Postdoctoral positions in theoretical gravitational-wave science including numerical relativity, Caltech

The California Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoctoral and senior postdoctoral appointments in theoretical aspects of gravitational-wave science.

These positions are for researchers in any of the three focus areas of our group:

1) NUMERICAL RELATIVITY and COMPUTATIONAL RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS (Saul Teukolsky, Mark Scheel, Francois Hebert, and grad students), including a strong collaboration with the Cornell group led by Saul Teukolsky and Larry Kidder. Systems and phenomena studied include compact binaries (BH/BH, NS/BH, NS/NS) as well as stellar collapse and supernova explosions.

2) GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE SOURCE ANALYSIS, DATA ANALYSIS, AND ASTROPHYSICS [Yanbei Chen, Sterl Phinney, Curt Cutler, Leo Stein, Michele Vallisneri, and grad students]. This effort has close ties to the Caltech theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy programs, to the Caltech numerical relativity group, to the LIGO Laboratory, to the JPL gravitational-wave group, and to the Caltech NANOGrav group.

3) GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE DETECTORS [Yanbei Chen, Rana Adhikari, and grad students.] This involves the application of quantum measurement and quantum control theory to advanced gravitational-wave detectors, as well as the formulation of experimental tests of quantum mechanics that can be performed on these detectors. This research is carried out in collaboration or interaction with members of the LIGO Lab, and other Caltech research groups.

These three research programs are embedded in Caltech’s TAPIR group (Theoretical Astrophysics Including Relativity), http://www.tapir.caltech.edu and the Walter Burke Institute For Theoretical Physics https://burkeinstitute.caltech.edu/AboutTheInstitute , and are associated with the Caltech/JPL Association for Gravitational Wave Research, http://www.its.caltech.edu/~cajagwr/ which includes the Caltech portion of LIGO and the Caltech/JPL portion of LISA.

By a single application one can be considered for Caltech’s Burke Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, including Relativity [see https://burkeinstitute.caltech.edu/Apply/BurkeFellowship] and for regular postdoctoral and senior postdoctoral positions.

The application deadline is November 15, though late applications will continue to be considered until all positions are filled.

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS VIA THE WEB at the following website, https://applications.caltech.edu/job/burke

Application materials should include curriculum vitae with email address and with citizenship indicated, bibliography of publications (with refereed articles identified), web locations of manuscripts not yet published, and a description of the desired research directions. Please ensure that at least three letters of recommendation are provided by the writers to the same website, https://applications.caltech.edu/job/burke. On the application website, please choose “Gravitational Physics” as the “primary focus” in the pulldown menu.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-3821 for assistance or contact jvarlet[AT]caltech.edu.

Postdoctoral position at Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany

The Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover Germany (Albert Einstein Institute) invites applications for post-doctoral and long-term visiting positions in the Division of Observational Relativity and Cosmology [1]. The Division, led by Prof. Bruce Allen, consists of more than 25 scientists and several highly-qualified scientific programmers and sysadmins; the senior scientists are Dr. Badri Krishnan and Dr. Reinhard Prix. The Division works closely with two independent research groups hosted at the Institute, led by Dr. M. Alessandra Papa and Dr. Frank Ohme.

The Division’s core research area is gravitational-wave astronomy and the analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors. Applications are welcome from those with experience in all related areas of astronomy and physics. We seek excellence, creativity, and enthusiasm, and choose candidates based both on potential and on specific scientific expertise and accomplishments. Scientists have the option to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration through membership in our group, giving them full access to data from the LIGO, Virgo and GEO600 detectors.

Post-doctoral appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of further extension. The start date is expected to be in the second quarter of 2018, but may be earlier. We also welcome inquiries regarding long-term visits by senior researchers and faculty.

We are proud to provide a stimulating and dynamic research environment with broad opportunities. The current focus is the hunt for gravitational waves in data from the most sensitive ground-based interferometric detectors. This includes searches for long-lived signals from rapidly-rotating neutron stars, transient signals from the inspiral and coalescence of binary neutron stars and/or black holes, and unmodelled burst signals. These searches have already led to several binary black hole detections, and discoveries from other types of sources expected in the near future.

Application materials, including a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, and a research statement should be sent to
jobs-gw-han[AT]aei.mpg.de no later than November 30, 2017. The applicant should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same email address. Applications will be considered as they arrive, until all positions are filled.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and to increase the number of women in those areas (such as this) where they are underrepresented. We explicitly encourage applications from such qualified individuals.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cosmology, Oslo, Norway

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to three years (up to 10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

Job description/ Project description:

The faculty of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics consists of 15 associate and full professors, of these 13 are permanent professors/associate professors and 2 are adjunct professors shared with other institutions. The Institute employs about 16 postdoctoral and advanced research fellows. The Institute has three major research groups, one for solar physics, one for extragalactic astrophysics and one for cosmology. The solar physics group is from November 2017 the Norwegian Centre of Excellence “Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics”.

