Contact:  gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.comLocation:  Palma, Spain
Research in the gravitational wave physics group at the Balearic Islands University (UIB) spans a wide range of topics including gravitational wave data analysis, waveform modelling and numerical relativity. The group consists of PIs Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa, faculty members David Keitel and Jaume Carot, postdoctoral researchers Marta Colleoni, Anna Heffernan, Sayantani Bera, and 6 PhD students as well as several master and undergraduate students.
Further faculty members in relativity and gravitation include Carlos Palenzuela and Carles Bona.
The group is involved in the LIGO Scientific collaboration, LISA consortium and Einstein Telescope project; for further details see http://grg.uib.es.
Postdoctoral and scientific software developer positions:
For this call we are seeking
– applications for several postdoctoral positions in the areas of gravitational wave physics, including data analysis, detector characterization, modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical relativity, and related topics in astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics.
– applications for a scientific software developer position, supporting our research in gravitational wave data analysis and numerical relativity, and in particular our involvement in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and LISA Consortium.
The starting date can be negotiated, and is possible as early as spring 2021. Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with renewal for a second and possibly third year expected, depending on satisfactory progress.
Applicants for the postdoctoral positions should send a single PDF including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests and achievements, as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com.
Applicants for the software developer position should send a single PDF including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research and software experience and interests, as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com.
The deadline for full consideration is January 5th, 2022, but earlier submission of application materials is encouraged.
Tenure track position:
We are also looking for candidates interested in applying for the annual national Spanish call for tenure track positions, which is expected for December (note that the program might continue under the Ramon y Cajal label or change name). Candidates need to have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years (extra time for child care can be accounted for). While for these positions we do not have an influence on the decision, we can advise candidates who are interested in joining the group on preparing their applications and help to assess chances of success. Furthermore, candidates who obtain a grant may not be able to join UIB unless we have been contacted before applying (to guarantee a University commitment).
Please address enquiries to Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa at gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com