Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) invites applications for a newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme as part of a vigorous campaign to expand into new research areas and to strengthen on-going programs. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Theoretical Physics are encouraged to apply. Fellows will be appointed for a period of 3 years and will receive generous funds for travel and computing.

We are seeking internationally outstanding and highly motivated individuals who are driven to pursue their own research programs and eager to interact with current NBIA members. The ideal candidate will play a leading role by contributing to the intellectual atmosphere of the NBIA and will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings and PhD schools.

The Niels Bohr International Academy, hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute, strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The Academy hosts numerous workshops, symposia, and PhD-schools every year as well as a number of outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures.

Current research areas at NBIA include:

Theoretical Astrophysics – encompassing plasma astrophysics, astrophysical dynamics and astrophysical fluid/magnetohydro-dynamics, including accretion onto compact objects, star and planet formation, as well as the inter-stellar and intra-cluster media.

Astroparticle Physics and Neutrino Astrophysics – focusing on the nature of weakly interacting elementary particles in the framework of multi-messenger astrophysics to probe the engines behind the most energetic transients in our Universe, such as core-collapse supernovae, compact binary mergers, and extreme cosmic accelerators.

Particle Physics and Cosmology – covering most areas of quantum field theory, including scattering amplitudes, general relativity from amplitudes, particle physics phenomenology, cosmology, and extensions of the Standard Model in terms of effective field theory.

Condensed Matter Physics – spanning quantum condensed matter theory, including quantum dynamics, topological and hybrid systems, strongly correlated systems, non-equilibrium phases, and Floquet engineering. The group collaborates closely with experimentalists in the Center for Quantum Devices.

Applicants are requested to express their interest by submitting their applications via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/12547 (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2018. The preferred starting date is September 2019 and is flexible within reason.

Postdoctoral Fellows at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension). Generous parental leave, state-subsidized child care, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Postdoc position in quantum gravity or theoretical cosmology at the institute for quantum gravity, Erlangen, Germany

In autumn 2019, at least one postdoctoral position in the fields of quantum gravity or theoretical cosmology will be available at the Institute for Quantum Gravity (IQG) (Theoretical Physics III) of the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. The position is for two years with a possibility of extension for one additional year, depending on funding and performance. In exceptional cases, a five year contract may be negotiable. Salaries depend on seniority and follow the collective wage agreement for scientific employees in Germany (TVOeD).

Current staff of the IQG includes professors Kristina Giesel, Hanno Sahlmann and Thomas Thiemann (Chair), Emeriti Frieder Lenz (former chair) and Hartmut Hofmann, postdoc Beatriz Elizag Navacues as well as 9 Phd and 4 master students. Former institute members and Humboldt Fellows Jonathan Engle and Muxin Han accepted positions as assistant professors at Florida Atlantic University and hold affiliate positions at the institute. Further affiliates are professors Wojciech Kaminski, Jerzy Lewandowski and Parampreet Singh.

The Institute for Quantum Gravity (IQG) is part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) which has a strong expertise in experimental astroparticle physics. The IQG benefits from continuous exchange with the excellency cluster ‘Universe’ in Munich, especially with the groups working on (quantum) cosmology. The IQG fosters strong links with the Department of Mathematics in Erlangen. Finally, the IQG is in close contact with a network of international research centers focussing on quantum gravity such as the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos in State College, Pennsylvania, USA; Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Institute for Theoretical Physics in Marseille, France; Institute for Theoretical Physics in Warsaw, Poland and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Applicants must have a PhD in either physics or mathematics and should have prior research experience in general relativity and quantum field theory or theoretical cosmology as well as a strong interest in working on aspects of non perturbative and background independent quantum gravity.

The following list of material should be uploaded in one pdf- or zip file, whose name should include your last name, using the application form at https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/8ea0774.

1. Curriculum vitae.
2. Research proposal including a summary of previous work and plans for future projects.
3. Teaching experience (if applicable).
4. List of seminars and conferences attended, detailing talks given (if applicable).
5. List of publications.
6. In addition we ask for three letters of recommendation, which should also be uploaded by the referees before the deadline via the application form at https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/0946d66.

