PhD position in Gravity and Black Holes at University of Barcelona, Spain

One PhD studentship is open at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences at University of Barcelona (ICCUB). It is funded by the ERC Advanced Grant of Prof Roberto Emparan “A New Strategy for Gravity and Black Holes” (ERC2015AdG 692951 GravBHs).

The successful applicant will work directly with Prof Emparan on novel theoretical approaches to black hole physics and gravity. They will be members of a very active group doing research on many areas of gravitational theory, string theory and cosmology.

Candidates must hold an MSc or equivalent in a field that is closely related to theoretical physics, with excellent performance in General Relativity.

The start date is expected to be October 2017. The position will be funded for up to 4 years, and includes travel money.

Applications must be made online at the link below, and will contain a CV

4 PhD studentships at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for PhD projects at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Project 1: Fundamental physics from gravitational lensing of the CMB

The CMB is gravitationally lensed along its path to us and this signal contains information about early universe physics, the properties of neutrinos and dark energy, and dark matter distributions. The study of CMB lensing at high precision is therefore crucial for the success of future CMB cosmology. This studentship offers a leading role in this exciting new field at the interface of theoretical and observational cosmology. The research can span both novel theoretical development and innovative, computationally intensive data analysis for AdvancedACT and Simons Observatory.

Project 2: Investigating methods for optimal estimation of correlation functions on incomplete domains.

Realistic cosmological data sets have a restricted domain because of experimental effects and foregrounds. This means transforming to harmonic space to find correlation functions is complicated because harmonics are no longer orthogonal. This leads to mode coupling which increases error bars on cosmological observables. Recently we discovered that inpainting of masked regions significantly reduced this coupling allowing for almost optimal estimation of CMB power spectra. This project will apply this methodology to Planck CMB data producing new parameter constraints and then generalize to other data sets like galaxy surveys.

Project 3: Halo clustering and galaxy surveys

Galaxy and weak lensing surveys provide an unprecedented map of the late-time galaxy and matter distribution, which can be used to constrain fundamental physics. This requires an accurate understanding of the non-linearities in the matter distribution and the mapping from the matter to the galaxy formation sites. The latter can be achieved by studying the clustering of peaks in the initial Gaussian field and following the subsequent evolution using perturbation theory. This project will apply this to observational redshift space and statistics beyond two-point functions, like the bispectrum.

Project 4: Detecting new particles in the sky

This proposal will develop the tools to constrain signatures from massive particles in CMB maps.. Such particles are hypothesized in string theory and they have a well determined hierarchy. Interactions of these particles with the inflaton lead to unique signatures in the CMB, including sourcing non-Gaussianities that can be observed in temperature and polarisation measurements. The main outcome of this project will be the first analysis looking for massive particles in CMB polarisation data.

These studentships are part of new STFC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science. The four-year tenure includes training courses in the first year and a flexible six month placement with industrial partners. Applicants should have a masters in mathematics or physics (majoring in theoretical physics or astrophysics) and should be UK or EU nationals. Further information is available at the group website http://www.ctc.cam.ac.uk and preliminary enquiries can be made to contact potential supervisors through James Parke gr-secretary[AT]damtp.cam.ac.uk.

Please submit a formal PhD application to Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at
http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply and send an expression of interest email to grad-administrator[AT]maths.cam.ac.uk explaining which studentship you are interested in and why.

Closing date: 29th June 2017.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Offers may be made before the closing date.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department particularly welcomes applications from women.

PhD Scholarships in Mathematical/Computational Relativity, Dunedin, New Zealand

Applications are invited for 3-year PhD scholarships in Mathematical or Computational Relativity, at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

The Relativity Group at the University of Otago consists of three permanent staff (F. Beyer, J. Frauendiener and J. Hennig) and, currently, two PhD students and one Master student. The research interests include mathematical and numerical properties of the conformal field equations, gravitational waves, Fuchsian methods, cosmological space-times, exact solutions, transformation optics etc.

A University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship provides an annual emolument of 25,000NZD plus tuition fee waiver for 3 years. Applicants should have a First Class honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent, specialising in an area of Applied Mathematics, preferably with some prior knowledge in General Relativity and numerical methods. The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students.

Interested? Then, you should apply for a University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship by downloading the appropriate application form the Scholarships Office website at http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships

Enquiries to: Prof. J. Frauendiener
(Phone: +64 3 479 7770, Email: joergf[AT]maths.otago.ac.nz )

PhD positions in numerical relativity/cosmology at Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Science

The Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics PAS invites applications for 2 PhD positions at the CTP PAS, financed from the project “Local relativistic perturbation theory in hydrodynamics and cosmology”. The principal investigator is Prof. Mikolaj Korzynski. The positions start on 1st September 2017, and will last until the end of the project (46 months). The PhD students will be enlisted as a participants of the PhD Program of the Institute of Physics PAS, following their individual programs. The subject of the PhD will be related to the topic of the project. The students will receive a stipend of 3000 zl/month.

The group of Mikolaj Korzynski will work on the application of numerical relativity to cosmology, especially the problems of structure formation and the light propagation through spacetime, combining numerics, stochastic and perturbative methods.

At the time of application the candidates should either have a MSc degree, or expect to obtain it before signing the contract. The positions require a MSc or compatible in physics, astronomy, computer science or related field. Experience in any of the following: general relativity, astrophysics, differential geometry, computational hydrodynamics would be an advantage, although is not necessary. The tasks of the PhD students involve investigation of structure formation in the Universe using numerical simulations and perturbative approach.

