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Deadline: 2019-01-11
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Postdoc position in gravitational wave astronomy at Nikhef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The gravitational physics division at Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in gravitational wave astronomy, with emphasis on searches for coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes with LIGO and Virgo. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Sarah Caudill. The data analysis effort at Nikhef currently involves 2 senior scientists (Dr. Caudill and Prof. Van Den Broeck), 3 postdocs, and 3 PhD students; the group will expand significantly in the next few years. In addition to data analysts, the gravitational physics division at Nikhef (which is a member of the Virgo Collaboration) and its collaborators in the Netherlands consists of astronomers and astrophysicists, theorists, and instrumentalists. There is also vibrant collaboration with individuals and groups around the world.

A PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field is a prerequisite for the position; candidates who are close to finishing their PhD thesis are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be employed by the NWO-I foundation, whose employment conditions are excellent; these can be found on the website of the employer: www.nwo-i.nl. Candidates are expected to have good communications skills and be able to work in a large international team.

The position is for two years, extendable by a third year. For more information and an online application form, see https://www.nikhef.nl/jobs/vacatures/. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, research statement, publication list, and curriculum vitae. Also, please have the email addresses ready of at least three references who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for full consideration is January 11th, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. S. Caudill (S.Caudill[AT]nikhef.nl).


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