail.com>

Subject: Post-doc position at IIP (Natal, Brazil)

Date: 2018-12-14 at 09:36:11 GMT+11

To: <tiffany.summerscales@gmail.com>

Cc: David Shoemaker <dhs@mit.edu>

The Gravity and Particle Cosmology group at the International

Institute of Physics (IIP, Natal, Brazil)

www.iip.ufrn.br

invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in

gravitational-wave physics and particle cosmology.

The initial appointment will be for two years with possible extension

up to 4 years overall.

Selected candidates will be able to start any time before October 2019.

Beside its LIGO activities, IIP has a broad range of interests,

including string theory, condensed matter,

quantum information, gravity and cosmology.

Applications consisting of CV with publication list, research proposal

and at least 2 recommendation letters,

should be sent to postdocpositions@iip.ufrn.br.

Application review will start on February 4th 2019 and will continue

until positions filled.

Further enquiries can be addressed to: Riccardo Sturani, riccardo_at_iip.ufrn.br

CNRS Position at LAL-Orsay

(Posted here December 14, 2018)

From: Nicolas Leroy <leroy@lal.in2p3.fr>

Subject: CNRS position at LAL-Orsay

Date: 2018-12-13 at 21:37:26 GMT+11

To: David Shoemaker <dhs@mit.edu>, Jo Van de Brand <jo@nikhef.nl>

We would like to advertise in the LSC and Virgo collaborations about a CNRS researcher permanent position opens in LAL-Orsay group (http://gestionoffres.dsi.cnrs.fr/fo/offres/detail-en.php?&offre_id=44). The applicant must possess a doctoral degree in Physics and need to have a research program in relationship with the activities developed by the LAL group.

Application need to be submitted before 8 of January 2019 and more information can be found at https://www.dgdr.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/concoursch/default-en.htm

Do not hesitate to contact N.Leroy (leroy@lal.in2p3.fr) for further details

Research Assistant Professorship at Tokyo Tech

(Posted here December 14, 2018)

From: Kentaro Somiya <somiya@phys.titech.ac.jp>

Subject: Re: Research assistant professorship at Tokyo Tech

Date: 2018-12-12 at 08:51:35 GMT+8

# Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

# Affiliation Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology

# Position title Research Assistant Professor

# Number of positions 1 person

# Specialty Quantum electronics (Interferometry, Gravitational-wave

telescope, etc.)

# Job description

The successful candidate is expected to work with Prof Somiya. The main

subject will be an experimental demonstration of an interferometer with

an intra-cavity optical parametric oscillator.

# Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or expected to obtain the degree by

the start of the employment.

# Working place Tokyo Institute of Technology Oh-okayama Campus

# Working hours 7 hours 45 minutes per day (38 hours 45 minutes per

week)

# Term Re-new at the beginning of each fiscal year up to the end of March 2023.

# Salary Determined by Tokyo Tech Employment Regulations

# Proposed start date Apr 1st 2019, or earliest possible date thereafter

# Closing date of application Jan 28, 2019.

# Selection process

Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and

interviews. Note that each applicant must pay his/her own travel

expenses.

# Required documents

1. CV with applicant's photograph and email address

2. List of publications

3. PDF files of up to 3 selected papers

4. List of external funds obtained

5. Statement of research (up to 2 pages in A4)

6. List of references (2 persons), including the names, affiliations,

and email addresses.

# Email address to submit an application

koubo@gw.phys.titech.ac.jp

# Contacts

Associate Professor Kentaro Somiya

Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology

E-mail: somiya@gw.phys.titech.ac.jp

TEL: +81-3-5734-3639

# Other

1. Application documents will not be returned. The personal information

provided in the submitted documents will be used solely for recruitment

and not for any other purpose, pursuant to the Institute’s applicable

rules and regulations. A confirmation reply will be sent within 24 hours

after the acceptance of e-mail. In case no reply is received, be sure to

inquire for confirmation.

2. Tokyo Institute of Technology, in order to ensure a diverse workforce,

guarantees equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of

nationality

or gender.

3. For more information, please refer to the following link.

http://www.hyoka.koho.titech.ac.jp/eprd/recently/koubo/koubo.php

Columbia University Assistant Professor Position in the Area of Experimental GW Astrophysics

(Posted here December 14, 2018)

From: Szabolcs Marka <sm2375@columbia.edu>

Date: Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Subject: [lsc-mou-pi] Columbia University assistant professor position in the area of experimental gravitational wave astrophysics

To: Szabolcs Marka <sm2375@columbia.edu>

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to highlight that the application deadline is approaching

for this position that explicitly mentions instrumentation and

all areas of experimental gravitational-wave science in the call along

with the more often advertised observation, multimessenger and data

analysis topics.

Can you please advertise this opportunity widely to early career

scientists? The search committee is especially interested in candidates

who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute

to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


The Department of Physics at Columbia University seeks to appoint an

assistant professor in the area of experimental or observational

gravitational wave astrophysics, or a related field starting on July 1,

2019. This is a broad search in which all areas of experimental

gravitational-wave science, including instrumentation, observations,

multimessenger and data analysis, will be considered. It is expected

that the candidate will develop a vigorous independent research program,

continuing the long Columbia record of forefront accomplishment in

science. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in Physics or a

related field and have demonstrated the ability to do pioneering

research as well as the promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring

at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

<https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1826>


Sincerely,

Szabi

sɹǝtʇaɯ ʎtıvıʇaǝɹC

Cɹǝaʇıvıtʎ ɯaʇtǝɹs

...

...........................................

Szabolcs Márka

Walter O. LeCroy Jr. Professor of Physics

Columbia University in the City of New York

<mailto:sm2375@columbia.edu>

Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory

1009 Pupin Physics Laboratories

Mail Code 5247, 550 West 120th Street

New York, New York 10027 (USA)

...........................................

Postdoc Position in GW Astronomy at Nikhef

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

The gravitational physics division at Nikhef, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in gravitational wave astronomy, with emphasis on searches for coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes with LIGO and Virgo. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Sarah Caudill. The data analysis effort at Nikhef currently involves 2 senior scientists (Dr. Caudill and Prof. Van Den Broeck), 3 postdocs, and 3 PhD students; the group is expected to expand significantly in the next few years. In addition to data analysts, the gravitational physics division at Nikhef (which is a member of the Virgo Collaboration) and its collaborators in The Netherlands consists of astronomers and astrophysicists, theorists, and instrumentalists. There is also vibrant collaboration with individuals and groups around the world. Please find the link here: https://www.nikhef.nl/jobs/vacatures/

ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Positions in GW Physics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

From: Enrico Barausse <barausse@iap.fr>

Subject: Fw: ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave physics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Date: 2018-12-07 at 01:23:18 GMT+8

To: <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: Enrico Barausse <barausse@iap.fr>

Dear Colleagues

please find below a new announcement for several postdoctoral

positions in gravitational wave physics at SISSA (Trieste, Italy) next

year. Please share with anyone you think may be interested

Best regards

Enrico Barausse


ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave physics at

SISSA, Trieste, Italy

SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy)

invites applications for several ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in

gravitational-wave physics, funded by the ERC Consolidator project

GRAMS (GRavity from Astrophysical to Microscopic Scales), whose PI

(Enrico Barausse) will join SISSA in the spring of 2019.

Successful applicants are expected to work on themes relevant for

GRAMS, including: gravitational-wave emission in theories

extending/modifying general relativity; cosmological screening;

numerical relativity simulations; gravitational-wave data analysis.

Positions may be up to 4-year long according to performance and are

expected to start in the fall of 2019 or earlier.

Applications via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12928

Deadline: Jan 6, 2019

Inquiries: enrico.barausse@gmail.com


LISA Postdoc at Montana State University

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

From: "Cornish, Neil" <ncornish@montana.edu>

Subject: LISA Postdoc

Date: 2018-12-07 at 01:26:52 GMT+8

To: "consortium@lisamission.org" <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: "Cornish, Neil" <ncornish@montana.edu>

Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the eXtreme Gravity Institute, Bozeman, Montana

The eXtreme Gravity Institute (www.montana.edu/xgi/) at the Department of Physics of Montana State University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in gravitational wave astronomy (starting in 2019).

The eXtreme Gravity Institute (XGI) is composed of faculty members Neil Cornish, Nicolas Yunes, Anne Lohfink, Amy Reines, David Nidever, Bennett Link, and Sachiko Tsuruta. The gravity group at XGI is lead by Cornish and Yunes, and is currently made up of two postdocs and a large number of graduate and undergraduate students (approx. 20). The XGI hosts international workshops and summer schools on topics related to extreme gravity. The institute is also deeply involved in public outreach, formal and informal education.

Research at the XGI covers the full specturm of gravitational wave astronomy, with topics ranging from astrophysical and waveform modeling to science data analysis. The XGI is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the LISA Consortium, and the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav).

The XGI is located in Bozeman, Montana, a dynamic mountain town that is a mecca for outdoor sports enthusiast with world class skiing, climbing, hiking and mountain biking just minutes from main street.

The successful candidate will work closely with faculty member Neil Cornish to develop a comprehensive science analysis approach for the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). No previous experience in LISA science is required. Opportunities will also exists to work on LIGO and NANOGrav related projects.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in both gravitational wave science and Bayesian inference, but expertise in just one of these fields is sufficient - training will be provided to fill any gaps. Experience in developing computational algorithms will be considered paticulaly valuable. The successful candidate will demonstrate research experience and creativity, high productivity and proficiency in written and oral communication. A Ph.D in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline is required by the start of employment.

Interested candidates will submit an application at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/14565, which must include a resume/CV, a research statement, and contact information for three references. After submission of an application, our system will contact all references to request confidential letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of an application is January 15th 2019. For more information, please refer to the job link or email Prof. Neil Cornish (ncornish[AT]montana.edu).

See also https://hyperspace.uni-frankfurt.de/2018/12/06/postdoctoral-fellow-in-gravitational-wave-astronomy-at-the-extreme-gravity-institute/

Postdoc Position at Nikhef

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

From: Chris Van Den Broeck <vdbroeck@nikhef.nl>

Subject: Postdoc position at Nikhef

Date: 2018-12-07 at 02:35:48 GMT+8

To: <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: Chris Van Den Broeck <vdbroeck@nikhef.nl>

Dear colleagues,

Please note an additional postdoc position in gravitational wave astronomy at Nikhef:

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

Regards,

Chris

APS Congressional Science Fellowship

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

Applications are being accepted for the APS Congressional Science Fellowship . It is the aim of APS in sponsoring these fellowships to provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress, few of whom have a technical background.

In turn, the program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and political processes. Fellows serve one year on the staff of a senator, representative or congressional committee beginning September 2019. They gain a perspective that will enhance their own careers and increase the physics community’s ability to communicate more effectively with Congress.

A stipend is offered in addition to an allowance for relocation, professional travel, and health insurance premiums.

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field
  • A strong interest in science and technology policy
  • Some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the solution of societal problems
  • Must be an APS member
  • U.S. citizenship
Application deadline: January 15, 2019

UCSD Faculty Search in GW Science

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

From: "Norman, Michael" <mlnorman@sdsc.edu>

Subject: UCSD faculty search in Gravitational Wave Science

Date: December 5, 2018 at 1:16:19 PM CST

Dear colleagues,

USCD is conducting a faculty search for outstanding researchers in gravitational wave science, including theoreticians (fundamental gravitation theory, gravitational wave sources, analytic and numerical relativity), gravitational wave data analysts, relativistic astrophysicists, or experimentalists working on the design, development or construction of instrumentation for gravitational wave science. I would be very grateful if you brought this search to the attention of qualified individuals you know. The search is being conducted at both the assistant and associate professor levels.

https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/11697821/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-physics-gravitational-wave-science

On behalf of the search committee, thank you for your assistance.

Best regards,

Michael L Norman

Chair, Gravitational Wave Science Search Committee

Distinguished Professor of Physics

Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center

UC San Diego

mlnorman@ucsd.edu

Neil Gehrels Prize Postdoc Position

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

Applications are invited for the Neil Gehrels Prize Postdoctoral Position in the Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI) at the University of Maryland (UMd), College Park. The JSI is a research partnership between UMd-Astronomy, UMd-Physics, and NASA-Goddard created in 2010 to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. This position, which was formerly the JSI Prize Postdoctoral Position, has been renamed to honor Dr. Neil Gehrels, who was a strong supporter of JSI. Current areas of interest to JSI include strong gravity, gravitational waves, black holes, high-energy and plasma astrophysics, particle astrophysics, and cosmology. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a related field by the start date of the position. The appointment will be for two years and will start Fall 2019. Applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online Job #12373. For best consideration upload a CV, bibliography, and statement of research interests/accomplishments by December 15, 2018. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same website.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Learn more.

Apply for the Neil Gehrels Prize Postdoc Position »

1 Postdoc and 1 PhD Position in GW Physics and Modified Gravity at Tuebingen, Germany

(Posted here December 7, 2018)

From: Szabolcs Marka <sm2375@columbia.edu>

Subject: Fwd: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position in gravitational wave physics and modified gravity at Tuebingen, Germany

Date: 2018-12-04 at 02:08:57 GMT+11

To: "tiffany.summerscales@gmail.com" <tiffany.summerscales@gmail.com>, David Shoemaker <dhs@ligo.mit.edu>


Forwarded Message --------

Subject: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position in gravitational wave physics and modified gravity at Tuebingen, Germany

...

The newly formed Emmy Noether research group at the University of Tuebingen, is seeking applications for 1 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD positions in gravitational wave physics and modified theories of gravity, starting in Fall 2019. The group is part of the Theoretical Astrophysics section (TAT) at Tuebingen.

Postdoctoral position - initially for two years with the possibility of further extension for one more year

PhD position - duration up to three years

Detailed information about the positions can be found at:

--Postdoctoral position:

http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~doneva/Jobs/JobAnnouncement_Postdoc.pdf

--PhD position:

http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~doneva/Jobs/JobAnnouncement_PhD.pdf

The deadline for full consideration is February 15th, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The research focus of the successful applicants will be on testing strong-field regime of gravity with gravitational waves; models and dynamics of neutron stars and black holes in modified theories of

gravity; numerical relativity.

The topic of the Emmy Noether research group is on “Gravitational waves from compact objects – a tool for testing strong gravity and nuclear matter at extreme densities ” with a group leader Dr. Daniela Doneva. In a broader perspective, the activities of TAT group, led by Prof. Kostas Kokkotas, are related to the study of sources of gravitational waves with emphasis on the dynamics of neutron stars and black holes. The TAT group currently consists of four (4) post-doctoral researchers, three (3) PhD students and seven (7) MSc students.

Further information on the Theoretical Astrophysics Group can be found at

https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/departments/physics/institutes/astronomy-astrophysics/institute/theoretical-astrophysics/welcome/

The salary will be paid according to the German public service scale. Applications, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests and experience, and the names

(address, e-mail) of three potential referees should be sent via email to

Dr. Daniela Doneva

E-mail: daniela.doneva@uni-tuebingen.de

The University of Tuebingen seeks to increase the fraction of female scientists in research and teaching and particularly encourages applications from women. Disabled candidates are given preference if

equally qualified.

Best regards,

Daniela Doneva

P.S. I apologize if you receive this message more than once.



Post-doctoral Positions in GW and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology

(Posted here November 30, 2018)

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

The new astrophysics group at Missouri University S&T is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and is active in various areas of experimental and theoretical gravity, astrophysics and cosmology. Current faculty members in the group include Professor Marco Cavaglia and Assistant Professor Shun Saito, as well as several graduate students. The postdoctoral scholar(s) funded by this position will work in close collaboration with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration, as well as partner astrophysics collaborations. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program in the above areas, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the educational and outreach activities of the group. Depending on the research program and interests of the applicant, these activities may be carried out by residing full-time at one of the LIGO sites in Livingston, LA or Hanford, WA.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with 99 degree programs in 40 areas of study such as computer science, business, engineering, humanities, and liberal arts. It is located about 100 miles west of St. Louis, Missouri, in the multicultural community of Rolla, surrounded by Ozarks scenery. The physics department has recently opened a new research area with emphasis in gravitational physics, astrophysics and cosmology, which is expected to grow substantially in the next few years.

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a statement of research interests should be sent in pdf format to Marco Cavaglia "marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.org". Please use the subject "Gravitational physics and astrophysics post-doc application." Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address. Please direct questions about the position to "marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.org".

Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2019, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established, or until the position(s) are filled. The astrophysics group at Missouri University S&T is committed to increasing diversity in the sciences. Applications from under-represented groups in physics are particularly encouraged. The astrophysics group will strive to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

Postdoc at AEI Hannover - Theory

(Posted here November 23, 2018)

The Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover is offering a position for a post-doctoral researcher in the Independent Research group led by Dr. Frank Ohme. The research focus is on the interpretation of gravitational-wave observations made by the Advanced LIGO+Virgo network with the help of Bayesian parameter estimation techniques, and the numerical and analytical modelling of colliding binaries. The start date is negotiable, but should preferentially lie between spring and autumn of 2019.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to work in our Independent Research Group. You should have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields, with experience in one or more of the following research areas:

* Gravitational-wave data analysis,

* Gravitational-wave theory,

* Numerical simulations of black hole or neutron star binaries,

* Bayesian parameter estimation methods,

* Astrophysics of binary formation and merger,

* Signal processing and signal reduction,

* Approximation theory.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the potential for further extension depending on performance and the duration of the Max Planck Independent Research Group grant.

More details can be found at http://www.aei.mpg.de/2312123/post-doc-in-gravitational-wave-astronomy. For informal enquiries, contact frank.ohme@ligo.org.

PhD Positions at AEI-Potsdam

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

From: Alessandra Buonanno <alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: PhD positions at AEI-Potsdam

Date: 2018-11-22 at 16:20:49 EST

To: David Shoemaker <dhs@ligo.mit.edu>, Jo van den Brand <jo@nikhef.nl>

Dear David nd Jo,

Please find below an advertisement for PhD positions at AEI-Potsdam.

Best regards,

Alessandra

PhD positions in "Extreme Gravity and Matter" at AEI-Potsdam

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

Successful candidates will pursue research in the “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, and the newly established “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division, led by Masaru Shibata. Currently the two divisions are composed of about 30-35 scientists, including group leaders, Jonathan Gair (as of Spring 2019), Kenta Kiuchi (as of January 2019) and Harald Pfeiffer, about 22 postdoctoral scholars and 6 graduate students. The divisions also host several long and short-term visitors

Given the breadth of research in those divisions, PhD theses will cover a variety of topics in gravitational-wave astrophysics and fundamental physics, such as: i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (within post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force, black-hole perturbation theory, and effective-one-body theory), ii) compact-object binary simulations, iii) waveform modelling at the interface between analytical and numerical relativity, iv) gravitational-wave observations and astrostatistics, v) cosmological and astrophysical interpretation of gravitational waves, vi) tests of General Relativity, vii) neutron star mergers and high-energy astrophysics, viii) neutron-star equation of state, ix) formation of compact objects, and x) multi-messenger astronomy.

The two divisions have close partnerships with the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University. Members of the groups have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through Buonanno’s membership, and also participate to build the science case for third generation (3G) ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The two research divisions at the AEI operate three high-performance computer clusters to carry out source modeling 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.

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

For more information, please visit http://www.aei.mpg.de/2312963/phd-positions-in-extreme-gravity-and-matter-at-aei-potsdam

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is January 14th , 2018. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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

For further information please contact Dr. Andre Schirotzek: andre.schirotzek@aei.mpg.de

Postdoc Position at NAOJ

(Posted here November 22, 2018)



> From: Yoichi Aso <yoichi.aso@nao.ac.jp>

> Subject: Request for GWIC announcement: Postdoc position at NAOJ

> Date: 2018-11-21 at 20:16:33 EST

> To: David Shoemaker <dhs@ligo.mit.edu>

>

> Project Research Fellow at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

> <https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20181121-gwpo.pdf>

>

>

technologies for future ground-based and space gravitational-wave

observatories.

The fellow research subject should be related to the integration and

commissioning of the KAGRA gravitational-wave detector and to the research

and development for its future upgrades. The project research fellow can

spend half of his/her time to pursue his/her personal research and is

allocated a personal research funds for this purpose. In addition, the fellow

can apply for research funds to Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research as a PI

and is expected to support the supervision of students both at the master and

at the PhD level.

The position is available as soon as reasonably possible after the selection.

If you have any query, please contact

Prof. Junichi Watanabe E-mail: jun.watanabe_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace AT with

@) Phone: +81-422-34-3600, Fax:+81-422-34-3810

Description of position terms and procedure to apply

1. Project research fellow is a full-time position (38h45min working

hours/week) employed under the scheme of the annual salary system of NINS.

2. The term is for three years, subject to annual review for the renewal of

the contract. If the applicant had been the project research fellow of NAOJ

before, then the term will be set so that the total period of employment at

NAOJ does not exceed five years.

3. The applicant must have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy or related

fields (or is expected to have it by time he/she will start the position). A

previous experience in the field of gravitational wave detection will be

highly appreciated. Fluency in English is required.

4. The application documents (in English) must include

(1) a curriculum vitae,

(2) a summary of research activities in the past,

(3) a list of publications (Separate refereed and non-refereed papers. For

co-authored papers, list all the names of authors.),

(4) PDF copy of three major publications, and

(5) an outline of research plans.

