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Deadline: 2021-04-30
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Young Investigator Group Leader position in multi-messenger gravitational-wave astronomy, Frankfurt, Germany

The Institute for Theoretical Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt announces that a position of “Young Investigator Group Leader” is anticipated within the framework of the Hessian Excellence Cluster Project “ELEMENTS” starting April 1st, 2021 and until March 31st, 2025.

The Cluster Project ELEMENTS is a collaborative project of Goethe University Frankfurt, Technical University Darmstadt, Giessen University, and the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research. It addresses the physics of binary neutron-star mergers from gravitational waves to the nucleosynthesis of heavy chemical elements and electromagnetic signals. This includes investigations of the r-process fission cycle and its impact on the natural synthesis of heavy chemical elements in binary neutron-star merger events.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with an outstanding CV and performance in the research associated with the multi-messenger observations of compact stars or the gravitational-wave data analysis and phenomenology of these objects. A proven track record of research in one of these areas and the ability to manage a research group are essential prerequisites.

The successful applicant will benefit from ELEMENTS’ generous support package for Young Investigators, which includes, besides travel and equipment budgets, also funding for the hiring of a post-doctoral researcher and a PhD student for the duration of the Excellence cluster.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or in related areas (Mathematics, Computer Science). The application should comprise a CV, a full list of publications, and a research plan illustrating hiring strategy for the postdoctoral and PhD positions. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will have to be sent by 30.04.2021 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidate is found.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to: Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.de and to CC-ed to rezzolla[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.de

Goethe University and its partners in ELEMENTS are equal-opportunity employers and are committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching. Qualified female researchers are therefore especially encouraged to apply. Severely handicapped applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.