Applications are invited for a (2+yr) postdoc and a (4yr) PhD position in GW Astrophysics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The positions are funded through a large national program focusing on direct detection of GWs and GW Astrophysics. Our group recently joined the Virgo collaboration and will focus on enhancing the (astro)physics of GW detection using electro-magnetic data.
The postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy and preferably have experience with GW data analysis. The post-doc will work on joint EM-GW data analysis and play a role in the supervision of PhD students. Part of the time can be spent on own research projects. The PhD project will focus on expected electro-magnetic signals and rates of compact binary star mergers and/or the design and use of a dedicated optical follow-up telescope array. The project can be more technically or more astronomically focused.
Applications, consisting of a letter of interest and an extended CV should be submitted by e-mail, as well as details of three possible references.
The Department of Astrophysics is a young, vibrant group (~10 faculty, ~10 postdocs, ~30 PhD students, ~10 Master students) working in the fields of astroparticle physics, compact binaries, stellar evolution, transients, radio astronomy, black holes, magnetic fields and extragalactic astronomy. It is located in the student town Nijmegen, an old (Roman) city, within easy reach of other places in the Netherlands.
University positions (including PhD positions) in the Netherlands include good medical and social benefits (including maternity and paternity leave and child care) plus holiday and end-of-year allowances.