Postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational waves or applied mathematics, Singapore

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Deadline:  2022-04-30

Location:  Singapore

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The successful candidates will work under the supervision of incoming faculty member Alvin Chua, who is presently at Caltech.

Fellowship A: We seek applicants with a strong background in scientific modelling and analysis for contemporary and/or near-future gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO, LISA and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the growth of a new gravity/astrophysics group at NUS with both theoretical and observational interests, whose faculty members include Prof. Edward Teo (relativity and gravitation) and Prof. Chelsea Sharon (radio astronomy). There will also be opportunities to take up (or retain) membership in international gravitational-wave collaborations such as LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA and the LISA Consortium, and to be formally involved in their activities.

Fellowship B: We seek applicants with a general background in applied mathematics, statistics, data science or computational science. Specific areas of expertise can include (but are not limited to) topics such as applied geometry, numerical analysis, computational statistics, time-series analysis and statistical learning. The successful candidate will work with the gravity/astrophysics group to develop or adapt cutting-edge techniques for a variety of difficult open problems in gravitational-wave scientific analysis. They will also be encouraged to foster collaborations with other NUS researchers at the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and the Department of Computer Science.

The ideal candidate for either position will possess skills and interests in both theoretical and computational research, a willingness to diversify their expertise and to be involved in cross-disciplinary projects, as well as the disposition to work well independently and as part of a team. They will be expected to maintain their own individual research programme, while working in close collaboration with Prof. Chua on topics of mutual interest.

The initial appointment is for one or two years, with expected renewal up to three years in total, and could start as early as October 2022. Both positions come with a competitive salary and personal benefits, as well as travel funds for international conferences. There will also be opportunities for the successful candidates to gain additional experience in teaching and research supervision during their appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Alvin Chua (achua[AT] a cover letter, their CV and list of publications, a short statement of research, and the e-mail addresses of three academic referees who will provide letters of reference. They should also indicate clearly which of the two positions they wish to be considered for. All materials should be received by 30 April 2022 for full consideration.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. In accordance with Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. Thus job applicants will need to be fully COVID-vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.