Call of interest for postdoc positions, Rome, Italy

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Deadline:  2021-12-31

Location:  Rome, Italy

We are looking for one or more outstanding and highly-motivated postdoctoral researchers to work in the area of strong gravity (theory and phenomenology), with particular interest in numerical-relativity simulations and synergies with high-energy physics. 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 2022; earlier start dates will also be considered. Screening of the applications will begin in January 2022 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 and Paolo Pani, as well as 7 postdocs, 10 PhD students, and several master students, with strong connections to other research groups at Sapienza and worldwide. The group is part of the LISA and ET Consortia and 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.

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.

Applications 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.