Call of interest for an ERC-funded postdoc position, Rome, Italy

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Deadline:  2020-10-31

Location:  Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy)

We are looking for an outstanding and highly-motivated postdoc to work in the area of strong gravity (theory and phenomenology). This position is funded by the ERC Starting Grant DarkGRA. The successful candidate will join the “Gravity theory and gravitational wave phenomenology” group at Sapienza University of Rome.

The appointment is for 2+1 years (extension subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance), with a net salary competitive with international standards. All candidates must hold (or soon be completing) a Ph.D. in Physics. The positions are expected to start no later than September/October 2021; earlier start dates will also be considered. Screening of the applications will begin in early November 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The research activities of the group include gravitational-wave modelling and phenomenology, black-hole and neutron-star physics, tests of gravity and of the nature of compact objects, and strong-gravity tests of dark matter. The members of the group are also expected to get involved in other activities such as training of students, networking, etc.

Staff members of the gravity theory group at Sapienza currently include Leonardo Gualtieri, Andrea Maselli, and Paolo Pani, as well as Marie Curie Fellow Richard Brito, 4 postdocs, 8 PhD students, and several master students. The group is involved in the COST Actions “CA 16104 Gravitational waves, black holes and fundamental physics (GWverse)” and “CA 16214 The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars (PHAROS)”. It is part of the “Amaldi Research Center for gravitational physics and astrophysics” at Sapienza, of the RISE H2020-MC network “Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities (GRU)”, and of the INFN Specific Initiative TEONGRAV – Gravitational Wave Sources. Members of the group are also members of the LISA Consortium and of the eXTP Science Team, and take part of the science activities GWIC-3G Science Case Team; the successful candidate will be encouraged to join these efforts.

The Department of Physics at Sapienza hosts renowned research groups in several areas of physics and is regularly included among the first 40 Physics and Astronomy institutes in the world according to various rankings.

Application should be sent through the online form available on the post webpage.

Sapienza University of Rome values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The selection will be done in agreement with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers, and particular attention will be paid to the gender balance of the group.