Postdoctoral position on materials for dark matter detection and quantum materials, Berkeley, USA

Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division has an opening for a Materials Theory and Computation for High-Energy Physics and Quantum Sensing Postdoctoral Scholar. Work will focus on the description and design of quantum materials with applications to high-energy physics and quantum sensing using first-principles calculations.

Quantum materials is the term given to a new paradigm in condensed matter physics, encompassing materials with exotic physical properties that have potential technological importance. A burgeoning area of quantum materials and information is sensing and detection where quantum phenomena are used to measure a physical property.

The incumbent will lay the groundwork for a materials-specific understanding and manipulation of new functional quantum materials for sensing and detection using first-principles calculations. It will include close collaboration with other theorists and with experimentalists, both in condensed matter and other fields, to design and characterize quantum materials with functional properties. This appointment is joined between the Molecular Foundry and the Materials Science Division in the group of Dr. Sinead M. Griffin.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at the RIT, Rochester, USA

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

The recent observations of a binary neutron star merger using both gravitational wave interferometers as well as electromagnetic telescopes across the full spectrum have initiated the age of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.

As part of several NASA and NSF collaborative projects, the RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is currently seeking to fill one or two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified individuals interested pursuing research in the fields of numerical relativity, theoretical and computational astrophysics, with an emphasis on general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations.

We are particularly interested in relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole mergers, and binary neutron star coalescences from prior to merger through to the formation of disks and/or collapse of the merged remnant, the production of jets, and launching of outflows. We are also interested perform “event-based” simulations, using parameters informed by specific LIGO/Virgo detections, and thereby permitting much closer comparison with observables, in order to interpret current and future multi-messenger observations by a wide array of current and future detectors.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will be Fellows of a new prestigious “Frontier in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics” (FGWA) Program. Initially appointed for two or three years, the Fellows are renewable up to five years depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

Senior scientists in the group includes Manuela Campanelli (Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, Sukanya Chakrabarti, John Whelan, and Hans-Peter Bischof, several postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students (see http://ccrg.rit.edu/people for an overview on who is or has been at CCRG). The group is involved in several large collaborations, including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org) and a NASA Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN). CCRG researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE and the NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer (with an allocation of over 160MSUs), as well as a dedicated over 3000-core cluster hosted at the Center.

More information about the CCRG is available at http://ccrg.rit.edu/. And about Rochester at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to: manuela[AT]astro[dot]rit[dot]edu with a copy to ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrgweb.rit.edu. For an overview of all job openings at CCRG please go to: http://ccrg.rit.edu/spotlight/jobs.

Enquiries can be addressed to the center’s Director:

Manuela Campanelli, manuela[AT]astro[dot]rit[dot]edu Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, School of Mathematical
Sciences, and School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 85 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623 USA

Review of completed applications will begin as soon as available and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date can be as early as January and no later than September, 2019. RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Postdoctoral Position at Koc University with possible H2020 funding, Istanbul, Turkey

Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme (CoCirculation2) is a new Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund Program managed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The fellowship is quite similar to MSCA Fellowships in structure, but is specific to Turkey. It aims to attract qualified researchers from abroad, and is going to fund a total of 100 researchers in the next 4 years to spend 24 months in the country.

– The fellowship is not restricted to any specific research discipline.
– Each recipient will receive a monthly living and mobility allowance of 5050 Euros and monthly Research, Training and Networking cost of 800 Euros (note that living expenses in Turkey are considerably lower than the EU average).
– Only researchers who spent no more than 12 months of the last 36 months in Turkey are eligible to apply.
– There is no restriction on citizenship.
– There is possibility of up to 6 months of secondments outside Turkey.
– This year’s applications open on 1 August 2018, and close on 30 October 2018. Decisions will be likely made around January 2019 with an earliest start date being around April 2019.
– In my experience, the chances of being awarded this fellowship is considerably higher than obtaining the MSCA Fellowship due to the restriction of the research destination to Turkey.
More detailed information can be found at https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/funds/academy/international-researchers-fellowship-programmes/content-2236-co-funded-brain-circulation-scheme-co-circulation-scheme

Application procedure is also very similar to the MSCA Fellowships. Every applicant applies together with a supervisor, and to a specific institution. If you are interested in postdoctoral research on gravitational physics at Koc University with me (Fethi M Ramazanoglu), please contact me at framazanoglu[AT]ku.edu.tr by August 1 2018 so that we can prepare an application suitable for our joint interests. Koc University is located in the beautiful northern suburbs of Istanbul.