Observational material is collected from space-borne and ground-based observatories. In interaction with and parallel to the observational activity, there is a strong activity in theoretical and computational astrophysics. The Institute is actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs, e.g., through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the Institute’s participation in the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope on La Palma, the balloon-borne CMB polarization experiment Spider and the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment COMAP at Owens Valley, California. Space missions with major participation from the Institute include the Japanese Hinode satellite, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) and ESA’s Solar Orbiter within solar physics, and Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. In theoretical and computational astrophysics the Institute has built up strong groups within numerical modelling and within the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis.

This position is open for candidates both within the solar physics, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology research groups. In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates, and to how their research competences can interact with and complement the research activities of one of the three research groups. The selected candidate must be able to start in the position before the 30th of September, 2018.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astronomy/astrophysics or a related discipline. Appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral thesis being approved, if it has not been held by the application deadline.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:

http://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employment-conditions-postdoc.html

We offer:

Salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
A professionally stimulating working environment
Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
The application must include:

Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
Research statement, detailing possible research projects and how they will benefit from the existing research groups at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the research statement, as well as the candidates’ motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations:

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact persons:

For further information please contact: Head of Department Per B. Lilje, phone: +47 228 56517, e-mail: mailto:p.b.lilje[AT]astro.uio.no

For question regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Orjan Pretorius, email: orjan.pretorius[AT]mn.uio.no

CITA National Fellowship postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta, Canada

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, Canada, via the CITA National Fellowship. A subset of applicants will be nominated to the fellowship by Prof. Rodrigo Fernandez, and upon obtaining the fellowship the successful candidate will join his research group and work on topics involving astrophysical transients and compact objects (supernovae, compact object mergers, etc.).

Candidates should have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field, and experience in numerical (magneto)-hydrodynamics, nuclear astrophysics, and/or numerical relativity. The position is expected to start in September 2018. Successful candidates will have part of their time available to develop their own independent research program.

To apply, please send a Research Statement, CV, and List of Publications to Prof. Fernandez (rafernan AT ualberta DOT ca) and arrange to have 2-3 confidential reference letters sent to that e-mail address by Nov 1, 2017 (please include “CITA NF” in the subject line). The deadline for submitting nominations to CITA is Nov 15, so timely submissions increase the chance of a more thorough review of application materials and nomination. Please direct any inquiries to the same e-mail address.

More information about the CITA National Fellowship:
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/a741f3da

National Fellowship

And about the Astrophysics Group at the University of Alberta:
https://sites.ualberta.ca/~rafernan/
https://www.ualberta.ca/physics/research/astronomy-and-astrophysics

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). As the deadline for submission of a full application to the Irish Research Council is November 30th, those interested should contact one of those named below by Friday 10th November, including a short cv and a brief statement of research interests.

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)

For Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, see link above under ‘more info’.

Postdoctoral positions in theoretical physics at UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

The Department of Gravitation and Field Theory at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences of UNAM, has openings, twice a year, for postdoctoral fellows in its fields of study. The positions are for one year, renewable for a second one, depending upon funding and performance, and they carry a competitive monthly stipend, as well as basic health insurance for the postdoctoral fellow and his/her dependents. The positions are open to researchers from any part of the world, independently of ethnicity, religion and gender. The Department lines of research include classical and quantum aspects of gravitation, numerical relativity, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum field theory, lattice QCD, biophysics, and complex systems. The permanent members are Miguel Alcubierre, Wolfgang Bietenholz, Yuri Bonder, Chryssomalis Chryssomalakos, Jemal Guven, Tim Koslowski, Darío Nunez, Hernando Quevedo, Marcos Rosenbaum, Marcelo Salgado, Christopher Stephens, Daniel Sudarsky, Roberto Sussman, and Alexander Turbiner — there is also a number of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Applications are reviewed in late January, for positions starting in September of the same year, and in late June, for positions starting in March of the next year. The successful candidates should have received a PhD in Physics, or closely related fields, no longer than 3 years before the starting date of the position. We strongly encourage interested persons to apply throughout the year, by sending, in a single pdf file, their CV and research plan, while also arranging for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: quevedo@nucleares.unam.mx with copy to fengari[AT]nucleares.unam.mx
Contact: Hernando Quevedo
Email: quevedo[AT]nucleares.unam.mx
Letters of Reference should be sent to: quevedo[AT]nucleares.unam.mx

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, Dimitrios Psaltis, Philip Pinto and Feryal Ozel.

To apply, go to https://uacareers.com and enter Job # P20452 in the search box.
The position will be open until filled.

