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Deadline: 2021-05-16
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Staff scientist position in gravitational wave data analysis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured staff scientist position in gravitational wave data analysis. The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding track record of original research in the analysis of data from interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Among the research topics relevant for the position are novel contributions to the long-term detection efforts, the development of algorithms to characterize gravitational wave sources based on their signals, and data analysis methodology for astrophysics, fundamental physics, and cosmology with gravitational waves.

The new staff scientist will carry out her or his research as a member of the gravitational waves group at Nikhef, which is part of the Virgo Collaboration and a key player towards Einstein Telescope and LISA. It is foreseen that she or he will establish links with the experimental research portfolio at Nikhef, will play a leading role in the Dutch gravitational wave data analysis efforts, and will actively contribute to the procurement of funding. Together with its University partners, Nikhef offers teaching opportunities and access to excellent students, who play an important role in the scientific life of the gravitational waves group, and of Nikhef in general.

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics or a closely related field and should have good communication skills. Strong preference will be given to female candidates and candidates from other under-represented minorities in physics, but all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Chris Van Den Broeck (vdbroeck[AT]

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