ESA Research Fellowship in Space Science, The Netherlands and Spain

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

The aim of these fellowships is to provide scientists in their early career, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.

Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years, with the possible extension to three years, and are tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in the fall of 2019. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018.

More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno Altieri at the address fellowship[AT]cosmos.esa.int

Gravity, Blackholes, Cosmology, String Theory, Groningen, The Netherlands

A full time position at the level of Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Groningen, Van Swinderen Institute. In the following areas of research: Quantum Gravity, Higher Derivative and Infinite Derivative Gravity, Aspects of Quantum Field Theory, Cosmology.

The appointment starts from 1st November 2018 for a period of (1+1) years.

Required documents: CV, Publications and Submitted Papers, 2 Pages Research Proposal
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Informal inquireies can be made: anupam.mazumdar[AT]rug.nl
Contact: Anupam Mazumdar

More Information: https://www.rug.nl/research/vsi/
Letters of Reference should be sent to: anupam.mazumdar[AT]rug.nl

Postdoc position in gravitational astrophysics at University of Guelph, Canada

The Astrophysics and Gravitation Group at the University of Guelph invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Physics, including gravitational-wave astrophysics, strong-field gravity theory, Bayesian parameter estimation for compact binaries, etc. The position is for two years.

More Info about the group can be found at: https://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/research/astrophysics-and-gravitation

The starting date for the position is Jan 1, 2019. All applicants must hold a Ph.D in Physics.

The Astrophysics and Gravitation Group at University of Guelph has strong connection to the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, and Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. The successful applicant will also become an associate postdoc of the Perimeter Institute, and will be able to interact with Will East, Luis Lehner, Eric Poisson, Daniel Siegel, Huan Yang, as well as any other research, postdoc and student at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute.

Applicants should send a CV, a list of publications, a research statement and arrange two letters of recommendation. All files should be sent to hyang10[AT]uoguelph.ca, with the subject “Gravity Application.” The deadline for this application is September 1, 2018. For more information, please contact Huan Yang (hyang10[AT]uoguelph.ca).

Postdoc in GR at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, invites applications for a postdoctoral position within Prague relativity group to a motivated person, working in the field of general relativity and/or its astrophysical or cosmological applications. More specifically, his/her doctoral expertise and research plan should be close to at least one of the following topics: solutions of Einstein’s field equations and their interpretation, problems of energy and radiation in GR, asymptotic structure of space-times, particles, bodies and fields in GR, black holes, neutron stars, black-hole perturbations, quantum gravity, approximation methods and numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, contemporary cosmology (cosmological models and their perturbations, dark matter and dark energy), emission and analysis of gravitational waves and their astrophysical and cosmological aspects.

We actually offer two positions, in both cases within a pleasant academic environment, with standard equipment and reasonable support for traveling.

1) A “University” position funded by the Czech Operational Programme Research, Development and Education. This funding is available for one year, starting preferably between September 2018 and January 2019, with salary roughly corresponding to that of an associate professor at our University. Candidate should have a PhD in theoretical physics or astrophysics, obtained not earlier than 7 years before the application deadline (this may be extended by maternity or parental leave, long-term illness, taking care of a family member for more than 90 days, and military service), who during the last 3 years worked outside of the Czech Republic for at least 2 years at the half-time (or more) research position, or was for this period of time a PhD student abroad.

2) A position directly funded by our Institute. This means 1 year contract starting preferably from January 2019, with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest. Salary will be comparable to a starting salary of an assistant professor at our Faculty.

Interested candidates should (in both cases) submit: CV, a copy of PhD diploma, research statement, list of publications, two letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or seminar. Deadline is 30th June, but we encourage to apply early, mainly for the first (“University”) position.

Gravitational Waves Postdoc position at IGFAE, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics, IGFAE, at the University of Santiago de Compostela, invites applications for a research associate in gravitational-wave astrophysics, cosmology, data analysis and related fields, within the newly-created Gravitational Wave research initiative. It will contribute to the analysis of LIGO-Virgo data and multi-messenger followup, among other activities.

The position is for 2 years with the earliest starting date in fall 2018. Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org):

1) A recent CV.
2) List of Publications.
3) Statement of Research Interest.
4) At least three letters of recommendation.

The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration applications must be received by July 1.

IGFAE is a member of SOMMa Excellence Alliance (http://www.somma.es/centres-units/galician-institute-high-energy-physics-igfae), the league of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units to promote Spanish Excellence in research and to enhance its social impact at national and international levels.

Please, send any further question to jobs[AT]igfae.usc.es or thomas.dent[AT]aei.mpg.de.