Postdoc positions in gravitational physics at University of Barcelona, Spain

Up to four postdoctoral positions, funded by the European Research Council, are now open at the University of Barcelona. Selected candidates will work with Prof Roberto Emparan and other members of the group on theoretical aspects of black hole physics, broadly defined.

Appointments will begin in the Fall of 2018 (or possibly earlier) for a period of 2+1 years, with the third year subject to performance and funding availability. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2017.

Faculty members of our group working on black holes, gravitation and related areas include Bartomeu Fiol, Cristiano Germani, Jaume Garriga, David Mateos, Josep M. Pons, and Enric Verdaguer. For more information, visit our website http://icc.ub.edu/

Application procedure

The University of Barcelona is part of a group of European institutes with a centralized system of postdoctoral applications. Thus interested candidates should apply through the Joint European postdoc application website at KU Leuven, choosing Barcelona as one of their preferred institutes.

Postdoctoral position in Cosmology/Astroparticle Physics, Padova, Italy

Postdoctoral position in Cosmology/Astroparticle Physics, Padova, Italy

The INFN InDark research group leading the Cosmology/Astroparticle program “Inflation, Dark Matter and the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe” announces one postdoctoral position in Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

The deadline for application is November 15, 2017.
The appointed fellow should start the fellowship not later than November 1, 2018; however, special requests to defer the starting date can be considered.

The position will be a 1 + 1 year appointment, reserved to non-Italian citizens (or Italian citizens who, at the time of the application, hold a position in a foreign country and have been continuously abroad for at least 3 years). The appointed fellow will work at the Physics and Astronomy Dept. “G.Galilei”, University of Padova (Italy) which offers a stimulating, lively and international environment with multidisciplinary research interests.

The staff team members of the InDark project in Padova are: Nicola Bartolo, Michele Liguori, Sabino Matarrese, Massimo Pietroni.

The group has a broad range of interests in theoretical and observational cosmology, including modelling of LSS observables, inflationary models and primordial non-Gaussianity, primordial sources of gravitational waves, and analysis of large cosmological datasets. The group has a long-standing expertise in LSS and CMB computer simulations, it has a strong involvement in the Planck and Euclid collaborations and it has recently joined the LISA satellite Cosmology working group.

Applications, in electronic form, must be sent to INFN not later than November 15, 2017 through the website

https://reclutamento.infn.it/ReclutamentoOnline/
(see TITLE: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS)
and one should choose PADOVA Inflation, Large Scale Structures and Cosmology

The following items are requested for the online application

Curriculum Vitae
Publication list
Research Statement
At least three reference letters (specifying name, surname and e- mail of each referee).

For further Info

– see http://www.ac.infn.it/job/dettagli_job.php?id=2083 (or https://reclutamento.infn.it/ReclutamentoOnline/, selecting TITLE: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS, and then “attachments”).

– or e-mail to

Nicola Bartolo, bartolo[AT]pd.infn.it
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Galileo Galilei”, via Marzolo, 8 – I−35131 Padova, Italy

The postdoctoral fellow can benefit from the interactions with the other members of the Theoretical Physics Group in Padova, which is active in several different branches of research in fundamental physics, ranging from string theory and beyond-the-standard model physics to nuclear physics at the low energy scale, including also statistical physics.

Further information about the Theoretical Physics Group in Padova can be found at
http://active.pd.infn.it/g4/

The candidate will also benefit from the strong interaction between the various nodes participating in the INFN InDark project (for more information on the INFN InDark project see https://web.infn.it/CSN4/IS/Linea5/InDark/InDark.html):

Padova INFN Section and University, Italy (main node at the Physics and Astronomy Dept. “G.Galilei”)
Ferrara INFN Section and University, Italy
Bologna INFN Section and University, Italy
Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and University of L’Aquila, Italy
Roma Tor Vergata University, Italy
Roma III University, Italy
Torino University, Italy
Trieste SISSA and University, Italy

The staff team members of the INFN InDark project are:

Padova: Nicola Bartolo (national coordinator), Michele Liguori, Sabino Matarrese, Massimo Pietroni
Bologna: Marco Baldi, Carlo Burigana, Stefano Ettori, Fabio Finelli (local coordinator), Federico Marulli, Massimo Meneghetti, Lauro Moscardini
Ferrara: Denis Comelli (local coordinator), Paolo Natoli, Massimiliano Lattanzi
Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and L’Aquila: Luigi Pilo (local coordinator), Francesco Villante
Roma Tor Vergata: Amedeo Balbi, Giancarlo De Gasperis, Pasquale Mazzotta, Nicola Vittorio (local coordinator)
Roma III: Enzo Branchini (local coordinator)
Torino: Stefano Camera, Antonaldo Diaferio (local coordinator), Luisa Ostorero
Trieste SISSA and University: Carlo Baccigalupi, Stefano Borgani, Stefano Cristiani, Pierluigi Monaco, Emiliano Sefusatti, Matteo Viel (local coordinator)

Postdoctoral Fellow at the eXtreme Gravity Institute, Bozeman, Montana

The eXtreme Gravity Institute (www.montana.edu/xgi/) at the Department of Physics of Montana State University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position (starting in 2018) with a focus on extreme gravity.

