The gravitational physics group at Nikhef in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, invites applications for one or more PhD positions in the detection and interpretation of gravitational waves, particularly from coalescing compact binaries. The group is a member of the Virgo collaboration, is active in the LISA effort, and plays an important role in the Einstein Telescope design study. It is led by Prof. dr. J.F.J. van den Brand and currently consists of 9 staff members in instrumentation, theory, and data analysis, 3 postdocs, and 5 students. 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 PhD positions are for 4 years. Applicants should send a CV and a brief statement of research interests, preferably by e-mail, before January 1st 2011, to Dr. Chris Van Den Broeck (vdbroeck[at]nikhef.nl) with a c.c. to Teus van Egdom (pz[at]nikhef.nl). Please also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to these addresses. Applications may also be sent by regular mail to: Nikhef Personnel Department, Science Park 105, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam. Please quote the vacancy number 100995. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.