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Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata (ref. 14538/11).

The Gravitational Wave Group at the University of Roma Tor Vergata invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position in support of research in advanced interferometry for gravitational wave detectors.

The successful candidate will perform experimental/simulation work on the development and design of adaptive optical systems within the ongoing activity on the Thermal Compensation System for Advanced Virgo.

The Tor Vergata Gravitational Wave Group currently consists of faculty members (Eugenio Coccia, Viviana Fafone, Paolo Gorla, Yury Minenkov and Alessio Rocchi), four post-doctoral research assistants and one post-graduate student. The group has a broad research interest in gravitational-wave science, is member of the Virgo Collaboration, and has roles in the Einstein gravitational-wave Telescope Science Team. The group has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. The application form can be downloaded from:

The deadline for application is 20th August 2011. Candidates must have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Computing Science or equivalent by the date of the deadline. The candidates cannot be older than 33 years.

Documents to be attached to the application form:
– Curriculum vitae with list of publications;
– Certificate of Master Degree (with the final evaluation + scores for each course);
– Certificate of Ph.D. Degree;

Further useful information (e.g. previous contracts, support letters) can be included in the application.

For further information, informal enquiries or any help with filling up application forms (in Italian), please contact Prof. Viviana Fafone (viviana.fafone[AT] or Prof. Eugenio Coccia (eugenio.coccia[AT]