In addition, the applicant should arrange one letter of reference, to be sent

from the person referring to the applicant. The name of the person should be

identified in the application cover letter.

The application documents and the reference letter must be received by 17:00

JST, 31 January 2019.

5. The application documents and reference letter should be sent to:

jun.watanabe_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace AT with @)

6. When the application documents are received, a confirmation mail will be

sent to the applicant. If you do not receive the confirmation within two

working days, please notify the inquiry address.

7. Application documents will be used only for the purpose of the selection

of this position, and those documents of the applicants other than the

successful candidate will be discarded.

8. The project research fellow will receive annual research funds of 500,000

JPY to be used for his/her personal research activity.

9. Commutation allowance will be paid under the NINS rules (up to 55,000 JPY

per month).

10. The travel costs of the fellow him/herself to Mitaka when first taking up

the fellow position will be covered, subject to the travel regulations of

NINS (the details have to be arranged with the administration office).

11. The fellow will enroll in a health insurance and a welfare pension

insurance plan provided by the NINS (social insurance)

12. If there is a vacancy, the fellow can rent a room in government provided

housing

13. For fellows who are non-Japanese and have lived out of Japan until the

starting date of employment at NAOJ for more than 183 days, NAOJ provides a

financial support for housing, which covers a part of rent (some limitations

apply).

Policy for Equal Employment Opportunity: Abiding by the Equal Employment

Opportunity Act for Men and Women, NAOJ is committed to the realization of a

society with gender equality. If two candidates are deemed equal in their

performance evaluation, NAOJ will take positive action to employ women. For

details, see http://open-info.nao.ac.jp/danjokyodo/

Postdoc Prize Fellowships, University of Birmingham UK (deadline 17 Dec)

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

From: Matt Nicholl <mattnicholl1@gmail.com>

Subject: [lv-em-observers] Postdoc Prize Fellowships, University of Birmingham UK (deadline 17 Dec)

Date: 2018-11-20 at 11:41:46 EST

To: lv-em@gw-astronomy.org, lv-em-observers@gw-astronomy.org

Reply-To: lv-em-observers@gw-astronomy.org

Hi all

Please see the following job ad — I would be grateful if you could forward to any potential applicants. (Apologies if you receive this more than once)

This should be a great career opportunity for current postdocs or talented students, offering full indepence to carry out a 3 year research program in GW or transient astronomy, with a generous financial package.

Many thanks

Matt


The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-caliber researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research programme in any area related to gravitational-wave astronomy in a diverse, dynamic and collaborative group. 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 general relativity. Faculty members include Andreas Freise, Davide Gerosa (from March 2019), Denis Martynov, Haixing Miao, Christopher Moore (from January 2019), Conor Mow-Lowry, Matt Nicholl (from October 2019), Alberto Sesana, Patricia Schmidt (from January 2019) , Silvia Toonen (from March 2019), and Alberto Vecchio.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to gravitational-wave astronomy, including instrumentation, quantum measurement, data analysis, astrostatistics, transient astronomy, astrophysics theory and general relativity are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to optics, computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome. The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in 2019. The Prize Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget.

Applications should be submitted online via the following URL (job reference number 80380): https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

Applications should include a CV, a two-page statement of research interests, and a list of publications.

Complete applications should be received by 17 December 2018 for full consideration. Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by 17 December 2018 to Ms Joanne Cox at: J.S.Cox@bham.ac.uk

For further information and informal enquiries please contact:

Prof Alberto Vecchio (av@star.sr.bham.ac.uk).


=====================

Matt Nicholl

Royal Astronomical Society

Research Fellow,

IfA, University of Edinburgh

IGW, University of Birmingham

mattnicholl.net

=====================


GW-Radio Postdoc Position at ASTRON/University of Amsterdam, NL

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

From: Samaya Nissanke <samaya.nissanke@uva.nl>

Subject: GW-Radio Post-Doc Position at ASTRON/University of Amsterdam, NL

Date: 2018-11-19 at 08:12:52 EST

To: <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: Samaya Nissanke <samaya.nissanke@uva.nl>

Begin forwarded message:

From: Joeri van Leeuwen <leeuwen@astron.nl>

Subject: GW-Radio Post-Doc Position

Date: November 19, 2018 at 9:35:55 AM GMT+1

To: Joeri van Leeuwen <leeuwen@astron.nl>

Dear everyone,

We have a post-doc vacancy that may be of interest to yourself or people you know:

1) Postdoctoral position on Radio transients and gravitational-wave events

"The Apertif Radio -- Gravitational wave Observatory (ARGO)"

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/4cc0141f

Closing date: 14 December 2018 (URL also mentions Dec 15, which is fine too of course)

Please consider this information and/or forward it,

Kind regards,

Joeri van Leeuwen

ASTRON/U. Amsterdam

--

Joeri van Leeuwen +31 626 154 552 leeuwen@astron.nl www.alert.eu

===============================================================================================================

ASTRON has recently started ARGO, the Apertif Radio – Gravitational wave Observatory. ARGO uses the novel, wide-field Apertif detectors we have recently commissioned to discover and study afterglow and prompt radio emission from gravitational-wave events. Through precise radio localizations, essential for our multi-frequency follow-up, we aim to shed light on the astrophysics driving these exotic events. We here invite applications for a:

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON RADIO TRANSIENTS AND GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS

Job description:

We are looking for a post-doc (f/m) to help lead ARGO, with the potential to push forward the frontier of astrophysics.

You will spearhead the instrument design, commissioning, and scientific exploitation of ARGO. A background in radio astronomy is desirable, in imaging and/or time-domain. Experience with optical/multi-frequency follow-up of transients is a plus. In ARGO we respond, in real-time, to incoming GW triggers. You will oversee the design and implementation of the strategy behind this ARGO follow-up.

You will be a founding member of a team of about 8 staff, post-docs and students that design and run ARGO. Our team, led by Dr Joeri van Leeuwen, works closely with the other imaging and fast-transient groups for Apertif. We have strong ties to the University of Amsterdam, where the ARGO PhD students are primarily located. Our general interests range from binary neutron-star evolution and gravitational-wave detection, to HI in galaxies, to instrumentation and pulsar/fast transient searches.

Job requirements:

A PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related discipline

Experience with radio astronomy (imaging and/or time-domain) and/or instrumentation

Solid publication experience in refereed scientific journals

Good planning and organizational skills

Very good communications skills in English, and a team player

We offer:

An initial contract for two years, plus a one-year extension given good performance

A position with leadership potential, in a cutting-edge astronomy survey

A pleasant and stimulating work environment with access to the world’s best observational and computational systems, and ample travel support for conferences, or work visits

Time and support for the pursuit of own, independent research

A generous package of benefits including collective health insurance, pension accrual, and several weeks of annual paid vacation

Flexible conditions of employment, tailored to your personal situation

Generous relocation expenses and support with finding accommodation

The organization:

ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, is located just outside Dwingeloo in Drenthe. Its mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen via the development of novel and innovative technologies, the operation of world-class radio astronomy facilities, and the pursuit of fundamental astronomical research. ASTRON hosts a vibrant research environment with strong technical expertise and influence in the new generation of emerging radio facilities. ASTRON currently develops and operates LOFAR, a new generation low-frequency multi- field aperture array telescope. ASTRON also operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) with Apertif (the APERture Tile in Focus), the phased array feed upgrade that significantly expands its field of view and enables ARGO. As the NL national radio astronomy institute, ASTRON also plays a leading role in several of the consortia contributing to the scientific and technical design of the SKA. ASTRON also currently hosts JIVE, the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC.

ARGO is funded by a Vici grant from NWO, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, to ASTRON and the University of Amsterdam. Both are world-class institutes with many top-rated groups in related fields of astrophysics, such as radio and x-ray pulsar timing, gravitational-wave detection, and high-energy astrophysics.

Information:

For more information about ASTRON look on our website www.astron.nl and www.jobsatastron.nl. More information about this vacancy please contact Erika Timmerman, phone: +31 521 595 100 or e-mail: personnel@astron.nl. For more information on the content of this vacancy, please contact Dr. Joeri van Leeuwen, ARGO PI, e-mail: leeuwen@astron.nl.

Reactions:

You can apply for this job (ref.nr. 2018-11-042) on www.jobsatastron.nl before December 14, 2018. Applications should include an introduction letter, curriculum vitae, and a description of research interests. Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to personnel@astron.nl. Interviews, remote and/or in person, will be scheduled in January. Offers will be made early February. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Included Benefits:

A generous package of benefits including collective health insurance, pension accrual and several weeks of annual paid vacation. Flexible conditions of employment, tailored to your personal situation. Generous relocation expenses and support with finding accommodation.

Tenure-track/Tenured Faculty Position at UC San Diego

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

From: Raphael Flauger <flauger@physics.ucsd.edu>

Subject: Tenure-track/tenured faculty position at UC San Diego

Date: 2018-11-20 at 01:44:44 EST

To: consortium@lisamission.org

Reply-To: Raphael Flauger <flauger@physics.ucsd.edu>

Dear all,

I wanted to advertise that we have an opening for a tenure-track

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01928

or tenured position

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01929

in gravitational wave science broadly defined (both theory and experiment) at UC San Diego.

Feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might be interested, or of course apply.

The deadline for applications is December 5.

Best,

Raphael

PhD Fellowship in Stavanger

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

From: Germano Nardini <germano.nardini@uis.no>

Subject: PhD fellowship in Stavanger

Date: 2018-11-19 at 06:59:40 EST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Reply-To: Germano Nardini <germano.nardini@uis.no>

Dear All,

The University of Stavanger offers a PhD student position. Depending on

the best applicant's profile, the PhD thesis will be on Lattice Field

Theory, BSM Model Building or Gravitational Wave Physics (theory and/or

data analysis for LISA).

More info here:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/159792/research-fellow-in-physics

Please forward this message to any potentially interested person. Thank you.

Regards,

Germano


Prize Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

(Posted here November 22, 2018)



From: Andreas Freise <adf@star.sr.bham.ac.uk>

Subject: [et-loi] Prize Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Date: 2018-11-19 at 05:47:59 EST

To: et-loi@lists.infn.it

Cc: science-team-et@ego-gw.it

Reply-To: et-loi@lists.infn.it

Dear all,

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-caliber researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research programme in any area related to gravitational-wave astronomy in a diverse, dynamic and collaborative group. 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 general relativity. Faculty members include Andreas Freise, Davide Gerosa (from March 2019), Denis Martynov, Haixing Miao, Christopher Moore (from January 2019), Conor Mow-Lowry, Matt Nicholl (from October 2019), Alberto Sesana, Patricia Schmidt (from January 2019), Silvia Toonen (from March 2019), and Alberto Vecchio.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to gravitational-wave astronomy, including instrumentation, quantum measurement, data analysis, astrostatistics, transient astronomy, astrophysics theory and general relativity are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to optics, computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome.

The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in 2019. The Prize Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget.

Applications should be submitted online via the following URL (job reference number 80380):

<https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx>

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 17 December 2018 for full consideration

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by 17 December 2018 to Ms Joanne Cox at: J.S.Cox[AT]bham.ac.uk

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof Andreas Freise (adf [AT] star.sr.bham.ac.uk) or Prof Alberto Vecchio (av [AT] star.sr.bham.ac.uk).

Cheers,

Andreas

--

______________________________

Andreas Freise

Professor of Experimental Physics

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Birmingham

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Web http://www.gwoptics.org/

Twitter http://twitter.com/gwoptics

______________________________


Faculty Position at the University of Tokyo

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

Hi,

The School of Science of the University of Tokyo has posted an

advertisement for an Associate Professor position (tenured) with the

Research Center for the Early Universe. This institute is located on

the Hongo campus in central Tokyo.

https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/recruit/?id=985

https://goo.gl/maps/KiYUmfEtAtJ2

As people might know the University of Tokyo is home to KAGRA, and also

home to an LSC group and maintains close connections with the LSC and

Virgo Collaborations. The Research Center for the Early Universe is

the same institute where I am located, and I would be happy to answer

questions people might have about the job, and life in Tokyo.

-Kipp

kipp@resceu.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships at the University of Birmingham

(Posted here November 22, 2018)

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of

Birmingham, UK, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-caliber

researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research

programme in any area related to gravitational-wave astronomy in a diverse,

dynamic and collaborative group. 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 general relativity. Faculty members

include Andreas Freise, Davide Gerosa (from March 2019), Denis Martynov,

Haixing Miao, Christopher Moore (from January 2019), Conor Mow-Lowry, Matt

Nicholl (from October 2019), Alberto Sesana, Patricia Schmidt (from January

2019) , Silvia Toonen (from March 2019), and Alberto Vecchio.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to gravitational-wave

astronomy, including instrumentation, quantum measurement, data analysis,

astrostatistics, transient astronomy, astrophysics theory and general

relativity are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong

interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to optics, computer science, theoretical

physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome.

The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in 2019. The Prize

Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget.

Applications should be submitted online via the following URL (job reference

number 80380):

< https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx >

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 17 December 2018 for full consideration

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by 17

December 2018 to Ms Joanne Cox at: J.S.Cox[AT]bham.ac.uk

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof Andreas

Freise (adf [AT] star.sr.bham.ac.uk) or Prof Alberto Vecchio (av [AT]

star.sr.bham.ac.uk).



Four Post-doctoral and a Computational Scientist Position at the IGC, Penn State

(Posted here November 16, 2018)

IGC at Penn State has post-doctoral openings in four areas of gravitational science:

1. Fundamental Theory (Ashtekar & Bianchi): Classical general relativity, especially gravitational waves and cosmology; loop quantum gravity with emphasis on semi-classical issues and loop quantum cosmology; all aspects of quantum black holes with emphasis on entanglement entropy, singularity resolution and quantum evaporation; and relation between loop quantum gravity and other approaches to quantum gravity and non-perturbative techniques in quantum field theory. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Randi Neshteruk at rxh1@psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Review of applications will begin December 8 and continue until suitable candidates are found.

2. Gravitational Wave Physics (Hanna & Sathyaprakash): LIGO data analysis and applications to multi-messenger astronomy; real-time searches for compact binary mergers and to the real-time characterization of transient noise in LIGO detectors. The successful candidates will be part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and contribute to the analysis of LIGO and Virgo data and to the publication of search results. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and research statement. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted to institute@gravity.psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are found.

3. Multimessenger Astrophysics with Gravitational Waves (Radice, Hanna & Sathyaprakash): Numerical and analytical modeling of compact binary mergers in general relativity. Applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted to institute@gravity.psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Review of applications will begin December 1st and continue until suitable candidates are found.

4. Multimessenger Astrophysics with AMON (Cowen, Mostafa & Sathyaprakash): The successful candidate will work with the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON), and will also have the possibility of joining one or more of the participating collaborations. AMON links the world`s leading high-energy neutrino, cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, and gravitational-wave observatories by performing real-time coincidence searches for multimessenger signals. The physics goals of AMON are to probe the high-energy universe via all four fundamental forces of nature, and identify new multimessenger astrophysical sources. The most important near-term effort will be to help incorporate gravitational-wave alerts into the network and into the real-time coincidence analyses. We began distributing prompt neutrino alerts in April 2016 in a collaborative effort with the IceCube Collaboration. In 2018 we will implement the first real-time neutrino-gamma alerts with subthreshold data from IceCube and HAWC. We are also proposing to add subthreshold triggers from gravitational-wave detections. This will open up a range of real-time coincidence analyses. Requirements for the position include a recent Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics. Experience in multimessenger astrophysics in general and gravitational waves in particular will be advantageous. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted tophysicsapply@psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire. Based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding, the possibility for extension exists for a maximum of two additional years. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.


IGC also has an opening for a computational scientist starting now.

The Penn State gravitational wave group is seeking a computational scientist to work in the area of transient gravitational wave searches for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in support of multi-messenger astrophysics. The ideal candidate would be expected to develop scalable cyberinfrastructure for real-time data analysis that covers areas such as: real-time data distribution, signal processing, streaming data processing, database design, web service design, job workflow design, and smart systems monitoring. Competency in C and Python is required. Competency in C++, Java, html, bash, SQL, and other common scripting languages is highly desired. Competency in some or all of the following software is highly desired: Apache HTTP server, Apache Kafka, Druid (and/or other event/time series databases), HTCondor, Gstreamer. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience in software development through the full cycle of prototyping, collaborative development, release, packaging, and maintenance using modern tools such as gitlab. Candidates will be considered at either of the following two levels.

1. Computational Scientist 2: Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Please apply online and submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a brief work statement describing your expertise and interests and contact information for three professional references.

2. Computational Scientist 3: Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate will have some supervisory responsibilities so experience supervising other team members is ideal. Please apply online and submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a brief work statement describing your expertise and interests and contact information for three professional references.

For further details on all five positions, see the website.

Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship

(Posted here November 16, 2018)

From: Szabolcs Marka <iphoneszabi@gmail.com>

Subject: Fwd: Oort fellowship advertisement - please distribute

Date: 2018-11-16 at 07:37:01 EST

To: dhs@mit.edu

FYI

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:


Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship

Leiden Observatory invites applications for the Oort Postdoctoral

Fellowship.

The Oort Fellowship supports outstanding postdoctoral researchers who

are working in any area of astronomy in which Leiden Observatory is

active. The research may be observational, theoretical, or

instrumental. The fellowship is open to all nationalities. Candidates

should have a proven record of excellence in research.

Oort Fellows have the freedom to pursue their own research and will be

provided with generous funding for travel and computing. The

fellowship will be tenable for three years, subject to a review during

the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full

benefits. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting

date.

Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in

continuous operation in the world, and the largest astronomy

department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town

with international flavor.

Interested candidates should seek a sponsor from among Leiden

Observatory faculty. Information about Leiden Observatory and its

faculty can be found at http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl

Applications should be submitted electronically at

http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2018/OortPD/ by December 1, 2018. You

will be asked to fill out a web form, to provide contact information

for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,

a publication list, a summary of previous and current research

(limited to three pages total, including references), and a research

proposal (limited to 3 pages text plus 2 pages references/figures).

Included Benefits:

The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive

benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance,

maternity and parental leave, and social security and retirement

benefits. Medical insurance is compulsory but not included and comes

to 100-120 euro/person/month.

Related URLs:

Leiden Observatory: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/

Leiden University: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en

Leiden University New Staff Information :

https://www.staff.universiteitleiden.nl/human-resources/new-staff?cf=science&cd=fnw-board-office

Application Deadline:

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Inquiries about job:

prof dr H. Rottgering

Subject: Oort Fellowship inquiry

Email: jobs@strw.leidenuniv.nl

Multiple Postdoctoral Positions at Cardiff

(Posted here November 16, 2018)

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.

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

These posts are full-time with an initial term of 2 years, renewable subject to funding and performance.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

To apply: Please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/academic-vacancies, click on "View our academic vacancies" and search for job number 7975.

Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Patrick Sutton (suttonpj1@cardiff.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW @cardiff.ac.uk).

Closing date: Thursday, 6 December 2018

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.

Prof. Patrick Sutton
School of Physics and Astronomy
Cardiff University
5 The Parade
Cardiff
CF24 3AA
Phone: +44 (0)29 2087 4043
Email: suttonpj1@cardiff.ac.uk

Prof. Patrick Sutton
Ysgol Ffiseg a Seryddiaeth
Prifysgol Caerdydd
5 The Parade
Caerdydd
CF24 3AA
Ffôn : +44 (0)29 2087 4043
Ebost: suttonpj1@caerdydd.ac.uk

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.

Postdoctoral Position for IceCube and the IceCube Upgrade at Penn State

(Posted here November 16, 2018)

From: Doug Cowen <dfc13@psu.edu>

Date: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Subject: Postdoctoral position for IceCube and the IceCube Upgrade at Penn State

Postdoctoral Researcher for IceCube and the IceCube Upgrade at Penn State

The Particle Astrophysics group at Penn State is seeking a postdoctoral

researcher to work on the IceCube neutrino observatory and the approved

IceCube Upgrade. The Penn State group is focused on the study of

atmospheric neutrino oscillations using data from IceCube ’s DeepCore

sub-array, which has demonstrated the capability to produce

world-leading measurements, as well as the development of data

acquisition electronics and firmware for the Upgrade, building on

contributions from a dedicated Ph.D. physicist/electrical engineer at

Penn State. We are also developing improved atmospheric neutrino

reconstruction and background rejection techniques.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the

analysis of data from IceCube and DeepCore, and to participate in the

design and construction of firmware and/or electronics for the Upgrade.

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers

with strong backgrounds in particle astrophysics, particle physics,

cosmic ray physics, and related fields. Experience with object-oriented

software and particle physics data analysis tools is preferred.

Enthusiasm for learning how to design FPGA firmware and/or data

acquisition electronics is a must; previous experience in these areas is

advantageous but not required.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV and brief

statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three

reference letters to be submitted to physicsapply@psu.edu indicating job

number 83806 in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment

funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of yearly

renewal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue

until a suitable candidate is found.

