Postdoctoral fellowship in gravitational waves, Singapore

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Deadline:  2022-12-31

Location:  Singapore

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The successful candidate will work under the supervision of faculty member Alvin Chua.

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. This group presently includes faculty members Profs Edward Teo (relativity and gravitation) and Chelsea Sharon (radio astronomy), research fellows Drs Soichiro Isoyama and Josh Mathews, as well as several PhD and MSc students. 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.

Candidates with expertise in gravitational-wave data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Those with a more general background in applied mathematics, statistics, data science or computational science will also be considered. Relevant 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 ideal candidate for this 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 year, with expected renewal up to three years in total, and could start as early as August 2023. This position comes with a competitive salary and personal benefits, as well as travel funds for international conferences/visits. There will also be opportunities for the successful candidate to gain additional experience in teaching and research supervision during their appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Alvin Chua (alvincjk[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. All materials should be received by 31 December 2022 for full consideration.

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