Contact:  bruno.giacomazzo[AT]unitn.itLocation:  Trento, Italy
Applications are invited for a two-year postdoc position funded by INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) on the topic of “General Relativistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Stars”. The postdoc will work with Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo of the Physics Department of the University of Trento (Italy). Candidates will need to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics by the beginning of the contract. Candidates with previous experience in numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, or gravitational-wave physics are strongly encouraged to apply.
The gross yearly salary for this position is 26197.59 EUR. Candidates that do not already live in Trento will also get 5000 EUR more (before taxes) per year to cover part of their living expenses. Travel funds for international conferences are also available. The position is expected to start possibly in the Summer, but no later than November.
Interested candidates should send their full CV and publication list to bruno.giacomazzo [at] unitn.it.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted on March 6 in order to get assistance in submitting the required paperwork (in Italian) to INFN for the final evaluation. INFN will need to receive all the paperwork by March 13.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Italian-speaking candidates may also apply directly to INFN by following the instructions at http://www.ac.infn.it/job/dettagli_job.php?id=1933
The University of Trento is ranked among the best universities in Italy and it is located in the city of Trento, near the Italian Dolomites. The Physics department is active in a wide range of research topics. In the field of gravitational waves it has groups working on numerical relativity (Giacomazzo), Virgo (Prodi, Perreca), and LISA (Vitale, Dolesi, Weber). More information about the Physics department can be found at http://www.physics.unitn.it/en