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics/Theory at Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position beginning September 2018 in gravitational wave astronomy, numerical relativity and related areas. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Emanuele Berti and with other postdocs and students in the group. There will be opportunities for collaboration with other postdocs, with students, and with other faculty. There are also opportunities to work with scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute and with collaborators at other institutions, including Montana State University and Penn State University (US), Lisbon and Aveiro (Portugal), Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy), Paris (France), Perimeter Institute (Canada) and Osaka University (Japan). A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and they will be considered until August 31st, 2018 or until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Research Fellow in Relativistic Astrophysics, Southampton, UK

The Southampton Gravity Group is offering a research fellow position in relativistic astrophysics (reference: 1012318PJ), starting in the autumn of 2018. The post is for 2 years, with extension to 3 years possible subject to funding and satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project to investigate the physics, astrophysics and phenomenology of neutron stars and/or gravitational waves.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 15 academic members of staff and advanced research fellows (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Adam Pound, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor, David Turton and James Vickers) as well as a number of postdocs and research students. Research interests in the group cover black-hole and neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity, as well as string-inspired gravity and holography. The group is part of the STAG Research Centre and has close ties with the astronomy and high-energy groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must have a PhD or equivalent in Astrophysics, Mathematics, Physics, or a related discipline and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: neutron-star astrophysics theory, gravitational-wave theory, and numerical relativity.

A complete application should include (i) Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications; (ii) brief (<1 page) statement of research interests; and (iii) names and addresses of three referees.

Please address any queries to Prof. Nils Andersson [n.a.andersson[AT]soton.ac.uk] or Dr. Wynn Ho [wynn.ho[AT]soton.ac.uk].

Application procedure: See https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1012318PJ

Postdoctoral Positions in Gravitation, Cosmology and High-Energy Physics at RKMVERI India

The Department of Physics, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI for short, formerly called ‘Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University), Belur Math, near Kolkata, a deemed-to-be-University as declared by the Govt of India under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, is seeking applications for a few postdoctoral positions in the fields of statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, gravitation and cosmology, and high-energy physics. Applicants are expected to have strong research credentials, and will have the opportunity to engage in independent research, to collaborate with the young and active faculty as well as the doctoral fellows of the department and to take part in occasional teaching activities of the department.

For details on the research being pursued in the department, please follow our departmental website: http://physics.rkmvu.ac.in/

The Department of Physics has been running M.Phil. program in Physics since 2008 and regular M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in physics since 2012, with our first batch of M. Sc. students graduating in 2014. The department has an extensive program of visiting scholars and scientists and has quite a few renowned teacher-researchers in various fields as Adjunct Professors and Young Associates. It organizes regular seminars, conferences and workshops in a broad range of topics. The department maintains strong research links with leading national and international research groups. The department is housed at the Belur campus of the university, with an ambiance that is not only picturesque and salubrious just next to the Ganges and the Belur Math, the Headquarters of the worldwide twin organizations, the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission, but also elevating and peaceful—an ideal environ for academic and research activity. The campus is well connected by public transport to the heart of the city of Kolkata (for example, the campus is about half-hour drive from the Kolkata airport and places like New Town and Salk Lake).

Eligibility: The applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. degree from a recognized University with preferably one stint of post-doctoral experience at any reputed University/Institute in India or abroad.

Terms and conditions of the appointment : The initial appointment of postdoctoral fellows will be for one year, renewable for one more year subject to satisfactory performance. We envisage a target starting date of 1 September 2018, but this is flexible.

The starting fellowship is 50,000 INR per month (consolidated). In addition, the fellows will be offered a research grant of 1 lac INR per annum for attending international conferences and making collaborative research visits.

Application procedure: Application in English must be submitted electronically by sending an email to rkmveri[AT]gmail.com, with a copy to debashis[AT]rkmvu.ac.in and shamik.gupta[AT]rkmvu.ac.in. The application must include the following:
1. Complete curriculum vita,
2. Complete list of publications,
3. Research plan – description of current and future research plans,
4. Full contact information (name, address, telephone, and email) of two professional referees who may be contacted for letters of reference (At the stage of applying for the position, please do not ask your references to send us any letter. On being short-listed, we will directly contact your referees for letters of reference.)

Preferences may be given to applicants applying for their second postdoctoral stint.

The deadline for application is 31st July, 2018.

Postdoctoral position in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

The group of Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics in Frankfurt invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics.

