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 María 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.

Postdoctoral position at Paris Observatory (Meudon)

Paris Observatory is opening 4 post-doctoral positions (Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres fellowship) of 2 year each starting at fall 2018. The Relativity and Compact Objects (ROC) team (https://luth.obspm.fr/rubrique119.html?lang=en) of Laboratoire Univers et Theories (LUTH), in Meudon is an eligible host for one of these positions, on the following topics:

– High-energy astrophysics, compact objects, Active Galactic Nuclei
– Fundamental physics and gravitational waves

The ROC team is composed of the following permanent staff:

Brandon Carter (emeritus)
Eric Gourgoulhon
Philippe Grandclement
Alexandre Le Tiec
Jerome Novak
Micaela Oertel (Head of the team)
Silvano Bonazzola (associated)

Please contact any member of the team you would like to collaborate with to prepare the application. In addition to standard documents, applicants should provide:

– A support letter from the ROC team (contact: micaela.oertel[AT]obspm.fr)
– An approval letter by the director of LUTH (contact: direction.luth[AT]obspm.fr)

Please see the full application call at
https://www.obspm.fr/IMG/pdf/post-docs_texte_english_2018.pdf
for details. To prepare the support letter, please send the application file to the ROC team (micaela.oertel[AT]obspm.fr) before January, 10, 2018.

Postdoctoral positions in gravitational physics at University of Zurich

The Physics Institute of the University of Zurich (UZH) is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in the Gravitation and Astrophysics group. Candidates should have a background in gravitational physics or relativistic astrophysics. Our group is working on a broad range of research topics in the field of gravitational-wave (GW) science and general relativity (GR), in- cluding GW source modeling, GW data analysis, tests of GR and alternative theories of gravity. The successful candidates are expected to pursue an independent research program in the field of gravitational physics, and will have the opportunity to collaborate on a broad range of topics with our group. The Gravitation and Astrophysics group at UZH is involved in the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) and Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) missions, and we are a member group of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). For more details on the group and our research interests, see: http://www.physik.uzh.ch/groups/jetzer/
We are offering up to two postdoctoral positions, pending approval of funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The nominal earliest starting date is 1 September 2018, but can be postponed if needed. The positions are appointed for a minimum of two years and can be extended depending on performance and the availability of funds. The successful candidates can expect an annual gross salary of ca. 90’000,- Swiss Francs.
Applications should be sent electronically to jetzer[AT]physik.uzh.ch and should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a brief statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should note that following the regulations of the SNSF, postdoctoral researchers are only eligible for funding for a maximum duration of 5 years after the defense of their PhD. Therefore, applicants that are currently in the early stages of their postdoctoral career are preferred. We also encourage applications from individuals who are about to finish their doctoral work. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.
Further enquiries can be addressed to: Philippe Jetzer (jetzer[AT]physik.uzh.ch) or Maria Haney (mhaney[AT]physik.uzh.ch)

Postdoctoral Positions at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions and for the Pancharatnam fellowship at the RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (RRI), Bangalore, India.

The theoretical physics group at the RRI has members working actively in General Relativity and Quantum Gravity. We encourage young independent researchers to apply with a background in either of these areas.

The appointment for the postdoctoral position is initially for two years, and usually extended to a third year, following review. Selected candidates will be paid a Fellowship of Rs.36,000 to Rs.40,000, depending on their experience. They will also be provided accommodation and partial assistance with relocation. (http://www.rri.res.in/post_doctoral_fellowships.html)

Pancharatnam Fellowship appointments are for three years. Selected candidates will be paid a Fellowship, between Rs.50,000 and Rs.55,000, depending on their experience. Provisions are made for accommodation and partial assistance with relocation. (http://www.rri.res.in/pancharatnam_fellowships%20.html).

Post-doctoral Fellows are expected to be able to work independently at the Raman research Institute and have the academic freedom of choice in research area and collaboration: it is not mandatory that they work in any specific research program or attached to specific research staff of the Institute. Nevertheless, it is desirable that applicants have professional research interest and proven track record in areas with significant overlap or association with the ongoing and envisaged activities at the Institute so that scientific interactions and collaborations take place.
RRI values interactions and does not desire that Post-doctoral Fellows work in isolation: participation in the academic activities of the Institute and collaboration with other research staff is encouraged. Many of the research groups are engaged in experimental activities and opportunities may exist for post-doctoral fellows to participate. The appointments do not entail any teaching responsibilities.

There is no official deadline for these positions, but the applicants should allow 4-6 months for a decision to be made and additional delays if a work-visa is required.

Applications should be sent to director[AT]rri.res.in. Please look at the links provided (above) for both positions for further details about the documents required.

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (the Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoc appointments and Ph.D. positions. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last for different number of years.
This new division, led by Dr. Masaru Shibata, will be established on January 1st 2018.
The “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division will focus on several research topics in general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, including
(i) numerical relativity with matter, in particular, neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics, magneto-(radiation-)hydrodynamics, and viscous-radiation-hydrodynamics, for mergers of neutron-star binaries (binary neutron stars and black hole-neutron star binaries), long-term evolution of the merger remnants, and stellar collapse to a black hole and a neutron star,
(ii) modeling of gravitational waves from neutron-star binaries based on numerical-relativity gravitational waveforms,
(iii) modeling of electromagnetic counterparts (macronovae/kilonovae, short gamma-ray bursts, etc.) associated with neutron-star mergers, including the studies of r-process nucleosynthesis,
(iv) studies of the formation processes for a variety of black holes (stellar-mass, intermediate-mass, and supermassive black holes), and gravitational-wave and electromagnetic signals associated with the formation processes,
(v) studies of phenomena associated with supermassive black holes, e.g., tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes and emission of gravitational waves by EMRI,
(vi) numerical relativity beyond general relativity.

