Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Waves at Caltech, Pasadena, USA

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Deadline:  2022-11-15

Location:  Pasadena, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at TAPIR (Theoretical Astrophysics including Relativity and Cosmology), Caltech. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with Prof. Katerina Chatziioannou and her group on broad topics related to gravitational-wave astrophysics, including analysis of gravitational-wave data and inference of the neutron star equation of state. In addition, the successful candidate can pursue topics in general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational-wave modeling, analysis for ground-based and/or space-based interferometers and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with research groups including faculty members Alan Weinstein, Yanbei Chen, Mark Scheel, Saul Teukolsky and Elias Most, as well as JPL scientists Curt Cutler and Michele Vallisneri. Interactions with other TAPIR groups and the Caltech LIGO Laboratory are also encouraged.

Previous experience in gravitational-wave astrophysics, data analysis, and the dense matter equation of state is beneficial. More broadly, the ideal candidate should possess skills and interests in theoretical astrophysics and data analysis, a willingness to diversify their expertise and to be involved in cross-disciplinary projects related to gravitational waves, as well as the disposition to work well independently and as part of a team. The initial appointment is for one year, with expected annual renewal for two additional years.

Applications should include: a cover letter, a CV and list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. All material should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Further questions about this position should be addressed to Katerina Chaziioannou (kchatziioannou[AT]

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