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Deadline: 2019-01-18
Location: Milan, Italy

ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics at Milan, Italy

Universita` di Milano Bicocca is currently seeking to filling at least two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified individuals interested in pursuing research in the fields gravitational wave astrophysics, with a particular focus on massive black hole binaries.

The successful candidates will join Prof. Alberto Sesana (moving to Milan in March) to form the core team of ‘B Massive’, an ERC CoG funded project aimed at tackling all the facets of the astrophysics of massive black hole binaries, including theory, N-body and hydro simulations, prediction of observational signatures and their search in observational data, pulsar timing array data analysis and astrophysical inference. Appointments are expected to start in the fall 2019. The ERC funding guarantees a generous salary, competitive with the highest European standards for this type of positions.

The Bicocca astro group is leader in massive black hole astrophysics and dynamics, and is composed by faculty members Prof. Monica Colpi, Prof. Massimo Dotti, Prof. Giuseppe Gavazzi, Prof. Francesco Haardt, plus several postdocs and PhD students. It also has tight connections with the observatories of Brera and Merate. It is located close to the centre of Milan, the most lively and international city in Italy.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy or a related discipline. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to asesana[AT]star.sr.bham.ac.uk, by January 18, 2019.

For enquires and more information about the ‘B Massive’ project, please contact the PI at asesana[AT]star.sr.bham.ac.uk.


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