Candidates should have a PhD in astrophysics, physics or applied mathematics. Research experience with simulations in numerical relativity, relativistic hydrodynamics and MHD is favourably evaluated. Candidates with knowledge and experience in modelling the electromagnetic emission from merging binaries will be particularly favoured.

The successful applicant will be part of an international research group recently set-up at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt, Germany. Interests of the group span from the modelling of the physics of neutron stars and black holes, to fundamental issues in gravitational physics (https://relastro.uni-frankfurt.de/). Frankfurt am Main is a lively and international city, and Europe’s financial center.

The application should comprise a CV, a publication list, and a research summary and proposal. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will be have to be sent by 30.06.2018 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidate is found.

The position is initially for two years and can be extended depending on successful performance and availability of funds; the expected starting date is 01.09.2018, but earlier/later appointments can be negotiated.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to: Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.de

ERC Post-Doctoral Research position in Gravitational Physics, Lisbon, Portugal

The Gravity Group at Tecnico (GRIT), part of the Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation in Tecnico, Lisbon, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Physics (including strong-field Gravity, Numerical Relativity, ray-tracing in curved spacetimes, high-energy physics etc). The appointment is for two years.

More details on the group can be found at

https://centra.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/network/grit/

A tentative date for the appointment is Jan 1 2019 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics.

The GRIT group is the largest group in the country working on gravitational physics, and has strong connections with the gravity groups in Cambridge, Mississippi, Osaka, Paris, Rome, and Perimeter Institute. The group holda a European Research Council Grant and is currently chairing the COST Action GWVerse. The applicant is expected to contribute to the efforts of the group and to the training of students.

Applicants should send a 2-page curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a statement of research interests to the following e-mail address:

jobs_gravity[AT]ist.utl.pt

Please use the subject “Strong-field gravity”.
No letters of recommendation are necessary at this stage. Special importance will be given to original work plans with a high gain/high risk factor.

Applications should be received by June 1, 2018. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Vitor Cardoso (vitor.cardoso[AT]ist.utl.pt). These positions are supported by European Research Council.

Call for postdoctoral positions as part of PPGCosmo program, Brazil

The PPGCosmo program anticipates having three-year postdoctoral positions in astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation starting in August 2018. PPGCosmo is a Brazilian program consisting of four institutions from Brazil and five institutions outside Brazil. Its staff comprises 18 faculty members, see ppgcosmo.cosmo-ufes.org/home.html and www.cosmo-ufes.org for details. The monthly salary is Brazilian R$4,100 (tax free). Research topics are: dark matter and dark energy models, extensions and alternatives to general relativity, observational cosmology, primordial universe, cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, galaxies and galaxy clusters, supernovae, gravitational lensing, tests of homogeneity and isotropy, black holes, quantum field theory in curved space-time, quantum gravity and its applications to cosmology and astrophysics. PPGCosmo participates in the international collaborations DES, LIGO, VIRGO, J-PAS, Euclid e LSST.
 
The program is based at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), in Vitoria, the capital of the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil – it is a well-connected and pleasant human-sized city. Postdoctoral researchers usually live at walking distance from both the University Campus and the seaside, in one of the most pleasant neighborhoods of Vitoria. Please note that life costs in Vitoria are moderate: near the campus a meal costs about R$5-15, renting a room costs about R$500-700 and renting a studio or a small apartment about R$700-1,500.
 
To apply, please email a cover letter, C.V. and research statement to the address ppgcosmo[AT]cosmo-ufes.org and have at least two letters of reference sent to the same address. Use the subject “Application for PROFIX fellowship – “. The application deadline is May 6, 2018.

Postdoctoral positions, Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB), Barcelona, Spain

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences at the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) invites applications for up to two postdoctoral positions in the fields of Gravitation, String Theory, and Cosmology.

Outstanding applicants in all research areas will be considered; candidates with a background in gravitational wave research are particularly encouraged to apply.

Faculty members of our group include Jorge Casalderrey, Roberto Emparan, Bartomeu Fiol, Jaume Garriga, Cristiano Germani, Jaume Guasch, Raul Jimenez, David Mateos, Alessio Notari, Enric Verdaguer and Licia Verde. For more information, visit our website http://icc.ub.edu

Appointments will be for a period of up to 1 year, starting no later than Oct. 1st, 2018. The deadline for application is April 8, 2018.

This call will be funded by FPA2016-76005-C2-2-P (AEI/FEDER, UE) and by the Maria de Maeztu program.

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology, Beijing, China

The Center for Relativity and Gravitation at Beijing Normal University has one post-doctoral position opening from September 2018 in the areas of quantum gravity and quantum cosmology. Successful candidate will work with Yongge Ma. The appointment will be for two years.