The eXtreme Gravity Institute is composed of faculty members Nicolas Yunes, Anne Lohfink, Amy Reines, David Nidever, Neil Cornish, Bennett Link, and Sachiko Tsuruta, and postdoctoral researcher Hector Okada-da Silva. The Institute mentors a large number of graduate and undergraduate students (approx. 30), and hosts international workshops and summer schools on topics related to extreme gravity. The institute is also deeply involved in public outreach, formal and informal education.

The successful applicant will work closely with faculty member Nico Yunes on theoretical physics topics related to extreme gravity, such as neutron stars, black holes, compact binary systems, gravitational waves, and experimental tests of General Relativity. These topics can range from theoretical work (e.g. neutron star solutions, null ray tracing in neutron star backgrounds, gravitational waves from inspiraling compact binaries) to a combination of theory and data-analysis (e.g. Bayesian model selection and parameter estimation), associated with a set of extreme gravity instruments, such as the LISA gravitational-wave detector and the NICER X-ray telescope.

The successful candidate will possess a set of wide-ranging interests in extreme gravity and expertise in theoretical and computational work. In particular, the applicant must demonstrate research experience/creativity, breadth and depth of knowledge in extreme gravity, high productivity and high quality publications, and mastery of written and oral communication. A Ph.D in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline is required by the start of employment.

Interested candidates will submit an application at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9702, which must include a resume/CV, a list of publications, a list of presentations, a research statement (3-page limit, 1-inch margins, 12 pt font), and contact information for three references. After submission of an application, our system will contact all references to request (confidential) letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of an application is December 1st 2017. For more information, please refer to the job link or email Prof. NIco Yunes (nyunes[AT]physics.montana.edu).

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at The University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. 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 or Astrophysics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling and parameter estimation, the astrophysics of compact binaries, Bayesian model selection, black hole perturbation theory, post-Newtonian theory, numerical relativity and modified gravity.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at The University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Permanent faculty in the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia and Katherine Dooley, as well as postdocs and several graduate students.

More information on the gravity group in Mississippi is available at the following URL:

http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/GR/

The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will work with Professor Emanuele Berti (http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/~berti/) and several Ph.D. students. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with the group led by Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Elsbach Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program including several institutions (Lisbon, Cambridge, Rome, Paris and Aveiro in Europe, Perimeter Institute in Canada, and Osaka University in Japan) through the “Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics” Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015.

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

grpostdoc[AT]phy.olemiss.edu

Please use the subject “Gravitational wave postdoc”. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address.

Applications should be submitted by 01/12/2017, but late applications may be considered in exceptional cases. The position will be open until filled.

Postdoc position in numerical relativity and gravitational wave physics, Trento, Italy

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoc position on the topic of “General Relativistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers”. The postdoc will work with Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo of the Physics Department of the University of Trento in Italy. The project is about numerical simulations of magnetized binary neutron star mergers and the study of their gravitational wave and electromagnetic emission. Giacomazzo’s group has also a strong collaboration with the Virgo Data Analysis group in Trento.

Candidates will need to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics by the beginning of the contract. Candidates with previous experience in numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, or gravitational-wave physics are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is expected to start possibly by the Summer of 2018 (but an earlier appointment is also possible).

Interested candidates should send their full CV and publication list to bruno.giacomazzo [at] unitn.it. Candidates are also asked to provide the name and email address of one potential referee, who may be contacted at a later time. Please use the string “Application for postdoc position – SURNAME NAME” in the email subject and use the pdf format for all your files. Applications should be received by October 5, but will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Trento is ranked among the best universities in Italy and it is located in the city of Trento near the Italian Dolomites (www.visittrentino.info/en). The Physics department is active in a wide range of research topics. In the field of gravitational waves it has groups working on numerical relativity (Giacomazzo), Virgo (Prodi, Perreca), and LISA (Vitale, Dolesi, Weber). More information about the Physics department can be found at http://www.physics.unitn.it/en

Postdoc position at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is establishing a research group in theoretical physics, with a focus on quantum gravity and related questions in e.g. string theory, QFT and cosmology. The group is led by Yasha Neiman, with Linqing Chen, Henry Stoltenberg and Tomonori Ugajin joining as postdocs in the fall of 2017.
We are looking to hire one additional postdoc, for a 3-year term to begin in the fall of 2018, or earlier if desired.