The applicants should submit the following documents:
1. scientific CV, including the major scientific achievements, list of publications, participation in research projects and conferences. The document should contain the statement: “I hereby give consent to the processing of my personal data for the needs of the recruitment process (in accordance with the Law dated 29.08.97 on the protection of personal data (Journal of Laws, No. 101, item 926)”.
2. transcript of records from undergraduate studies
3. personal questionnaire form from the CTP PAS webpage
4. certified copy of the MSc diploma (or the letter from the supervisor about the prospects for completion of the Thesis before the beginning of the employment) via email directly to Mikolaj Korzynski (korzynski[AT]cft.edu.pl). Additionally they should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. For more information please contact Prof. Mikolaj Korzynski (korzynski[AT]cft.edu.pl).

Graduate student and research assistantship, Famagusta, Cyprus

Candidates with research interests in the areas of theoretical and experimental physics are encouraged to apply.

​Theoretical Physics’ subjects are gravitation, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, quantum gravity, and computational physics.

​Experimental Physics’ subjects include liquid crystals and optics.

Faculty members of the Department include Mustafa Halilsoy, Izzet Sakallı, Habib Mazharimousavi, Omar Mustafa, Mustafa Rıza, Mehmet Okcan, Koray Duztas, Ali Ovgun and Zahra Amirabi.

The candidates who have qualified background will be assigned as Research Assistant. A full-time research assistant gets exemption from tuition fees as well as they get monthly salary up to 2000 Turkish Lira.

Part-time research assistantships are also available.

Besides, all international postgraduate students registering to the Eastern Mediterranean University can apply for merit-based tuition scholarships of 25%, 50% and 100%, and many student at Eastern Mediterranean University benefit from this generous scheme.

Applicants are requested visit http://physics.emu.edu.tr/ and click on “APPLY NOW”
(or directly https://physchememu.wixsite.com/home)

​For any question do no hesitate to contact with:
​mustafa.riza[AT]emu.edu.tr or izzet.sakalli[AT]emu.edu.tr

Teaching Specialist in Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is inviting applications for a Teaching Specialist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2017. Required: Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Physics or Astronomy Education, or a closely related field; record of excellence in teaching college-level General Physics & Astronomy courses; excellent organizational and leadership skills; ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators; and demonstrated written communication skills.

For a complete announcement and to apply online go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/8074BR. A complete online application includes the following materials: on-line application; C.V.; cover letter that addresses relevant teaching, leadership, and organizational experience; teaching statement; statement of research interests and skills related to pedagogy; transcript copy if degree has been obtained in the last five years; and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Prof. Chris Fischer at shark[AT]ku.edu or mailed to the Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Initial review of applications will begin April 1st, 2017, and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

PhD positions in neutron star physics, Warsaw, Poland

A number PhD scholarships are available at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland. Two projects are available in the neutron star group: on superfluid neutron stars (under the supervision of Dr Brynmor Haskell) and on observational constraints on dense matter theory (under the supervision of Prof Leszek Zdunik).

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center is one of the leading astronomical institutes in Poland, and the neutron star group is involved in cutting edge research on the equation of state of dense matter, neutron star superfluidity, gravitational wave detection and pulsar glitches.The neutron star group is currently composed of 4 staff members (Pawel Haensel, Leszek Zdunik, Michal Bejger and Brynmor Haskell), 2 postdocs and 2 students.
Warsaw is a vibrant European capital, rich in history and culture, and well connected to other European and international destinations by rail, road and air.

A detailed description of the projects, together with instructions to apply, can be found on the website: https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/phd/

Applications must be received by the Nicolaus Copernicus Institute before March 19th 2017. Applicants are, however, encouraged to contact potential supervisors well in advance, to discuss potential projects.

Brynmor Haskell: bhaskell[AT]camk.edu.pl
Leszek Zdunik: jlz[AT]camk.edu.pl

PhD Position in Numerical Relativity at the University of Jena, Germany

The numerical relativity group at the University of Jena anticipates the availability of a PhD position in October 2017.

The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Bernd Bruegmann at the TPI Jena. There is the opportunity to participate in a wide range of research activities. Applicants with a background in numerical relativity, especially in the area of gravitational wave science or associated computational and mathematical methods are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.

Applications should be received no later than May 1, 2017, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. In a situation where two candidates have otherwise equal qualifications, preference will be given to women, minorities, and handicapped applicants.

Please send applications referring to Reg.-Nr. 36/2017 to:
lisann.schmidt[AT]uni-jena.de

Lisann Schmidt
Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Jena
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena
Germany
http://www.tpi.uni-jena.de

PhD position in gravity theory at the University of Tartu, Estonia

The Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu, Estonia is looking for candidates to apply for a 4-year PhD / doctorate position. The topics of interest focus upon extensions to general relativity and modified gravity, including:

* mathematical foundations of gravity,
* modifications to the geometry of spacetime,
* gravity theories based on Finsler, Cartan, Weizenböck or Riemann-Cartan geometry,
* gravity theories including multiple metrics,
* gravity theories including torsion,
* (multi-)scalar-tensor and related gravity theories,
* phenomenology of modified gravity, including gravitational waves, black holes, galaxies,
* cosmological aspects of modified gravity.

The position depends on external funding and the applications will be processed in two stages. In the first stage, all applications will be reviewed by the gravity research group at the University of Tartu. Then the selected candidate and the University of Tartu will apply for funding via the programme DoRa+. The final decision on the funding will be made by the funding agency Archimedes and the University of Tartu.

