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Location: Thiruvananthapuram, India

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at IISER-TVM

Institution: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India (IISER-TVM)

Deadline: September 1, 2013
Salary: Rs. 22,000 – Rs. 24,000 per month plus  20% House Rent Allowance

IISER-TVM seeks applicants for one Post-doctoral position in the area of Gravitational Wave Physics. The position is funded under the Max Planck Partner Group on Gravitational Wave Physics of Albert Einstein Institute (AEI). The position will focus on Gravitational Wave detection and parameter estimation issues of binary systems for second generation and future interferometric detectors.

The appointment is for two years and is expected to commence as soon as November 2013. Candidates with expertise in general relativity, gravitational wave physics, and statistical signal processing are encouraged to apply. Candidates is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics or related areas. Candidate with Ph.D. in Engineering faculty with adequate experience in statistical signal processing may be considered.

IISER-TVM is an active member of IndIGO (Indian Initiative in Gravitational Wave Observatories) and a member of LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). The members of the Gravitational Wave Group are Archana Pai, Chandra Kant Mishra, Nairwita Mazumder and two graduate students.

The selected candidates would get an opportunity to work closely with the AEI members as well as the members of LSC and IndIGO consortium.

Please send via e-mail as a single PDF (1) CV with the list of publications, and (2) detailed research statement. Arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to archana[at]iisertvm.ac.in with the subject “Application for MP-PG positions – Candidate name”.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2013. Applications will continued to be screened until the positions are filled.

Informal inquires may be directed to Archana Pai (e-mail: archana[at]iisertvm.ac.in, phone: +91-471-2599423)