Contact:  marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.orgLocation:  Rolla, MO, USA
The Institute of Multi-messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology (IMAC) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology anticipates having one postdoctoral position in the areas of gravitational physics and astrophysics. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years, contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance. The applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in physics or related fields and show a strong track record in gravitational-wave data analysis and instrumentation, experimental gravitational-wave science, and/or multi-messenger astrophysics.
IMAC [https://imac.mst.edu/] is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and is active in various areas of experimental and theoretical gravity, astrophysics, and cosmology. Current faculty members in the group include Marco Cavaglia (LIGO) and Shun Saito (HETDEX, PFS), as well as several graduate students. The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will work in close collaboration with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, and the KAGRA Collaboration, as well as partner astrophysics consortiums. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program in the above areas, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the educational and outreach activities of the group. Depending on the research program and interests of the applicant, these activities may be carried out by residing full-time at one of the LIGO sites in Livingston, LA, or Hanford, WA.
Missouri S&T [https://mst.edu/] is one of the nation’s leading research universities with 101 degree programs in 40 areas of study, ranging from business and information technology to engineering, the sciences, the humanities, and the liberal arts. It is located about 100 miles west of St. Louis, Missouri, in the multicultural community of Rolla, surrounded by Ozarks scenery. The physics department includes 16 active faculty with expertise in condensed matter physics, atomic physics, and astrophysics.
A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a statement of research interests should be sent in PDF format to Marco Cavaglia “marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.org”. Please use the subject “Gravitational physics and astrophysics postdoctoral application.” Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters sent to the same email address. Please direct questions about the position to “marco.cavaglia[AT]ligo.org”. Applications will be reviewed starting on January 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established, or until the position is filled. The position is available as early as February 2023. IMAC and Missouri S&T are committed to increasing diversity in the sciences. Applications from underrepresented groups in physics are particularly encouraged. IMAC and Missouri S&T will strive to meet the needs of dual-career couples.