Recommendation letters sent by email will not be accepted. Referees are kindly asked to use the following format for their message text: Recommendation letter for FIRSTNAME AND LASTNAME OF THE APPLICANT.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 30th, 2018 but later applications will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date of the position is normally Oct. 1st 2019 but there is some flexibility.

For further information about the Department of Physics and the Institute please visit:
https://www.physik.nat.fau.de/ and
http://www.gravity.physik.fau.de.

For further information about the position please send an inquiry to application[AT]gravity.fau.de.

Four post-doctoral and a computational Scientist Position at the Institute of Gravitation & the Cosmos, Penn State, USA

IGC at Penn State has post-doctoral openings in four areas of gravitational science:

(i) Fundamental Theory (Ashtekar & Bianchi): Classical general relativity, especially gravitational waves and cosmology; loop quantum gravity with emphasis on semi-classical issues and loop quantum cosmology; all aspects of quantum black holes with emphasis on entanglement entropy, singularity resolution and quantum evaporation; and relation between loop quantum gravity and other approaches to quantum gravity and non-perturbative techniques in quantum field theory.

(ii) Gravitational Wave Physics (Hanna & Sathyaprakash): LIGO data analysis and applications to multi-messenger astronomy; real-time searches for compact binary mergers and to the real-time characterization of transient noise in LIGO detectors. The successful candidates will be part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and contribute to the analysis of LIGO and Virgo data and to the publication of search results.

(iii) Multimessenger Astrophysics with Gravitational Waves (Radice, Hanna & Sathyaprakash): Numerical and analytical modeling of compact binary mergers in general relativity.

(iv) Multimessenger Astrophysics with AMON (Cowen, Mostafa & Sathyaprakash) The successful candidate will work with the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON), and will also have the possibility of joining one or more of the participating collaborations. AMON links the world`s leading high-energy neutrino, cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, and gravitational-wave observatories by performing real-time coincidence searches for multimessenger signals. The physics goals of AMON are to probe the high-energy universe via all four fundamental forces of nature, and identify new multimessenger astrophysical sources. The most important near-term effort will be to help incorporate gravitational-wave alerts into the network and into the real-time coincidence analyses. We began distributing prompt neutrino alerts in April 2016 in a collaborative effort with the IceCube Collaboration. In 2018 we will implement the first real-time neutrino-gamma alerts with subthreshold data from IceCube and HAWC. We are also proposing to add subthreshold triggers from gravitational-wave detections. This will open up a range of real-time coincidence analyses. Requirements for the position include a recent Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics. Experience in multimessenger astrophysics in general and gravitational waves in particular will be advantageous.

IGC also has an opening for a computational scientist starting now. The Penn State gravitational wave group is seeking a computational scientist to work in the area of transient gravitational wave searches for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in support of multi-messenger astrophysics. The ideal candidate would be expected to develop scalable cyberinfrastructure for real-time data analysis that covers areas such as: real-time data distribution, signal processing, streaming data processing, database design, web service design, job workflow design, and smart systems monitoring. Competency in C and Python is required. Competency in C++, Java, javascript, html, bash, SQL, and other common scripting languages is highly desired. Competency in some or all of the following software is highly desired: Apache HTTP server, Apache Kafka, Druid (and/or other event/time series databases), HTCondor, Gstreamer. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience in software development through the full cycle of prototyping, collaborative development, release, packaging, and maintenance using modern tools such as gitlab. Candidates will be considered at either of the following two levels.

i) Computational Scientist 2: Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

ii) Computational Scientist 3: Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate will have some supervisory responsibilities so experience supervising other team members is ideal.

For further details on all five positions, including the application procedure, and application deadlines that vary from one position to another, see the external link at the top of the announcement.

Postdoctoral positions in high-energy astrophysics and computational astrophysics – Bar Ilan University, Israel

The newly formed astrophysics group within the physics department in Bar-Ilan University invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for several post-doctoral positions. We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in general-relativistic, magneto-hydrodynamic (GR-MHD) simulations and / or radiative transfer simulations, however exceptional candidates with background in high-energy astrophysics are welcomed to apply as well. The selected candidate(s) will lead and participate in a joint effort of designing novel radiative transfer algorithms and implementing them within dynamical codes, in the study of emission from accreting objects such as AGNs and XRBs as well as the formation and properties of relativistic jets in GRBs.

