Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-Wave Physics at Tübingen

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Location:  Tübingen, Germany

The Theoretical Astrophysics section (TAT) of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT) has an opening for one postdoctoral research position starting from 1st of October 2011. The position will be funded via the SFB/TR7 network on “Gravitational Wave Astronomy” (

The research activities of TAT are related to the study of sources of gravitational waves with emphasis on the dynamics of neutron stars.The successful applicant will carry out original research in projects regarding the study of the dynamics of neutron stars and/or magnetars in relation to the emission of gravitational waves. The position is limited to two years with a possible extension for one more year and the salary will be paid according to the German public service scale. Optionally, shorter duration contracts might also be considered. Applications, including a curriculum vita, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests and experience, and the names (address, email) of three potential referees should be sent to:

Prof. Kostas Kokkotas
Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 10
D-72076 Tübingen / Germany
E-mail: kostas.kokkotas[at]

Applications by e-mail are welcome. All applications will receive full consideration until the position is filed. The University of Tübingen seeks to increase the fraction of female scientists in research and teaching and particularly encourages applications from women. Disabled candidates are given preference if equally qualified.

For inquiries contact Prof. Kostas Kokkotas.
Further information on the Theoretical Astrophysics Group may be found at