The position will be held in conjunction with the Estonian centre of excellence in research “The Dark Side of the Universe” (TK133) and the grant “Geometrical foundations of gravity and their comparison with observations” (PUT790), and aligned with the “Cosmology and Astrophysics Network for Theoretical Advances and Training Actions” (CANTATA).

The PhD student will be supervised by Dr. Manuel Hohmann. A supporting scholarship from combined sources will be about €600 per month. Applications for the PhD thesis position must include:

* curriculum vitae,
* one letter of recommendation,
* diploma of master’s degree or equivalent,
* summary of research experience and a statement of interests up to two pages.

Deadline for the PhD student application is March 1st 2017, 21:59 GMT.

Further details on the external funding to be applied for can be found on the programme’s website:

http://haridus.archimedes.ee/en/dora-plus-programme

All applications for the aforementioned position must be submitted electronically to manuel.hohmann[AT]ut.ee. Documents in the PDF format as a single file are recommended.

Please note that the deadline has been shortened to March 1st 2017, 21:59 GMT, in order to comply with an unexpected change in the faculty’s overall schedule for the admission of doctoral projects.

PhD in gravitational-wave data analysis and neutron star physics, Warsaw, Poland

Recent direct gravitational-wave detections open a completely new and exciting observational window to our Universe: gravitational-wave astronomy. The network of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo interferometric detectors is gathering the most sensitive data to date, in a broad range of frequencies corresponding to the emission of gravitational waves by binary systems of black holes, neutrons stars, supernova explosions, rotating neutron stars and instabilities related to them. The potential for fundamental new discoveries in this field is substantial.

The PhD study project under the supervision of dr Michał Bejger is divided into two parts: first is the design and implementation of data-analysis algorithms for gravitational wave detectors aimed at the transient gravitational-wave phenomena related to neutron stars (in close collaboration with the Polish Virgo group, full member of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration) with the use of modern data-analysis techniques: deep-learning neural network methods implemented on graphical-processing units (GPUs). Second, complementary part of the project is related to the construction of realistic theoretical models of neutron stars – sources of the gravitational-wave emission – to be used in the gravitational-waves data analysis, and in order to put constrains on their physical properties and their very dense matter equation of state (in collaboration with Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center neutron-star group members).

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center is one of the leading astronomical institutes in Poland, and the neutron star group is involved in cutting edge research on the neutron star equation of state, neutron star superfludity, gravitational wave detection and pulsar glitches.The neutron star group is currently composed of 4 staff members, 2 postdocs and 2 students. Applications must be received by the Nicolaus Copernicus Center before March 19th 2017 (details in https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/phd/ , the announcement https://www.camk.edu.pl/media/uploads/studia_doktoranckie/2017/recruitment2017.pdf). Applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisor (bejger[AT]camk.edu.pl) well in advance to discuss the project.

Junior Research Leader in Computational Astrophysics in KASI, Daejeon, Korea

The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Korea. It conducts front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, develops astronomical instruments, and operates facilities in Korea and overseas. For further details, please visit www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.

Center for Theoretical Astronomy, KASI, looks for creative and outstanding researchers for Junior Research Leader (JRL) positions in the field of computational astrophysics. The scientific scopes include studies of computation-intensive problems (Newtonian/relativistic hydrodynamics/magnetohydrodynamics, PIC, radiative transfer, N-body, and etc.) for various astrophysical objects, ranging from planets, stars, compact objects, galaxies, AGN, to clusters of galaxies, as well as developments of common computational tools (various codes, visualization, etc.).

Outstanding candidates in all fields of computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply for the positions. Successful candidates will carry out original research of own interests. The position is offered for 5 years (initially for 3 years and for 2 more years after evaluation) with a possibility of continuation based on performance. The salary is comparable to that of Junior faculty, and is commensurate with qualifications. Funds for research expenses of about US $ 20,000 per year as well as those to hire a postdoctoral researcher are provided. Additional funds for further research expenses, postdoctoral researchers, students, and etc may be applied for through the KASI research programs as well as the programs of the NRF (National Research Foundation) of Korea.

Interested persons should send the followings to hradmin[AT]kasi.re.kr: the form (Application Form for Junior Research Leader, CV, Research Plan) downloadable at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening and three or more letters of reference. Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field at the time of appointment. Applications received by February 28, 2017 (17:00 KST) will be given due consideration. The expected stating date is July 1, 2017, which is negotiable. For further inquiries, please contact ryu[AT]kasi.re.kr (Dongsu Ryu, Director of Center for Theoretical Astronomy).

Recently Formed PhD Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

We would like to raise awareness of UMass Dartmouth’s recently formed Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) PhD program.

The CSE PhD program offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in an interdisciplinary program spanning applied mathematics, astrophysics, gravitational physics, large-scale simulation, and high-performance computing. Participating departments include Physics, Mathematics, Computer and Information Science, and Engineering. The CSE PhD program was created in 2011 and last year graduated its first class. We are committed to growing our PhD program with excellent students seeking an interdisciplinary, computationally-based research and educational experience.

Gravitational physics and computational astrophysics groups include faculty members Scott Field, Dana Fine, Robert Fisher, Jong-Ping Hsu, David Kagan, Gaurav Khanna, and Richard Price.

Funding is available on a competitive basis via university fellowships, research and teaching assistantships. Deadline for full consideration for Fall 2017 admission is February 15th. Interested students are encouraged to contact Gaurav Khanna (gkhanna[AT]umassd.edu) for more information.

