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Deadline: 2019-12-01
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Postdocs: ERC CoG ‘Precision Gravity from LHC to LISA’, Hamburg, Germany

Postdocs (f/m/diverse) for ERC CoG “Precision Gravity from the LHC to LISA”

The Astro-particle Physics division at DESY invites applications for several Postdoctoral Positions at DESY, Hamburg, funded by the ERC-consolidator grant “Precision Gravity: From the LHC to LISA”. The appointments are two-year fixed-term positions starting in the fall of 2020, and they may be extended by one year depending on performance.

Job Description:
Implementation of the Effective Field Theory (EFT) approach to gravitational dynamics to compute the emission of Gravitational Waves (GW) from binary systems to fifth Post-Newtonian order. Develop new tools from the theory of scattering amplitudes to streamline the derivation of gravitational observables for the two-body problem in gravity. Use of ‘GW Precision Data’ to constrain the nature of the sources.

Requirements:
PhD in theoretical physics at the time of appointment, in an area related to: gravitational physics, Post-Newtonian theory. EFT approaches and/or the study of scattering amplitudes in gravity, broadly defined. Sufficient independence to manage their own academic research and associated activities.

Applications can be submitted at the link below, by selecting the option ‘Gravitational Waves’ (Rafael Porto). The application should include a statement of research interests, CV, list of publications, as well as the names of three referees who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation. In case of technical problems, you may contact pd-app-desyt[AT]desy.de.

The deadline for applications is 1 December, 2019.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time- work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.


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