The positions are initially for two years, with the possibility of extension. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2019, but an earlier or later start is negotiable depending on the applicant’s availability. Applicants must have (or have fulfilled all the requirements for) a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent by the time the contract starts. Strong programming skills are an advantage.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly. All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to asaf.peer@biu.ac.il. Applications that are complete by Dec. 3, 2018 will receive full consideration, though the screening will continue until suitable candidates are found.

Bar Ilan University is located in the city of Ramat-Gan, east of Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv district, Israel. Bar Ilan University is Israel’s second largest academic institute and its vibrant physics department is rapidly growing. The astrophysics group within the department is currently expanding. New post-doctoral and Ph.D. positions became available as part of the project “Origin and Magnetization of astronomical Jets”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) consolidating grant awarded to Prof. Asaf Pe’er.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Galaxy Evolution at the University of Kansas, USA

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Allison Kirkpatrick on analyzing the physics of active galactic nuclei (AGN) in galaxies at z=1-2. These projects make use of existing observations with HST and Spitzer. Previous experience analyzing HST grism observations, using GALFIT, and decomposing spectral energy distributions (SEDs) is preferred, though not required. The successful candidate will analyze the assembly of mass in AGN as a function of their host properties, using archival data while leading a campaign to obtain more observations. This work will be used to develop a Cycle 1 JWST proposal in the second year of the postdoc. 50% of the successful candidate’s time is expected to be devoted to the development of their own research program. The appointment is initially for 2 years. Further extension is contingent on additional funding and performance. The salary range is $48,000-53,000, depending on qualifications, and the post includes funds for travel and computers. The successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in collaborations with Prof. Kirkpatrick’s national and international collaborators. The hope is that the candidate can start in August 2019.

The University of Kansas has a vibrant research atmosphere with 6 faculty working in the field of astrophysics ranging from galactic chemical evolution, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, space physics, and extragalactic astronomy. Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is and affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, affordable living, and a diverse cultural mix.

For a complete job description and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/13132BR . Applicants should submit a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references, their CV, publication list, a statement of past research, and a statement of research interests. In addition, three reference letters should be sent to agnpostdoc[AT]ku.edu. For questions, please email agnpostdoc[AT]ku.edu. Those applicants attending the January 2019 AAS meeting should contact agnpostdoc[AT]ku.edu if interested in meeting with Dr. Kirkpatrick. Full consideration will be given to applicants whose materials are received by Jan 15, 2019.

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Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Cosmology at Bilbao, Spain

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position in the area of Theoretical Cosmology beginning in September 2019. The position will be held in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain. The successful candidates are required to hold a PhD at the starting date of the position.

Our group includes Ana Achucarro, Igor Bandos, Jose Juan Blanco-Pillado, Joanes Lizarraga, Juan Luis Manes, Jon Urrestilla, Manuel Valle, Jeremy Wachter as well as several graduate students. The group also benefits from close ties with other faculty members of the department, which includes, Mariam Bouhmadi-Lopez, David Brizuela, Tom Broadhurst, Inaki Garay, Inigo Egusquiza, Alexander Feinstein, Jesus Ibanez, Ruth Lazkoz, Jose M. M. Senovilla and Raül Vera.

Our research interests focus on inflationary cosmology, topological defects and other applications to cosmology within field theory as well as String Theory. For more information on the group see ( http://tp.lc.ehu.es/earlyuniverse/ ). The appointment will be for two years.

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and publication list, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted to:

early-universe-cosmo[AT]ehu.es

The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2018.

Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology, Leiden/Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology within the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics (www.d-itp.nl), a consortium of existing institutes for theoretical physics of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, and Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The appointment will be based at the Instituut Lorentz, Leiden University, but the successful applicant will spend part of the time at the University of Amsterdam/GRAPPA, on weekly basis.