The gravity group consists of Sijie Gao, Wenbiao Liu, Yongge Ma, Hongbao Zhang, and Bin Zhou. In addition, the retired professors Canbin Liang, Zheng Zhao and Jianyang Zhu join the academic activities frequently, and Abhay Ashtekar, Jerzy Lewandowski, Carlo Rovelli and Thomas Thiemann hold visiting professorships at the Institute. The areas of research in the group concern loop quantum gravity, black hole physics, general relativity, de Sitter spacetime, higher dimensional gravity and cosmology, AdS/CFT etc.. For further information on the group, see the webpage:
http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/application/research/gravity/index.html

Interested candidates should send a CV, a publication list and a statement of research proposal and arrange to have two recommendation letters (one from the PhD advisor of the applicant) sent directly to Yongge Ma by:

mayg[AT]bnu.edu.cn, yonggema[AT]yahoo.com

The deadline for receipt of all application material is March 31, 2018.

Postdoctoral position in inhomogeneous cosmology at Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics of the Nicolaus Copernicus University invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position (adiunkt naukowy) in theoretical/observational inhomogeneous cosmology. A substantial fraction of the successful candidate’s research work will be expected to focus on the possible links between inhomogeneous cosmology and dark matter, but s/he will also be expected to develop his/her own original research program.

The postdoctoral position will be a part of the Theme 3: Theoretical investigation of general-relativistic effective contributions to dark matter fields of the A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks project, carried out within the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.

More info and how to apply: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/278463

Searching for continuous gravitational waves: PhD and postdoc positions available, Hannover, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) is a leading research institute in the world specializing in gravitational physics. Around 200 international scientists work at the research labs and offices located in Potsdam-Golm and Hannover, Germany. The working language is English.

The Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover plays a central role in the analysis and interpretation of the ground-breaking observations of gravitational waves. More information can be found at https://www.aei.mpg.de/18636/05_Observational_Relativity_and_Cosmology and https://www.aei.mpg.de/24934/04_Continuous_Waves. The institute prides itself of a very lively environment and world-class computing facilities.

We are inviting applications for outstanding Post-Docs and graduate students (Ph.D. students) interested in joining our efforts to detect continuous gravitational waves. These are waves that have not yet been detected, expected from fast rotating compact objects. The detection problem is possibly one of the most challenging across the various types of GW signals, with the data analysis procedures effectively increasing the detector sensitivity by a significant amount. The group at AEI is the largest group world-wide devoted to this endeavour, designing and carrying out the deepest searches and deploying them on in-house computing resources and on the Einstein[AT]Home volunteer commuting project.

The ideal candidate should have an excellent track record, programming experience, have worked with data, be creative, interested in astronomy and astrophysics, enthusiastic and should like to work in a team. Prior experience with gravitational wave data is not required.

The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility, upon satisfactory performance, of an extension.

Applications should comprise a CV, publication list and a brief research statement. They should be submitted by email to jobs-gw-han[AT]aei.mpg.de indicating “CW post doc application” or “CW PhD student application” in the subject line. Candidates should also arrange that three letters of reference be sent to jobs-gw-han[AT]aei.mpg.de. Applications will be considered as they are received. The start date is flexible but preferably before the end of September 2018.

Postdoc position in Gravitational Wave source populations at Radboud University, The Netherlands

Applications are invited for a 2 year postdoctoral positions at Radboud University in the Netherlands to work in the Gravitational Wave group (Gijs Nelemans, Samaya Nissanke, Paul Groot) on the Gravitational-Wave Universe toolbox. The toolbox will create a virtual GW universe (on Galactic, local and global scale) and simulates the observations with different GW detectors and EM instruments of that Universe.

The Department of Astrophysics, is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics. The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs, ~25 PhD students. Research activities focus on high-energy astrophysics, cosmic-rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, clusters and the Milky Way.

The positions are part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities, with gross/month salaries of 3000-4300 Euro depending on experience. The position is available per direct.

Previous experience with gravitational waves or GW source populations is preferred. The applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Gijs Nelemans (nelemans[AT]astro.ru.nl).

To apply, email a cover letter, CV, names of three references and brief research statement to secr[AT]astro.ru.nl.

Postdoctoral Researcher in High Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Kansas, USA

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral or associate researcher position in experimental high-energy physics with the University of Kansas beginning as early as May 1, 2018. Post-doctoral researcher candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment and research experience in experimental high-energy physics or a related experimental field. Candidates with three or more years of post-doctoral experience may be eligible for initial appointment as associate researcher. The person would work with the University of Kansas group on physics data analysis and detector operation and development for the CMS experiment. Candidates with relevant interests and experience are sought.

The University of Kansas CMS group is pursuing a broad and exciting research program, with elements including detector operation and development in the CMS tracker and ECAL groups, along with work towards the improvement of the CMS detector and the development of a precision timing detector for the LHC Phase-II upgrade. The group participates in a number of data analysis efforts, with particular focus on searches for evidence of new physics, beyond the Standard Model. In addition to searches for incarnations of Supersymmetry and models with new, heavy quarks, an ambitious search program utilizing modern machine learning techniques is being developed. The post-doctoral researcher would be expected to participate in many of these activities, taking a leadership role in advancing and dictating the group’s research program, interacting with and mentoring students, and engaging in creative and independent thought.

The person may be stationed at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland or at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

For more information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10972BR .Review of the applications will begin on April 1, 2018. For first consideration, please apply before April 1, 2018. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to crogan@ku.edu. Additional inquiries can be made by email to crogan[AT]ku.edu.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity,
gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Astrophysics, Gravity and Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics Postdoctoral Positions in Department of Physics, IIT Bombay, India

Astronomy, Cosmology and Gravity, and High Energy Theory research groups, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay, intend to appoint a few postdoctoral positions in all areas of Astrophysics, Dark Matter, Early Universe Cosmology, Elementary particle physics, Gravitational waves and Electromagnetic followup, Neutrino Physics, Physics beyond the Standard model, QCD, Quantum gravity and String theory. Currently, the groups have nine faculty members, six Post-doctoral fellows, and Seventeen PhD students. Please visit the group pages to know more about the research activities:

* http://www.phy.iitb.ac.in/en/research/high-energy-theory
* http://www.phy.iitb.ac.in/en/research/astronomy-cosmology-gravity

Candidates awarded PhD recently, or research scholars who have submitted their thesis and waiting for the examination are strongly encouraged to apply. More details about the position can be found at: http://www.iitb.ac.in/en/careers/institute-post-doctoral-fellows

The positions are available for up to two years. Informal enquiries can be made to any faculty member in these groups.

Tenure: 2 years
Fellowship: INR 780000 – 852000 per annum (House Rent Allowance 24% extra)
Deadline: 28 February 2018

To apply, please send CV (with the date), research statement and have at least two letters of reference sent by email to

thep_acg_postdoc_app[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in

with the subject “Application for Institute Post-doctoral Positions – Candidate name”.

Postdocs on Gravitational Wave at SYSU, Zhuhai, China

The TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics, Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in gravitational-wave physics and gravitational-wave astronomy. The appointment will be for two years. The successful candidate is expected to start no later than Sep 1, 2018.

The TianQin Research Center is dedicated to creating the space-based gravitational wave detector TianQin (arXiv: 1512.02076). The growing theoretical group in the center consists of faculty members Jianwei Mei, Yiming Hu and Xuefeng Zhang, 1 postdoc and 10+ graduate students. The group is particularly interested in gravitational wave physics, gravitational wave astronomy, data analysis, TianQin simulation, and tests of general relativity with other space-based/related experiments (such as lunar laser ranging).

The basic annual salary is 200,000 RMB. There is additional benefit up to 30,000 RMB per year, but this may vary with the University policy.

To apply, please send the following to , with the subject title “Application for postdoc from [Applicant’s Name]”:
1) A CV, including a full publication list and a concise introduction to the candidate’s most representative work (no more than one page);
2) A statement of research interest, including a remark on how it fits with the general goal of the group;
3) Three letters of recommendation (one must from the PhD supervisor of the Candidate).
The deadline for this applications is Feb 28, 2017.

About SYSU

Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by the founding father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen, and has been consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in mainland China. The TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics is located in the scenery Zhuhai campus of SYSU, which is only half an hour driving distance to Macau and Hong Kong. With the support from the central and local governments, various laboratory facilities for TianQin are being built in a good speed.

Postdoc at Southampton, UK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Salary: GBP 29799 – 36613 per annum
Closes 15 February 2018

The Southampton Gravity Group is offering a postdoctoral position in theoretical gravitational-wave physics, starting in the spring or Autumn of 2018. The post is for 2 years, with extension to 3 years possible subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within an STFC-funded project aimed at modelling EMRI sources of gravitational waves for LISA.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in gravitational physics. The Group currently comprises 14 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Oscar Dias, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Carlos Mafra, Andy O’Bannon, Adam Pound, Andreas Schmitt, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers) and a significant number of postdocs and research students. Research interests in the group cover black-hole and neutron-star physics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity, and string-inspired gravity and holography. The Group is part of the STAG research centre, and has close ties with the astronomy and high-energy groups in the Physics department.

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: physics of classical black holes, general-relativistic dynamics, gravitational-wave theory, numerical relativity, gravitational radiation reaction.

A complete application should include (i) a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications; (ii) a brief (1 page) statement of research interests; and (iii) the names and addresses of three referees.

Applications should be made online via https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/ under vacancy number 956918PJ. Please send a copy of your application (and any enquiries) to Leor Barack, leor[at]soton.ac.uk

Postdoctoral position in numerical relativity and gravitational wave sources modeling at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA: deadline extended

The Department of Physics (http://physics.fau.edu) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of numerical relativity and gravitational wave sources modeling in Wolfgang Tichy’s group.

The position is associated with a DFG and NSF funded collaboration between the numerical relativity groups at FAU and the University of Jena in Germany. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to visit Jena to strengthen the collaboration. The appointment will be for 2 years, but may be renewable depending on future funding.

FAU researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers through XSEDE, as well as a dedicated cluster at FAU (https://hpc.fau.edu).

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. The letter writers are asked to send the letters directly. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to: wolf[AT]fau.edu

Review of completed applications will continue through January 20, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The planned starting date is in the fall of 2018, but can be earlier if requested.

Postdocs at Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for the above two STFC funded posts to begin in October 2018, in which the candidates will have the opportunity to work with members of both the particle cosmology and quantum gravity groups. Candidates with research interests in any of the areas of Early Universe, Quantum Gravity, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Modified Gravity and Strong Gravity are encouraged to apply.

They should have a PhD (or be near to completion of a PhD) in physics or a related subject area.

Because of the nature of the consolidated grant funding this position, jointly held between the schools of Physics and Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with members of both schools.

The post is available from 01 October 2018 and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2020. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ed Copeland, tel: 0115 9515164 or email ed.copeland[AT]nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Postdoc position in gravity theory at the University of Tartu, Estonia

The Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu, Estonia is looking for candidates to apply for a 2-year postdoctoral position. The topics of interest focus upon extensions to general relativity and modified gravity, including:
– mathematical foundations of gravity,
– modifications to the geometry of spacetime,
– gravity theories based on Finsler, Cartan, Weizenboeck or Riemann-Cartan geometry,
– gravity theories including multiple metrics,
– gravity theories including torsion,
– (multi-)scalar-tensor and related gravity theories,
– phenomenology of modified gravity, including gravitational waves, black holes, galaxies,
– cosmological aspects of modified gravity.
The positions depend on external funding and the applications will be processed in two stages. In the first stage, all applications will be reviewed by the gravity research group at the University of Tartu. Then the selected candidates and the University of Tartu will apply for funding via the programme Mobilitas+. The final decision on the funding will be made by the respective agencies.

The positions will be held in conjunction with the Estonian centre of excellence in research “The Dark Side of the Universe” (TK133) and the grant “Geometrical foundations of gravity and their comparison with observations” (PUT790), and aligned with the “Cosmology and Astrophysics Network for Theoretical Advances and Training Actions” (CANTATA).

The postdoctoral grant amounts to about 40000 EUR per year. Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent, awarded not earlier than 01. February 2013, and not later than 31. August 2018. Applications for the postdoctoral position must include:
— curriculum vitae,
— diploma of PhD degree or equivalent,
— research proposal of up to five pages,
— list of publications,
— two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately).
The deadline for the postdoctoral application is Monday, 15. January 2018, 05:59 GMT.

All applications for the aforementioned positions must be submitted electronically via the website linked to this announcement. All documents from the applicant, except for the recommendation letters, must be combined into a single PDF file of at most 8 MB size. The recommendation letters must be uploaded separately, and also in the PDF format.

Postdoctoral position in Relativistic Astrophysics, Prague, Czech Republic

The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the Prague section of the Institute. The appointment is initially for one year; an extension until the end of 2019 is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance and availability of funds. The position will be funded through the project “Non-linear Phenomena in a Multi-channel Astronomy of Black Holes”, which is supported by the Czech Science Foundation. The salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes health insurance. Commencement is expected on the 1st of August 2018.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate research experience at least in one of the following topics: orbital dynamics in GR (Mathisson-Papapetrou equations, effective one-body approximation, self-force), gravitational waves (astrophysically relevant sources, synergy with electromagnetic signatures), black-hole accretion discs (GRMHD modeling, exact solutions), and/or particle acceleration in magnetic fields near black holes (effects of strong gravity). A successful applicant will join Georgios Loukes-Gerakopoulos, Petra Sukova, and Ondrej Kopacek in their research team, supported by the Czech Science Foundation.

Applications containing a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a List of Publications, and a Summary of Research Plans should be submitted in a single pdf to: sekretariat[AT]asu.cas.cz
subject: “GR postdoc 2018 – Prague”
cc: gglukes[AT]asu.cas.cz

Two recommendation letters have to be sent to the same email addresses with the same subject.

In the application please provide the exact date of your PhD defense or attach a statement from the supervisor certifying the planned date of the defense. The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in the field and present a certificate of that by the date of employment. Preferences will be given to early-stage researchers (PhD obtained after 2010). A necessary condition for the appointment is to satisfy the legal requirements for being employed in Czech Republic. For informal inquiries about the position please feel free to email Georgios Loukes-Gerakopoulos.

To receive full consideration please submit your application and arrange your recommendation letters to be sent by 15th April 2018. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is completed, the successful applicant will be notified.

Postdoctoral Researcher in High Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Kansas

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position in experimental high energy nuclear physics with the University of Kansas beginning as early as February 1st, 2018. This successful candidate will split their time working at CERN in Geneva Switzerland and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in experimental, nuclear science, high energy physics or related field. The KU nuclear group is focused on heavy-ion physics with the CMS experiment at the LHC and is also investigating opportunities at other facilities such as in the U.S.-based Electron Ion Collider. The successful candidate will work on the analysis of recently collected and upcoming heavy-ion data on photon-nucleus collisions. The group has ongoing physics analyses related to vector mesons, dijets and two-particle correlations produced in photo-nuclear collisions. The successful candidate will contribute to several aspects of the nuclear group’s research program including detector operation, data analysis, event simulation, publication of research results, and preparation for future measurements.

The successful candidate will support the KU group’s work on measuring luminosity through the CMS BRIL project. For more information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10589BR. A complete online application includes a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (including publications list), Statement of Research Interests and Skills and at least three letters of recommendation – letters should be emailed to nuclearpostdoc[AT]ku.edu or mailed to Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.

Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2018. For first consideration, please apply before that date. For additional information please contact Professor Daniel Tapia Takaki, jdtt[AT]ku.edu.

Postdoctoral research fellow, Tucson, Arizona, USA

The University of Arizona, Tucson, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research fellow to work in the areas of numerical relativity, and/or computational astrophysics. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years. The applicant must have or be close to completing a Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics or other related field. Candidates with a strong record on computational hydrodynamics, computational MHD or radiation transport are strongly encouraged to apply. A background in general relativity and/or modified gravity as well as relativistic astrophysics would be desirable.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Vasileios Paschalidis on topics related to gravitational physics and astrophysics such as studies of sources of gravitational waves and their electromagnetic counterparts (binary compact object mergers, short-gamma ray burst engines, accretion onto binary black holes, stellar collapse), black hole formation.

The Departments of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona are active in Gravitational Physics and Relativistic Astrophysics Theory and experiment, and the successful candidate will benefit from interactions with theory faculty at the University of Arizona, such as Professors Dave Arnett, Sam Gralla, Fulvio Melia, Feryal Ozel, Philip Pinto and Dimitrios Psaltis.

To apply, go to https://uacareers.com and enter Job # P20452 in the search box.
Application received by January 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled. This posting corrects the information about this position in a previous ad.

Post-doctoral position at LUTH (Paris Observatory)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational astrophysics and numerical cosmology at the Laboratoire Univers et Theories (LUTH). The laboratory is one of the departments of the Astronomical Observatory of Paris with expertise in the field of theoretical and numerical astrophysics. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in computational hydrodynamics, although candidates with expertise from all area of numerical astrophysics will be considered.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the computer science group and other members of the laboratory to the development of a new Adaptive Mesh Refinement hydrodynamics code for applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Candidates are expected to have a solid experience in computational physics.

The position is jointly funded by the ERC-StG “EDECS” and LUTH. The appointment will be for two years starting in September 2018, though a later starting date is negotiable. Candidates must hold a PhD by the date of appointment.

Interested candidates should send applications consisting of a CV, publication list and a short statement of research interest should be sent to Postdoc-LUTH.2018[AT]obspm.fr
Inquiries about the position can be sent to the same address. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Applications received by 20 January 2018 will receive full consideration, although later applications may be considered.