--

Chad Hanna

Freed Early Career Professor of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics

Pennsylvania State University

104 Davey Lab #253 (mailing address)

303 Whitmore Lab (office location)

University Park, PA 16802

Ph: (814) 865-2924

Tenure-Track Group Leader Research Positions in Particle Astrophysics at CoE Astrocent

(Posted here November 16, 2018)

From: Leszek Roszkowski <leszekr1@gmail.com>

To: Astrocent Head <astrocent.head@gmail.com>

Cc: Stavros Katsanevas <stavros.katsanevas@ego-gw.it>, "S. Loucatos" <loucatos@apc.univ-paris7.fr>, Antoine KOUCHNER <kouchner@apc.univ-paris7.fr>, Tomasz Starecki <tomasz@starecki.com>, Cristiano Galbiati <galbiati@Princeton.EDU>, Barbara Erazmus <barbara.erazmus@cern.ch>, Harald Lück <harald.lueck@aei.mpg.de>, "Banaszkiewicz, Marek" <marekb@cbk.waw.pl>, Michal Ostrowski <mio.olkusz@gmail.com>, WPT Marek Winkowski <marek.winkowski@technologpark.pl>

Date: 12.11.2018 20:48

Subject: Astrocent: adverts of tenure-track group leader recruitment

Tenure-track Group Leader research positions in particle astrophysics at CoE Astrocent

Warsaw, Poland

Applications are invited for four tenure-track research team leader positions at Astrocent, a new

international Center of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see below for more

information).

Astrocent’s prime objective will be to specialise in R&D on ultra-sensitive instruments for low

background and low count rate particle astrophysics experiments, primarily, but not exclusively, in:
  • dark matter searches, in particular modules of silicon photomultipliers, as part of DarkSide and Global Argon Dark Matter collaborations, and
  • gravitational waves, especially seismic sensors, as part of Advanced Virgo/Ligo and the Einstein Telescope collaborations.
Accordingly, four research groups will be formed to do R&D on:
  • systems of silicon photomultipliers;
  • related electronics, DAQ and programming aspects of research.

This search is for Group Leader positions for four research groups in the above areas. We are

looking for researchers — physicists and engineers — with a proven strong record in frontline R&D

on ultra-sensitive instruments in particle physics and astrophysics, in particular in dark matter

and/or gravitational wave studies.

Successful candidates will be expected to form their research teams and to build their own

laboratories, for which additional generous funding will be available on a competitive basis.

In addition to particle astrophysics experiments, investigations of possible medical and Hi-Tech

industrial applications of R&D conducted at Astrocent will be strongly encouraged. Positions are

tenure track.

Gross monthly salary will be 27,000 PLN (currently about 6,250 Euro, US$7,250) that includes

social and health insurance contributions. Take-home, tax-deducted salary will be close to 16,000

PLN (currently nearly 3,700 Euro, US$4,300).

Applications should include:

1) a CV,

2) statement of research interests,

3) publication list and a copy of PhD diploma;

4) scan of signed GDPD form (available from https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochronadanych-

osobowych/#rodocent).

All the material should be sent by email to office@astrocent.pl. In addition, three or four letters of

reference should be sent to the same address.

Complete applications received before 2 December 2018 will receive full considerations; however,

applications received after that date will be also considered until the positions are filled.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Leszek Roszkowski (leszek.roszkowski@astrocent.pl)

or Prof. Tomasz Bulik (tomek.bulik@astrocent.pl)

=============

Astrocent

Astrocent — Science and Technology Center in Particle Astrophysics — has recently been formed

following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9MEuro, over US$10M) within the framework of

the International Research Agendas Programme of Foundation of Polish Science, see

https://www.fnp.org.pl/en/projekt-astrocent-zdobyl-finansowanie-w-programie-mab/.

At Astrocent, research will be focused primarily on the detection of gravitational waves and dark

matter using advanced technological instruments, whose development will be among the prime

areas of activity of the Center. However, it is envisaged to engage in other areas of the field, and in

exploring potential applications in hi-tech industry and medicine as well.

Astrocent plans to develop close collaborative links with several institutions in Europe and outside,

in particular with our strategic partner APC (Astroparticles and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris.

The Center of Excellence Astrocent is formally a new administrative division of Nicolaus

Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.camk.edu.pl);

however, it is located on site of Warsaw University of Technology (https://www.pw.edu.pl/engpw) in

order to foster communication and cooperation with local engineers and physicists, and to enhance

scientific and academic environment.

In the first instance, Astrocent will comprise a minimum of six international research groups of

physicists and engineers:

• particle astrophysics (leader: Professor Leszek Roszkowski);

• gravitational waves and seismic sensors (leader: Professor Tomasz Bulik);

• systems of silicon photomultipliers for astroparticle physics and medical physics;

• advanced electronics for readout of innovative astroparticle physics and gravitational wave

detectors;

• big data acquisition and processing;

• IT programming.

Expansion to other activities

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Michigan Tech

(Posted here November 16, 2018)

The Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) seeks a candidate to fill a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level starting Fall 2019. Preference will be given to astrophysics researchers with experience collaborating in multi-wavelength and/or multi-messenger research, gravitational wave research, astrophysical neutrino research, or extra-solar planet research. However, researchers displaying excellence in any area of astrophysics are encouraged to apply, in particular in areas that complement the activities of current astrophysics and physics faculty.

Required qualifications include a Ph D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, a record of substantive research, and good teaching skills. Historically, the department's teaching load has allowed significant time for research. Please apply online and include vita, cover letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Application evaluation will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Detailed information about research and educational programs in the department can be found on the website. Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair through nemiroff@mtu.edu.

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech's Physics Department is sincerely interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including from women and minorities. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting partner engagement and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance to partners whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See the website for additional information.

2 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD Position at Tuebingen, Germany

(Posted here November 9, 2018)

From: Kostas Kokkotas <kostas.kokkotas@uni-tuebingen.de>

Subject: 2 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD positions Tuebingen, Germany

Date: 2018-11-09 at 24:35:00 GMT+1

To: consortium@lisamission.org

Reply-To: Kostas Kokkotas <kostas.kokkotas@uni-tuebingen.de>

2 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD Positions in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany

The Theoretical Astrophysics section (TAT) at the University of Tübingen is inviting applications for:

1 postdoctoral position, (Wissenschaftlicher Assistant / Research Assistant), starting from 1st of October 2019 with initial duration of 2 years which can be extended for up to 5 years.

1 postdoctoral position funded by DFG, starting from 1st of October 2019 (or earlier) with duration of up to 3 years

1 PhD position starting from 1st of October 2019 with duration of up to 3 years

Deadline for applications: February 15, 2019.

The successful applicant will carry out original research in projects focusing in the dynamics of rotating and/or magnetised neutron stars in relation to the emission of gravitational waves.

The research activities of TAT are related to the study of sources of gravitational waves with emphasis on the dynamics of neutron stars and black-holes. The group currently consists of four (4) post-doctoral researchers, three (3) PhD students and seven (7) MSc students.

Detailed information about the positions can be found in:

Position I : http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas/Welcome_files/2018_Advertisment_Assistant.pdf

Position II : http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas/Welcome_files/2018_Advertisment_DFG.pdf

Position III : http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas/Welcome_files/2018_Advertisment_PhD.pdf

Applications, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests and experience, and the names (address, e-mail) of three potential referees should be sent to:

Prof. Kostas Kokkotas

Theoretical Astrophysics (IAAT), University of Tübingen, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany.

http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas

E-mail: kostas.kokkotas_at_uni-tuebingen.de

Further information on the Theoretical Astrophysics Group may be found at :

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/?id=3129

https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/departments/physics/institutes/astronomy-astrophysics/institute/theoretical-astrophysics/welcome/

Applications by e-mail are welcome. All applications will receive full consideration until the position is filled. The University of Tuebingen seeks to increase the fraction of female scientists in research and teaching and particularly encourages applications from women. Disabled candidates are given preference if equally qualified.

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Astrophysics at the University of Florida

(Posted here November 9, 2018)



From: "Blecha, Laura" <lblecha@ufl.edu>

Subject: Postdoctoral position in computational astrophysics

Date: 2018-11-07 at 18:47:47 GMT+1

To: "consortium@lisamission.org" <consortium@lisamission.org>

Reply-To: "Blecha, Laura" <lblecha@ufl.edu>

Dear members of the LISA Consortium,

I would like to draw your attention to the following opportunity at the University of Florida. Please share with potential applicants.

Many thanks,

Laura Blecha

Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Astrophysics

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/f95196d9

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on topics related to supermassive black hole formation and evolution, galaxy evolution, active galactic nuclei, and gravitational wave sources. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or interest in modeling black hole formation and evolution in cosmological simulations, or other topics that overlap with the research of Dr. Laura Blecha’s group. Candidates with an established research agenda willing to broaden their skills through collaboration in the rapidly evolving, vibrant research atmosphere developing at the University of Florida are especially highly sought after. The successful candidate will be encouraged to build collaborations with Dr. Blecha’s group and with other members of the growing computational astrophysics center at UF, as well as with our colleagues around the world. The nominal start date is Sept. 1, 2019, though this is flexible.

The position is renewable annually for up to three years based on satisfactory performance. A competitive salary and funds for research/travel will be provided, and the position includes a benefits package. The successful candidate will have access to significant computational resources via the state-of-the-art HiPerGator2.0 research computing cluster. The Physics Department and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida have active research groups in many areas of theoretical/computational and observational astrophysics, including gravitational waves, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology. Moreover, both departments are currently expanding through an ambitious faculty hiring initiative, including a major push in Astrophysics with a total of eight new hires in the last two years and more planned for the coming year. The successful candidate will also have access to collaborative opportunities campus-wide via the newly established Informatics Institute at the University of Florida.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/56974 and must include: a cover letter, research statement summarizing the applicant's ongoing research directions and future interests, and a CV that includes a list of publications. These files can be uploaded separately or as a single PDF. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 15, 2018. For more information, please contact Laura Blecha at lblecha@ufl.edu.

The Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment that promotes diversity in many forms. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to this environment through their scholarship and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Astronomy Data Science Program Coordinator

(Posted here November 9, 2018)

Dear Colleagues,

Swinburne University of Technology is pleased to announce an exciting astronomy-focussed data science employment opportunity

within the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing.

In this Astronomy Data Science Program Coordinator role the successful applicant will be part of a team delivering national

high-performance computing and data science programs. Funded primarily through the National Collaborative Research

Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), these programs include the provision of Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS)

to the national astronomy community and a range of projects related to the supercomputing capability at Swinburne. The

successful applicant will take the lead on coordinating (and contributing to) these programs while exploring opportunities to

secure and develop new projects.

This is a full-time, 5-year fixed term position with a starting salary from $111,762 and 17% superannuation (part-time options are available).

The person ideally suited to this role will:

- be an impressive individual with a passion for implementing professional data science and high performance

computing methodologies to enhance astronomy research outcomes;

- be a proven leader with a commitment to excellence;

- have a degree in computer science, software engineering or information technology with relevant experience

or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training within an astronomy context;

- have extensive experience in software development including advanced or expert-level software programming skills;

- have a demonstrated ability to deliver software development (or closely related) projects on time and on budget with successful end-user outcomes.

Applications close at 5pm on 30th November 2018.

The full advertisement, including the position description and instructions on how to apply, are available at:

https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=BCF616E4-1491-987A-AC80-A4B5E1DEFE61

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from

a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and

our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities,

people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Tenure-Track Position at LSU - Big Data Astrophysics

(Posted here November 9, 2018)

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/38f52605

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the area of big data astrophysics, starting in August 2019. Candidates are expected to have an established record in the area of big data astrophysics such as LSST, Gaia, Kepler, or TESS datasets, machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys, or multi-messenger observations of LIGO sources. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and establish a vigorous research program.

LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana with over 30,000 students. The Physics & Astronomy department has over 50 faculty and 100 graduate students. About a third of the professors are engaged in Astrophysics-related research including computational stellar evolution, supernovae, interstellar medium, variable stars, exoplanets, x-ray binaries, neutrinos, gamma rays, cosmic rays, and gravitational waves. Our professors and students use major research facilities around the world including Hubble Space Telescope, Gemini, CTIO, LIGO, Super-K, Auger, and Balloon/ISS instruments. The LSU Center for Computation and Technology has long had a leadership role in high performance computing.

LSU is located in Baton Rouge which is the capital of Louisiana. Baton Rouge is on the banks of the Mississippi River with a population of about 600,000. Baton Rouge and New Orleans (about an hour's drive away) offer a vibrant culture known for its music, food, and, of course, Mardi Gras.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy, or a related field.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu.

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Professor-Tenure-Track---Big-Data-Astrophysics_R00029264

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Selection Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants



Postdoctoral Position in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics / Numerical Relativity at Florida Atlantic University

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

The Department of Physics 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 a DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation]) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded collaboration between the numerical relativity groups at FAU and the University of Jena in Germany. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to visit Jena to strengthen the collaboration. The appointment will be for two 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.

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 December 15, 2018and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The planned starting date is in September of 2019, but can be earlier if requested.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Gravitational Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Mississippi

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in gravitational physics and astrophysics for the Fall of 2019. Current faculty members working on gravitational physics (Bombelli, Cavaglià, and Stein) have expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, data analysis and instrumentation, quantum gravity, tests of general relativity, and cosmology. The University of Mississippi is part of the LIGO and the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaborations. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests, and who will join the newly established Center for Multimessenger Astrophysics. Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available in the first three years. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the teaching and service activities of the Department and the University. Teaching duties include up to three courses a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Interested candidates should apply online and provide a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a detailed proposal for developing their research program. Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature. Inquiries can be sent to the email address gravitysearch@phy.olemiss.edu or to Gravity Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges.

Applications from underrepresented groups in physics are strongly encouraged. The department is committed to increasing diversity in the field.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the compensation webpage of the Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.


Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics at Sonoma State University

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a faculty position in physics beginning in August 2019. 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 interested in individuals who can create an undergraduate research program in experimental physics. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will teach core physics courses across the upper-division and lower-division curriculum, and help champion a new degree program in Physical Science with multiple pathways for STEM students and prospective teachers.

• Details

http://web.sonoma.edu/aa/docs/poas/tt/physics_poa_104716.pdf

• Instructions for applicants:

http://web.sonoma.edu/aa/fa/prospective/tenure-track.html

• About us:

http://sonoma.edu/physics

• To apply: SSU job site

http://web.sonoma.edu/jobs/

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

SSU is an equal opportunity employer.



Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics Postdoc in GW Cosmology at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

From: Samaya Nissanke <samaya.nissanke@uva.nl>

Subject: Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics postdoc in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam

Date: 2018-10-31 at 17:48:24 GMT-4

To: David Shoemaker <dhs@mit.edu>


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology within the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics (www.d-itp.nl),

a consortium of existing institutes for theoretical physics of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, and Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The

appointment will be based at the Instituut Lorentz, Leiden University, but the successful applicant will spend part of the time

at the University of Amsterdam/GRAPPA, on weekly basis. The position will be embedded in the research groups of Dr. Samaya Nissanke (UvA, GRAPPA)

and Dr. Alessandra Silvestri (Leiden University). The appointment is for 2 years (with possible extensions upon available funding),

offers a competitive salary with generous benefits, and will preferably start in Fall 2019.

The successful applicant is expected to work on gravitational wave cosmology, with a focus on synergies with large-scale structure

surveys, especially EUCLID.

The cosmology group in Leiden includes Prof. Ana Achucarro (inflation) and Dr. Alexey Boyarsky (dark matter), and has close

ties with the research group of Prof. Koenraad Schalm (AdS /CFT), as well as steady collaborations with several scientists from Leiden

Observatory (Prof. Henk Hoekstra, Prof. Koen Kujiken and Dr. Elena Maria Rossi). The University of Amsterdam has a strong profile in the

natural sciences, and has expanded upon that role with the founding of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics in 2012. The

successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Philipp Moesta (multimessenger astrophysics) and Prof.

Daniel Baumann (cosmology). The applicant will also be part of the Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands,

which is involved in LHC, KM3NeT and gravitational wave instrumentation and data analysis.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy, or any other related area, or to be scheduled to obtain one before

the starting date of this appointment. We encourage applications from underepresented groups in STEM.

Application material should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement, and the names of three

academic staff members who agreed to write reference letters upon request. The material should be uploaded at the following link:

https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=16107&VacatureID=1012484

in one pdf file before JANUARY 15, 2019. Please contact silvestri@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl and samaya.nissanke@uva.nl for further details if required.



Two Postdoc Positions in Data Analysis at Nikhef

(Posted here November 2, 2018)



From: Chris Van Den Broeck <vdbroeck@nikhef.nl>

Subject: Two postdoc positions in data analysis at Nikhef

Date: 2018-10-31 at 08:04:23 GMT-4

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The gravitational physics division at Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology, covering all aspects of strong-field gravity, with an emphasis on studying signals from coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes. The data analysis effort is led by Prof. Dr. C. Van Den Broeck and Dr. S. Caudill and currently involves 3 postdocs and 3 PhD students; the group is expected to expand significantly in the next few years. In addition to data analysts, the gravitational physics department at Nikhef and its collaborators in the Netherlands consists of astronomers and astrophysicists, theorists, and instrumentalists. There is also vibrant collaboration with individuals and groups around the world.

The positions are for two years, extendable by a third year. For more information and an online application form, see https://www.nikhef.nl/jobs/vacatures/. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, publication list and curriculum vitae including a brief description of your research interest. Also, please have the email addresses ready of at least three references who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for full consideration is December 20th, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. C. Van Den Broeck (vdbroeck[AT]nikhef.nl).

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Prof. Dr. Chris Van Den Broeck

Nikhef - National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam

and Van Swinderen Institute, University of Groningen

The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 592 2053 http://www.nikhef.nl/~vdbroeck

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ICTS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bangalore, India

(Posted here November 2, 2018)



The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), TIFR invites applications for the ICTS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships. This program, funded by a targeted grant to ICTS by the Simons Foundation, is aimed at attracting world-leading young researchers to ICTS as postdoctoral fellows. ICTS provides a stimulating intellectual atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities for academic research. In addition to the vibrant in-house research program, fellows will also have opportunity to interact with leading scientists from all over the world through collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the program.

ELIGIBILITY

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary will Rs. 60,000 per month and the fellows can also opt for free Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance of Rs. 15,000 per month. In addition, Fellows receive health insurance, travel support up to Rs. 200,000 per year and a research grant of Rs. 200,000 per year for computing services, publications, relocation, and other direct costs. Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for additional travel and research grants offered by the national funding agencies.The initial appointment will be for two years, with possibility of extension up to a third year, depending on a review of the scientific activity of the Fellow.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online (https://www.icts.res.in/opportunities/simons-fall-2018) with their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research proposal (not more than two pages) and a covering letter. Three recommendation letters also have to be uploaded online by the referees. Nominal deadline is 1 December 2018, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of 1 September 2019 is negotiable. Applicants will also be considered for other postdoc positions at ICTS.

ABOUT ICTS

ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science with a mandate to contribute to frontier research by providing a platform devoted to theoretical natural sciences and interdisciplinary and applied mathematics through its various programs. The current in-house research program focusses on astrophysical relativity, numerical linear algebra, computational science, data assimilation, dynamical systems, non-linear dynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematical physics and geometry, physical biology, statistical mechanics and turbulence, condensed matter physics, and string theory (www.icts.res.in/research). 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 vibrant academic environment. Located in Bangalore, the garden city of India, with pleasant and moderate climate, ICTS maintains close ties with the world-class scholastic ambience of the city.

ASTROPHYSICAL RELATIVITY AT ICTS


The ICTS Astrophysical Relativity group (https://www.icts.res.in/research/astrorel) includes faculty members Parameswaran Ajith and Bala R Iyer, postdocs Haris M K, Rahul Kashyap and Gayathri Raman (postdocs) and several students. Rana Adhikari, K. G. Arun, Mark Hannam, Sascha Husa, Badri Krishnan, B.S. Sathyaprakash and Anand Sengupta are visiting associates. The group’s research interest include gravitational-wave source modeling, data analysis including parameter estimation, tests of general relativity using gravitational-wave observations and astrophysics. The group is an active member group in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the IndIGO consortium. The group hosts a 1500 core LIGO Tier-3 grid computing cluster and has access to other high-performance facilities at ICTS. We organize several ICTS programs every year, including the annual ICTS summer schools on gravitational wave astronomy.

APPLY ONLINE: https://www.icts.res.in/opportunities/simons-fall-2018

DEADLINE: 1 Dec 2018

CONTACT: Parameswaran Ajith <ajith@icts.res.in>

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P. Ajith, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Survey No. 151

Shivakote, Hesaraghatta Hobli, Bangalore North 560089, India.

Tel. +91 80 4653 6210, Fax: +91 80 2360 8199

http://home.icts.res.in/~ajith http://www.icts.res.in/research/astrorel

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Postdoctoral Positions in GW Physics at SISSA

(Posted here November 2, 2018)



From: Enrico Barausse <barausse@iap.fr>

Subject: Fwd: Postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave physics at SISSA

Date: 2018-10-30 at 17:00:09 GMT-4

https://hyperspace.uni-frankfurt.de/2018/10/30/postdoctoral-positions-in-gravitational-wave-physics-at-sissa/

Postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave physics at SISSA

The Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU,

www.ifpu.it/), Trieste, Italy, invites applications for two

postdoctoral research positions to start in the Fall of 2019. The

positions are for two years, with a possible extension to a third

year. The research fields supported by the Institute are connected to

the areas of: astroparticle physics, astrophysical probes of

fundamental interactions, early Universe, gravitational wave

astrophysics, structures in the Universe, theory and phenomenology of

gravity.

