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Deadline: 2017-10-31
Location: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

ERC funded Post-Doctoral Researcher position in Strong Gravity, Rome, Italy

We expect to open some Post-Doctoral Researcher positions at various seniority levels to work in the area of strong gravity (theory and phenomenology). The successful candidate will join the team of the DarkGRA project [] recently funded by the European Research Council.

The appointment is for two or three years, depending on seniority, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance. All candidates must hold (or soon be completing) a Ph.D. in Physics. The start date is flexible and can be as early as 1st of January 2018. Screening of the applications will begin on 31st October 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on black-hole and neutron-star physics, in particular gravitational-wave modelling of exotic compact objects, tests of gravity and of the nature of compact objects, and strong-gravity tests of dark matter. Members of the team are also expected to get involved in other activities related to the project and in the training of students.

The DarkGRA team will have strong connections with the gravity group at the Physics Department – Sapienza University of Rome, which is currently composed by faculty Valeria Ferrari, Leonardo Gualtieri and Paolo Pani, by one postdoc, two PhD students and several master students. The group has also strong connections with other local groups at Sapienza, with the gravity groups in Lisbon, Mississippi, Tubingen, Nottingham, Para’, Baleares, Cambridge, Aveiro, IAP (Paris) and King’s College London, and it is part of the COST Action GWVerse. The Department of Physics at Sapienza hosts renowned research groups in several areas of physics and is regularly included among the first 40 Physics and Astronomy institutes in the world according to various rankings.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr Paolo Pani (paolo.pani[AT]

Application should be sent through the online form available on the project webpage.

The selection will be done in agreement with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers, and particular attention will be paid to the gender balance of the team.