The position will be embedded in the research groups of Dr. Samaya Nissanke (UvA, GRAPPA) and Dr. Alessandra Silvestri (Leiden University). The Delta ITP positions are intended for excellent physicists and offer a competitive salary with generous benefits. The appointment is for 2 years (with possible extensions upon available funding) and will preferably start in Fall 2019. The successful applicant is expected to work on gravitational wave cosmology, with focus on tests of modified gravity and synergies with large-scale structure surveys, especially EUCLID. The cosmology group in Leiden includes Prof. Ana Achucarro (inflation) and Dr. Alexey Boyarsky (dark matter), and has close ties with the research group of Prof. Koenraad Schalm (AdS/CFT), as well as steady collaborations with several scientists from Leiden Observatory (Prof. H. Hoekstra, Prof. K. Kujiken and Dr. Elena Maria Rossi). The University of Amsterdam has a strong profile in the natural sciences, and has expanded upon that role with the founding of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics in 2012. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Philipp Moesta (multimessenger astrophysics) and Prof. Daniel Baumann (cosmology).

The applicant will also be part of the Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands, which is involved in LHC, KM3NeT and gravitational wave instrumentation and data analysis.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy, or any other related area, or to be scheduled to obtain one before the starting date of this appointment. We encourage applications from under-represented groups in STEM.

Application material should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement, and the names of three academic staff members who agreed to write reference letters upon request. The material should be uploaded in one pdf file before JANUARY 15, 2019 at the below URL:

https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=16107&VacatureID=1012484

Two postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave data analysis at Nikhef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The gravitational physics division at Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology, covering all aspects of strong-field gravity, with an emphasis on studying signals from coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes. The data analysis effort is led by Prof. Dr. C. Van Den Broeck and Dr. S. Caudill and currently involves 3 postdocs and 3 PhD students; the group is expected to expand significantly in the next few years. In addition to data analysts, the gravitational physics department at Nikhef and its collaborators in the Netherlands consists of astronomers and astrophysicists, theorists, and instrumentalists. There is also vibrant collaboration with individuals and groups around the world.

The positions are for two years, extendable by a third year. For more information and an online application form, see https://www.nikhef.nl/jobs/vacatures/. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, publication list and curriculum vitae including a brief description of your research interest. Also, please have the email addresses ready of at least three references who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for full consideration is December 20th, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. C. Van Den Broeck (vdbroeck[AT]nikhef.nl).

ICTS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bangalore, India

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), TIFR invites applications for the ICTS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships. 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 can also 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, depending on a review of the scientific activity of the Fellow.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply online (https://www.icts.res.in/opportunities/simons-fall-2018) 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. Nominal deadline is 1 December 2018, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of 1 September 2019 is negotiable.  These applicants will also be considered for other postdoc positions at ICTS.

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 faculty members Parameswaran Ajith and Bala R Iyer, postdocs Haris M K, Rahul Kashyap and Gayathri Raman (postdocs) and several students. Rana Adhikari, K. G. Arun, Mark Hannam, Sascha Husa, Badri Krishnan, B.S. Sathyaprakash and Anand Sengupta 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 1500 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 gravitational wave physics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

The Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU, www.ifpu.it/), Trieste, Italy, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions to start in the Fall of 2019. The positions are for two years, with a possible extension to a third year. The research fields supported by the Institute are connected to the areas of: astroparticle physics, astrophysical probes of fundamental interactions, early Universe, gravitational wave astrophysics, structures in the Universe, theory and phenomenology of gravity.

For one of the two positions, particular consideration will be given to top level candidates with an expertise in one or more of the following topics: gravitational wave tests of gravity in the strong-field, highly relativistic regime; numerical relativity; gravitational-wave data analysis; LISA/PTA physics and astrophysics.

IFPU is a newly born institute, starting its activities in the academic year 2018-2019. It is a joint initiative of International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, www.sissa.it/), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, http://www.ictp.it/), the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF; Observatory of Trieste, www.oats.inaf.it/index.php/en/) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN; Trieste Section www.ts.infn.it/en/). The Institute aims at hosting and promoting a vigorous and innovative multi-disciplinary research program focused on investigating the fundamental laws of Nature under a Cosmological and Astrophysical perspective. While working in close connections with staff members from the supporting institutions, postdocs at IFPU will also benefit from the extended visitor and research programs the Institute will host.

Besides these positions, several additional postdoctoral positions in gravitational theory and experiments (and specifically on numerical relativity, screening mechanisms in gravity, and gravitational wave based tests of gravitational theories) may become available soon.