For one of the two positions, particular consideration will be given

to top level candidates with an expertise in one or more of the

following topics: gravitational wave tests of gravity in the

strong-field, highly relativistic regime; numerical relativity;

gravitational-wave data analysis; LISA/PTA physics and astrophysics.

IFPU is a newly born institute, starting its activities in the

academic year 2018-2019. It is a joint initiative of International

School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, www.sissa.it/), the Abdus Salam

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP,

http://www.ictp.it/), the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF;

Observatory of Trieste, www.oats.inaf.it/index.php/en/) and the

National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN; Trieste Section

www.ts.infn.it/en/). The Institute aims at hosting and promoting a

vigorous and innovative multi-disciplinary research program focused on

investigating the fundamental laws of Nature under a Cosmological and

Astrophysical perspective. While working in close connections with

staff members from the supporting institutions, postdocs at IFPU will

also benefit from the extended visitor and research programs the

Institute will host.

Besides these positions, several additional postdoctoral positions in

gravitational theory and experiments (and specifically on numerical

relativity, screening mechanisms in gravity, and gravitational wave

based tests of gravitational theories) may become available soon.

All applications may be sent via

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12597 (deadline December 9th,

2018)

Inquiries may be directed to Enrico Barausse <enrico.barausse@gmail.com>

Assistant Professor in the Area of Experimental or Observational GW Astrophysics at Columbia University

(Posted here November 2, 2018)



From: Szabolcs Marka <sm2375@columbia.edu>

Subject: assistant professor in the area of experimental or observational gravitational wave astrophysics

Date: 2018-10-30 at 14:05:25 GMT-4

The Department of Physics at Columbia University seeks to appoint an assistant professor in the area of experimental or observational gravitational wave astrophysics, or a related field starting on July 1, 2019. This is a broad search in which all areas of experimental gravitational-wave science, including instrumentation, observations, multimessenger and data analysis, will be considered. It is expected that the candidate will develop a vigorous independent research program, continuing the long Columbia record of forefront accomplishment in science. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and have demonstrated the ability to do pioneering research as well as the promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

<https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1826>


Sincerely,

Szabi

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Cɹǝaʇıvıtʎ ɯaʇtǝɹs

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Szabolcs Márka

Walter O. LeCroy Jr. Professor of Physics

Columbia University in the City of New York

<mailto:sm2375@columbia.edu>

Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory

1009 Pupin Physics Laboratories

Mail Code 5247, 550 West 120th Street

New York, New York 10027 (USA)

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Postdoctoral Positions in Particle Astrophysics / Cosmology / GW Theory at Johns Hopkins University

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

From: Emanuele Berti <berti@jhu.edu>

Subject: Postdoctoral Positions in Particle-Astrophysics / Cosmology / Gravitational-Wave Theory at Johns Hopkins University

Date: 2018-10-29 at 17:36:31 GMT-4

Postdoctoral Positions in Particle-Astrophysics / Cosmology / Gravitational-Wave Theory at Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral research positions beginning September 2019 (or possibly earlier) in theoretical cosmology, particle/nuclear/gravitational-wave astrophysics, numerical relativity and/or related areas. The successful applicant(s) will work with Prof. Emanuele Berti and Prof. Marc Kamionkowski, and with other postdocs and students in their groups. There will be opportunities for collaboration with other faculty, their students and postdocs. There are also opportunities to work with scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11923

Applications will be due December 1, 2018. Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Thanks,

Emanuele Berti & Marc Kamionkowski



Postdoctoral Researcher in GW Data Analysis at Texas Tech

(Posted here November 2, 2018)



From: Joseph Romano <joseph.d.romano@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: [lsc-all] Announcements for the week ending 27 October 2018

Date: 2018-10-26 at 14:49:04 GMT-4

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University

invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in

gravitational-wave data analysis as part of the astrophysics research

group at Texas Tech. The position is for a period of 2 years, with a

start date of 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will work

primarily with faculty member Joe Romano on topics related to the

detection of gravitational waves, relevant for ground-based

interferometers (such as LIGO and Virgo), pulsar timing arrays (such

as NANOGrav), and/or the proposed space-based interferometer LISA.

The astrophysics group at Texas Tech includes faculty Alessandra

Corsi, Tom Maccarone, Benjamin Owen, Joe Romano and Simone Scaringi,

as well as several students and postdocs. The group is active in the

areas of gravitational-wave physics (as part of the LIGO Scientific

Collaboration and NANOGrav Pulsar Timing Array Consortium), extreme

and explosive astrophysics, and stellar populations in nearby galaxies.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, or Astronomy (or related

fields), and should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including

a list of publications, and a brief statement of research experience

and interests in a single pdf file to joseph.d.romano@ttu.edu.

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be

sent to the same address. Complete applications (including letters of

reference) received by 2018 December 15th will receive full

consideration; reviews will start immediately after that date and will

continue until the position is filled.

Texas Tech University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative

active institution committed to excellence through diversity. Texas

Tech welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and

persons with disabilities, and from dual-career couples.

Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for GW Physics in Potsdam

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

From: 柴田 大 <mshibata@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: Re: Ad

Date: October 26, 2018 at 2:48:21 PM GMT+2


Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam The "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (the Albert Einstein Institute) at Potsdam led by Masaru Shibata announces the opening of several postdoc appointments. The postdoctoral position will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last for different number of years. The "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division will be composed of director (Masaru Shibata), one group leader (Kenta Kiuchi), one senior scientist (Shinya Wanajo), and 4 postdocs in January 2019. Now, this division focuses primarily on several research topics including numerical relativity with matter, modeling of gravitational waveforms for neutron-star mergers and supernovae, modeling of electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational-wave sources, r-process nucleosynthesis, and studies for the formation processes of a variety of black holes. However, research for a variety of other topics in computational astrophysics (even for non-relativistic astrophysics) is also encouraged. For more information, a list of required documentation, and submission links, please visit the following site: http://www.aei.mpg.de/2306007/postdoctoral-positions-in-computational-relativistic-astrophysics .

The deadline for full consideration is December 16th, 2018. The positions are available from any time after April 2019. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

For further information please contact Masaru Shibata: mshibata[at]aei.mpg.de .

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Syracuse University Department of Physics

(Posted here November 2, 2018)

Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences seeks scholars and leaders to fill two tenure-track assistant professor positions in the Department of Physics to start in Fall 2019. Through the Invest Syracuse initiative we are seeking two candidates to join the university’s program of excellence in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics. We seek applications from researchers with either experimental or computational/theoretical physics backgrounds. The successful candidates who will join our effort to harness multi-messenger observations of gravitational-wave sources and make broader connections to astrophysics and cosmology, and to address the fundamental challenges in developing future generations of gravitational-wave detectors.

Applications to the computational/theoretical position are welcomed from all areas of computational and theoretical astrophysics, cosmology, and nuclear physics, including: numerical or theoretical modeling of supernovae, neutron stars, or black holes either in gravitational waves or electromagnetic waves; computational or theoretical nuclear physics of neutron stars; computational or observational cosmology.

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.

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.

Rank and experience level of these positions are open: we encourage applications from both junior and senior scholars with a record of achievement appropriate to the rank sought at the time of application. A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2019 is required. The Physics Department is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support.

Applications should be submitted online via SUJobOpps.

Applications should include
  1. a cover letter outlining the applicant’s interests and qualifications and including the rank sought
  2. a current curriculum vitae
  3. statements describing interests and accomplishments in both research and in teaching
  4. names and contact information of at least three references.
All applications will be held in strict confidence. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials. We will begin screening applicants in November 2018 and continue until the positions are filled, so applications should be received by November 15, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Direct questions to Prof. Duncan Brown, search committee chair, dabrown@syr.edu.


Computational Scientist Position Level 2 or 3 at Penn State

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

The Penn State gravitational wave group is seeking a computational scientist to work in the area of transient gravitational wave searches for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in support of multi-messenger astrophysics. The ideal candidate would be expected to develop scalable cyberinfrastructure for real-time data analysis that covers areas such as: real-time data distribution, signal processing, streaming data processing, database design, web service design, job workflow design, and smart systems monitoring. Competency in C and Python is required. Competency in C++, Java, javascript, html, bash, SQL, and other common scripting languages is highly desired. Competency in some or all of the following software is highly desired: Apache HTTP server, Apache Kafka, Druid (and/or other event/time series databases), HTCondor, Gstreamer. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience in software development through the full cycle of prototyping, collaborative development, release, packaging, and maintenance using modern tools such as gitlab. Please submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a brief work statement describing your expertise and interests and contact information for three professional references. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

https://psu.jobs/job/83795

https://psu.jobs/job/83796

Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Physics at Penn State

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) anticipates making three or more faculty appointments that will start in Fall 2019. We seek exceptional candidates in any of the department’s current areas of research, which are AMO physics, astro-particle physics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, cosmology and gravitation, and particle physics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates for assistant professor should apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11810

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, and a brief description of research plans. Candidates should arrange for four letters of recommendation to be submitted to the application site.

Candidates for associate or full professor should apply here:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11811

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, a brief description of research plans, and a list of at least six references. Candidates are encouraged to arrange for reference letters to be submitted to the application site.

In addition to the Academic Jobs Online application, Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete the application form at the Penn State employment website https://psu.jobs/job/82839

Application materials do not need to be uploaded to the Penn State site.

Applications completed by November 16, 2018 will be assured of full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

http://www.phys.psu.edu/jobs/news

Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions in Data Science for Large Astronomical Surveys at Penn State

(Posted here October 26, 2018)



Penn State is adding new open-rank faculty positions to build on existing excellence in astrophysics, data sciences, computational and statistical sciences, through a cluster hire with a theme of Data Sciences for application to large astronomical surveys, such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; https://www.lsst.org/). We seek outstanding data scientists with experience applying advanced statistical and computational methods to making research breakthroughs with large astronomical surveys, a compelling vision for extending their research program into the LSST-era, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. This cluster hire initiative at Penn State is a partnership of the Institute of CyberScience (ICS; https://ics.psu.edu/) with the College of Engineering (CoE; https://www.engr.psu.edu/), College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST; https://www.ist.psu.edu/), and the Eberly College of Science (ECoS; http://science.psu.edu). New faculty will be offered an appointment and tenure home in one of many excellent Departments in CoE, IST or ECoS and will be encouraged to pursue multidisciplinary research in collaboration with faculty across these departments and ICS. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., astronomy, astrophysics, big data systems, computer science, data sciences, high-performance computing, informatics, machine learning, physics, or statistics) prior to starting. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, candidates interested in developing interdisciplinary research programs to increase the scientific impact of LSST, and candidates interested in teaching in Computer Science (https://www.eecs.psu.edu/) and/or Data Sciences, a new intercollege undergraduate major (https://datasciences.psu.edu/). The Institute for CyberScience, one of Penn State’s five university-wide research institutes, connects researchers from numerous disciplines to answer critical scientific questions and societal issues through cyber-enabled research and methodology. ICS has nearly 300 affiliated faculty, with over 20 tenure-track co-hired faculty, engaged in interdisciplinary computation and data enabled research. Our affiliated faculty utilize our ICS operated Advanced Cyber Infrastructure (ICS-ACI), Penn State’s high-performance research cloud, which is in the top 15 among our peers. Successful candidates will become part of the Institute for CyberScience. They will be expected to contribute to a collaborative, interdisciplinary, scholarly community focused on the development and application of innovative computational and statistical methods. Candidates are encouraged to identify collaboration opportunities within ICS and/or Penn State’s others centers of excellence, such as the Center for Astrostatistics (http://astrostatistics.psu.edu/), Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics (http://discovery-informatics.ist.psu.edu/), Center for Machine Learning and Applications (https://cmla.cse.psu.edu/), and Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos (http://gravity.psu.edu/). Penn State offers access to an outstanding collaborative environment, world-class instrumentation and research facilities, as well as highly competitive salaries and startup packages. Penn State is a member institution of the LSST, a partner in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) and the HET Dark Energy Experiment (http://www.hetdex.org), a Participating Institution in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a major partner in the Chandra and Swift X-ray observatories, and home to Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (https://www.amon.psu.edu/). University Park is Penn State’s largest campus with an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students and offers more than 100 programs of graduate study. The surrounding community of State College is a quintessential university town well known for its exceptional quality of life, including a low cost of living, a growing economy, a diverse offering of cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent resources for families, including two on-campus child care centers and well regarded local school systems. To apply, please upload only basic personal information, but not other information listed below. In addition, interested applicants must submit the following material to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11590) for the application to be complete: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae including publications list; and (3) a description of future research plans and teaching interests. Applicants should also arrange for three references to be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. In order to accommodate the multidisciplinary nature of this search review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until all positions are filled. Complete applications received by December 31, 2018 are guaranteed to receive full consideration. We welcome informal inquiries regarding these positions to LSST-Data-Science-Questions@lists.psu.edu.

https://psu.jobs/job/82072

Postdoctoral Positions in GW Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

From: Alessandra Buonanno <alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

Date: 2018-10-26 at 04:30:30 GMT-4

To: consortium@lisamission.org

Reply-To: Alessandra Buonanno <alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de>

Dear colleagues,

Please see below the job advertisement for postdoctoral positions.

Best regards,

Alessandra


Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" (ACR) division 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.

The ACR division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, is composed of about 20-25 scientists, including two research group leaders, Jonathan Gair (as of Spring 2019) and Harald Pfeiffer. The division also hosts several long and short-term visitors, and it has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

The ACR division focuses on several aspects of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics, including (i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (effective field theory, post-Newtonian theory, gravitational self-force approach, perturbation theory and effective-one-body formalism), (ii) numerical relativity, most notably simulations of binary black holes and binary neutron stars, (iii) interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA), (iv) astrophysics of compact objects, (v) cosmography with gravitational waves from binary systems, and (vi) tests of strong gravity within General Relativity and alternative gravity theories. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through the group's membership, and also participate to building the science case for third generation (3G) ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The ACR division has a high-performance computer cluster, Minerva with ~9,500 cores, and a high-throughput computer cluster Vulcan with ~2,000 cores (soon to be replaced by Hypatia with ~8,000 cores). Those clusters are used to run numerical-relativity simulations of gravitational-wave sources, and to carry out source modelling and data-analysis studies for current and future gravitational-wave detectors.

To apply, please see follow this link http://www.aei.mpg.de/gwjobs2019

The ACR division also offers Max Planck Fellowships to non-German scientists. Information on those fellowships and explanations on how to apply are summarized here http://www.aei.mpg.de/2248863/max-planck-fellowships

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is December 22nd, 2018. The positions are available as early as Spring 2019, but they can also start later, in Fall 2019. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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

For further information please contact Dr. Andre Schirotzek: andre.schirotzek@aei.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

From: Bernard F Whiting <bernard@phys.ufl.edu>

Subject: Re: [lsc-all] Announcements for the week ending 20 October 2018

Date: 2018-10-23 at 23:35:30 GMT-4

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS

http://mittag-leffler.se/research-programs/postdoctoral-fellowship-grants

Institut Mittag-Leffler announces a number of grants for the academic year 2019/2020

The scientific areas for the year's two programs are:

General Relativity, Geometry and Analysis: beyond the first 100 years after Einstein2 September - 13 December, 2019

Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics 13 January - 30 April, 2020

To be eligible for a grant
  • your research interest should fall within the area of the program to which you apply
  • you should be either an advanced graduate student or a recent PhD (degree obtained at most 5 years at the start of the program)
The grants include
  • accommodation and office space
  • a monthly stipend or daily grant (for stays of at least 6 weeks)
  • travel expenses (for stays of at least 6 weeks)
How to apply
  1. Fill in the required information in the application form on the right hand side of the linked page (see above), and press send.
  2. Two letters of recommendation should be sent to the Institute. The letters should be sent to administration@mittag-leffler.se at latest by the application deadline.
Application deadline

Your application should arrive no later than 7 January 2019. You will be notified of the result by the end of January 2019.

Inquiries may be directed to the Institute Director, director@mittag-leffler.se or, for practical matters, to the administration, administration@mittag-leffler.se

Visiting Scientist, Postdoc at the Espirito Santo University

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

From: Valerio Marra <valerio.marra@me.com>

Subject: Re: Visiting Scientist, Postdoc at the Espirito Santo University

Date: 2018-10-23 at 08:17:22 GMT-4

Job description:
The PPGCosmo program anticipates having one 4-year senior postdoctoral position for non-Brazilian citizens (professor visitante estrangeiro) starting in February-June 2019.

PPGCosmo is a Brazilian PhD program consisting of five institutions from Brazil and four institutions outside Brazil. The research topics range from theoretical to observational aspects of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, including participation in collaborations such as DES, Euclid, J-PAS, Virgo and LIGO. Its staff comprises 18 faculty members, see cosmologia.ufes.br and cosmo-ufes.org for details.

We plan to fill this position with a researcher with a strong record in gravitational wave physics and related fields. Only candidates with 10 or more peer-reviewed publications will be considered. The salary is at the associate professor level (associado IV), roughly R$13,000 after taxes, approximately three times the standard Brazilian postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will have the possibility to supervise PhD students and will have to teach graduate courses (two courses per semester).

The program is based at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), in Vitória, the capital of Espírito Santo State - it is a well-connected and pleasant human-sized city. Faculties usually live at walking distance from both the University Campus and the seaside, in one of the most pleasant neighborhoods of Vitória. Please note that life costs in Vitória are moderate: near the campus a meal costs about R$20-30 and renting a small apartment about R$1500-2000.

To apply, please email cover letter, CV and research statement to ppgcosmo@cosmo-ufes.org and have at least three letters of reference sent to the same address.

The candidate should also send scanned passport or ID card and fill out and sign the form available at:

<http://www.progep.ufes.br/sites/progep.ufes.br/files/field/anexo/anexo_i_-_formulario_de_inscricao_0.pdf>. Use the subject "Application for VISEX fellowship - <Candidate name>”.

The application deadline is December 4, 2018. Skype interviews will take place on December 17-21, 2018.

The Portuguese version of the call was published on http://portal.imprensanacional.gov.br

Contact: Julio Fabris

Email: julio.fabris@cosmo-ufes.org

More Information: http://cosmologia.ufes.br

Letters of Reference should be sent to: ppgcosmo@cosmo-ufes.org

Postdoc Position in Time-Domain Multi-Messenger Astronomy at UVI

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

> Subject: Postdoc position in Time-domain Multi-Messenger Astronomy at

> UVI

> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:48:58 +0000

> From: Antonino Cucchiara <antonino.cucchiara@uvi.edu>

>

> *POSTDOC POSITION IN TIME-DOMAIN MULTI-MESSANGER ASTRONOMY *

>

> "The Department of Chemical and Physical Science at the University of the

> Virgin Islands (UVI, St. Thomas Campus) invites applications for a

> postdoctoral position in time-domain multi-messenger astronomy with Prof.

> Antonino Cucchiara.

>

> The successful candidate will work on the search for fast transients,

> including Long and Short Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs), Fast Radio Bursts and

> Gravitational Wave (GW) electromagnetic counterparts; specifically in the

> context of Big Datasets and Machine Learning (ML) supervised and

> un-supervised classification.

>

> The UVI Physics Group has access to several optical/NIR robotic and

> semi-robotic facilities, including the Virgin Island Robotic Telescope, the

> Las Cumbres Observatory, the Automatic Spectroscopic telescope, and the

> Gemini Observatory.

>

> Also, as part of the Deeper, Wider, Faster program (DWF, PI Cooke), the

> successful candidate will be able to work on establishing the framework for

> a real-time ML discovery and classification scheme using fast transient

> optical light curves acquired with the CTIO Dark Energy Camera (DECam) and

> Subaru Hyper-SuprimeCam and incorporate that information with simultaneous

> and follow up imaging and spectroscopy from ~40 other DWF facilities in the

> Radio through Gamma-ray energy range (including Parkes radio telescope,

> Keck, SALT, AAT, SkyMapper, Swift, and Fermi mission).

>

> This novel approach (matching short time-scale cadences and simultaneous

> multiband data) will give the successful candidate the opportunity to

> interact with DWF scientists and graduate and undergraduate students at

> both UVI and Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.

>

> The UVI Physics program has been expanding in the past 3 years, with the

> hiring of two new junior faculty and two postdocs, including a CubeSat

> engineer, for the development of the UVI BurstCube (PI Cucchiara, Morris)

> to identify Gamma-ray counterparts of GW emitters. Therefore, the

> successful candidate will (a) take advantage of large multi-wavelength,

> multi-timescale datasets, (b) be involved in the coordination and data

> acquisition of future observing runs, (c) have the opportunity to mentor

> students in their research and career development, and (d) gain teaching

> experience if desired.

>

> Required Qualifications:

>

> * Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy and/or Astrophysics

> * Good knowledge of Astrostatistics (Machine Learning, Deep Learning)

> * Interest in time-domain astronomy

>

> Additional Desired Qualifications:

>

> * Experience in Python programming and multiprocessing

> * Experience with data analysis (e.g. radio, X-ray, optical)

> * Experience with classical observing (optical/NIR/Radio)

> * Past leadership roles

>

> The position is planned for two years starting June 1st 2019, with a

> possible extension for a third year contingent on adequate performance.

