Contact:  sagunski[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.deLocation:  Frankfurt, Germany
The Institute of Theoretical Physics at the Faculty of Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, invites applications for a
Postdoc position (all genders welcome)
at the interface of theoretical particle physics, cosmology and gravitational wave physics, open from 01.10.2022 until 30.09.2024. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University. The position is funded by the DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC-TR 211 “Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions” as part of the research project B07 on “Strong-interaction matter in the early Universe” coordinated by Prof. Dietrich B單eker (Bielefeld University), Prof. Laura Sagunski (Goethe University), Prof. Juegen Schaffner-Bielich (Goethe University) and Prof. Dominik Schwarz (Bielefeld University). The position as funded according to the financial plan of the CRC-TR211 is split in half with the University of Bielefeld and limited to two years, half of the full funding period of the CRC-TR211.
Job description: The successful candidate will work with Prof. Laura Sagunski and Prof. Juegen Schaffner-Bielich and will pursue cutting-edge research at the interface of particle physics, cosmology and gravitational wave physics. The main emphasis of the planned studies is the exploration of the QCD epoch of the early Universe and the possible cosmological implications as the modification of the spectrum of primordial gravitational waves and of primordial black holes. Part of the joint research within the CRC-TR211 entails also implementing the scientific results from lattice QCD calculations, perturbative QCD and effective field theories for cosmological studies.
The prospective candidate will closely interact with the other members of the CRC-TR 211 and the Astrophysics Groups at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).
Qualification requirements: The ideal candidate has a PhD in theoretical physics or astrophysics, a strong background in theoretical particle physics, cosmology and/or gravitational wave physics, and solid knowledge of at least one programming language (Python, C++).
Application material and deadline: Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short research summary and outlook, and a copy of the PhD certificate (or alternatively a statement from the supervisor stating the expected completion date of the PhD), should be sent electronically to: Mrs Astrid Steidl (steidl[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.de) and CC-ed to sagunski[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.de and schaffner[AT]astro.uni-frankfurt.de. Applicants should also arrange for at two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the above e-mail addresses. The application deadline is 18.03.2022.