Postdoctoral Fellowship in experimental GW research at Syracuse, USA

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Location:  Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.

The Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group invites application for a postdoctoral research position in experimental gravitational-wave advanced detector research, starting in September 1, 2010 or possibly earlier. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate’s research will be focused on quantum noise limited opto-mechanical sensing and control of macroscopic mirrors, sub-Standard-Quantum-Limit sensing techniques, low noise optics suspensions and optical trapping.

The Syracuse Gravitational-Wave Group currently consists of faculty members Stefan Ballmer, Duncan Brown and Peter Saulson, one senior scientist, 2 postdocs and 6 graduate students. The group has a broad range of research interests including gravitational-wave advanced detector research, gravitational-wave detector commissioning and characterization, gravitational-wave phenomenology and data analysis, and relativity theory. The group is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and collaborates with the Caltech-Cornell and CITA numerical relativity groups. The Syracuse group has excellent computing facilities, including a 320 CPU core Intel Xeon cluster for gravitational wave data analysis and modeling.

For full consideration qualified candidates must complete an online management application at (job #026061) and attach their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement describing their qualifications, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Peter Saulson at saulson[AT] or

Prof. Peter Saulson
Department of Physics 201 Physics Building
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244, USA

Application materials should be submitted by May 15, 2010 for full consideration, but the screening process will continue until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.