To learn more about CSE faculty members, PhD students, and ongoing research projects please see:
http://cscvr.umassd.edu/

To learn more about the UMass Dartmouth gravity and astrophysics groups please see:
http://gravity.phy.umassd.edu/
https://sites.google.com/site/fishercompgroup/

To learn more about the CSE program please see:
http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/graduate/doctoraldegreeprograms/egrandappliedsciencephd/cseoption/

ICCUB PhD projects within INPhINIT, “la Caixa” Foundation Fellowship Programme, Barcelona, Spain

The ICCUB is offering 20 PhD projects within INPhINIT program of “la Caixa” Foundation. INPhINIT will select 57 young researchers of all nationalities for a three year program to complete a PhD in one of the centers that has received a distictive Severo Ochoa or Maria de Maeztu award.

Requirements for candidates:

At the time of recruitment (start date of the contract with the Research Centre), candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account.

The projects offered by ICCUB are:

Active Galactic Nuclei in Merging Galaxies: A Theoretical Approach
Dark Matter Constraints
DESI survey
Detection Classification for Gaia
Determination of stellar astrophysical parameters using J-PLUS photometry
Fast electronics for medical imaging and particle detection
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs): a theoretical and observational approach
FPGA development for high speed cost-effective space applications
Fundamental Physics from the Non-Gaussian Sky
Gaia Alerts follow-up from Montsec Observatory
Gaia Detection of Ultra Faint Dwarf Galaxies in the halo as probes for cosmological models
Galaxy dynamics with axion dark matter
Open Clusters Studies in the Gaia era
Primordial Black Holes from Inflation
Radiation in strongly coupled gauge theories
Radiative magnetohydrodynamics in powerful astrophysical outflows
Search for physics beyond the Standard Model in the LHCb experiment
Small scale, feedback, dark matter and the predictions of the LCDM model
The Origin of Terrestrial Planets
The Quantum Side of Dark Energy

For further information: http://icc.ub.edu/job/52

Applications

All applications must be completed online at:
https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Secretaria.

PhD in Mathematical Modeling at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Mathematical modeling has the potential to provide innovative solutions to problems in fields from medicine to climate change. There is a broad need for researchers with sophisticated quantitative skills to develop and expand current and future advances in science and technology. Training to work across two or more disciplines will prepare you for opportunities connecting diverse teams of researchers.

Mathematical modeling will prepare you for careers in employment sectors that include corporate research and development, defense laboratories, and government agencies as well as academe. With training in the emerging discipline of mathematical modeling, you will be positioned to advance emerging technologies in a wide variety of application fields.

To achieve your goals, you will choose to focus on applied inverse problems; biomedical mathematics; discrete mathematics; dynamical systems and fluid dynamics; or geometry, relativity, and gravitation.

RIT calls for applications from students for the new PhD program in Mathematical Modeling and will provide for up to five stipends for TAs and RAs.

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

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 PhD positions. 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, (iv) astrophysics of compact objects and (v) tests of General Relativity. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration through the group’s membership. They can also be involved in Pulsar-Timing-Array projects and the LISA 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, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration for both PhD and postdoctoral positions is January 8th, 2017.

For more information and application forms, please visit: http://www.aei.mpg.de/gwjobs2017

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

Postgraduate studentships in Gravitation, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions at CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A call is now open for entry into the postgraduate programme (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) at the Brazilian Center for Physics Research / Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro has a dynamic scientific atmosphere, with several research-intensive Universities and independent centres, among which CBPF, which is one of the top research institutions in Physics in South America. In particular, CBPF has recently created a new department of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions – COSMO, with 10 faculty members carrying out research comprising (but not limited to) the following fields: black hole physics; gravitational waves; gravitational lensing; theoretical and observational cosmology (dark matter and dark energy, early Universe, quantum cosmology, alternative models); quantum field theory and supersymmetry; nuclear astrophysics.

We particularly encourage students with research interests in the above fields to apply to our postgraduate programme. Entry is made via a selection process which involves a written exam in general Physics and an interview, both of which can be done entirely in the student’s home country and in English/Portuguese/Spanish. Studentships are awarded to those students who pass the selection process. The studentships include a monthly stipend plus some travel funding for, e.g., international conferences. There is also the opportunity for a few selected students to spend periods working away in non-Brazilian academic institutions.

The deadline for registration (which requires a record of undergraduate grades and two letters of reference) for the selection process is 18/11/2016, the written exam is on 25/11/2016, the interview is on 12/12/2016 for the M.Sc. and on 13/12/2016 for the Ph.D., and the start of the degree is March 2017.

For further information, please see:
http://www.cbpf.br/~mcasals/index.html
http://uniposrio-fisica.cbpf.br/index.php?page=home.Home&lang=en

PhD grant at University of Vienna

A PhD grant is available to work under the supervision of Piotr Chrusciel in the gravitational physics group at the University of Vienna on elliptic problems in mathematical general relativity. Strong candidates with a solid background in elliptic PDEs are invited to email a CV, including a transcript of academic records, and arrange three recommendation letters to be sent directly to Piotr[dot]Chrusciel[at]univie[dot]ac[dot]at

All applications received by December 15, 2016, will receive full consideration. The deadline might be extended, if needed, until a suitable candidate is found.

PhD position in Gravity and Black Holes at University of Barcelona, Spain

One PhD studentship is open at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences at University of Barcelona (ICCUB). It is funded by the ERC Advanced Grant of Prof Roberto Emparan “A New Strategy for Gravity and Black Holes” (ERC-2015-AdG 692951 GravBHs).

