Postdoc position in Quantum Gravity at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoc position in the Quantum Gravity group at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, starting in the fall of 2019 or earlier. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Timothy Budd and will be funded as part of the NWO START-UP project “New routes towards quantum gravity in the ultraviolet”, which aims at the study of spacetime geometry at the smallest of scales with the help of the latest mathematical techniques and numerical methods. The Quantum Gravity group, consisting of three full-time and two part-time faculty and several postdocs and PhD students, provides an active and stimulating environment for fundamental research in the quantum aspects of spacetime and gravity.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in physics or mathematics and have a background in quantum gravity, random geometry, or related areas. Affinity in any of the following topics is considered an advantage but not essential: computer simulations and Monte Carlo methods, statistical physics and critical phenomena, probability and stochastic processes, enumerative combinatorics.

The position is for two years. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but those received by November 15th, 2018 are guaranteed full consideration. To apply the following documents should be sent electronically in pdf-format to T. Budd (T.Budd[AT]science.ru.nl): cover letter; CV; research statement; publication list.

We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Postdoctoral Positions at Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, Yangzhou, China

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology of Yangzhou University, China, is seeking qualified and talented postdoctoral researchers in the field of gravitation (general relativity or modified theories of gravity) and/or its applications in astrophysics, cosmology, or high energy physics such as holography. Candidates with background in other closely related fields, such as quantum gravity (broadly defined), theoretical and observational cosmology, black hole physics, gravitational wave physics will also be considered. Applicants should have (or expected to obtain by starting date) a Ph.D. in the relevant fields to receive full considerations. We offer a 2+1 year contract starting from September 2019.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the center, but they are otherwise free to pursue their own research interest. There is no teaching duty.

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (CGC) is a young research center founded in 2017 at Yangzhou University. Yangzhou is a scenic city with rich history in the Jiangsu Province of China, primarily known for its former major role in the salt trade. It is the Southern capital of China under Emperor Yang of Sui (r. 604-617). It is believed that Marco Polo had served as a governer in Yangzhou around 1282-1287. CGC is an initiative of the BRICS-Association of Gravity and Cosmology (BRICS-AGAC), with support from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a SINGLE PDF file to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at ycong[AT]yzu.edu.cn :

(1) A full curriculum vitae.
(2) A copy of PhD certificate
(3) A publication list, with five most significant publications clearly highlighted.
(4) A brief description of research interests, including future plans, not exceeding 2 pages.

In addition, 2-3 recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same E-mail address.
Completed applications should be received no later than November 30, 2018.

Postdoctoral Positions in Particle-Astrophysics/Cosmology/Gravitational-Wave Theory at Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA,

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral research positions beginning September 2019 (or possibly earlier) in theoretical cosmology, particle/nuclear/gravitational-wave astrophysics, numerical relativity and/or related areas. The successful applicant(s) will work with Prof. Emanuele Berti and Prof. Marc Kamionkowski, and with other postdocs and students in their groups. There will be opportunities for collaboration with other faculty, their students and postdocs. There are also opportunities to work with scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to AcademicJobsOnline, at www.academicjobsonline.org

Applications will be due December 1st, 2018. Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Postdoctoral position in numerical relativity at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Cornell University expects to have an opening for a Research Associate in numerical relativity starting in September, 2019.

The position requires a Ph.D. and experience in numerical relativity or computational physics. The position is for one year, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and the availability of funds.

The Cornell Relativity Group consists of Saul Teukolsky and Eanna Flanagan, senior research associate Larry Kidder and research associates Mike Boyle and Prayush Kumar. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, including Rachel Bean, David Chernoff, Dong Lai, Richard Lovelace, and Ira Wasserman.

Applicants should submit a resume with a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Lynda Sovocool, Finance and Human Resource Manager, lmk3[AT]cornell.edu. Completed applications should be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

Postdoc position in the field of nuclear theory or ultracold atomic gases, Warsaw, Poland

Nuclear Theory Group (Warsaw University of Technology) invites applications to fill one postdoc position in the field of nuclear theory or ultracold atomic gases. The successful candidate will be working on the description of dynamical properties of strongly interacting fermionic superfluids being far from equilibrium state. In particular, he/she is expected to pursue studies of dynamics of neutron star interiors and/or dynamics of quantum atomic gases (vortex and soliton dynamics, quantum turbulence) within the framework of the time-dependent density functional theory. As a result we expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of microscopic dynamics of vortices in neutron stars and ultracold atomic gases allowing for microscopic underpinning of hydrodynamic models. We offer a unique opportunity to work on the most challenging problems related to superfluid dynamics of Fermi systems. The complexity of the problem poses novel computational challenges. Inevitably, high performance computing (HPC) will be the essential part of the research. Presently we use the fastest computing systems available for open science, like Piz Daint (CSCS, Switzerland), Titan (ORNL, USA) and Tsubame3.0 (GSIC Center, Japan). The candidate will also be partly involved in the software development for such systems. The research will be conducted in collaboration with our partners from USA and Japan.

The successful candidate will be employed as a Research Assistant Professor for a minimum period of 12 months, which can be extended to 30 months.

Requirements:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, and a strong record of published research in condensed matter theory or in nuclear theory. We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of methods of many body quantum mechanics and possessing programming skills in C or Fortran. Knowledge of MPI or CUDA as well as experience with supercomputing will be an advantage.

Employment status: Full-time, position starts when a successful candidate is selected but not later than January 1, 2019. Salary: Depends on qualifications: 8000 – 10000 PLN per month (before tax).

Postdoc opportunities in General Relativity, Dublin City University, Ireland

The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is a competitive scheme funding 2-year research fellowships across all disciplines. The Relativity Group in Dublin City University (Abraham Harte, Brien Nolan, Ko Sanders and Peter Taylor) invites expressions of interest from potential applicants working in classical General Relativity (self-force/problem of motion, mathematical relativity, wave propagation in curved spacetimes, exact solutions) or in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (renormalisation, quantum aspects of black hole physics, algebraic QFT, mathematical aspects of QFT).

The deadline for full applications to the IRC will fall at or around the end of November (date TBC). To allow time for the collaborative preparation of a competitive application, those interested in the scheme should contact one of those named below by Sunday 30th September 2018, including a short cv and a brief statement of research interests. Terms and conditions for the 2019 scheme have not been published yet, but will be similar to those of the 2018 scheme which are available by following the link under ‘More Info’ above. (Note in particular that prospective applicants who have not completed their PhD viva by 31st March 2019 (date TBC) are not eligible for the scheme.)

Abraham Harte (abraham.harte[AT]dcu.ie)
Brien Nolan (brien.nolan[AT]dcu.ie)
Ko Sanders (jacobus.sanders[AT]dcu.ie)
Peter Taylor (peter.taylor[AT]dcu.ie)

Postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi, USA

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics / astrophysics, with emphasis on: strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, testing general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have expertise in analytical relativity and/or numerical computing, ideally both. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UM gravity group faculty (Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Leo Stein) on their research, and help to train UM students.

The nominal starting date for the position is Aug. 19, 2019; earlier start dates may be considered.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to grpostdoc[AT]phy.olemiss.edu, including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc”.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Postdoctoral Researcher in mathematical physics at the University of Burgundy, France

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position in mathematical physics with the University of Burgundy beginning as early as September 1, 2018 or until the position is filled. This position will be at the Institute of Mathematics in Dijon.

Post-doctoral researcher candidates are required to have a Ph.D. by date of appointment and research experience in mathematical physics.

For more information contact Prof. G. Carlet (Guido.Carlet[AT]u-bourgogne.fr).

Postdoctoral Researcher or Associate Researcher in Theoretical High Energy Physics at the University of Kansas, USA

The High Energy Theory Group at the University of Kansas invites applications for a position at the postdoctoral/ associate researcher level beginning on or before January 1, 2019. The group works on physics of the Standard Model and beyond, including QCD, collider physics, dark matter physics, neutrino physics, ultra-high energy cosmic rays, model-building, and astroparticle-cosmology. Preferred qualifications include experience in particle phenomenology with expertise in collider and/or dark matter physics. Exceptional applicants from other areas will be given careful consideration. The initial appointment will be until August 31, 2020, but is renewable up to one additional year contingent on performance and funding.