All applications may be sent via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12597 (deadline December 9th, 2018)

Inquiries may be directed to Enrico Barausse enrico.barausse[AT]gmail.com

Postdoctoral position in computational relativistic astrophysics / numerical relativity at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA

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 current research focus of the group is on simulations of binary binary neutron stars and black holes. Thus the ideal candidate should have knowledge about general relativity, binary neutron stars or black holes, as well as strong programming skills. However, interested candidates with other backgrounds will be considered as well.

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 begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The planned starting date is in September of 2019, but can be earlier if requested.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Galaxy Evolution at the University of Kansas, USA

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Gregory Rudnick on the characterization of distant galaxy clusters.

These projects make use of existing observations with HST, Spitzer, and with the world’s largest ground-based telescopes. Previous experience with HST imaging reduction and with the construction of galaxy luminosity and stellar mass functions is preferred, though not required. 50% of the successful candidate’s time is expected to be devoted to the development of their own research program. The appointment is initially for 2 years. Further extension is contingent on additional funding and performance. The salary is competitive and includes funds for travel and computers. The successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in collaborations with Prof. Rudnick’s national and international collaborators. The hope is that the candidate can start in July 2019.

The University of Kansas has a vibrant research atmosphere with 6 faculty working in the field of astrophysics ranging from galactic chemical evolution, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, space physics, and extragalactic astronomy. Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is and affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, affordable living, and a diverse cultural mix. It has often been called the “Austin of Kansas.” It is also only an hour from the many good things that Kansas City has to offer.

For a complete job description and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/13095BR. Applicants should submit a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references, CV, publication list, a statement of past research, and a statement of research interests. In addition, three reference letters should be sent to kgalpostdocsrch[AT]ku.edu. For questions, please email kgalpostdocsrch[AT]ku.edu. Full consideration will be given to applicants whose materials are received by Dec. 10, 2018.

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Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at the MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” (ACR) division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoc appointments. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last from 2 to 5 years.

The ACR division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, is composed of about 20-25 scientists, including two research group leaders, Jonathan Gair (as of Spring 2019) and Harald Pfeiffer. The division also hosts several long and short-term visitors, and it has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

The ACR division focuses on several aspects of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics, including (i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (effective field theory, post-Newtonian theory, gravitational self-force approach, perturbation theory and effective-one-body formalism), (ii) numerical relativity, most notably simulations of binary black holes and binary neutron stars, (iii) interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA), (iv) astrophysics of compact objects, (v) cosmography with gravitational waves from binary systems, and (vi) tests of strong gravity within General Relativity and alternative gravity theories. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration through the group’s membership, the LISA Consortium, and also participate to building the science case for third generation (3G) ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The ACR division has a high-performance computer cluster, Minerva with ~9,500 cores, and a high-throughput computer cluster Vulcan with ~2,000 cores (soon to be replaced by Hypatia with ~8,000 cores). Those clusters are used to run numerical-relativity simulations of gravitational-wave sources, and to carry out source modelling and data-analysis studies for current and future gravitational-wave detectors.

You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and statement of research interests. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letters. If they encounter problems, referees may also send letters by email to gwjobs[AT]aei.mpg.de.

The ACR division also offers Max Planck Fellowships to non-German scientists. For further information, please visit our website.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is December 22nd, 2018. The positions are available as early as Spring 2019, but they can also start later, in Fall 2019. 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 providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Visiting Professor / Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Vitoria, Brazil

The PPGCosmo program anticipates having one 4-year senior postdoctoral position for non-Brazilian citizens (“professor visitante estrangeiro”) starting in February-June 2019. PPGCosmo is a Brazilian PhD program consisting of five institutions from Brazil and four institutions from outside Brazil. The research topics range from theoretical to observational aspects of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, including participation in collaborations such as DES, Euclid, J-PAS, Virgo and LIGO. Its staff comprises 18 faculty members – please see cosmologia.ufes.br and cosmo-ufes.org for details.