OIST is a young and growing research and graduate education institute, located on the beautiful Japanese island of Okinawa. The institute is English-speaking and international in nature, and enjoys generous funding from the Japanese government. Its unique structure emphasizes individual research groups over departments, providing each group with substantial freedom to define itself and to collaborate with others. OIST is just beginning to develop a population of fundamental theorists, and we have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that process. Current faculty with related interests include Shinobu Hikami and Hirotaka Sugawara.

We are looking for an independent person with an inner drive and an ability to pursue their own research direction. The aim is to have a diverse group where members can learn from each other about different aspects of fundamental theory.

A central question for the group at this moment is how to think about quantum gravity when confined to a finite region, due e.g. to a cosmological horizon. Yasha’s current personal focus is on a research program for constructing a working model of quantum (higher-spin) gravity in de Sitter space, where a holographic theory at de Sitter infinity translates into observable physics inside horizons. Current work involves both conceptual issues in de Sitter physics and the development of new tools and perspectives in higher-spin theory. Each of our three incoming postdocs follows their own line of research, quite independent from this one.

The base annual salary range for postdocs at OIST is currently 4.4-5.7 million yen. Within this range, the salary increases with each year since the Ph.D.
A postdoc in the group will generally be able to make several trips per year, including long-distance flights. The group also has funds for bringing in visitors (~6 visitor-months per year), and a postdoc in the group will have full access to this resource. Any particular budgetary needs can be discussed at the interview stage.

Please apply via AcademicJobsOnline at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9561#
For any inquiries, please contact Yasha Neiman at: yaakov.neiman[AT]oist.jp
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017.

For further information about OIST, visit: http://www.oist.jp
For the Quantum Gravity group (still under construction), visit: https://groups.oist.jp/qgu
For a list of research groups at OIST, visit: http://www.oist.jp/research-units

ERC funded Post-Doctoral Researcher position in Strong Gravity, Rome, Italy

We expect to open some Post-Doctoral Researcher positions at various seniority levels to work in the area of strong gravity (theory and phenomenology). The successful candidate will join the team of the DarkGRA project [http://darkgra.weebly.com/] recently funded by the European Research Council.

The appointment is for two or three years, depending on seniority, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance. All candidates must hold (or soon be completing) a Ph.D. in Physics. The start date is flexible and can be as early as 1st of January 2018. Screening of the applications will begin on 31st October 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on black-hole and neutron-star physics, in particular gravitational-wave modelling of exotic compact objects, tests of gravity and of the nature of compact objects, and strong-gravity tests of dark matter. Members of the team are also expected to get involved in other activities related to the project and in the training of students.

The DarkGRA team will have strong connections with the gravity group at the Physics Department – Sapienza University of Rome, which is currently composed by faculty Valeria Ferrari, Leonardo Gualtieri and Paolo Pani, by one postdoc, two PhD students and several master students. The group has also strong connections with other local groups at Sapienza, with the gravity groups in Lisbon, Mississippi, Tubingen, Nottingham, Para’, Baleares, Cambridge, Aveiro, IAP (Paris) and King’s College London, and it is part of the COST Action GWVerse. The Department of Physics at Sapienza hosts renowned research groups in several areas of physics and is regularly included among the first 40 Physics and Astronomy institutes in the world according to various rankings.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr Paolo Pani (paolo.pani[AT]roma1.infn.it).

Application should be sent through the online form available on the project webpage.

The selection will be done in agreement with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers, and particular attention will be paid to the gender balance of the team.

Postdoc position in gravitational waves, Shanghai, China

Postdoc hiring for gravitational wave (GW) physics and astronomy, working at Gravitational Wave Group of Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. PhD graduates or experts on all aspects of GWs are welcome, although theorists on analytical or numerical simulations on GWs are preferred.

Term is 1+1 years, the salary before tax is 150000 RMB/year. Starting date: any time from September, 2017. Please send your CV and publication list and arrange 1-2 reference letters to be sent to

Dr. Wen-Biao Han
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

email: wbhan[at]shao.ac.cn

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Physics at Koc University

A postdoctoral position in gravitational physics is available at the Physics Department of Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. The position is for two years starting January 1, 2018 with a re-evaluation at the end of the first year. A third year is possible upon the availability of funding. Selected candidate will undertake research on gravitational physics with Fethi M Ramazanoglu, mainly using numerical methods (see http://mysite.ku.edu.tr/framazanoglu/ for more information) The candidate is expected to have a strong background in gravitational physics and general relativity. Knowledge of numerical methods is desired, but not required.
Please upload your CV with publications list, research statement and three references at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9470. Deadline is October 1, 2017, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Compensation: The salary is 2800 Turkish liras per month and tax exempt. Koc University provides free shared housing near the university, or a housing allowance depending on the candidate’s preference. Meal tickets covering lunches are also provided free of charge.