> Interested candidates can contact Prof. Antonino Cucchiara at

> antonino.cucchiara@uvi.edu <mailto:antonino.cucchiara@uvi.edu> with further

> inquiries.

>

> Applicants from Minority groups, especially women of color are highly

> encouraged to apply.

> UVI offer typical set of benefits, including, retirement plan and health

> insurance (including retirement, vision, dental)."

>

>

> Antonino Cucchiara, PhD

> Assistant Professor

> Physics and Astronomy

> University of the Virgin Islands

>

> Phone: 340-693-1688

> College of Science and Mathematics

> #2 Brewers Bay road

> St. Thomas, USVI 00802

PhD Positions at Instituto Galego de Fisica de Altas Enerxias (IGFAE)

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

From: "DENT . THOMAS" <thomas.dent@usc.es>

Subject: Short deadline PhD position announcement (29th October)

Date: 2018-10-22 at 10:57:03 GMT-4

++++++++++++++++++++++++

PhD Positions at Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (IGFAE)

The Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (Galician Institute of High Energy Physics, IGFAE), “María de Maeztu” Unit of Excellence, offers 4 new PhD positions within the Predoctoral Contracts 2018 Programme, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Of these, 1 is LIGO/Virgo-related:

Cosmic Particle and Fundamental Physics: Multimessenger with gravitational waves experiments LIGO-Virgo

Code: MDM-2016-0692-18-2

Main researcher: Jaime Alvarez Muñiz (jaime.alvarez@usc.es)

All information concerning the call is available in Spanish at https://i.gal/FPI2018

Each applicant may only submit one application referred to a specific research project. Read the Manual of the Applicant and Conditions of applicants. Candidates must apply through the application available at https://i.gal/FPI2018app.

They must provide:

• A copy of the passport.

• An updated CV, either in English or Spanish.

• A certificate of academic degree indicating the issue date and the list of subjects and grades, with the dates when they were obtained.

Deadline: October 29th, 2018, at 15:00 (Time in Madrid)

Contact for any question related with the call: jobs@igfae.usc.es

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Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías

Departamento de Física de Partículas

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Computing Engineer for the LISA/LISAPathFinder Space Missions

(Posted here October 26, 2018)

Introduction

The laboratory APC (AstroParticles and Cosmology) is seeking a computing engineer, to design and develop a fast database of the LISAPathFinder space mission.

LISAPathFinder is a forerunner spacecraft of the LISA space mission, launched in 2016 for a 16 months flight, which has successfully demontrasted the feasibility and measured the precision of the envisioned instrumental design of the LISA mission. The latter, which launch is expected in 2034, aims at observing the gravitional waves emitted in the 0.02 – 100mHz band from space, over 5 to 10 years.

The successful candidate will be charged with designing a structured data base, which will be optimized for the scientific analysis, together with its associated libraries and interfaces to allow for an easy and fast access to the LISAPathFinder data set. This study will be conducted in the context of the LISA mission preparation, whose scientific analysis will require a much richer database. The successful candidate will therefore be involved in the ongoing design activities of the LISA Distributed Data Processing Center (DDPC). The DDPC, which is under the French responsibility, will include a set of interlinked tools, which will facilitate the code and pipeline development, and ensure the quality and traceability of the processed data.

Skills
  • Wide knowledge of computer science, including code development (languages, standard practises, integrated development environment), system administration (infrastructure design, service supply, user support) and data base.
  • Experience with desing and development of relational database.
  • A good knowledge of at least one object oriented programming language and one script language.
  • A good knowledge of performance measurement method(s) and tool(s)
  • A good knowledge of the web frameworks.
  • A good knowledge of the continuous integration and containerization techniques.
  • Experience with system and service administration will be a strong asset.
  • A good knowledge of oral and written english.
  • Ability to work in a team and interface with the mission researchers.
  • Analytical approach, workload management, self-sufficient, thorough, with good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and interested in the scientific domain.
Workplace Context

The APC laboratory is under the tutorship of several research agencies: CNRS, Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot, CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie Atomique), and the Observatory of Paris. The laboratory is situated within Université Paris 7, on the new

campus of Paris ’Les Grands Moulins’. Our laboratory is involved in research in the field of astroparticle physics, which is the interface between the study of the infinitely large and the infinitely small in our cosmos, between particle physics and astrophysics. We work with both space-based and ground-based experiments. The recruited engineer will be integrated into the IT team at APC, and will also work closely with the science team involved in the LISA mission. He/She will also work in close collaboration with the space French agency (CNES) and the LISA international consortium.

URL links:

APC: http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/

LISA: https://www.elisascience.org/

Contractual conditions

A contract is proposed by the CNES at the level of Ingenieur de Recherche for a duration of 1 year, with a possibility of extension. The contract shall start on December, 1st 2018. An university/'Grandes Ecoles' engineering degree or equivalent is required. Professional experience would also be appreciated. The entry level and salary will depend on the levels of qualification and experience of the candidate. Please submit your complete application (CV and letter of interest), to

Cécile Cavet: ccavet@apc.in2p3.fr

Maude Le Jeune: lejeune@apc.in2p3.fr

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Amsterdam

(Posted here October 26, 2018)



Postdoctoral researcher in theoretical high-energy multimessenger astrophysics


http://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2018/10/18-609-postdoctoral-researcher-in-theoretical-high-energy-multimessenger-astrophysics.html


Faculty of Science – Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy

Publication date

10 October 2018

Level of education

PhD

Salary indication

€2,640 to €4,166 gross per month

Closing date

15 December 2018

Hours

38 hours per week

Vacancy number

18-609

The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in theoretical high-energy multimessenger astrophysics. The position will be embedded in the research group of Dr Philipp Mösta, which is part of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics. Dr Mösta will be joining GRAPPA in summer 2019. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr Samaya Nissanke (multimessenger gravitational-wave astrophysics) and Dr Selma de Mink (stellar evolution).

The University of Amsterdam has a strong profile in the natural sciences, and has expanded upon that role with the founding of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics in 2012. There are also close ties with the Nikhef Institute, which is involved in LHC, KM3NeT and gravitational wave instrumentation and analysis.

Project description

The research will focus on numerical simulations of compact object mergers and core-collapse supernovae with a particular focus on making connections to multi-messenger observations and stellar evolution.

Requirements

You should have a PhD in astronomy and/or physics and a proven track record in theoretical high-energy astrophysics, numerical relativity, or multi-messenger astrophysics. Experience with large-scale simulations is welcome, but not required.

Further information

For informal inquiries, you may contact:
  • Dr Philipp Mösta
Appointment

The appointment is intended for an initial period of 2 years, with renewal for a 3rd year contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress. The start of the appointment will be on 1 October 2019, with some flexibility.

The salary will be in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,640 to €4,166 (salary scale 10) gross per month based on 38 hours per week. This is excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable and includes full social benefits.

Job application

We are an equal opportunity employer and greatly value the diverse nature of our institute. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

You may submit your application using the link above.

To apply, please submit:
  • a cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • publication list and statement of research interest (no more than 2 pages);
  • and provide names and email addresses of 3 referees.
Please combine these documents in one single attachment and also mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience. Please quote the vacancy number: 18-609 in your cover letter.

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2018. #LI-DNP

Two Faculty Positions at RIT

(Posted here October 18, 2018)

RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy

There are two faculty openings in the RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, one in experimental physics (including gravitational-wave experiment) and one in astrophysics (including multi-messenger astrophysics).

Experimental physics position:
For details and to apply, go to the website.
Search 4133BR (experimental physics) or 4135BR (astrophysics).
Deadline for full consideration of applications is November 15, 2018.
Astrophysics position, including multi-messenger astrophysics.



Postdoctoral Researcher Position at the University of Amsterdam

(Posted here October 18, 2018)

The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in theoretical high-energy multimessenger astrophysics. The position will be embedded in the research group of Dr. Philipp Mösta, which is part of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics. Dr. Mösta will be joining GRAPPA in summer 2019. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Samaya Nissanke (multimessenger gravitational-wave astrophysics) and Dr. Selma de Mink (stellar evolution).

The research will focus on numerical simulations of compact object mergers and core-collapse supernovae with a particular focus on making connections to multi-messenger observations and stellar evolution.
The University of Amsterdam has a strong profile in the natural sciences, and has expanded upon that role with the founding of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics in 2012. There are also close ties with the Nikhef Institute, which is involved in LHC, KM3NeT and gravitational wave instrumentation and analysis.

The application deadline is Dec 15, 2018. More information about the position and link to the application form.

Postdoctoral Associate at MIT

(Posted here October 18, 2018)

From: Salvatore Vitale <salvatore.vitale@ligo.mit.edu>

Subject: Job ad to LSC all

Date: 2018-10-13 at 18:45:00 GMT-4

Job Details

Postdoctoral Associate

Apply Now

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI), to carry out independent and collaborative research programs involving theoretical, computational, and experimental work aimed at laying the foundation for the next generation of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors. May monitor and coordinate the work of students and temps. Will report to professors Matthew Evans or Salvatore Vitale.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics, initiative, experience working in gravitational-wave detector design and sensitivity analysis, familiarity with opto-electrical systems typical of gravitational-wave detector related laboratory experiments, and working knowledge of current and potential future astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. This appointment will initially be for a period of one year and may be extended contingent upon performance and available funding. Job #16624

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Monash U. @ Melbourne, Australia

(Posted here October 18, 2018)

From: Ilya Mandel <ilya.mandel@monash.edu>

Subject: Postdoctoral research fellowship, Monash U. @ Melbourne, Australia

Date: 2018-10-13 at 03:35:58 GMT-4

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am moving soon to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and am currently recruiting for a 3-year postdoctoral research fellow to start in September, 2019 (the start date is flexible). I welcome applications from candidates with broad interests connected to any of the following areas of theoretical astrophysics:

* Gravitational-wave astrophysics and the astrophysical 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

* Stellar dynamics

* Astrostatistics

Please see

http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/582537/research-fellow-theoretical-astrophysics

for the full advertisement and application instructions.

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@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 30 November, 2018.

I would be grateful if you could share this with any suitable candidates. Please excuse me if you receive this email more than once.

Best wishes,

Ilya

Postdoctoral Researcher in GW Astronomy at the University of Oregon

(Posted here October 18, 2018)

From: Ben Farr <bfarr@uoregon.edu>

Subject: Postdoc ad

Date: 2018-10-12 at 12:31:27 GMT-4

Postdoctoral Researcher in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Oregon

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will conduct research as part of Prof. Ben Farr's gravitational wave astronomy group, and the Center for High Energy Physics. The Center has a strong and exciting research program with major commitments to ATLAS at the LHC, the LIGO gravitational wave observatory and the detector development for future accelerator-based experiments.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list and a research statement through academicjobsonline.org. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the AJO website on their behalf. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by December 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Benjamin Farr at (bfarr@uoregon.edu).

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

Applications should be submitted on Academic Jobs Online:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12298

Postdoctoral Research Positions: CIERA, Northwestern University

(Posted here October 18, 2018)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University welcomes applications for postdoctoral researchers to start in fall 2019 (https://ciera.northwestern.edu/opportunities/). The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, December 1, 2018.

Of particular relevance for astrophysics within the LVC are:

1. Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics https://ciera.northwestern.edu/opportunities/postdoctoral-associates-ad/ to work with Prof. Vicky Kalogera

The applicant would work on gravitational-wave data analysis, astrophysical interpretation of gravitational-wave measurements, or single and binary star evolution. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers. 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, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12003. Applications received by December 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled. Please state that you are applying for a Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral position in your cover letter. If you wish to simultaneously apply for a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship position (below), submit a single copy of your application materials and specify both positions in your cover letter.

2. CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Astronomy & Astrophysics https://ciera.northwestern.edu/opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships/

CIERA Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program and benefit from a diverse and dynamic intellectual environment. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The annual stipend is $69,000 and the positions come with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year. Northwestern has institutional access to several mid- and large-scale optical/IR ground-based telescope facilities, including Keck and MMT, which postdoctoral researchers will be able to use for their work (see https://sites.northwestern.edu/cieraobserving/ for more information). When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.

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, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12004. Applications received by December 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled. Please state that you are applying for a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship in your cover letter. If you wish to simultaneously apply for a Postdoctoral Associate Position in Theoretical Astrophysics (above), submit a single copy of your application materials and specify both positions in your cover letter.

For both positions, applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment. Information about benefits can be found on http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.

CIERA has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff. Northwestern University 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.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Relativistic Astrophysics / NR at West Virginia University

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

Job Number: 10075

The Department of Mathematics at West Virginia University is seeking two postdoctoral researchers in the field of Computational Relativistic Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity. The positions require a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field; strong programming skills (C and Python, or closely related languages); experience in high-performance computing and large-scale data analysis; and an excellent ability to communicate research to both experts and non-experts. Successful candidates will work with a multi-institution network of collaborators on a variety of numerical relativity projects, including for example (1) supercomputer simulations of magnetized binary neutron star mergers with IllinoisGRMHD; and (2) a volunteer-computing / public-outreach project called BlackHoles @Home, which is aimed at unlocking the consumer-grade desktop computer as a core tool for numerical relativity simulations of black holes and black hole binaries.

Applications

Preferred start date is September 2019, though earlier start dates are acceptable. These positions may be renewed in annualized increments for up to three years, contingent upon performance, need, and funding. The screening process will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application, a CV, and the names and contact information of three referees. For additional information, contact Professor Zachariah B. Etienne at zbetienne@mail.wvu.edu. Fostering diversity and inclusivity is part of WVU’s mission, and we welcome applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

Faculty Position: Theoretical Gravitational Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

The Department of Physics invites applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position in theoretical gravitational physics beginning in August 2019. We seek individuals with a strong background in general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational wave physics, physics of compact objects, relativistic astrophysics, or cosmology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity please visit the website.

Salary will be competitive and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D., or equivalent, is required, along with the ability and commitment to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful applicant will be expected to conduct a vigorous and significant research program.

Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100 million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. The two main research areas are Big Data and Bioengineering. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found on the website.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload an application package. The application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and names and contact information of four references (no Letters) in a single .pdf file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2018. Please contact Margie Gamel at 217-333-3762 or mgamel@illinois.edu for further inquiries or questions.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff. Learn more. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Research Associate in Gravitational Physics at University of Virginia

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Gravitational Physics. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Kent Yagi and students in the group. Candidates are also encouraged to interact and collaborate with faculty members and students at the Department of Astronomy and National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) gravitational-wave physics, nuclear astrophysics, experimental tests of relativity and compact object modeling. For example, current group members are working on (i) probing strong-field gravity with gravitational wave and binary pulsar observations; (ii) studying black hole physics in theories beyond General Relativity; (iii) probing nuclear physics with gravitational waves from binary neutron star mergers; (iv) modeling neutron star interiors; and (v) exploring white dwarf astrophysics with gravitational waves.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Physics or Astronomy by the appointment start date. Sufficient knowledge, skills and experience on research in classical gravity, astrophysics and/or cosmology is required.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 2019. An earlier or later start date could be considered if mutually desired. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit the website. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Kent Yagi (ky5t@virginia.edu).

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom (rkh6j@virginia.edu).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Kavali Institute Fellow in Gravitational Waves at Cambridge

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

In a new collaborative initiative, three University of Cambridge departments conducting research activities related to 'Gravitational Waves', the Cavendish Laboratory, Institute of Astronomy (IoA ) and Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), are offering a senior Fellowship in Gravitational Wave theory and Astronomy, to be conducted within the Kavli Institute for Cosmology located within the IoA (West Cambridge).

For more details and instructions for applications, see

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18687/

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Reader

DAMTP, University of Cambridge

Wilberforce Road

Cambridge CB3 0WA, United Kingdom

Tel. : ++44 1223 766861

Fax : ++44 1223 765900

Email : U.Sperhake@damtp.cam.ac.uk

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Gravitational Physics at the University of Mississippi

(Posted here October 12, 2018)


Forwarded message ---------

From: Leo Stein <leostein@tapir.caltech.edu>

Subject: Postdoctoral research position in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi

Date: 2018-10-10 at 14:04:49 GMT-4

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics / astrophysics, with emphasis on: strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, testing general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have expertise in analytical relativity and/or numerical computing, ideally both. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UM gravity group faculty (Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Leo Stein) on their research, and help to train UM students.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to <grpostdoc@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. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc”.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein <lcstein@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.

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Physics and/or Numerical Relativity at UT Austin

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

From: Zimmerman, Aaron <aaron.zimmerman@austin.utexas.edu>

Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Subject: Re: Job posting for weekly LSC announcements

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics and/or Numerical Relativity at UT Austin

The Weinberg Theory and Relativity Groups at the University of Texas at Austin invite applicants for a full-time postdoctoral position starting in September 2019. A successful candidate will work with Aaron Zimmerman on projects relating to gravitational wave data analysis, numerical simulations of compact binaries, and/or on topics related to perturbed black holes including topics in self-force. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year subject to available funding and research performance. Professor Zimmerman is a member of both the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaborations, and a successful candidate will have the opportunity to join or continue membership in these collaborations. Postdocs will have also the opportunity to work with graduate students, and to potentially lead independent research projects. In addition, candidates will benefit from interactions with other members of the Weinberg Theory Group and members of the Department of Astronomy.

Postdocs will also benefit from living in Austin. Austin is 11th most populated city in the U.S. and is known for a thriving live music scene, artistic culture, and great food. It is widely regarded as the ‘live music capital of the world' and an overall great city to both live and work in.

Applicants must submit a cover letter (no more than 1 page), CV, list of publications, a short statement of research interests (no more than 3 pages in length) and arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12346. Applications are due December 14, 2018. Membership in the LIGO Scientific or Virgo Collaborations, and/or previous experience with numerical relativity will be seen as beneficial for applicants. The completion of a PhD is required prior to the beginning of this appointment.

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.

Best regards,

Aaron

Aaron Zimmerman, Assistant Professor

Department of Physics | The University of Texas at Austin | ph.utexas.edu

Faculty Position at Wake Forest

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

The job description is at

https://wfu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty_Career_Website_live/job/Winston-Salem-NC/Assistant-Professor_R0000829

Faculty Position at Vanderbilt

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

From: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann <kelly.gravity@gmail.com>

Subject: Faculty position at Vanderbilt

Date: 2018-10-09 at 23:58:28 GMT-4

We’re excited to announce that Vanderbilt is hiring a professor in gravitational wave astronomy, interpreted broadly to include multi-messenger astronomy, too. If you’re interested, know someone who is interested, and/or have questions, contact me! Job ad below. Please be patient while we post this everywhere.

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Astrophysics

Open Date: Oct 8, 2018

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track faculty position in gravitational wave astrophysics. The candidate will be expected to develop an independent and vigorous research program involving observational, computational, or theoretical approaches to understanding what gravitational waves reveal about the Universe. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in multi-messenger astrophysics, combining gravitational wave astrophysics with other information, such as from photons and/or neutrinos.

The Astrophysics group has access to ample computational, observational, and data science resources to facilitate research, mentoring, and education. On the hardware side, ACCRE, an on-campus 6000-node computing cluster, contains both CPU and GPU architecture and a hands-on support team, led by Physics & Astronomy faculty. On the observational front, Vanderbilt is a partner in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 4 and 5, owns KELT South, a time domain transit survey for exoplanets, and has access to the SMARTS telescope network. Astronomy faculty hold leadership positions in LISA, a NASA/ESA gravitational wave mission, and TESS, a NASA transiting exoplanet mission. In addition, under the leadership of Astronomy faculty, Vanderbilt launched a new Data Science Institute, which will feature training, infrastructure, and support for data-intensive work.

Vanderbilt University is a private research university ranked in the top 15 nationally; its 330-acre park-like campus is located on the western edge of downtown Nashville, TN, known colloquially as Music City and consistently rated as one of the best cities in the US in which to live and work.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program was founded in the Physics & Astronomy department and has become a national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy. Given our diverse cohorts of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs, we welcome candidates with experience in equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

Qualifications:

A PhD in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics is expected. The successful candidate is expected to build and maintain an excellent research program, teach and mentor a diverse cohort of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs, and broadly contribute to the vitality of the University.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) full curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests, (4) statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service directly to http://apply.interfolio.com/55943. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded via the same link. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to k.holley@vanderbilt.edu .

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



Postdoctoral Fellowships Available in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at RIT

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

From: Manuela Campanelli <manuela@astro.rit.edu>

Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowships Available in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at RIT

Date: 2018-10-09 at 17:13:44 GMT-4

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Postdoctoral Fellowships Available in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at RIT

https://ccrg.rit.edu/content/news/2018-07-26/postdoctoral-fellowships-available-multi-messenger-astrophysics-rit

The recent observations of a binary neutron star merger using both gravitational wave interferometers as well as electromagnetic telescopes across the full spectrum have initiated the age of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.