The successful applicant will work directly with Prof Emparan on novel theoretical approaches to black hole physics and gravity. They will be members of a very active group doing research on many areas of gravitational theory, string theory and cosmology.

Candidates must hold an MSc or equivalent in a field that is closely related to theoretical physics, with excellent performance in General Relativity.

The start date is expected to be early in 2017. The position will be funded for up to 4 years, and includes travel money.

Applications must be made online at the link below, and will contain a CV and at least two reference letters. Applications by any other means will not be considered.

PhD positions in astrophysics/gravity at Fudan, Shanghai, China

The high energy astrophysics group at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) has 1-2 PhD positions for the next academic year (starting in September 2017). The successful candidates must have a Master degree in Physics or in a related area before September 2017. Courses and research are conducted in English. The PhD program normally lasts for 3 years, but it can be extended to 4-5 years.

We are looking for candidates with interest/experience in gravity and/or theoretical/observational high energy astrophysics. The group is led by Prof. Cosimo Bambi and currently consists of 3 postdoctoral researchers and several graduate and undergraduate students. More details on the projects of the group can be found here:
http://www.physics.fudan.edu.cn/tps/people/bambi/

Interested candidates should send their CV (including, among other things, date of birth and nationality) and a short statement of research interests and/or experience to:

Prof. Cosimo Bambi
E-mail: bambi[AT]fudan.edu.cn

Please arrange also at least 2 recommendation letters to be sent separately to the same email address.

Applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration.

6 PhD positions in Mathematics, Madrid, Spain

FPI Predoctoral positions at ICMAT.

Funded by the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, the FPI Programme (Formacion de Personal Investigador – Research Personnel Training), offers bursaries covering a 48-month period for the training of university graduates who wish to do a PhD at R+D Centers in subjects associated with specific R+D projects financed through the Ministry of the Economy of Competitiveness R+D+i State Plan, or in R+D projects conducted at Severo Ochoa Units or Centers of Excellence.
Application: 13/09/2016-27/09/2016

Applications are invited for the following predoctoral positions at the Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas (ICMAT, Madrid, Spain)

Predoctoral position associated to Severo Ochoa Excellence Programme:

“Applied Probability, Statistics and Operations Research
“Geometry and Topology
“Applied Mathematics”
“Mathematical Analysis”
“Mathematical Physics”
“Algebra”

ISMAT is recognized as a “Severo-Ochoa” Centre of Excellence and is located in the Universidad Autonoma Campus (UAM).

The position is funded by the MINECO (Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad) and covers a 4-year period.

PhD Fellowships in Physics at the University of Parma, Italy

The Department of Physics and Earth Sciences [1] at the University of Parma [2] invites applications for its Ph.D. program. The fellowships start November 1st 2016 and have a duration of 3 years.

The PhD program covers several scientific areas, including Gravitational physics, Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Waves. The specific research topics of this call are

1. Perturbative and non-perturbative physics in quantum field theory: theoretical and computational features
2. Quantum Control and Quantum Simulation
3. Molecular technologies for multi-phase complex systems
4. Development and characterization of novel semiconducting oxides
5. Nanostructured materials for photocatalytic or optical applications
6. Biophysical studies on bacterial photoreceptors of agronomic and biotechnological relevance
7. High orders in Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory: renormalons and study of quasi conformal windows
8. Metal surface fabrication with ultrashort laser pulses
9. Modeling gravitational waves from compact binary mergers
10. New active materials for ion batteries and supercapacitors based on carbon nanostructures
11. Development of photosensitizing proteins for superresolution microscopy
12. Experimental study of non-equilibrium transformations in cooking processes and definition of statistical models

The application deadline is September 5th 2016. The selection will be based on the curriculum of the candidate and on an interview. In the application the candidate must choose and specify only one research topic. Details on the call and instructions on the on-line application can be found at:

http://www.difest.unipr.it/it/notizie/calls-phd-positions-physics-and-earth-sciences-are-now-open

Other links:
[1] http://www.difest.unipr.it/en
[2] http://en.unipr.it/
[3] http://www.difest.unipr.it/it/notizie/calls-phd-positions-physics-and-earth-sciences-are-now-open

PhD student position in gravitational-wave astronomy, AEI Hannover, Germany

Update: This call has been closed. No further applications will be accepted.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover is offering a position for a PhD student in the newly formed independent research group led by Frank Ohme. The research focus is on the interpretation of gravitational-wave observations made by the Advanced LIGO+Virgo network with the help of Bayesian parameter estimation techniques and numerical simulations of colliding binaries. The start date is negotiable, but can be as early as 1st January 2017. We offer a Max Planck funding contract for 3 years, with potential extension of further 6 months.

We are part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. The independent research group will use large scale numerical simulations of colliding black hole (and/or neutron star) binaries to interpret experimental data from gravitational-wave detectors and extract the source properties of binary observations. Other research pursued at the Albert Einstein Institute include analysis algorithms for a variety of gravitational-wave sources, analytical and numerical signal modelling, tests of General Relativity, as well as gravitational-wave detector improvements.

We are looking for a highly motivated student to work in our newly established independent research group. You should have a University degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields, with interest in one or more of the following research areas: Gravitational-wave data analysis, gravitational-wave theory, numerical simulations of black hole or neutron star binaries, Bayesian parameter estimation methods, astrophysics of binary formation and merger, signal processing and signal reduction.