Work Place: Koc University is a leading research institute with a lively physics department. We are located among the forests of northern Istanbul with an easy commute to the city center. Istanbul is a global metropolis spanning the intersection of Europe and Asia with an active social life and many natural beauties.

Postdoctoral positions(s) in gravity at the University of New Brunswick, Canada

The Gravity Group at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNB Fredericton (www.math.unb.ca/~gravity) intends to appoint one or more postdoctoral fellows beginning sometime between January and September 2018, for a period of two years (the precise start date is negotiable). The group has three faculty members (Viqar Husain, Sanjeev Seahra, and Edward Wilson-Ewing), several graduate students, and typically 1-2 postdocs. Research interests include classical general relativity, cosmology and quantum gravity.

Applications must include curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, and three references. Applications should be made at MathJobs.org:

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/10464

The deadline for receipt of completed applications (including reference letters) is September 15, 2017. Successful applicants may be asked to apply for an Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS | aarms.math.ca) postdoctoral fellowship (deadline November 15, 2017).

Postdoc in GR at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (deadline shifted)

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 include 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 and fields around black holes, dynamics of particles and extended bodies in GR, physics of neutron stars, black-hole perturbations, approximation methods and numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, theoretical cosmology, emission and analysis of gravitational waves and their astrophysical and cosmological aspects.

The selected candidate will work within the GR group of the institute, most probably within the ongoing grant project “Albert Einstein Center for Gravitation and Astrophysics”.

We offer:
1 year contract from January 2018 with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest.
Salary comparable to the starting salary of an assistant professor at the Faculty.
Standard equipment and reasonable support for conference and collaboration traveling.

Interested candidates should submit:
CV, brief description of research expertise and plans, list of publications, two letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or seminar.

Postdoc positions in Gravitational Waves and Numerical Relativity at the University of Parma and INFN, Italy

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the field of gravitational waves and numerical relativity at the University of Parma and the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). The positions are associated with Sebastiano Bernuzzi’s group and funded by ERC-StG grant “BinGraSp”. The project is about modeling binary neutron star coalescence in general relativity, including computational aspects in numerical relativity, gravitational waveform modeling and data-analysis applications.

Appointments will be initially for 2 years, but longer appointments, up to 5 years, are possible for senior profiles. Candidates with experience in analytical and numerical relativity, gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.

Applications should be received by October 1st, 2017, but will be considered until the positions are filled.

Please send applications to:

sebastiano.bernuzzi[AT]unipr.it

Sebastiano Bernuzzi
Parma University
Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences
Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A
43124 Parma, Italy
http://www.fis.unipr.it/~sebastiano.bernuzzi/index.html

Please use the string “Application for postdoc position –  SURNAME NAME” in the email subject and use the PDF format for all your files.

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan

A post-doctoral position starting October 2017 is available for a suitably qualified individual to work in the Astrophysics and Cosmology Group at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University. For the members and activity of the group, please refer to the webpage: https://www.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en-GB/contents/labs/astro .

The position is funded by MEXT KAKENHI Grant Number 17H06359 “New developments of gravity theory research in gravitational wave physics/astronomy” (PI: Shinji Mukohyama). The monthly salary will be approximately 362,000 yen. A small amount of research grant will be provided. Depending on research experience, the title of research assistant professor may be granted.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the time of the appointment.

The appointment will begin on October 1, 2017 or later, and end on March 31, 2019. (The appointee may re-apply for the next opening that is expected to be announced before the end of the term.)

The applicant should submit the following documents in PDF format by email to Shinji Mukohyama with the subject line “Postdoc application”, by August 31, 2017:

(1) CV
(2) publication list (mark up to 3 main papers with *)
(3) expected arrival date in YITP
(4) past research
(5) research plan
(6) contact details of two references

Postdoctoral Positions in Gravitation and Cosmology, Yangzhou University

The newly established Center for Gravitation and Cosmology at Yangzhou University, which is part of the BRICS Association of Gravity, Astrophysics and Cosmology (BRICS-AGAC) initiative among the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), invites applications for 3 postdoctoral positions.

The areas of expertise of the candidates should be 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) will also be considered.

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

We offer a 2+1 year contract starting from September 2018 or earlier, subject to mutual agreement. The salary is competitive and sufficient for a comfortable life in the city of Yangzhou. Productive members of the center can expect to receive additional bonus in addition to the salary. Furthermore, there will be opportunity to apply for national postdoc grant.

Yangzhou is a city in China’s Jiangsu province, known for its beautiful gardens. Historically it was once a major stop for the salt trade, and had been visited by Marco Polo. Our center is located in the College of Physical Science and Technology of Yangzhou University, which is situated right next to the famous Slender West Lake, a popular tourist destination nowadays, and was a favorite retreat of the Qing emperor Qian Long. In the modern days, Yangzhou received the UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) Scroll of Honor Award in 2006, for the achievements made in “conservation of the old city and improving residential environment”.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at yzucgc [at] gmail.com.

