Postdoc position in gravitational waves theory, Jena, Germany

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Deadline:  2023-10-31

Location:  Jena, Germany

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the University of Jena. The appointment is associated with the research group of Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi at the Theoretical Physics Institute Jena. The selected candidate is expected to work on the project “GROOVHY: Gravitational radiation from black holes’ hyperbolic mergers”, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
The project’s workplan spans effective-one-body models for hyperbolic and generic-orbit binary black hole mergers, numerical-relativity simulations including test-body perturbative simulations, and Bayesian data analysis of non-circularized black hole mergers.

The project is embedded in an ongoing scientific effort on gravitational-wave science and modeling of multimessenger signals. The successful candidate has the opportunity to join the international Virgo and/or Einstein Telescope collaborations. The Jena group is also part of the computational relativity (CoRe) collaboration.

Applications should be received by October 31st, 2023, but will be considered until the positions are filled. The appointment is for three years; it can start anytime but no later than May 2024. An extension may be possible depending on performance and availability of funds.

Please submit a single PDF with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three potential referees, who may be contacted separately. Please send electronic applications to:

Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena, Germany
Office 209

and use the string “Application for PD position – SURNAME NAME” in the email subject.