For more information, please see http://www.aei.mpg.de/1922169/phd-student-position-in-gravitational-wave-astronomy. For informal enquiries, contact frank.ohme[AT]ligo.org.

PhD Fellowships in Physics at the University of Trento, Italy

The Physics department at the University of Trento invites applications for PhD fellowships starting in November 2016.

The PhD fellowships have a duration of 3 years and a gross salary of 13638.47 EUR per year (about 1000 EUR per month after taxes).

The PhD program covers several scientific areas, including also Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, and Astroparticle Physics. More details about the doctoral school in Physics can be found at http://web.unitn.it/en/drphys

The Department of Physics includes faculty members working on computational astrophysics (Giacomazzo), nuclear astrophysics (Leidemann, Pederiva), gravitational wave detectors (Dolesi, Prodi, Vitale, Weber), theory of general relativity and cosmology (Vanzo, Zerbini), and astroparticle physics (Battiston, Lazzizzera). Students with interests in one of these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications for the doctoral positions are accepted from candidates, regardless of gender, age, and nationality, who have a Master’s degree (equivalent to the Italian “laurea magistrale”). Any degree in Physics or related disciplines will be given preferential status. Applications are also accepted from students who expect to get their degree by October 31 2016.

The University of Trento is ranked among the top 5 universities in Italy and it is characterized by an international and diverse student population. The city of Trento is located on the Italian Dolomites and it is very well connected with several destinations in Italy and Europe.

The deadline for applications is August 31 2016 at 4 pm Italian time. The selection will be based on the curriculum of the candidate and on an oral exam (candidates permanently residing abroad by the date of the oral exam may take the exam by phone or videoconference in their country of residence).

More information about the application process can be found here:
http://www.unitn.it/en/ateneo/1940/announcement-of-selection

Teaching Specialist at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is inviting applications for a Teaching Specialist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The position is expected to begin as early as January 1, 2017. Required: Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a closely related field; record of excellence in teaching college-level General Physics and Astronomy courses; excellent organizational and leadership skills; ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators; and demonstrated written communication skills.

For a complete announcement and to apply online go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/6745BR . A complete online application includes the following materials: on-line application; C.V.; cover letter that addresses relevant teaching, leadership, and organizational experience; teaching statement; statement of research interests and skills; transcript copy if degree has been obtained in the last five years; and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Prof. Chris Fischer at shark[AT]ku.edu or mailed to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Initial review of applications will begin October 1st, 2016, and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Post-Doctoral Research in Space Physics at the University of Kansas

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in space physics at the University of Kansas beginning as early as October 1, 2016. Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field associated with space physics by date of appointment and demonstrated experience in space physics or astrophysics or related field as evidenced by application materials. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for another year subject to review and continued grant funding. Candidates with relevant interests and experience are sought. For complete position announcement and to apply on-line go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/6725BR . A complete electronic application will include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research, list of publications and a list of 3 references. In addition, applicants should arrange for the three cited references to send letters of reference to: Thomas E. Cravens, Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., 1082 Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2016. For consideration, please apply before August 15, 2016. Inquiries can be made by email to cravens[AT]ku.edu with a copy to tizby[AT]ku.edu.

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IRAP PhD 2016 call

The International Relativistic Astrophysics Ph.D. (IRAP PhD) – Joint Doctorate Program sponsored by ICRANet

A deadline of 30th September 2016 has been established for eight positions open internationally and directly sponsored by the participating institutions.

The coordinated effort of many international organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), has led to an unprecedented amount of scientific information from the microphysical world all the way to the entire Universe. To harvest the results of these scientific missions, a specific Ph. D. program has been envisaged in order to involve the students in the analysis and modeling of the above observational data within the theory of general relativity and relativistic quantum and classical field theories.

The students will also be involved in innovative experimental programs in relativistic astrophysics. The program provides expertise in the most advanced topics of experimental, mathematical and theoretical physics relevant to the context of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. These activities, being necessarily international, the scientific and academic institutions, indicated below, participate with their own specific scientific specialties and a joint degree is delivered, at the end of the program.

The Institutions participating in the IRAP PhD are: the international organization ICRANet (Pescara, Rio de Janeiro and Rome) as coordinating institution and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis as the host Institution; the Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam (Germany); Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata (India); Observatoire de la Cote D’Azur, Nice (France); University of Ferrara (Italy); University of Rome, la Sapienza (Italy); University of Savoie, Annecy (France).
The Final Ph.D. degree will be jointly delivered by the Academic Institutions participating in the program.

We encourage applications from the best candidates worldwide, independent of nationality, gender or background.

The Courses: Each student will have to follow 180 hours of courses during the three years of the Ph.D. program. There is also a possibility to follow courses from other Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Ph.D. programs in each participating institution, after approval by the Faculty.