We plan to fill this position with a researcher with a strong record in gravitational wave physics or a closely related field. Only candidates with 10 or more peer-reviewed publications will be considered. The salary is at the associate professor level (“associado IV”), roughly Brazilian R$13,000 per month after taxes, which is approximately three times the standard Brazilian postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will have the possibility to supervise PhD students and will have to teach graduate courses (two courses per semester).

The program is based at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), in Vitoria, the capital of Espírito Santo State – it is a well-connected and pleasant human-sized city. Faculty members 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 living costs in Vitoria are moderate: near the campus a meal costs about R$20-30 and renting a small apartment about R$1,500-2,000.

To apply, please email cover letter, CV and research statement to ppgcosmo[AT]cosmo-ufes.org and have at least three letters of reference sent to the same address, ppgcosmo[AT]cosmo-ufes.org. The candidate should also send scanned passport or ID card and fill out and sign the form available at: http://www.progep.ufes.br/sites/progep.ufes.br/files/field/anexo/anexo_i_-_formulario_de_inscricao_0.pdf

Use the subject “Application for VISEX fellowship – ”. The application deadline is December 4, 2018. Skype interviews will take place on December 17-21, 2018. The Portuguese version of the call was published on portal.imprensanacional.gov.br.

For further information please contact Julio Fabris .

Postdoctoral positions in Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory at OIST, Okinawa, Japan

Applications are invited for one or two 2+1-year postdoc position(s) in the Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory group at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, Japan, starting in the Fall of 2019 or earlier (earlier is encouraged). The successful applicant(s) will work in the group lead by Prof. Reiko Toriumi. At OIST, there are related research groups lead by Prof. Shinobu Hikami, Prof. Yasha Neiman and Prof. Anastasiia Tsvietkova, with each group supporting about 4 postdocs. 
The Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory group itself expects frequent research visitors in addition to hosting workshops, e.g., an example workshop can be found here: https://groups.oist.jp/cws/event/oist-mini-symposium-holographic-tensors. 

OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Further details can be found at www.oist.jp. 

Responsibilities 
1. The candidate must have a clear research plan, and be able to achieve research objectives.
2. The candidate must be willing to contribute to Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory group meetings and seminars, and to mentor student research.
3. The candidate is expected to be in residence for the time of appointment. Conference travel is encouraged and the travel support is provided. 

Qualifications 
1. Applicants are required to have completed Ph.D. in Physics or Mathematics by the time of appointment and have a background in quantum gravity, quantum field theory, random geometry or related areas.
2. We are looking for motivated, active and responsible researchers.
3.  Demonstrates excellent oral and written English. 

Term
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years, starting Fall 2019 or earlier (earlier is encouraged). There may be an opportunity to renew it for one more year. 

Compensation 
The salary is internationally competitive and complemented by allowances as below. 

Benefits 
1. Relocation, housing and commuting allowances in addition to the salary.
2. Annual paid leave (10 days for the first year and 20 days for the second year) and summer holidays (7 days)
3. Health insurance, welfare pension insurance, and worker’s accident compensation insurance.

Application documents in pdf (in English) 
1. Cover letter
2. Research statement (includes future plan) 
3. CV including publication list
4. Three reference letters to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12388)

The application materials 1, 2, and 3 should be in one pdf file and please send it to oist.qgqft(at)gmail.com. Please submit only the reference letters through Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Reiko Toriumi at oist.qgqft(at)gmail.com. 
 
Application Deadline 
The review of the applications will start on December 21st 2018, and will continue until the positions are filled. The applications received by December 21st 2018 are guaranteed full consideration. 

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

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan

A post-doctoral position starting April 2019 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 17H02890 “Gravity and cosmology beyond general relativity” (PI: Shinji Mukohyama). The monthly salary will be approximately 300,000 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 April 1, 2019 or later, and end on March 31, 2021.

The applicant should submit the following documents in PDF format by email to Shinji Mukohyama
with the subject line “Postdoc application”, by December 26, 2018:

(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 Research Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Applications from candidates with broad interests connected to any of the following areas of theoretical astrophysics are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral research fellow to start in September, 2019 (the start date is flexible):

* Gravitational-wave astrophysics and the astrophysical interpretation of exciting new data on binary neutron star and black hole mergers
* Modelling massive stellar and binary evolution
* The interpretation of high-energy astrophysical transients, including tidal disruption events and gamma ray bursts
* Stellar dynamics
* Astrostatistics

Please follow the URL for the full advertisement and application instructions.