As part of several NASA and NSF collaborative projects, the 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 relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole mergers, and 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. We are also interested perform “event-based” simulations, using parameters informed by specific LIGO/Virgo detections, and thereby permitting much closer comparison with observables, in order to interpret current and future multi-messenger observations by a wide array of current and future detectors.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will be Fellows of a new prestigious “Frontier in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics” (FGWA) Program. Initially appointed for two or three years, the Fellows are renewable up to five years depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

Senior scientists in the group includes Manuela Campanelli (Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, Sukanya Chakrabarti, 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 is involved in several large collaborations, including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org) and a NASA Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN). CCRG researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE and the NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer (with an allocation of over 160 million core hours), as well as a dedicated over 3000-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: manuela[AT]astro[dot]rit[dot]edu with a copy to ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrgweb.rit.edu.

Application material should also be posted at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25483&siteid=5289#jobDetails=1402135_5289

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 January and no later than September, 2019. RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Postdoctoral Scholar (Multimessenger Astrophysics) at Penn State

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced: 09/26/2018

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 83274

Work Unit: Eberly College of Science

Department: Physics

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in multimessenger astrophysics. The successful candidate will work with the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON), and will also have the possibility of joining one or more of the participating collaborations. AMON links the world`s leading high-energy neutrino, cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, and gravitational-wave observatories by performing real-time coincidence searches for multimessenger signals. Our main effort with AMON concentrates on distributing the resulting coincidences in the form of electronic alerts for real-time follow-up observations. The physics goals of AMON are to probe the high-energy universe via all four fundamental forces of nature, and identify new multimessenger astrophysical sources. The most important near-term effort will be to help incorporate gravitational-wave alerts into the network and into the real-time coincidence analyses. We began distributing prompt neutrino alerts in April 2016 in a collaborative effort with the IceCube Collaboration. In 2018 we will implement the first real-time neutrino-gamma alerts with subthreshold data from IceCube and HAWC. We are also proposing to add subthreshold triggers from gravitational-wave detections. This will open up a range of real-time coincidence analyses. The successful candidate will be welcome to contribute to the particle astrophysics program of this new phase of AMON. Requirements include a recent Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics. Experience in multimessenger astrophysics in general and gravitational waves in particular will be advantageous. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to physicsapply@psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire. Based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding, the possibility for extension exists for a maximum of two additional years. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Informal inquiries about this post may be made to: dfc13@psu.edu, or miguel@psu.edu. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/83274. To review the Annual Security Report that contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Scholar (Gravitational Wave Physics) at Penn State

(Posted here October 12, 2018)

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced:10/08/2018

Date Closing:open until filled

Job Number: 83476

Work Unit: Eberly College of Science

Department: Physics

DESCRIPTION

The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking one or more Postdoctoral Scholars in gravitational-wave physics with an emphasis on LIGO data analysis and applications to multi-messenger astronomy. The Penn State LIGO group has played significant roles in all gravitational wave detections to date including the recent discovery of the binary neutron star merger, GW170817. The successful applicants are expected to help continue our strength in gravitational wave observation by contributing significantly to real-time searches for compact binary mergers and to the real-time characterization of transient noise in LIGO detectors. The successful candidates will be part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and contribute to the analysis of LIGO and Virgo data and to the publication of search results. These positions require a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field. The Penn State gravitational wave group is a vigorous, growing group that consists of faculty members Chad Hanna and B.S. Sathyaprakash, a computational scientist, two postdoctoral scholars, several graduate students and undergraduate students. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/83476 and include a cover letter, CV and research statement. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted to institute@gravity.psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are found. Flexible start dates will also be considered. For more information, please visit http://gravity.psu.edu. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.


Faculty Position in Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

(Posted here October 5, 2018)

The Department of Physics (https://uwm.edu/physics/) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning fall 2019. Areas of interest include but are not limited to gravitational-wave science, observational astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics.

The position is associated with the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (https://cgca.uwm.edu), home to seven professors, one visiting professor, eleven post-doctoral researchers and staff scientists, and a number of graduate and undergraduate students. We seek candidates with an outstanding record of research, excellent teaching skills and a commitment to building a diverse educational environment. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation.

Application material must be submitted electronically to http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27894. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UWM promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Postdoc Opening to Work on HAWC at LANL

(Posted here October 5, 2018)

From: "Harding, Pat" <jpharding@lanl.gov>

Subject: Postdoc opening to work on HAWC at LANL

Date: 2018-10-04 at 17:11:43 GMT-4

HIGH ALTITUDE WATER CHERENKOV (HAWC) OBSERVATORY POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB (LANL)

Summary: LANL is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position working on the HAWC TeV gamma-ray observatory. HAWC has been observing the Northern TeV sky for over three years and is continuously taking data. A LANL-led outrigger array at HAWC has recently finished commissioning and is further increasing HAWC’s highest energy sensitivity. The successful candidate will contribute to LANL efforts on the operations and analysis methods for HAWC, as well as science analysis of HAWC data. LANL is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the front-end electronics and is a major contributor to the calibration system as well as the development of new reconstruction and analysis algorithms. The science objectives of HAWC are many, and LANL scientists are working on understanding particle acceleration in astrophysical sources as well as searching for evidence of new fundamental physics, such as the indirect detection of dark matter. HAWC is located in central Mexico at ~14000’ elevation. Although the detector is remotely operable, occasional travel to the HAWC site is likely.

LANL P-23 is a diverse group of experimental physicists, engineers, technicians, and students engaged in a range of fundamental and applied research in astrophysics, nuclear physics beyond the Standard Model, weapons physics, remote sensing, and fluid dynamics. We support a diverse program that includes scientists of many nationalities, participation in experiments worldwide, and sponsorship of workshops and conferences.

Requirements:

PhD in astrophysics, particle physics, or related field within the past 5 years

• Experience with analysis of data with low signal-to-noise, such as high energy particle physics or particle astrophysics data

• Demonstrated ability to communicate in English both technically and interpersonally both orally and in writing

• Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research

Desired Skills:

• Knowledge of the physics of high energy astrophysical sources

• Experience with statistical analysis of large data sets

• Strong publishing record

• Advanced proficiency in software tools and programming languages commonly associated with nuclear/particle physics experiments

• Experience with data acquisition electronics

Notes to Applicants:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV with publications list, and the names of 3 referees to Vacancy Name IRC69092 at jobs.lanl.gov (link to IRC69092)

Candidates may be considered for a Director’s Fellowship as well as outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darlene Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information about the Postdoc Program see https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php .

Pre-Employment Drug Test:

The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Scientific Programmer Position at AEI-Potsdam

(Posted here October 4, 2018)

From: Alessandra Buonanno <alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: Scientific programmer position at AEI-Potsdam

Date: 2018-10-04 at 01:26:16 GMT-4

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam is

looking for a highly motivated, talented Scientific Programmer who will actively engage in the computational research activities carried out in the division.

The position will be at the level of a staff scientist; the appointment will initially be for 3 years, with the possibility of becoming permanent afterwards.

In exceptional cases, the position can be made permanent sooner, or from the beginning. For further information, please visit http://www.aei.mpg.de/2296918/scientific-programmer.

The application deadline is October 31, 2018 or until filled.

Postdoc Opening at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona

(Posted here October 4, 2018)

From: "Carlos F. Sopuerta" <sopuerta@ice.csic.es>

Subject: Postdoc opening at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona -- deadline October 30th or until filled --

Date: 2018-10-03 at 16:25:47 GMT+2

Dear All,

please find below the announcement of a postdoc position at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC
and IEEC). Candidates working on LISA science are very welcome to apply.

Best regards,

Carlos F. Sopuerta
Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC & IEEC)
Campus Autonomous University of Barcelona
Carrer de Can Magrans s/n
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès
SPAIN

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute of Space Sciences, in Barcelona, is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow is guaranteed an appointment for 2 years, with an additional year being conditional to performance. The fellow should be a high-level independent scientist that can and is interested in interacting with one or more of the research lines of the institute while pursuing his/her own. Thus, any topic of research related to those pursued here is welcomed.

Candidates are expected to be within 8 years after their PhD. Maternity/parental leaves will not count against this limit. However, the position is not open to those who have already secured a faculty-level position or have had a postdoctoral contract with a duration of 3 years or more.

A complete application will consist of CV

Publication List (For candidates working within large collaborations, please only note papers for which you did a substantial individual contribution, and comment on which was that)

A minimum of 2 reference letters (e-mail sent separately to the address below)

Statement of Research (3 pages) (Please consider the appropriateness of developing your research lines in our institute, how this can positively impact on your career, and the prospects that you see to collaborate with our groups). Email applications are welcomed. Initial screening will start on October 30, and the position will be open until filled. Starting dates within 2018 or early 2019 are preferred.

Applications should be forwarded to Ms. Noemí Cortés

Assistant to the Director

Institute of Space Sciences, Campus UAB, c.Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona

Email: cortes@ice.csic.es

Informal inquiries or doubts can be directed to

Prof. Diego F. Torres

Director

Email: dtorres@ice.csic.es


The Institute of Space is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), affiliated with the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

Astrocent Group Leader Positions

(Posted here October 4, 2018)

>

> From: Leszek Roszkowski <leszekr1@gmail.com>

> Date: 01.10.2018 16:22

> Subject: Astrocent Group Leader positions advert

>

>

>

> Dear members of the Astrocent ISC,

>

> an advert to fill Astrocent Group Leader positions has been posted, with

> the deadline of 2 Dec 2018,

>http://brightrecruits.com/job/11298/tenure-track-group-leader-research-positions-in-particle-astrophysics

>

> which is the Jobs link at https://cerncourier.com/ .

>

> (BTW, please note a feature article

>https://cerncourier.com/defeating-the-background-in-the-search-for-dark-matter/

> there.)

>

> Please circulate it among potentially interested parties.

>

> More adverts will appear soon (eg. at http://inspirehep.net ).

>

> All the best,

>

> Leszek

>

Tenure-track Group Leader research positions in particle astrophysics

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Recruiter: Astrocent

Tenure-track Group Leader research positions in particle astrophysics

€Attractive | Poland | 01 Oct 2018

Applications are invited for four tenure-track research team leader positions

at Astrocent, a new international Center of Excellence in Particle

Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see below for more

information).

Astrocent’s prime objective will be to specialise in R&D on ultra-sensitive

instruments for low background and low count rate particle astrophysics

experiments, primarily, but not exclusively, in:

• dark matter searches, in particular modules of silicon photomultipliers, as

part of DarkSide and Global Argon Dark Matter collaborations, and

• gravitational waves, especially seismic sensors, as part of Advanced

Virgo/Ligo and the Einstein Telescope collaborations.

Accordingly, four research groups will be formed to do R&D on:

• systems of silicon photomultipliers;

• related electronics, DAQ and programming aspects of research.

This search is for Group Leader positions for four research groups in the

above areas. We are looking for researchers — physicists and engineers — with

a proven strong record in frontline R&D on ultra-sensitive instruments in

particle physics and astrophysics, in particular in dark matter and/or

gravitational wave studies.

Successful candidates will be expected to form their research teams and to

build their own laboratories, for which additional generous funding will be

available on a competitive basis. In addition to particle astrophysics

experiments, investigations of possible medical and Hi-Tech industrial

applications of R&D conducted at Astrocent will be strongly encouraged.

Positions are tenure track.

Gross monthly salary will be 27,000 PLN (currently about 6,250 Euro,

US$7,250) that includes social and health insurance contributions. Take-home,

tax-deducted salary will be close to 16,000 PLN (currently nearly 3,700 Euro,

US$4,300).

Applications should include: a CV, statement of research interests,

publication list and a copy of PhD diploma that should be sent by email to

office@astrocent.pl. In addition, three or four letters of reference should

be sent to the same address.

Complete applications received before 2 December 2018 will receive full

considerations; however, applications received after that date will be also

considered until the positions are filled.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Leszek Roszkowski

(leszek.roszkowski@astrocent.pl) or Prof. Tomasz Bulik

(tomek.bulik@astrocent.pl

Postdoc at Penn State

(Posted here October 4, 2018)

From: David Radice <dradice@astro.princeton.edu>

Date: sab 29 set 2018 01:53

Subject: Postdoc at Penn State

Post-Doctoral Scholar Position in Multimessenger Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions in multimessenger astrophysics with gravitational waves. The successful candidate will participate in the research program led by David Radice on the numerical and analytical modeling of compact binary mergers in general relativity. There will also be ample opportunity for collaboration with other faculty members at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, which includes, among others, Abhay Ashtekar, Eugenio Bianchi, Chad Hanna, Sarah Shandera, and B.S. Sathyaprakash. These positions require a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/83305 and include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted toinstitute@gravity.psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Applications received before December 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. The expected start date is September 1, 2019, although alternative start dates will also be considered. For more information, please visit http://gravity.psu.edu. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Theory at Princeton

(Posted here September 28, 2018)

The Princeton Gravity Initiative is seeking exceptional recent Ph.D. recipients in gravitational theory for an honorific postdoctoral fellowship program. The Princeton Gravity Initiative is a new collaborative effort between Princeton University's Astrophysics, Mathematics, and Physics Departments to explore the fundamental nature of gravity; see more information on the website. Candidates from all areas of research focusing upon gravitational theory, including gravitational wave astrophysics, mathematical relativity, early universe cosmology, and quantum gravity, will be considered.

These appointments will be at the rank of Associate Research Scholar. Several positions will be available. The appointments will be annual with the expectation of renewal for two additional years subject to satisfactory performance.

Candidates must apply online and submit a CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact information for three referees. To ensure full consideration, all materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 15, 2018. For more information, contact Frans Pretorius at fpretori@princeton.edu. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

New Astrophysics/Cosmology Faculty Search at USC

(Posted here September 28, 2018)

Dear LAAC, Tiffany, and David,

From: Nicholas Warner <warner@usc.edu>

Subject: New Astrophysics/Cosmology Faculty Search at USC

Date: 2018-09-24 at 02:02:30 GMT-4

I would like to alert you to USC's current faculty search in Astrophysics/Cosmology. The position is expected to be at a junior or intermediate level, however applications from exceptional senior candidates are also strongly encouraged. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the extraction of Astrophysics from gravitational wave observations, but our intention is to cast a wide net and we also strongly encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates in other areas of specialization in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology. USC is also developing a collaboration with Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena and so the ideal candidate should pursue a strong, independent research program at USC and create a new synergistic research program as part of the USC-Carnegie collaboration.

I have appended the advertisement and would be very happy to answer any questions you might have. Please share this with anyone else that may be interested in applying for this position, and be aware that we are seeking a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

Please also note the relatively early deadline of October 26, 2018.

Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology

The Department of Physics & Astronomy (http://dornsife.usc.edu/physics) at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles is hiring a tenure-track/tenured professor in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology with an anticipated start date of Fall, 2019. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the extraction of Astrophysics from gravitational wave observations, but we also encourage applications from candidates in other areas of specialization in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent research in these areas. USC is also developing a collaboration with Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. The ideal candidate should therefore pursue a strong, independent research program at USC and create a new synergistic research program as part of the USC-Carnegie collaboration.

The position is expected to be at a junior or intermediate level, however applications from exceptional senior candidates are also strongly encouraged.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application: please follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/professor-of-theoretical-astrophysics-or-cosmology/1209/9220596 . Applications should include:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter describing research interests related to the position
  • A statement of current research activities and future projects
  • A statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching
  • A statement detailing the candidate’s current and future contributions to building a culture of diversity and equity in physics and astronomy
  • The names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.
The search committee will start reviewing applications after Friday, October 26, 2018 until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu .

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Montclair State University

(Posted here September 28, 2018)



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Tenure-track position in Physics/Astronomy

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Montclair State University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. (Applications for exceptional applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level will also be considered.) Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in data analysis, observation, or computing. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational-wave physics (data analysis preferred), multi-messenger astronomy, exoplanets, solar system astronomy, neutrino astrophysics, radio astronomy, optical/IR astronomy, and x-ray/gamma-ray astronomy. Highly qualified applicants in other areas of physics and astronomy may be considered.

Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second-largest university, with over 20,000 students. It is a Research Doctoral University under the Carnegie Classification of higher-education institutions. The University has a very diverse student body and has met the criteria to be a Federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. It is located 15 miles west of New York City in the town of Montclair. Additional information about our department can be found on our website: https://www.montclair.edu/physics-astronomy/ .

A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy is required; one or more years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who can support and further develop the astronomy or computational-physics/data science component of our curriculum. Applicants of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and nationalities are welcome in our department.

A full search advertisement with more details and application instructions can be found at AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12051. Applications should be submitted before November 12, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Contact Marc Favata with any questions or requests for information at physics-search@montclair.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate Position at CSU Fullerton

(Posted here September 28, 2018)

Postdoctoral Associate Position at CSU Fullerton, Application Review to Begin 10/31/18

https://physics.fullerton.edu/gwpac/news/highlights/187-postdoctoral-associate-position-at-csu-fullerton-application-review-to-begin-10-31-18

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center (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. Its research projects include searches for binary systems with black holes and neutron stars with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), characterization of the LIGO detectors, waveform modeling including analytical solutions for neutron stars with realistic equations of state, modes and tides, numerical relativity simulations of binary black hole and black hole neutron star systems as part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration, optical characterization of LIGO optics, theoretical calculations of thermal noise and mathematical relativity.

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. Contributions to the study of third-generation gravitational-wave science and/or detector development are expected as part of their research activities.

Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is October 31, 2018 or until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

On the application website, please submit the names and contact information of three references. We also ask that you attach a cover letter, a short statement of research interests, and a curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, please email Jocelyn Read at (jread@fullerton.edu).


Postdoctoral Position in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at the University of Florida

(Posted here September 28, 2018)

The LIGO Research Group at the University of Florida invites applications for

a postdoctoral position in the area of multi-messenger astrophysics and data

analysis. The initial appointment will be for one year with annual renewals

up to additional three years, contingent on funding and performance. The

position is available immediately, with negotiable start date. The Group is

looking for a post doctoral associate to carry out multi-messenger searches

and make important contributions to the phenomenological interpretation of

observations.

The UF LIGO Group consists of faculty members Imre Bartos, Hai-Ping Cheng,

John Conklin, Paul Fulda, Sergey Klimenko, Guenakh Mitselmakher, Guido

Mueller, David Reitze, David Tanner and Bernard Whiting, and includes

research scientists, postdocs and graduate students. The Group is a member of

the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium, and an associate

member of the IceCube Collaboration. It is one of the major contributors to

the design, development, and construction of the Advanced LIGO detectors. The

UF LIGO Group maintains a vigorous research program in many areas of

multi-messenger astrophysics.

For further information please contact Imre Bartos at <imrebartos@ufl.edu>.

The full posting can be found here:

< https://apply.interfolio.com/54773 >


Faculty Positions at the University of Chicago

(Posted here September 28, 2018)

Dear David,

Here is an ad for a faculty job at UChicago. Would it be possible to circulate it in the next LVC meeting?

Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Best wishes,

daniel.

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Faculty Positions at the University of Chicago

The Department of Physics, together with research institutes and centers including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute, at The University of Chicago is conducting open searches at the ranks of Assistant and Associate Professor.

The University of Chicago has an inherently crosscutting and interdisciplinary structure that is very supportive of newly emerging research opportunities and is open to the possibility of joint appointments between departments.

One of the goals for these searches is to strengthen the faculty in the areas of particle physics phenomenology, theoretical condensed matter physics and experimental condensed matter physics. Another goal is to increase the diversity of the faculty; we welcome applications from candidates across all areas in physics.

We particularly welcome applicants who come from groups that are underrepresented in physical science such as women, black/African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars. Successful female applicants will be considered for a Clare Boothe Luce Professorship supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers website: Assistant search and Associate search. Required items to be uploaded include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Additional details can be found at https://physics.uchicago.edu/jobs .

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty Position in Astrophysics and Cosmology at Southern Methodist University

(Posted here September 28, 2018)



From: Jodi Cooley <jsekula@smu.edu>

Subject: Faculty Position in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Date: September 21, 2018 at 3:44:04 PM EDT

To: "Cadonati, Laura" <laura.cadonati@physics.gatech.edu>

Message-Id: <F2E9F08D-67D3-4735-9F26-41A7A3DB187A@smu.edu>

Dear Laura,

The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University has opened a search for an energetic theorist who can guide and help us in an effort to build for a future.

Research in the department been focused for the past 25 years in the area of particle physics. We are now planning for an expansion into the broadly defined area of astrophysics, cosmology and related subfields. We would be grateful if you could bring this initiative to the attention of people who may be interested in applying for this position. The position is intended to be at the junior faculty level, but outstanding candidates for a tenured position will also be considered.

Our current department research efforts are concentrated in the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. On the experimental side, we are active in the collaborations of ATLAS, NOvA, DESI, and SuperCDMS. On the theory side, research interests range over topics of Csomology, Quantum Chromodynamics, Higgs phenomenology, Supersymmetry and Lattice Gauge Theory.

SMU is a private university with an enrollment of about 11,000 students, of which approximately 5000 are graduate students. The university recently concluded a very successful fund raising campaign of over one billion dollars. The University is strongly focused on increasing its impact in research in all areas. As part of that effort, the University recently upgraded it high performance computing capabilities, building a new machine with a theoretical peak processing capacity of 630 teraflops.

Dallas is a thriving multicultural city with excellent schools and a rapidly growing high-tech sector. The city also enjoys a rich cultural environment, a vibrant music and theater scene and excellent restaurants.