Courses can be chosen from the following list:
COSMOLOGY WITH GAMMA RAY BURSTS
Lorenzo AMATI (INAF-IASF Bologna)
Carlo Luciano BIANCO (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Michel BOER (UNICE-France)
Luca IZZO (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia)
HIGH ENERGY PHENOMENA IN ASTROPHYSICS
Felix AHARONIAN (DIAS-Dublin and MPIK-Heidelberg)
Ulisses Barres de Almeida (CBPF/MCT Rio)
Alessandro DE ANGELIS (Univ. Udine-Italy)
Paolo GIOMMI (ASI-ASDC Rome)
Razmik MIRZOYAN (Max-Planck Institute for Physics)
Marco TAVANI (INAF-IASF Rome)
COSMOLOGICAL SINGULARITY, BKL COSMOLOGY AND HIDDEN SYMMETRIES IN GRAVITY
Vladimir BELINSKI (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Thibault DAMOUR (IHES and ICRANet)
Hermann NICOLAI (MPIG-Einstein Institut)
FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS IN RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM FIELD THEORIES
Giovanni AMELINO-CAMELIA (SAPIENZA-Rome)
Johannes BLUEMLEIN (DESY and FU Berlin)
Gabriele GIONTI (Vatican)
Hagen KLEINERT (FU Berlin and ICRANet)
ACCRETION ON BLACK HOLES
Sandip CHAKRABARTI (Bose Centre-Kolkata)
Grant MATHEWS (CANDU -USA)
GENERAL RELATIVITY
Donato BINI (CNR and ICRANet)
Bruno Carneiro DA CUNHA (UFPE-Recife)
Jutta KUNZ (Univ. Oldenburg-Germany)
Volker PERLICK (Univ. of Bremen-Germany)
SUPERNOVAE AND GAMMA RAY BURSTS
Alexey AKSENOV (ICAD, RAS-Moscow)
Massimo DELLA VALLE (INAF-Naples and ICRANet)
Christopher FRYER (LANL-USA)
Georges MEYNET (Obs. UNIGE-Geneva)
Remo RUFFINI (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Patrick YOUNG (Arzona State University)
SPACE AND GROUND-BASED TESTS OF GENERAL RELATIVITY
Francis EVERITT and Paul WORDEN (Stanford University)
Claus LAEMMERZAHL (University of Bremen)
Roberto PERON (INAF-Rome)
Costantino SIGISMONDI (ON Rio and ICRANet)
LARGE SCALE STRUCTURE AND DARK MATTER
Carlos ARGUELLES (ICRANet)
Nikolaos MAVROMATOS (King’s College London)
Marco MERAFINA (Sapienza-Rome)
Piero ROSATI (University of Ferrara)
X/GAMMA-RAY INSTRUMENTATION
Filippo FRONTERA (University of Ferrara)
Shuangnan ZHANG (IHEP – Chinese Academy of Science)
MULTIWAVELENGTH AND TIME-DOMAIN DATA ANALYSIS IN ASTROPHYSICS
Bernardo FRAGA (ICRANet)
Paolo GIOMMI (ASI-ASDC Rome)
Mauro ORLANDINI (University of Ferrara)
ON BLACK HOLES
Roy KERR (ICRANet)
GAMMA RAY BURST THEORIES AND OBSERVATIONS
Pascal CHARDONNET (University of Savoie and ICRANet)
Xiaohui FAN (UA at Tucson)
Marco MUCCINO (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Ana PENACCHIONI (University of Siena)
Tsvi PIRAN (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
WHITE DWARFS, NEUTRONS STARS, BOSON STARS: OBSERVATIONS AND THEORY
Robert Fisher (University of Massachussets Darmouth)
Fernanda GOMES DE OLIVEIRA (ICRANet)
Sergio FRASCA (SAPIENZA-Rome) and Jutta KUNZ (University of Oldenburg)
Manuel MALHEIRO (ITA Brazil)
Jorge RUEDA (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Cezar ZEN (UFRGS Brazil)
RELATIVISTIC KINETIC THEORY, STRONG COUPLING QED AND ELECTRON-POSITRON PLASMA
Gregory VERESHCHAGIN and She-Sheng XUE (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Antonino DI PIAZZA and Christoph H. KEITEL (MPIK)

IRAP PhD FACULTY
Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Stefano Ansoldi (Universita’ degli Studi di Udine), Ulisses Barres de Almeida (Brazilian Centre For Physics Research, Brazil), Elia Stefano Battistelli (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Vladimir Belinski (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Carlo Luciano Bianco (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Donato (CNR – Ist. per Applicaz. del Calcolo “M. Picone”), Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti (Indian Centre For Space Physics, India), Pascal Chardonnet (Universite’ de Savoie), Christian Cherubini (Universita’ “Campus Biomedico” di Roma), Thibault Damour (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques), Jaan Einasto (Tartu Observatory), Sergio Frasca (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Filippo Frontera (Universita’ di Ferrara), Jean-Marc Gambaudo (Universite’ de Nice Sophia Antipolis), Paolo Giommi (ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), Yipeng Jing (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China), Hagen Kleinert (Freie Universitat Berlin), Jutta Kunz-Drolshagen (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg), Claus Laemmerzahl (Universitaet Bremen), Olivier Legrand (Universite’ de Nice Sophia Antipolis), Francois Mignard (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur), Hermann Nicolai (Max Plank Institute for Gravitational Physics, Postdam), Kjell Rosquist (Stockholm University), Jorge Rueda (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Remo Ruffini (Director) (Sapienza Università di Roma and ICRANet), Felix Ryde (Stockholm University), Farrokh Vakili (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur), Gregory Vereshchagin (Sapienza Università di Roma and ICRANet), She Sheng Xue (Sapienza Università di Roma and ICRANet), Shuangnan Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics – Chinese Academy of Science)

More information at http://www.icranet.org/irap-phd

PhD position in Astrostatistics at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Applications are invited for a PhD position in Astrostatistics at Radboud University in the Netherlands. The position is joint between the stochastics group of Eric Cator and the astrophysics group of Gijs Nelemans. The aim of the project is to develop, study and use statistical tools to optimally compare models for the evolution of massive binaries into double neutron stars and black holes, to a wide range of (inhomogeneous) observational data. With these tools we want to determine or constrain the outcome of various uncertain evolutionary processes and validate the model. We also want to develop statistical theory for these new tools in this challenging setting.