Required qualifications for the postdoctoral researcher position include a Ph.D. in physics or related field by date of appointment and potential for and/or evidence of scientific productivity. Required qualifications for the associate researcher position include a Ph.D. in physics or related field by date of appointment, three or more years of relevant experience working in a research setting at the post-doctoral level.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/12569BR . Applicants should submit a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references, their CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests. In addition, three reference letters should be sent by email to theorypostdoc[AT]ku.edu or mailed to Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.

Applications deadline will be August 29, 2018. Inquiries can be made by email to ian.lewis[AT]ku.edu

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Postdoctoral Positions in Department of Physics, IIT Bombay, India

Department of Physics, IIT Bombay, intends to appoint two postdoctoral positions in areas of Early Universe Cosmology and particle physics model building. The positions are funded by an ISRO-RESPOND PROGRAMME grant on Magnetogenesis. The researchers are expected to have experience with inflation, particle physics model building, and astroparticle physics.

A Ph.D. degree and relevant research experience are required for these posts. Candidates awarded Ph.D. recently, or research scholars who have submitted their thesis and waiting for the examination are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tenure: 1 year extendable for one more year
Fellowship: Rs. 50000-70000/- +Rs.6000/- Out of Campus Allowance
Deadline: 31 August 2018

Informal inquiries can be made to S. Shankaranarayanan (shanki[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in) and Urjit Yajnik (yajnik[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in).

Interested candidates, please apply through the application portal

https://www.ircc.iitb.ac.in/IRCC-Webpage/rnd/RecruitmentGenerateCircular.jsp?srno=2018131

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

shanki[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in and yajnik[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in

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

Postdoctoral 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, with focus on mathematical approaches to Einstein’s equations and applications to numerical relativity. Besides his/her research activities, the applicant is expected to contribute to an ongoing research effort aimed at using tetrad formulations of general relativity for numerical simulations. The appointment is for two years, with possible renewal for a third year.

More details on the group can be found at
https://centra.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/network/grit/

A tentative date for the appointment is Nov 1 2018 (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.

Applicants should send a 2-page curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a statement of research interests. No letters of recommendation are necessary at this stage.

Applications should be received by September 15th, 2018. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on September 15th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and for submission of applications please contact Andrea Nerozzi (andrea.nerozzi[AT]ist.utl.pt).

INFN postdoctoral fellowships (COFUND-Fellini), Italy

Applications are invited for 15 fellowship positions, under the INFN Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship Programme entitled FELLINI – “Fellowship for Innovation at INFN”.

Applications are open to researchers of any nationality to conduct research in the following fields covered by the INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics):
1) Experimental Particle Physics
2) Experimental Astroparticle Physics
3) Experimental Nuclear Physics
4) Theoretical Physics
5) Technological Research

Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the call deadline.

The gross salary will be Euros 50.520 per year. Fellowships are awarded for a three-year appointment. A mandatory twelve-month secondment to a different research institution or in a high-tech private company, on paid leave from INFN, is also expected.

For further information on the Programme, the call for proposal, and the required documentation, please visit the FELLINI programme website https://web.infn.it/fellini/index.php

Please apply online at the following link (search for “cofund”): https://reclutamento.infn.it/ReclutamentoOnline/

Postdoctoral Fellow at West Virginia University, WV, USA

West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The successful applicant will join the West Virginia University Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics Center (GWAC) and the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. The ideal candidate will contribute to ongoing efforts to model the gravitational-wave signals observable by NANOGrav, by incorporating observational data into population models, and using those results to make predictions about the observability of a stochastic background and individually resolvable signals.

In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students and undergraduates on projects related to the development of gravitational-wave models relevant to NANOGrav.

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Sean McWilliams at the contact email address listed.

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

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position in high energy nuclear physics with the University of Kansas beginning as early as September 1, 2018 or until the position is filled. This position will be in residence at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Post-doctoral researcher candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment and research experience in high energy nuclear science or a related experimental field. Successful candidates will contribute in several aspects of the nuclear group’s research program including data analysis in the Heavy Ion and Standard Model group, MC production, detector development and operation, data analysis and event simulation, and publication of research results. Candidates with relevant interests and experience are sought. For more information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/12411BR . A complete online application include 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 Prof. Christophe Royon (christophe.royon[AT]ku.edu) or mailed to Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Review of applications will begin August 6, 2018. For first consideration, please apply before this date. Inquiries can be made by email to christophe.royon[AT]ku.edu.

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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.

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