Postdoc position in Gravitational-wave Astrophysics at California State University, Fullerton, CA

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Deadline:  2018-10-31

Location:  Fullerton, CA

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center (GWPAC) at California State University Fullerton welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Gravitational-Wave Physics. GWPAC faculty members include Al Agnew, Geoffrey Lovelace, Jocelyn Read, and Director Joshua Smith. Its research projects include searches for binary systems with black holes and neutron stars with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), characterization of the LIGO detectors, waveform modeling including analytical solutions for neutron stars with realistic equations of state, modes and tides, numerical relativity simulations of binary black hole and black hole neutron star systems as part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration, optical characterization of LIGO optics, theoretical calculations of thermal noise and mathematical relativity.

The successful applicant will establish and carry out a research program in gravitational-wave physics that complements the existing strengths in GWPAC and involves undergraduate and master’s students. Contributions to the study of third-generation gravitational-wave science and/or detector development are expected as part of their research activities. Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is 31 October 2018 or until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an application at

On the application website, please submit the names and contact information of three references. We also ask that you attach a cover letter, a short statement of research interests, and a curriculum vita. If you have any questions, please email Jocelyn Read at jread[AT]