For more information, a list of required documentation, and submission links to both postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions, please go to: http://www.aei.mpg.de/2176900/nrjobs2018
The deadline for full consideration is January 15th, 2018. The positions are available from August 2018, but may be earlier. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.
For further information please contact Dr. Masaru Shibata: mshibata[at]yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp .

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at Monash University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow in gravitational-wave astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

We are seeking applicants to work directly with Dr Paul Lasky on astrophysics and modelling of gravitational-wave sources and/or analysis of data from LIGO.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with members of the gravitational-wave and high-energy astrophysics groups in the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, and also the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav), which brings together gravitational-wave researchers across six Australian Universities.

The position is for two years. Enquiries should be sent directly to Paul Lasky

ICTS-SIMONS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN BANGALORE, INDIA

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) invites applications for the
ICTS-Simons postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2017-2018. This program,
funded by a targeted grant to ICTS by the Simons Foundation, is aimed
at attracting world-leading young researchers to ICTS as postdoctoral
fellows. ICTS provides a stimulating intellectual atmosphere and
state-of-the-art facilities for academic research. In addition to the
vibrant in-house research program, fellows will also have opportunity
to interact with leading scientists from all over the world through
collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the
program.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are invited from highly qualified young scientists with
proven track record. Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics,
mathematics, astronomy, theoretical physical chemistry, theoretical
physical biology and related fields. Individuals who have submitted
their doctoral thesis are also encouraged to apply.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary will Rs. 60,000 per month and the fellows can also opt for
free Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance of Rs. 15,000
per month. In addition, Fellows receive health insurance, travel
support up to Rs. 200,000 per year and a research grant of Rs. 200,000
per year for computing services, publications, relocation, and other
direct costs. Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for
additional travel and research grants offered by the national funding
agencies..The initial appointment will be for two years, with
possibility of extension up to a third year. Renewal for the third
year will depend on a comprehensive review of the scientific activity
of the Fellow.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online with their curriculum vitae,
list of publications, a research proposal (not more than two pages)
and a covering letter. Three recommendation letters also have to be
uploaded online by the referees. The deadline is 15 December 2017, but
applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The
nominal starting date of 1 September 2018 is negotiable.

ABOUT ICTS

ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science with a mandate to
contribute to frontier research by providing a platform devoted to
theoretical natural sciences and interdisciplinary and applied
mathematics through its various programs. The current in-house
research program focusses on astrophysical relativity, numerical
linear algebra, computational science, data assimilation, dynamical
systems, non-linear dynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematical physics
and geometry, physical biology, statistical mechanics and turbulence,
condensed matter physics, and string theory
(www.icts.res.in/research). ICTS hosts strong visitors and associates
driven programs, a highly competitive graduate school as well as a
devoted postdoctoral program that forms an integral part of the
in-house research. A state-of-the-art residential campus is ready to
provide vibrant academic environment. Located in Bangalore, the garden
city of India, with pleasant and moderate climate, ICTS maintains
close ties with the world-class scholastic ambience of the city.

ASTROPHYSICAL RELATIVITY AT ICTS

The ICTS Astrophysical Relativity group
(https://www.icts.res.in/research/astrorel) includes Parameswaran
Ajith (faculty), Bala Iyer (Simons visiting professor), Sumit Kumar,
Haris M K, Rahul Kashyap, Gayathri Raman (postdocs), Yamuna Swami
(research associate) Abhirup Ghosh, Ajit Kumar Mehta (graduate
students) and several visiting undergraduate students. K. G. Arun,
Sascha Husa, Mark Hannam and Badri Krishnan are visiting associates.
The group’s research interest include gravitational-wave source
modeling, data analysis including parameter estimation, tests of
general relativity using gravitational-wave observations and
astrophysics. The group is an active member group in the LIGO
Scientific Collaboration and the IndIGO consortium. The group hosts a
1000 core LIGO Tier-3 grid computing cluster and has access to other
high-performance facilities at ICTS. We organize several ICTS programs
every year, including the annual ICTS summer schools on gravitational
wave astronomy.

Postdoctoral positions in GRMHD at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology

The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) at the
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) anticipates filling several
postdoctoral positions in the coming year. We are looking for
postdoctoral candidates interested in working in the areas of modeling
and simulation of gravitational waves sources and their electromagnetic
counterparts, including binary black holes and neutron stars, and their
astrophysical interpretation in the context of the LIGO-Virgo observations.
We are also interested in candidates working in relativistic
magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of accretion disks around
supermassive black hole mergers, and their jet dynamics.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to
collaborate on a broad range of research topics in gravitational
physics. Our group is involved in several large collaborations,
including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein
Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org), and a Petascale
computing project with NCSA.

There are many senior researchers working in a broad range of areas of
gravitational physics and astrophysics at the CCRG. This includes
Manuela Campanelli (Director), Sukanya Chakrabarti, Joshua Faber,
Carlos Lousto, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower,
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 also collaborates
with many faculty, postdocs and graduate students in the larger
astrophysics group (http://www.rit.edu/cos/astrophysics/), the school
of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.rit.edu/cos/sms/) and the School
of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/).

The positions are for two or three years and renewable depending on
satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. CCRG
researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at
national computing centers such as XSEDE and BlueWaters as well as two
dedicated 1300 and 1600-core clusters 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: 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. Deadline for applications
is January 31st, 2018. Starting date can be as early as September, 2018.
RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.