Assistant Professorship in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Deadline:  2022-09-16

Location:  Utrecht, the Netherlands

GRASP, the Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, is in search of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in gravitational wave data analysis. As our new Assistant Professor, you bring an excellent track record of original research in the analysis of data from the LIGO-Virgo detectors. Among the research topics most relevant to this position are novel contributions to the long-term detection efforts (including towards Einstein Telescope and LISA); the development of algorithms to characterise gravitational wave sources based on their observed signals; data analysis methodology for astrophysics, fundamental physics, and cosmology with gravitational waves; and/or multi-messenger astronomy.

In this role, you will be actively involved in all aspects of academic life, including research and teaching at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, the latter including classroom teaching, supervision of students’ thesis projects, mentoring, and curriculum development. In addition, you would mentor PhD students, collaborate with postdoctoral fellows, develop grant proposals to raise external research funds, and be a part of the planning and organisation of events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as outreach activities.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with and guiding (PhD) students and who takes pleasure in carrying out research in our area of expertise. There are a few necessities we would like you to bring:
* A PhD degree in Physics or a closely related field;
* A natural talent for communication;
* A lively interest in teaching.
Also, you are willing to obtain the university teaching qualification (UTQ) in the first two years of your appointment.

In view of our commitment to a better gender balance, we strongly encourage women to apply.

For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Chris Van Den Broeck (c.f.f.vandenbroeck[at]