Location: Pisa, Italy
Postdoctoral position in multimessenger Astrophysics at the University of Pisa
The Physics Department “E. Fermi” of the University of Pisa invites applications for a postdoctoral position in multimessenger astrophysics on: “study of the gravitational wave and high-energy eletromagnetic radiation from pulsars and other astrophysical sources”.
The successful candidate should have a research background in one or more of the following topics: high-energy astrophysics, neutron stars and pulsar physics, study of time series in astrophysics, gravitational wave astronomy. The candidate will work on data analysis of electromagnetic radiation (X and gamma rays) and gravitational wave radiation from periodic sources, mainly pulsars.
The position is a fixed term appointment for 2 years. Funding for travel will be available. The successful candidate will work within an international collaboration involving scientists of the Fermi-LAT and Virgo-LSC collaborations. Annual gross salary is 24,000 euro, according to the Italian university postdoctoral level (“Assegno di Ricerca”). The appointment is expected to begin around the end of March 2014.
Pisa, known worldwide for its famous leaning tower, is a pleasant, university-oriented city of about 100,000 people in the beautiful context of the Tuscany region. Home of many research institutions, it offers a vibrant cultural life. The University of Pisa has a strong, historical tradition in the mathematical and physical sciences, and the Physics Department hosts research groups working on many different fields, including astrophysics, astroparticle physics and gravitational wave physics.
Applicants are required to follow the application procedure described at
A interview session will be held on March 6, 2014. Applicants committed abroad can do the interview electronically, using a telecon system (see the announcement for more details)
The University of Pisa is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and minorities. For more information, please visit:
or send an email to: massimiliano.razzano[AT]pi.infn.it
Physics Department of the University of Pisa (Italian): http://www.df.unipi.it/ricerca/attività
Fermi research group in Pisa: http://glast.pi.infn.it/
Virgo-EGO research group in Pisa: http://virgopisa.df.unipi.it/
Fermi mission: http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov
Virgo homepage: http://www.ego-gw.it/