[1] A full curriculum vitae.
[2] A publication list, with five most significant publications clearly highlighted.
[3] A brief description of research interests, including future plans, not exceeding 2 pages.
All applications received by 1 Dec 2017 will receive a full consideration.

In addition, 2-3 recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same E-mail address by the same deadline. Informal inquiries before application are welcome.

Postdoc position in gravitational wave, Taipei Taiwan

Postdoc hiring for gravitational wave (GW) research, working at Taipei Gravitational Wave Group (TGWG). PhD graduates or experts on all aspects of GW are welcome, although theorists on data analysis or numerical relativity are preferred.

Term is 1+1 years. Starting date: any time from August, 2017. Please send your CV and publication list and arrange 2 to 3 reference letters to be sent to

Prof. Feng-Li Lin
Dept. of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University,
on behalf of TGWG
email: fengli.lin[AT]gmail.com
TGWG homepage: http://taipeigravitationalwavegroup.weebly.com

Postdoctoral position in LISA data analysis and simulation, Edinburgh, UK

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in data analysis and simulation for the planned ESA space-based gravitational wave detector LISA. The post is available from 01 September 2017 for 24 months. The precise start date is flexible.

The postholder will take an important and visible role in starting to develop the ground-segment infrastructure for LISA. The focus of the work will be on simulation of instrumental noise sources, in particular arising from the optical system, and on understanding and mitigating the impact of noise sources on science output. The research is funded by a grant from the UK Space Agency and involves direct interaction with the PI (Jonathan Gair) and collaboration with researchers working on the development of the LISA optical bench at Glasgow University and in STFC’s Advanced Technology Centre in Edinburgh. The postholder will also work closely with scientists in Birmingham, Paris and Hanover, to begin development of the LISA data processing architecture. The specific tasks of the post-holder include: simulation of the LISA instrument, design and testing of statistical techniques for LISA data analysis that allow for imperfectly modelled noise and understanding the impact of noise sources on the extraction of scientific information from the data.

The applicant should have a PhD in an area of mathematics (e.g. statistics or mathematical physics), or a related area such as physics, engineering or computer science. It is highly desirable for the candidate to have expertise in one of the following areas: advanced statistical techniques, numerical simulation of experimental apparatus or modelling or experiment of optical measurement systems. Basic knowledge of statistical methods and some experience writing software are desirable for all candidates.

The starting salary will be in the range of GBP 32,004 – 38,183, depending on experience.

Applicants will need to submit a CV, a research statement, and arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to hr[AT]maths.ed.ac.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is 21 July 2017.

ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science research in fields related to the ESA Science Programmes.

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 2018. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. 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 2 October 2017.

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

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Mississippi, USA

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. 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 or Astrophysics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling and parameter estimation, the astrophysics of compact binaries, Bayesian model selection, black hole perturbation theory, post-Newtonian theory, numerical relativity and modified gravity.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Permanent faculty in the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia and Katherine Dooley, as well as postdocs and several graduate students.

More information on the gravity group in Mississippi is available at the following URL:

http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/GR/

The postdoctoral scholar funded by this position will work with Professor Emanuele Berti (http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/~berti/) and several Ph.D. students. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with the group led by Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Elsbach Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program including several institutions (Lisbon, Cambridge, Rome, Paris and Aveiro in Europe, Perimeter Institute in Canada, and Osaka University in Japan) through the “Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics” Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015.

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

grpostdoc[AT]phy.olemiss.edu

Please use the subject “Gravitational wave postdoc”. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. The position will be open until filled.

Postdoc for LISA science at APC, Paris, France

Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy with LISA at AstroParticule & Cosmology (APC)

The Gravitation group at AstroParticule & Cosmologie APC welcomes applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of the gravitational wave astronomy.

The post-doctoral position is for 2 years. The successful applicant is expected to work on the subjects related to the LISA mission. This includes the study of the astrophysical population of the anticipated LISA sources, modelling gravitational wave signals and development of the data analysis techniques.

To apply for this position, please send CV (curriculum vitae), list of publications and the research statement to stanislav.babak[AT]apc.in2p3.fr . Please arrange three recommendation letters to be sent to the same address with the name of the applicant in the subject.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2017. Later applications will be considered as well until the position is filled.

For more information please visit:

http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/APC_CS/en/post-doctoral-position-gravitational-wave-astronomy-lisa-astroparticule-cosmology-apc

Postdoctoral positions in GRMHD/NR/LIGO at the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA

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 in the areas of modeling of gravitational waves sources and their electromagnetic counterparts with numerical relativity, and gravitational wave data analysis for LIGO and its astrophysical interpretation.

In the area of gravitational-wave astronomy, we are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in the data analysis challenges involved in the detection of astrophysical gravitational wave sources; in the parameter estimation of binary compact objects, particularly binary black holes; in tests of general relativity enabled by gravitational wave measurements; and in the opportunities afforded by multimessenger astrophysics.

In the area of computational astrophysics and astrophysical numerical relativity we are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics (GRMHD) simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole mergers, and jet dynamics. This work will have direct impact on electromagnetic observations of active galactic nuclei, and is part of an ongoing long-term collaborative research effort with Julian Krolik at Johns Hopkins University, Scott Noble at the University of Tulsa, as well as other collaborators.

In the area of numerical relativity we are interested in a candidate capable of working on the initial data and evolution of binary black holes and neutron stars in the framework of the Einstein-toolkit (ETK) and LazEv codes. We seek to develop and optimize current RIT’s group codes as well as semianalytic efforts to model hybrid waveforms and final remnant formulae for LIGO. The ongoing effort includes several faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as external collaborator Nakano at Kyoto University, and others.

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 (a visualization expert), 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 a dedicated 1600-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: 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 September, 2017. RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

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 include 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 and fields around black holes, dynamics of particles and extended bodies in GR, physics of neutron stars, black-hole perturbations, approximation methods and numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, theoretical cosmology, emission and analysis of gravitational waves and their astrophysical and cosmological aspects.

The selected candidate will work within the GR group of the institute, most probably within the ongoing grant project “Albert Einstein Center for Gravitation and Astrophysics”.

We offer:
1 year contract from January 2018 with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest.
Salary comparable to the starting salary of an assistant professor at the Faculty.
Standard equipment and reasonable support for conference and collaboration traveling.

Interested candidates should submit:
CV, brief description of research expertise and plans, list of publications, two letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or seminar.

Postdoc position in numerical relativity/cosmology at Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Science

The Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the CTP PAS, financed from the project “Local relativistic perturbation theory in hydrodynamics and cosmology” No. 2016/22/E/ST9/00578 (SONATA BIS 6) supported by the National Science Center, decision No. DEC-2016/22/E/ST9/00578. The principal investigator is Prof. Mikolaj Korzynski. The position starts on September 1st, 2017.

The position requires a PhD in theoretical or computational physics and experience in numerical relativity, computational hydrodynamics, MHD or compatible field. A background in astrophysics, general relativity or cosmology and experience with the EinsteinToolkit framework would be an advantage.

The group of Mikolaj Korzynski will work on the application of numerical relativity to cosmology, especially the problems of structure formation and the light propagation through spacetime, combining numerics, stochastic and perturbative methods.

The applicants should submit the following documents:
1. cover letter including the statement „I hereby give consent for my personal data included in the job offer to be processed for the purposes of recruitment under the Data Protection Act 1997 (Dz. U. no. 101, item 926)”
2. a scientific CV, including the list of publications and major scientific achievements
3. brief description of research interests
4. copy of the PhD diplomma
5. personal questionnaire form from the CTP PAS webpage via email directly to Mikolaj Korzynski (korzynski[AT]cft.edu.pl). Additionally they should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Applicants expecting to obtain their PhD soon should also include a statement from their supervisors about the scheduled date of their defence.

The deadline for applications has been extended to 1st August 2017. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Successful applicant will be employed for the trial period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 further years.

Post-doctoral position in neutron stars astrophysics at the Nicolaus Copernicus, Warsaw, Poland Astronomical Center

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) in Warsaw, Poland, with preferred start in the Fall of 2017 or early 2018. The successful applicant will collaborate with Dr Brynmor Haskell on the physics of superfluid neutron stars, with a specific focus on pulsar glitches and gravitational wave source modelling.

The position is available for up to three years and will be funded from a Polish National Science Centre research project. Funding for travel and research equipment will also be provided.

NCAC is the leading astronomical institute in Poland and current research at the institute encompasses a broad range of both observational and theoretical subjects in modern astrophysics. NCAC scientists participate in many international projects, e.g. H.E.S.S., CTA, Fermi, Herschel, Virgo, LIGO, SALT, Gaia-ESO, ATHENA.
Candidates are required to have completed a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related discipline before the start date and no earlier than in 2011 (with extensions possible for maternity or paternity leave). Applicants should have a strong background in computational physics or astrophysics. Experience in neutron star physics, and in particular cooling or hydrodynamical simulations, will be an advantage but are not essential. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Brynmor Haskell (bhaskell[AT]camk.edu.pl) to discuss the project further.

Applications (in pdf format) can be sent to bhaskell[AT]camk.edu.pl and should include a copy of the applicant’s PhD diploma, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a brief statement of research interests and plans (2 pages). Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. For full consideration applications should be received by May 15th, 2017. The review of applications will begin soon after this date and continue until the position is filled.