If you would like to know more or have any questions I, or any member of our faculty, would be happy to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Jodi

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Dr. Jodi Cooley

Associate Professor of Physics

Southern Methodist University

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Postdoctoral Position at CSU Fullerton

(Posted here September 21, 2018)

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center (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. Its research projects include searches for binary systems with black holes and neutron stars with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), characterization of the LIGO detectors, waveform modeling including analytical solutions for neutron stars with realistic equations of state, modes and tides, numerical relativity simulations of binary black hole and black hole neutron star systems as part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration, optical characterization of LIGO optics, theoretical calculations of thermal noise and mathematical relativity.

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. Contributions to the study of third-generation gravitational-wave science and/or detector development are expected as part of their research activities.

Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is October 31, 2018 or until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

On the application website, please submit the names and contact information of three references. We also ask that you attach a cover letter, a short statement of research interests, and a curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, please email Jocelyn Read at (jread@fullerton.edu).

Scientific Programmer Position at AEI-Potsdam

(Posted here September 21, 2018)

From: Alessandra Buonanno <alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: Scientific programmer position at AEI-Potsdam

Date: 2018-09-18 at 06:31:38 GMT-4

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam is

looking for a highly motivated, talented Scientific Programmer who will actively engage in the computational research activities carried out in the division.

The position will be at the level of a staff scientist; the appointment will initially be for 3 years, with the possibility of becoming permanent afterwards.

In exceptional cases, the position can be made permanent sooner, or from the beginning. For further information, please visit http://www.aei.mpg.de/2296918/scientific-programmer.

Assistant Professor of Physics at Christopher Newport University

(Posted here September 21, 2018)

On 2018 - 09 - 09, at 11:29 , Ryan Fisher <ryan.fisher@cnu.edu> wrote:

Hi David and Tiffany,

Here is our new job posting at CNU: Could you please add it to next week's announcements?


http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/6789

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Physics

Appointment Type: Full Time

Purpose of Position

The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics, effective August, 2019. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students.

Preference will be given to candidates who will enhance existing research programs at Christopher Newport in the areas of gravitational wave astronomy, astrophysics, computational and applied mathematics, neuroscience, and biophysics. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Departmental Information

The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University is composed of 25 physicists, computer scientists, and engineers who work in a collegial atmosphere. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in high-speed data acquisition, complex data analysis and simulation, communications, robotics, and multimedia graphics. Furthermore, the department has close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center, and CNU has recently joined the LIGO Scientific Collaboration as a member institution. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/pcse/majorsminors/.

Faculty Information

CNU is committed to outstanding undergraduate education and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2018 freshman class of 1,230 students was selected from over 7,500 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1220, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including the newly opened Luter Hall, which houses the PCSE department; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F69P

Application Deadline: 10/22/2018

Application Instructions

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu).

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018.

Applications received after October 22, 2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/6789

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.


Thanks!

-Ryan

Ryan P. Fisher

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering

Christopher Newport University

Two Postdoc Positions at the University of Chicago

(Posted here September 21, 2018)

Enrico Fermi Institute Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Enrico Fermi, Robert R. McCormick, and Mafalda & Reinhard Oehme Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are competitive prize postdoctoral research fellowships intended to attract outstanding early-career scientists to the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago.

The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually, for up to three years. The appointment carries a salary and benefits package comparable to other prize fellowships, with an additional allocation for independent research support. Appointees are given the freedom to work independently or in association with EFI faculty in a research area of common interest. The appointment would be at the internal University rank of Postdoctoral Scholar, which is open only to those individuals who are less than seven years beyond attainment of the Ph.D. degree. Priority will be given to those candidates who received their Ph.D. in 2015 or later. There are no teaching responsibilities associated with this position.

The Enrico Fermi Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit within the Division of Physical Sciences of the University of Chicago. The Institute's activities include the following: string theory and theoretical high-energy physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, experimental particle astrophysics, infrared and optical astronomy, cosmic microwave background observations, general relativity and gravitational waves, and cosmochemistry.

One application is sufficient to be considered for all Enrico Fermi Institute postdoctoral research fellowships. Instructions can be found here. Candidates will be asked to supply a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography of publications and preprints, and a description of research interests to be pursued at the University. In addition, at least three letters of recommendation will be required.

Candidates who submit completed applications by November 9, 2018 will be given priority consideration. Contact efi-fellowships@lists.uchicago.edu with any questions.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should call 773-702-7823 or email efi-fellowships@lists.uchicago.edu with their request.


Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The KICP announces its 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship competition. Scientists receiving a PhD in physics, astrophysics, or related fields between May 2015 and September 2019 are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to be cross-disciplinary in their interests, highly independent and will conduct original research in experimental, observational, numerical, or theoretical cosmological physics, in areas of interest to the KICP faculty. KICP Fellows are appointed to renewable one-year terms, for up to three years. Our positions carry a salary and benefits package comparable to other prize fellowships.

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics provides a stimulating interdisciplinary environment and current topics of interest to its faculty include: the inflationary era, characterizing dark energy, identifying the constituents of the dark matter, experimental and theoretical studies of the CMB; analysis of cosmological data including CMB, large-scale structure surveys (especially the Dark Energy Survey), and type Ia supernova; gravitational lensing and gravitational-wave studies; experimental particle astrophysics; and direct detection of dark-matter particles. The KICP has an active program of visitors, symposia, and meetings as well as Education and Outreach opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the KICP, and all members of the KICP are expected to adhere to our Community Values. Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website.

To apply for a KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please complete the online application form. Requested information includes email contact information for 3 references who can independently write a letter of support for the applicant. Supplemental materials (Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Research Statement; List of Publications) should be submitted as PDF files on the application form. If you have any questions, please contact centerfellow2019kicp.uchicago.edu.

The positions will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials (and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received) by October 31, 2018. The positions are expected to begin in the Fall of 2019.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator @uchicago.edu with their request.

Postdoc Position at the University of Florida

(Posted here September 14, 2018)

From: Paul Fulda <paulfulda@ufl.edu>

Subject: Request to announce postdoc position at UF

Date: 2018-09-13 at 17:20:24 GMT-4

The Experimental Astrophysics group at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate position in LIGO instrument science research.

The LIGO group at the University of Florida carries out research on LIGO instrument science related to the Input Optics of the LIGO interferometers, materials studies for future interferometers, and research on sensing and controls for gravitational-wave interferometers. The interested candidate is expected to participate in all aspects of this research. Most of the work will be performed at the University of Florida although some travel to the LIGO observatories is likely. The Experimental Astrophysics group at University of Florida also has active research programs in LISA and the axion-like particle search (ALPS) experiment, which share many technologies with the LIGO research. The interested candidate can therefore expect opportunities to arise for cross-collaboration in their research between these three projects.

For full consideration, applications must include a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. After review, an email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their letter. Application review will begin August 29, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information please contact Paul Fulda at pfulda@phys.ufl.edu

The full posting for the position can be found here:

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/508378/postdoctoral-associate

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Paul Fulda

Assistant Professor of Physics

University of Florida



Postdoctoral Position at Cornell University

(Posted here September 13, 2018)

Postdoctoral Position at Cornell University
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Cornell University expects to have an opening for a Research Associate in numerical relativity starting in September 2019. The position requires a Ph.D. and experience in numerical relativity or computational physics. The position is for one year, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and the availability of funds.

The Cornell Relativity Group consists of Saul Teukolsky and Eanna Flanagan, senior research associate Larry Kidder and research associates Mike Boyle and Prayush Kumar. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, including Rachel Bean, David Chernoff, Dong Lai, Richard Lovelace, and Ira Wasserman.

Applicants should submit a resume with a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Lynda Sovocool, Finance and Human Resource Manager, lmk3@cornell.edu. Completed applications should be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

Postdoctoral Positions in Particle-Astrophysics/Cosmology/GW Theory

(Posted here September 13, 2018)

From: Emanuele Berti <berti@jhu.edu>

Subject: Postdoctoral Positions in Particle-Astrophysics/Cosmology/Gravitational-Wave Theory

Date: 2018-09-11 at 14:48:39 GMT-4

To: Emanuele Berti <berti@jhu.edu>

Cc: Marc Kamionkowski <kamion@jhu.edu>

Please forward this postdoc announcement to potential applicants.

The direct link to the job posting is

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11923

Thanks,

Emanuele & Marc

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Postdoctoral Positions in Particle-Astrophysics/Cosmology/Gravitational-Wave Theory

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral research positions beginning September 2019 (or possibly earlier) in theoretical cosmology, particle/nuclear/gravitational-wave astrophysics, numerical relativity and/or related areas. The successful applicant(s) will work with Prof. Emanuele Berti and Prof. Marc Kamionkowski, and with other postdocs and students in their groups. There will be opportunities for collaboration with other faculty, their students and postdocs. There are also opportunities to work with scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to AcademicJobsOnline, at www.academicjobsonline.org

Applications will be due December 1st, 2018. Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

IceCube Postdoc Positions at MSU

(Posted here September 13, 2018)

Field of Interest: astro-ph, hep-ex

Experiment: ICECUBE

Deadline: 2018-10-01

Region: North America

Job description:
We seek outstanding candidates for several postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the particle astrophysics group at Michigan State University, with a focus on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Michigan State hosts a growing program in particle astrophysics, including efforts on both IceCube and the HAWC TeV gamma ray observatory. The MSU IceCube group is led by Profs. Darren Grant, Tyce DeYoung, and Claudio Kopper. The group benefits from extensive technical infrastructure and close connections to the high energy collider (ATLAS), neutrino (T2K, NOvA, DUNE), nuclear (NSCL, FRIB), and astronomy and astrophysics groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The MSU group has prominent roles in several areas of IceCube data analysis, including the real-time alert program and searches for multi-messenger sources, measurements of the astrophysical neutrino flux, measurements of atmospheric neutrino oscillations, and searches for dark matter. The group is also engaged in hardware development for planned extensions of IceCube, including the IceCube Upgrade and the future IceCube -Gen2 Observatory.

Candidates interested in contributing to any of these areas of IceCube research are encouraged to apply. Research associates will also assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and with outreach and public engagement activities.

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in particle astrophysics, particle physics, cosmic ray physics, high energy astrophysics and related fields. Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references via the website at https://careers.msu.edu, position #522394. Appointments will normally be for one year, and are renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2018, and will continue until all positions are filled. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

For additional information about this position, please contact Tyce DeYoung, deyoung@pa.msu.edu.

Tenured Full Professor Position in GW Data Analysis at RESCEU, University of Tokyo

(Posted here September 7, 2018)

From: <kajita@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Subject: announcement

Date: 2018-09-04 at 10:23:28 GMT+2

Tenured full professor position in gravitational wave data analysis

at the Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU)

at the University of Tokyo

http://www.resceu.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koubo/koubo2018_2.pdf

If you need any further information, please let me know.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,

Takaaki Kajita

Multiple Tenure-Track Positions at CUHK

(Posted here September 7, 2018)

Dear LIGO announcement, LIGO Academic Advisory Council,

I would like to draw your attention to multiple tenure-track job openings at

CUHK (full text below):

https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=180001NF&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00

Kind regards,

Tjonnie


Department/ Unit: Department of Physics

Closing Date: Until the posts are filled

The Department invites applications for faculty positions at the level of

Assistant Professor with prospect for substantiation tenable from the

academic year 2019-2020. The Department anticipates that there will be

multiple positions. More senior positions for exceptional candidates will

also be considered.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD degree with postdoctoral research

experience. Outstanding candidates in areas in physics currently being

pursued in the department are welcome to apply, including:

- Astrophysics and cosmology;

- Condensed matter physics;

- Materials science;

- Optics; - Particle physics;

- Soft matter physics.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong record of research

accomplishments, potential for establishing a significant externally funded

research programme, and a strong interest in teaching at undergraduate and

postgraduate levels. Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for

up to three years initially, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to

longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Applications will be

accepted until the positions are filled.

Applicants should submit an online application and attach a full resume,

copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of

selected published papers (if any), together with names, addresses and fax

numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants' consent

has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified).

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Tjonnie G.F. Li

Department of Physics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories

Hong Kong

work: +852 3943 6103

email: tgfli@phy.cuhk.edu.hk

url: www.ligo.caltech.edu/~tgfli

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Senior Postdoc Position (RTDa) at University of Padova

(Posted here September 7, 2018)

From: Giacomo Ciani <giacomo.ciani@unipd.it>

Subject: Senior postdoc position (RTDa) at University of Padova

Date: 2018-08-31 at 17:05:14 GMT+2


Senior postdoc position (RTDa) at University of Padova

Dear all,

the University of Padova is offering a senior postdoc position on GWs.

For more details, go to

https://www.unipd.it/procedure-concorsuali-ricercatori-tipo-a

And search for "2018rua08". Clicking on the corresponding headline will

show, in order, the link to the online application, the general call

(common to 4 different positions) and the specific description of this

position ("all.1")

The position is for 3 years and it includes commitment to teaching. In

the Italian jargon it corresponds to a RTDa.

Proficiency in the Italian language is required.

Deadline is 20 September.

Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested.

Best regards,

Giacomo Ciani



Assistant professor position at University of Minnesota

(Posted here September 3, 2018)

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment to begin August 2019. We welcome applicants from all areas of theoretical and observational astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on multi-messenger astrophysics: observations and modeling of gravitational wave signals across the entire spectrum, electromagnetic follow-up, or methods for combining information from multiple messengers.

This position includes membership in the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA). MIfA faculty have a broad range of research interests that include solar and planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, transient astronomy, gravitational wave detection, gamma-ray astroparticle physics, dark matter particle searches, and cosmology. Facilities available to our faculty include a share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), guaranteed time on Steward Observatory facilities, and access to the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute. Further details may be found at http://www.astro.umn.edu.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field and a strong record of original published research. The duties of the successful candidate will include research, teaching and service to the university.

To apply, applicants should complete an online faculty application athttps://z.umn.edu/SPA-MIFAFacultySearch2018and upload their curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief summary of research and teaching interests, and their plan for future research. Three letters of reference (signed and on official letterhead) should be sent directly to mifa-hiring@umn.edu as PDF files. Alternatively, letters may be mailed to the following address:

Professor Ronald Poling, Head

School of Physics and Astronomy

University of Minnesota

116 Church Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

The review of complete applications will begin on November 30, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Research Position at the University of Mississippi

(Posted here August 31, 2018)

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics/astrophysics, with emphasis on: strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, testing general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. A Ph.D. in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have expertise in analytical relativity and/or numerical computing, ideally both. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UM gravity group faculty (Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Leo Stein) on their research, and help to train UM students.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to grpostdoc@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. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject "Gravity postdoc."

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein lcstein@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.

Leo C. Stein

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde

(Posted here August 31, 2018)

From: Stuart Reid <Stuart.Reid@strathclyde.ac.uk>

Subject: For LSC circulation

Date: 2018-08-26

The thin film coatings group at the University of Strathclyde is seeking to

recruit an experienced experimentalist to play a leading role in the

exploitation of ECR (electron cyclotron resonance) ion beam deposition (IBD)

for the fabrication of ultra-low loss mirror coatings for future

gravitational wave detectors. This project will involve a commercial partner

in the UK (Gooch and Housego), to support the manufacture of next generation

laser mirror coatings, and will be closely linked with the Institute for

Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow, and other LSC groups.

Further details will be posted shortly. The position is expected to start in

Oct or Nov 2018, with funding secured for 3 years, with salary in the range

£34,520 to £49,149 per annum. Informal expressions of interest or requests

for further information are welcome and may be made by email to

Stuart.Reid@strath.ac.uk< mailto:Stuart.Reid@strath.ac.uk >.

Prof Stuart Reid

University of Strathclyde

Graham Hills

40 George Street

Glasgow G1 1QE

Room No.: GH 881

Stuart.Reid@strath.ac.uk

Tel: (+44) 141 548 3137



Two Tenure-Track Positions at Wake Forest University

(Posted here August 31, 2018)



The Department of Physics at Wake Forest University is seeking applications for two tenure-track positions to begin July 2019. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related area and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The Department is searching for candidates whose research is in the area of Condensed Matter Physics (particularly in materials-focused experimental or theoretical/computational research), Biophysics (including all areas of experimental or theoretical/computational biophysics but particularly in biomaterials, disease-focused biophysics, bio-electronics, or applications involving machine learning), or observational Astrophysics (particularly with a focus on either LIGO/LISA/Multi-messenger or exoplanets). Candidates with research interests complementary to those of current Wake Forest Physics faculty are especially encouraged to apply. We expect to fill these positions at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates may be considered at other ranks. The successful candidates will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establish a vigorous, externally supported research program.

Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. The Physics Department is a Ph.D.-granting department whose mission is to perform internationally recognized research and to excel in undergraduate and graduate education. Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist with several centers: the Translational Science Center, the Center for Functional Materials, the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, and the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. Opportunities are also available through the newly established Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Also, many collaborations exist among our faculty and faculty at the Medical School (WFU Health Sciences).

The application package should include a letter of application with the names and contact information of at least three references, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (maximum of 5 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of 3 pages). The materials should be submitted to the Wake Forest website (http://www.wfu.careers/). Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Research Associate Fellow at the University of Glasgow

(Posted here August 24, 2018)

From: Harry Ward <henry.ward@glasgow.ac.uk>

Subject: For LSC circulation

Date: 2018-08-23 at 17:06:24 GMT+2

The LISA group at the University of Glasgow is seeking to recruit an

experienced experimental physicist to play a leading role in the

development of the optical metrology system for LISA. Details are

available at

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BLR450/research-associate-fellow, from which

a full job description can be accessed by pressing the "Apply" button.

Informal expressions of interest or requests for further information are

welcome and may be made by email to henry.ward@glasgow.ac.uk.

Note that the closing date in the advert will be amended to be 30th

September.


Prof H Ward

School of Physics and Astronomy

Kelvin Building

University of Glasgow

Glasgow G12 8QQ

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4705

Email: henry.ward@glasgow.ac.uk




Assistant Professor Position at the University of Virginia

(Posted here August 23, 2018)

Dear DGRAV Members,

The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a theoretical physicist with a strong record of research in the area of general relativity including numerical relativity, gravitational waves and cosmology. In addition to their primary role in the Physics department, it is highly desirable that the successful candidate can engage with the department of Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, whose headquarters are located on the grounds of the University of Virginia. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our educational mission and are passionate about teaching at a world-class, international university.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018; however, later applications may be considered until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.

To apply, visit the website (https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1535047654312). Complete a candidate profile online; attach a cover letter of interest, a statement describing the proposed research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list (as Other 1), and contact information for three references. Have the reference letter writers email letters directly to phys-astro-job@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos at skh7b@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please visit the dual career website.

For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit the area webpage.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor, Statistical Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto

(Posted here August 23, 2018)

From: Aaron Zimmerman <aaron.zimmerman@ligo.org>

Subject: Re: [lsc-all] Announcements for the week ending 18 August 2018

Date: 2018-08-17 at 14:17:03 EDT

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint (51% Statistical Sciences, 49% Astronomy and Astrophysics) tenure-stream appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.

We are interested in candidates from astronomy and astrophysics and statistical science whose research program advances both disciplines. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates who work in areas at the cutting edge of Astrostatistics, who have deep understanding of Astronomy and Astrophysics research problems and who can develop modern statistical techniques for analyzing massive astronomy and astrophysics data.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers and other documents submitted for review, presentations at top conferences, research awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments and evaluations.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in astronomy, astrophysics and statistical science research and education. Successful candidates are expected to pursue independent, innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong externally funded independent research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to the enrichment of both Departments. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading University. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online AcademicJobsOnline and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, as well as a teaching dossier which includes teaching evaluations and sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then, however applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For the advertisement of the position, please see

URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11669

For more information about the Departments of Statistical Sciences and Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit our websites at www.utstat.toronto.edu and www.astro.utoronto.ca. If you have questions about the position, please contact Katrina Mintis at katrina.mintis@utoronto.ca or chair@astro.utoronto.ca.

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



2 Positions at Nanofactory CBN, Inc.

(Posted here August 18, 2018)



From: Brett Shapiro <brettn.shapiro@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: [lsc-all] Announcements for the week ending 11 August 2018

Date: 2018-08-14 at 09:49:26 EDT

I have 2 job descriptions from a company in MD that I did a bit of consulting for this summer. I think they are a good fit for some of the LIGO people.

There is a specific application for this work. As it is proprietary, any potential candidates will need to sign a non-disclosure form to hear more about it. It is safe to say though that there is good overlap between what the Nanofactory is trying to do and the LIGO seismic/controls work.

===============================================================

1)

Experimental Physicist/Mechanical

Engineer

Instruments Development & Metrology Lab, Maryland

Description

Position at Nanofactory CBN, Inc.

As an Experimental Physicist/ Mechanical Engineer at Nanofactory CBN, Inc., you will play an integral

part in exploring, developing and testing cutting edge technologies.

Your work will be built upon a broad understanding of the physical sciences and an unparalleled

expertise in your chosen field. You will apply this broad understanding to developing the instrument

and hardware for atomically precise manufacturing.

You will:

· Play an integral role in developing Nanofactory CBN’s state-of-the-art apparatus for atomically precise manufacturing.

· Work hands on designing high precision dynamic structures, and the associated testing of these novel designs.

· Advise management as a subject matter expert on high precision engineering.