We are looking for a MSc student with a strong background in mathematics/statistics and an interest in astrophysics. The research takes place within the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics and the PhD student is expected to be involved both in the department of Astrophysics and in the Applied Stochastics group within the department of Mathematics. The PhD student is expected to dedicate 10% if her/his time to teaching assistance, most likely in mathematics.

For more information on this project, contact Eric Cator (E.Cator[AT]science.ru.nl) or Gijs Nelemans (nelemans[AT]astro.ru.nl)

To apply, email a cover/motivation letter and CV to secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Also please arrange for 3 letters of references
(PDFs) to be emailed to secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Complete applications received by September 1st, 2016 will receive full consideration. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

2 Postdoc and 2 PhD positions in astrophysics at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Applications are invited for two 2+1 year postdoctoral positions and two PhD positions at Radboud University in the Netherlands to work in the group of Gijs Nelemans on the formation of double neutron stars/black holes. The project aims to use population modelling and data from Gaia, pulsars, supernovae, radio pulsars and gravitational wave detections to constrain the various evolutionary phases.

The successful applicants will work in the following areas (subject to changes based on interest/expertise). PD1: Supernovae/radio pulsars, PD2: Joint EM-GW analysis, PhD1: High-Mass X-ray binaries, PhD2: double NS/BH. The PDs are encouraged to also pursue their own research programs.

The Department of Astrophysics, is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics. The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs, ~25 PhD students. Research activities focus on high-energy astrophysics, cosmic-rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, clusters and the Milky Way.

The positions are part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities, with gross/month salaries of 3000-4300 Euro depending on experience for the post-docs), 2100-2750 Euro for the PhDs.

Previous experience with stellar and binary evolution, supernovae, pulsars or gravitational waves is preferred. The PD applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics, the PhD applicants a MSc. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Gijs Nelemans (nelemans[AT]astro.ru.nl).

To apply, email a cover letter, CV and brief research statement to secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Also please arrange for 3 letters of references (PDFs) to be emailed secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Complete applications received by September 1st, 2016 will receive full consideration. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

PhD opportunities in Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, Vitoria-ES, Brazil

PPGCosmo is a new international PhD program on Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation that aims to give PhD students the opportunity to develop a successful international scientific career. The research topics range from theoretical to observational aspects of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, including participation in collaborations such as Euclid, J-PAS and DES. PPGCosmo is a Brazilian program consisting of four institutions from Brazil and four institutions outside Brazil.

Four 4-year PhD positions are now available starting in mid August 2016. The student will be supervised by a Professor at a Brazilian institution and co-supervised by one of the four Professors (Amendola, Dodelson, Pacheco or Wands) from the four institutions outside Brazil. For the compulsory postgraduate courses the student will be mainly based in Vitoria-ES. The student will have opportunities to visit the other Brazilian participating institutions and will have to spend one year at the co-supervisor’s foreign institution.

Please visit the PPGCosmo homepage for more informations.

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Nuclear and High Energy Physics at the University of Kansas

Position Overview:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas seeks to fill a post-doctoral researcher position in nuclear and high energy physics.

Starting Date: October 1st, 2016, or as soon thereafter as the position can be filled (also negotiable).

Length of Appointment: Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal annually for three subsequent years subject to review.

General Responsibilities: Research in nuclear and High Energy Physics. The successful candidate will contribute in several aspects of the high energy physics group’s research program including phenomenology, data analysis and event simulation, and publication of research results.

Job Duties:
Conduct research in experimental high energy and nuclear physics and in phenomenology in collaboration with members of the University of Kansas high energy and nuclear physics group and collaboration members world-wide. This entails participation in relevant facets of the overall research endeavor encompassing the life-cycle of high energy and nuclear physics, ranging from phenomenology related to BSM physics (and especially to the possible diphoton excess observed by the CMS and ATLAS experiments) and to QCD studies (diffraction and small x physics including saturation pheomena), physics event simulation, data analysis, publication preparation, proposal preparation, editorial work, presentation of results, outreach and career development.
More specifically, the research will deal with the phenomenology studies at the LHC in the BSM and QCD domains and their possible observations in the CMS/TOTEM experiments.

Specific job duties:
60% Phenomenogy studies
30% Participation in the analysis of recent CMS-TOTEM data at 13 TeV
10% Assist the faculty in guiding the group’s graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications:
Evaluation of the required qualification and preferred qualification will be made through (1) records of accomplishments entered in CV, (2) description of research and education experience provided in the application materials, (3) references, and (4) publications as appropriate.

Required Qualifications for Postdoctoral Researcher:
1. A Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment.
2. Experience in theoretical physics, phenomenogy or experimental high energy physics or related experimental field. At least one publication in phenomenology/theory/experiment will be required and a 3-year experience will be very much appreciated.
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications for Postdoctoral Researcher:
1. Experience in theory and phenomenology: a publication in this domain will be greatly approeciated
2. Experience in software: experience on MC or C++ code will be highly considered
3. Experience and ability in particle physics data analysis or phenomenological prediction
4. Good communication skills.

A complete online application include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (including publications list), Statement of Research Interests and Skills and at least three letters of recommendation – letters should be emailed to Prof. Christophe Royon (c742r922[AT]ku.edu) or mailed to Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Initial review of applications will begin July 31, 2016. For first consideration, please apply before July 31, 2016.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu , 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY