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Deadline: 2016-01-03
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Post-doctoral and Ph.D. positions in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

Post-doctoral and Ph.D. positions in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division, led by Dr. Alessandra Buonanno, at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoc appointments and Ph.D positions beginning September 2016. The postdoc positions will be available at different
levels, depending on experience and seniority.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division focuses on several aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, including (i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (post-Newtonian theory, gravitational self-force approach, perturbation theory and effective-one-body formalism), (ii) numerical simulations of gravitational-wave sources, (iii) source modeling and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors, and (iv) astrophysics of compact
objects. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration through the group’s membership. They could also be involved in Pulsar-Timing-Array projects and the eLISA mission.

The gravitational-wave data-analysis research at the division also includes work on the detection of continuous gravitational-wave signals, led by Dr. Maria Alessandra Papa’s group and located at the AEI campus in Hannover. Postdoctoral candidates and students interested in this research topic are also encouraged to apply.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division has high-performance computer clusters to run numerical-relativity simulations, and carry out source modeling and data-analysis studies.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, notably the gravitation theory and experimental groups, and the Joint Space-Science Institute.

To apply for a postdoctoral position please fill out this form

http://www.aei.mpg.de/1795408/gwpostdocjobs

and upload a curriculum vitae, list of publications and statement of past, current and future research interests. Applicants would need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters (in case of problems referees could send the letters directly to
gwjobs[AT]aei.mpg.de).

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” 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/maxplanckfellowships

If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. at the AEI please fill out this form

http://www.aei.mpg.de/1795440/gwstudentjobs

and upload a curriculum vitae, list of publications and statement of past, current and future research interests. Applicants would need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters (in case of problems referees could send the letters directly to gwjobs[AT]aei.mpg.de).

Contact:
Mrs. Ute Schlichting
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik
Albert-Einstein-Institut
Am Muehlenberg 1

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is
January 3, 2016. The search will continue until positions are filled.

The Max Planck Institute encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

For further information please send an email to Ute Schlichting (ute.schlichting[AT]aei.mpg.de).


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