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Deadline: 2017-01-08
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Postdoc position in gravitational wave physics at Nikhef, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The gravitational physics group at Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology. The gravitational physics group is a member of the Virgo Collaboration. It is led by Prof. dr. J.F.J. van den Brand. Other than staff instrumentalists, the Nikhef group and its collaborators in the Netherlands consists of data analysts (C. Van Den Broeck and H.J. Bulten), astronomers and astrophysicists (J. Kuijpers, G. Nelemans), and theorists (J.W. van Holten and M. Postma), together with a number of students and postdocs. There is also vibrant collaboration with individuals and groups around the world. The Nikhef group itself will expand significantly over the next several years. More information about our activities can be found at http://www.nikhef.nl/en/for-nikhef-users/departments/scientific-departments/gw/.

The successful candidate will participate in the analysis of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data, and in the development of new methods for the scientific exploitation of gravitational wave detections, with a focus on the coalescence of compact binary systems composed of neutron stars or black holes. The position is for two, and possibly three years.

For more information and an 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 of at least three references ready, who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for full consideration is January 8th, 2017.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. C. Van Den Broeck (vdbroeck[AT]nikhef.nl).