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Deadline: 2013-12-17
Location: Syracuse, NY, USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy and Astrophysics, Syracuse

The Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics, starting September 1, 2014 or possibly earlier. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group consists of faculty members Stefan Ballmer, Duncan Brown and Peter Saulson, senior scientist Peter Couvares, research assistant professor Ryan Fisher, 3 postdocs and 9 graduate students. The group is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and has a broad range of research interests in gravitational-wave astronomy including: searches for gravitational waves with Advanced LIGO, astrophysics of compact object binaries, detector characterization, and next-generation detector development. The Syracuse group has excellent computing and laboratory facilities and operates a 2000 CPU core cluster with 170 GPUs for gravitational-wave astrophysics and LIGO analysis.

The successful candidate’s research will be focused on development of search and parameter estimation techniques for gravitational waves using the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (aLIGO), the interface between numerical relativity and gravitational-wave astronomy and the physics of gravitational-wave sources.

For full consideration qualified candidates must complete an online management application at www.sujobopps.com (job #070925) and attach their curriculum vitae, list of publications and a statement of research interests.

Application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2014 for full consideration, but the screening process will continue until filled.

Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.


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