Desired Experience:

· Hands on work in high precision engineering: design, development, assembly, and testing.

· Hands on experience with engineering for high vacuum, and cryogenic environment.

· Demonstrated development of mechatronics systems where motion, actuation and sensing

are integrated.

· Demonstrated communication with machine shops for manufacturing of the designs.

· Work in computational modeling and testing of dynamic system performance.

· Work with motion sensors and actuators.

· Work in developing scanning probe microscope is a plus.

· Bachelor’s degree in related field is required; advanced degree preferred.

Desired Skills:

· Ability to design, from the ground up, high precision mechanical structures and physically turn

sketches into parts.

· Finite element analysis with software like Inventor, Solid Works for design and prediction of

system behavior

· Knowledge of balancing complexity of mechanics, electronics, and control.

· Ability to understand problems and come up with solutions.

2)

Electronic and Control System Engineer

Instruments Development & Metrology Lab, Maryland

Description

Position at Nanofactory CBN, Inc.

As an Electronic and Control System Engineer at Nanofactory CBN, Inc., you will play an integral part

in exploring, developing and testing cutting edge technologies.

Your work will be built upon a broad understanding of the physical sciences and an unparalleled

expertise in your chosen field. You will apply this broad understanding to developing the interfaces

between Nanofactory’s state-of-the-art instrumentation and the computers controlling this

instrumentation.

You will:

· Play an integral role in interfacing the metrology instrumentation at Nanofactory CBN’s

Maryland facility with the control software and associated analytical tools.

· Work hands on developing analog and digital circuits and PCBs, and the associated testing of

these novel designs.

· Advise management as a subject matter expert on digital electronics and programming.

Desired Experience:

· Hands on work in analog and digital circuit design. PCB design, development, and testing.

· Hands on experience with Digital Signal Processing using FPGA

· Work with radio frequency electronics and low noise electronics for measurement and

characterization.

· Demonstrated development of closed-loop control systems.

· Work in computational modeling and testing of dynamic system performance.

· Work with motion sensors and actuators.

· Bachelor’s degree in related field is required; advanced degree preferred.

Desired Skills:

· Ability to develop robust electronic designs.

· Programming languages like C, python

· Knowledge of optoelectronics, servo control systems, digital electronics, and real-time

embedded systems.

· Ability to design, from the ground up, block diagram of control system integration and

physically turn those diagrams into functional interfaces between instrumentation and control

systems.

Contact

Mathieu Durand

mdurand@nfcbn.com

NASA HQ Hiring Astrophysics Program Scientist

(Posted here August 18, 2018)

From: T. J. Brandt <t.j.brandt@nasa.gov>

Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Subject: [PCOS-News] NASA HQ hiring Astrophysics Program Scientist

To: <pcos-news@lists.nasa.gov>

Dear Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) Community Members-

Email #2 for today: NASA HQ is hiring an Astrophysics Program Scientist.

See below for the full text. I encourage you to think about applying!

All the best,

-Terri Brandt

PCOS Acting Chief Scientist

________________________

Dr T. J. Brandt

Research Astrophysicist

Acting Chief Scientist, Physics of the Cosmos Program

Curator SED Wiki

NASA/GSFC

Affiliated Astronomer

Maria Mitchell Association

Nantucket, MA

________________________

NASA is hiring a Program Scientist in the Astrophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. NASA's Astrophysics Division conducts basic research and implements flight missions to discover how the universe works, to explore how it began and evolved, and to search for life on planets around other stars.

NASA is seeking a highly skilled individual to work with an agile and diverse team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork, and a growth mindset towards planning and coordinating NASA programs in research, development, operations of missions and instrumentation, and strategic management of available resources in Astrophysics and related fields. More details may be found in the job announcement.

Applications must be submitted through USAJobs.gov. One announcement is open to all US citizens and US nationals (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507888700) and one announcement is for merit promotion for candidates with special status based on their current or past government service (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507881800). Both announcements will close on September 11, 2018.

This message sent at the request of Paul Hertz, Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.

Full Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Astronomy or Astrophysics, Bard College, NY

(Posted here August 18, 2018)

From: Antonios Kontos <akontos@bard.edu>

Subject: Announcement for the week ending 17 August 2018

Date: 2018-08-10 at 11:44:00 EDT

Please see Full Time, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Astronomy or Astrophysics, Bard College, NY

The Bard College Physics Program invites applications for a Tenure-track position in Astronomy or Astrophysics within the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing beginning in the fall semester of 2019. Bard College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a rapidly growing Science Division and Physics Program, located 100 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River.

Applicants would be expected to develop a research program that can involve undergraduate students for which start-up funds and internal resources are available and would be supported in developing observational infrastructure at the College. Members of the Physics Program have the opportunity to collaborate closely with faculty members throughout the Division and the College in research and curricular development.

A successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach throughout the physics curriculum, including laboratory courses, advanced courses, and non-majors courses, as well as astronomy or astrophysics courses of their own design at all levels. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics and preferably post-doctoral experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/52846. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Haggard at hhaggard@bard.edu.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who intend to contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Included Benefits:

Medical and Dental Insurance, Maternity Leave, Retirement Benefits.

Application Deadline:

Monday, October 1, 2018

Selection Deadline:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Current Status of Position:

Accepting Applicants

Full Time, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Astronomy or Astrophysics, Bard College, NY

Postdoctoral Fellow at ICRR, The University of Tokyo

(Posted here August 9, 2018)

From: Hideyuki Tagoshi <tagoshi@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Subject: Postdoctoral fellow at ICRR, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Gravitational wave data analysis)

Date: 2018-08-07 at 24:19:31 EDT

Postdoctoral fellow at ICRR, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Gravitational wave data analysis)

〈English〉 http://www.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/2018/07/19173714.html

〈Japanese〉 http://www.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/2018/07/19173014.html

Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), The University of Tokyo, Japan,

invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position.

1. Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 1 person.

2. Job description:

We are looking for a researcher who can contribute to the data analysis of gravitational

wave detectors targeting compact binary coalescences, and can contribute to the

interpretation of the analysis results. He or she is expected to become a member of

KAGRA Collaboration and to work on the data analysis of the KAGRA detector.

This position is funded by the research project, "Physics and Astrophysics with

gravitational waves from Binary Neutron Star Coalescences, Black Hole Neutron Star

Coalescences, Pulsars and Magnetars"(PI: Hideyuki Tagoshi) in the Grand-in-Aid for

New Innovative Area on "Gravitational wave physics and astronomy: Genesis".

3. Place of work:

Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo (Kashiwa-city, Chiba-prefecture, Japan)

4. Start of the term: As soon as possible after an offer is made.

5. Application Prerequisites:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a related field by the time of employment.

She/he needs to have sufficient English language proficiency to take part in

scientific/technical discussions in face-to-face meetings, video conferences and

teleconferences.

6. Term: Three years.

7. Compensation:

Salary will be 330,000 JPY per month. The successful applicant will be enrolled in

health insurance through the MEXT Mutual Aid Association and will receive a

commuting allowance.

8. Application:

Please submit the following documents in either English or Japanese as PDF files

(A4size paper, 29.5cm x 21cm or similar) attached to an e-mail. Applicants should

arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the e-mail address below. Once the

application documents are received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the

applicant. Applicants should verify they receive this confirmation after submission

(1) Curriculum vitae,

(2) Summary of past research activities (up to 2 pages),

(3) Publication list including a list of oral presentations at conferences and workshops.

Please include copies of the applicant’s most important publications (up to three

papers) and clearly mark these in the publication list,

(4) Possible start date

(5) Research plan (up to 2 pages)

(6) Letters of reference or recommendation (2 letters).

9. Application Deadline:

Application materials must be received by 12:00 JST on September 18, 2018.

10. Selection process:

Applicants will be screened on the basis of their application materials and candidates

will be invited for interviews. Candidates will be contacted with information

concerning the interview process.

The University of Tokyo encourages applications from women in accordance

with “The University of Tokyo’s Declaration on Gender Equality”

(http://kyodo-sankaku.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/history/documents/DeclarationEN.pdf).

All application materials should be sent on time to the following address,

application_at_icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp (please replace at with @).

Subject of e-mail: “Application for postdoctoral fellow of gravitational wave data analysis”.

Tenure-Track Junior/Senior Professorships at University of Potsdam

(Posted here July 26, 2018)

From: Alessandra Buonanno <alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de>

Subject: tenure-track junior/senior professorships at University of Potsdam

Date: 2018-07-25 at 24:46:59 EDT

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to direct your attention to two recent job openings at the University of Potsdam (UP), close to the Max Planck campus.

1) The UP department of physics and astronomy has announced the opening of a tenure-track junior professorship (W1) in theoretical astrophysics. The department is closely connected with other research institutes in the area, such as the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (IAP), the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI). With the establishment of this junior professorship, the UP specifically intends to strengthen its ties with the AEI, which is located within walking distance from the UP. In particular, the announcement says: "The UP department of physics and astronomy is particularly interested in strengthening its cooperation with the AEI, for which (among others) the topics of gravitational-wave astronomy, compact objects, supernovas and cosmology are particularly suited."

Please do not be discouraged by the statement that "the sum total of years spent in doctoral work and employment should not be more than six” —As also written in the announcement, the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture is currently working on an amendment. According to this amendment, the time spent in a scholarly position as one’s main profession may not exceed six years between the last examination event (i.e., PhD defense) and an application for a junior professorship with tenure track. Moreover time can be added if applicant has been on maternal/paternal leave.

The application deadline is 8/31, more information can be found here: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin01/projects/verwaltung/docs/Dezernat3/Ausschreibungen/1_Professuren/W1_Theoretical_Astrophysics_TT.pdf

2) The faculty of science invites applications for an open-topic tenure-track associate professorship (W2). The faculty of science comprises the institutes of: biology and biochemistry, chemistry, geo- and environmental sciences, nutritional science, geography, computer science, mathematics, and physics and astronomy.

The application deadline is 9/15, more information can be found here:

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin01/projects/verwaltung/docs/Dezernat3/Ausschreibungen/1_Professuren/2018-07-12_AT_Zukunftsprofessuren_n.Bescheid-MWFK_nach_Senat_eng_RevOG_Clean_neu_Rev2OG.pdf

Best regards,

Alessandra Buonanno

Research Associate at the University of Glasgow

(Posted here July 26, 2018)

From: Giles Hammond <Giles.Hammond@glasgow.ac.uk>

Subject: Announcement

Date: 2018-07-20 at 04:01:33 EDT

The Institute for Gravitational Research is currently developing a field portable precision Micro-Electro-Mechanical Sensor (MEMS) for application in volcano monitoring. Previous research work has shown that long-term stable MEMS gravimeters can be operated via the incorporation of thermal stabilisation to a low frequency MEMS device, fabricated in silicon. This project, funded for 4 years under a FET-OPEN European Award, will deliver multiple MEMS sensors onto the side of Mt Etna, Italy, for the purpose of monitoring magma build-up in the volcano. The MEMS devices will work together with an array of other sensors including seismometers, tiltmeters and an atom absolute gravimeter.

This post will build upon previous research in the field of MEMS gravimeters, with responsibility for the delivery 70-80 packaged MEMS gravimeters, including design, simulation, fabrication, characterisation, and publication of results.

More details can be provided by contacting the PI, Giles Hammond (giles.hammond@glasgow.ac.uk), or going to https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/ and using vacancy reference 021713. Closing date 8th August 2018.

Thanks, Giles

***************************************

Prof. Giles Hammond FRSE, FInstP

School of Physics and Astronomy

Kelvin Building

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK

+44(0)141 330 2258

Giles.Hammond@glasgow.ac.uk

http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/igr/

https://quantic.ac.uk/

https://www.rse.org.uk/

***************************************

STFC Astronomer Vacancy - Deadline Extended

(Posted here July 6, 2018)

From: Sian Giles - UKRI STFC <sian.giles@STFC.AC.UK>

Subject: STFC Astronomer Vacancy - Deadline Extended

Date: 2018-07-03 at 16:34:34 GMT+2

STFC Astronomer

Reference:

JUN20181506

Expiry date:

23:59, 08 July 2018

Location:

Greenwich

Salary:

£2,386.00 - £3,113.00 Per Annum

Benefits:

Excellent Packages

Part time, fixed term contract

The Royal Observatory Greenwich are looking for a passionate individual who is currently undertaking scientific research in the field of Astrophysics to join their Science Learning team. The Science Learning team delivers a world class learning offer for adults, young people, families and informal groups, exploring the science of astronomy and space exploration.

You will primarily be responsible for the delivery of study day sessions for secondary school pupils on a range of astronomy topics, delivering pre-existing content as well as content relating to your own research and academic experience. There may also be the opportunity to get involved with the other activities on offer at the ROG including planetarium shows, teacher training sessions and formal talks.

You must be a confident public speaker with a varied range of skills, knowledge and experience relating to public engagement and a genuine passion for astronomy, space exploration and science communication. You must also be actively involved in STFC funded scientific research, either through post-graduate or post-doctoral work. The role is therefore fixed term and ends when STFC funding ceases at a time to be agreed on appointment. This role is on a part time basis working Fridays during term-time.

Application is available here: https://app.vacancy-filler.co.uk/salescrm/Careers/CareersPage.aspx?e=LMo8nnTwYNbJvnVUxrnaGw9SYOErMRkGQ47EhmbMXsvtbJ9mZnHlWnzRaDHH0jVHNGHv6qEyKFQ&iframe=True&iframe=True&HideCareersLink=True Interviews are planned for 13 July 2018.

W3 Professorship in Experimental Astroparticle Physics at ECAP

(Posted here July 6, 2018)

Von: "Funk, Stefan" <s.funk@fau.de>

Betreff: W3 Professorship in Experimental astroparticle physics at ECAP

Datum: 2. Juli 2018 um 10:03:04 MESZ

the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) at University of Erlangen, Germany has an opening for a full professor in experimental astroparticle physics (successor of Gisela Anton). The candidate is expected to contribute to, or expand the research activities in ECAP. Potential research areas are, amongst others, high energy astroparticle physics, dark matter, and gravitational waves.

The deadline for applications is August 31st, 2018.

For more information, please see the attached job announcement or the following link:https://ecap.nat.fau.de/index.php/call-for-applications-w3-professorship-at-ecap/

and/or contact myself or any of my faculty colleagues in ECAP.

Please feel free to distribute this to any potential candidates that you are aware of.

Thank you and

best regards,

Stefan Funk

___________________________________________

Prof. Dr. Stefan Funk

Director Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP)

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

LHO Opening for SUS Detector Engineer

(Posted here June 29, 2018)

From: "Jones, Jeff" <jjones@caltech.edu>

Subject: LHO Opening for SUS Detector Engineer (Req 3764)

Date: 2018-06-29 at 08:12:21 GMT+9

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

Dear All,

LHO has an opening for an SUS Detector Engineer, to fill the vacancy created by an internal promotion. Please pass this on to those who may be interested.

Below is a link to the posting on Caltech’s website:

https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3764

LHO SUS Detector Engineer

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), a component of the worldwide network to detect and study gravitational waves from astrophysical sources, seeks a highly motivated and skilled Detector Engineer to join its team. The LIGO detector makes use of precision mechanical systems that include both metal and glass structures designed with exacting mechanical, optical, magnetic, and vacuum-compatibility properties.

The successful candidate will be part of a group who provides leadership for all maintenance, documentation, testing, trouble-shooting and modification, including on-call and emergency repairs on LIGO detector subsystems; and which is augmented by off-shift operations specialists. Responsibilities will include stewardship of Advanced LIGO suspension and core optic inventory, installation planning, technical review participation, and testing and commissioning of suspension systems.

The position is located at the LIGO Hanford Observatory, in Hanford, Washington.

Best Regards,

Jeff

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Jeffrey D. Jones, Operations Manager

LIGO Hanford Observatory

P.O. Box 159

Richland, WA

U.S.A. 99352

phone 509-372-8136

http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at RIT

(Posted here June 29, 2018)

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at the Rochester

Institute of Technology, New York

The recent observations of a binary neutron star merger using both gravitational wave interferometers as well as electromagnetic telescopes across the full spectrum have initiated the age of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics. As part of several NASA and NSF collaborative projects, the 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 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 relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole mergers, and 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. We are also interested perform ``event-based'' simulations, using parameters informed by specific LIGO/Virgo detections, and thereby permitting much closer comparison with observables, in order to interpret current and future multi-messenger observations by a wide array of current and future detectors.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will be Fellows of a new prestigious "Frontier in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics" (FGWA) Program. Initially appointed for two or three years, the Fellows are renewable up to five years depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

Senior scientists in the group includes Manuela Campanelli (Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, Sukanya Chakrabarti, 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 is involved in several large collaborations, including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org) and a NASA Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN). CCRG researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE and the NCSA's Blue Waters Supercomputer (with an allocation of over 160MSUs), as well as a dedicated over 3000-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: manuela[AT]astro[dot]rit[dot]edu with a copy 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 January and no later than September, 2019. RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Research Associate Positions at Pisa University

(Posted here June 22, 2018)

From: Giancarlo Cella <giancarlo.cella@pi.infn.it>

Subject: Research associate positions at Pisa University

Date: 2018-06-21 at 10:08:15 CDT

A call for the selection of 3 short-term research associate positions is open at the University of Pisa:

“Virgo seismic attenuation systems control & commissioning” “Optimization of multimessenger CBC searches and parameter estimation strategies for VirgoLIGO, CTA and Fermi” “Innovative Control strategies for Virgo seismic attenuation systems”

Deadline is July 4th 2018. Please see the details here:

http://virgopisa.df.unipi.it/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=17

https://www.unipi.it/ateneo/bandi/assegni/asse2018/fisica/4lug2018/index.htm

Regards,

Giancarlo Cella

LIGO Laboratory Senior Financial Analyst

(Posted here June 22, 2018)

From: "Hansen, Hannah M." <hmhansen@caltech.edu>

Subject: LIGO Laboratory Senior Financial Analyst

Date: 2018-06-20 at 09:30:50 CDT

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

Here is the link to the job posting for a LIGO Lab Senior Financial Analyst - https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3693. Please pass along to potential interested candidates.

This position is located at the Hanford Observatory.

Thank you in advance, Hannah

Hannah Hansen

LIGO Laboratory Business Manager

P.O. Box 159

Richland, WA 99352

LHO Phone: 509-372-8264

CIT Phone: 626-395-3193

Postdoc Position in GW Instrumentation at the University of Western Australia

(Posted here June 22, 2018)

Begin forwarded message:

From: Li Ju <li.ju@uwa.edu.au>

Subject: UWA Ads

Date: 2018-06-20 at 01:24:52 CDT

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Instrumentation at University of Western Australia (UWA)

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational wave Discovery (OzGrav) UWA node is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position (Academic Level A/B) on instrumentation for gravitational wave detection.

The instrumentation group of OzGrav -UWA current research is focused on developing advanced techniques for gravitational wave detectors. Our research programs include quantum measurement techniques for improving the quantum noise limited sensitivity, the control of parametric instability, optimal mode matching for reducing the loss of squeezed state injection, and silicon optics in high power cavities for next generation detectors.

We are looking for a dynamic experimentalist with motivation and drive, and relevant experience. The work will involve conduct day to day research, and working closely with PhD students on experiments either with high power suspended optical cavities, or tabletop experiments.

Your role:

You will conduct research primarily on experiments towards measurement in quantum noise limited sensitivity; You will also assist in supervising final year undergraduate, Master and PhD students working on opto-mechanical experiments; You are expected to participate in proposing and developing new experiments aiming for improving the sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors.

Your specific work capabilities (selection criteria)

A PhD (or soon be completed) in experimental physics

Some experience in precision measurements, opto-mechanical systems, optical cavities and feedback control systems.

Knowledge of basic quantum measurement theory, noise analysis and vibration isolation is desirable.

Writing and publishing papers in high impact journals

Ability to establish and maintain international collaborations with leading international experts

Application is open now

Please contact chunnong.zhao@uwa.edu.au for more details and enquiries of the position.

Postdoc Position at INFN

(Posted here June 22, 2018)

From: "Michele Punturo" <michele.punturo@pg.infn.it>

Subject: postdoc call in Italy

Date: 2018-06-19 at 04:37:39 CDT

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INFN - Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics

Discipline: Physics

Job Type: Fellowship

Location: Italy

Institute: INFN – Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics)

Annual gross salary: Euro € 50.520

Closing date: 18 September 2018

Applications are invited for 15 (fifteen) fellowship positions, under the INFN Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship Programme entitled FELLINI – ‘Fellowship for Innovation at INFN’.

Applications are open to researchers of any nationality to conduct research in the following fields covered by the INFN:

1. Experimental Particle Physics

2. Experimental Astroparticle Physics

3. Experimental Nuclear Physics

4. Theoretical Physics

5. Technological Research

Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies,etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the call deadline.

The gross salary will be Euros 50.520 per annum.

Fellowships are awarded for a three-years appointment.

A mandatory twelve-months secondment to a different research institution or in a high-tech private company, on paid leave from INFN, is also expected.

For further information on the Programme, the call for proposal and the required documentation, please visit the FELLINI programme website https://web.infn.it/fellini/index.php

Please apply online at the following link:

https://reclutamento.infn.it/ReclutamentoOnline/

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 18 September 2018.


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