Applications should be submitted online via the above URL and should include a CV with a publication list and a statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Ilya Mandel at ilya.mandel AT monash.edu .

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged.

The application deadline is 30 November, 2018.

P.S. Candidates interested in a PhD position in related areas should contact me directly.

Postdoctoral Research Associates – Computational Relativistic Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity, West Virginia University, USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Computational Relativistic Astrophysics / Numerical Relativity
Job Number: 10075

The Department of Mathematics at West Virginia University is seeking two postdoctoral researchers in the field of Computational Relativistic Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity. The positions require a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field; strong programming skills (C and Python, or closely related languages); experience in high-performance computing and large-scale data analysis; and an excellent ability to communicate research to both experts and non-experts. Successful candidates will work with a multi-institution network of collaborators on a variety of numerical relativity projects, including for example (1) supercomputer simulations of magnetized binary neutron star mergers with IllinoisGRMHD; and (2) a volunteer-computing / public-outreach project called BlackHoles@Home, which is aimed at unlocking the consumer-grade desktop computer as a core tool for numerical relativity simulations of black holes and black hole binaries.

Applications:

Preferred start date is September 2019, though earlier start dates are acceptable. These positions may be renewed in annualized increments for up to three years, contingent upon performance, need, and funding. The screening process will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application, a CV, and the names and contact information of three referees. For additional information, contact Professor Zachariah B. Etienne at zbetienne[AT]mail.wvu.edu. Fostering diversity and inclusivity is part of WVU’s mission, and we welcome applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral positions at Fudan University, Shangai, China

The high energy astrophysics group at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) invites applications for postdoctoral positions to work in one of the following projects:

1) Development of astrophysical codes: we are interested in models of accretion disks around black holes and calculation of disk’s reflection spectra.

2) X-ray data analysis: we are interested in measurements of the spacetime metric around black holes using the iron line method.

The appointment is for 2 years. Applications received by December 15 will receive full consideration.

Interested candidates should send standard application material (CV, short statement of research interests, publication list) to:

Prof. Cosimo Bambi
E-mail: bambi[AT]fudan.edu.cn

Please arrange also 2-3 recommendation letters to be sent separately to the same email address.

Inquires can be sent to:

Prof. Cosimo Bambi
E-mail: bambi[AT]fudan.edu.cn

More details on our research group can be found here:
http://www.physics.fudan.edu.cn/tps/people/bambi/

Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Physics at the University of Virginia, USA

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Gravitational Physics. The successful applicant will work with Professor Kent Yagi and students in the group. Candidates are also encouraged to interact and collaborate with faculty members and students at the Department of Astronomy and National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

The group’s interests include (but are not restricted to) gravitational-wave physics, nuclear astrophysics, experimental tests of relativity and compact object modeling.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics or Astronomy by the appointment start date. Sufficient knowledge, skills and experience on research in classical gravity, astrophysics and/or cosmology is required.

The anticipated start date for this position is September, 2019. An earlier or later start date could be considered if mutually desired. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85690. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Kent Yagi (ky5t[AT]virginia.edu).

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom (rkh6j[AT]virginia.edu).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Several Postdoctoral Positions on multi-messenger signals from compact mergers, Stockholm, Sweden

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy at Stockholm University are situated at AlbaNova in Stockholm, providing a vibrant international research environment. We are part of the Oskar Klein Centre, containing world-class research groups in cosmology and time domain astronomy, http://www.okc.albanova.se/. A strong research environment has recently been established that focuses on the study of the electromagnetic signals from mergers of compact objects, G.R.E.A.T., https://www.great.cosmoparticle.com. Within this initiative, we are currently searching for several qualified Postdoctoral Fellows, in particular in the area of Modelling (two positions) and Observations (two positions) of gravitational + electromagnetic wave sources.

Modelling Positions
Two Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work on the multi-messenger aspects of sources that produce both gravitational and electromagnetic waves. We search in particular for expertise in relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics, nucleosynthesis, neutrino transport and/or radiative transfer to work with Prof. Stephan Rosswog.

Observational Positions
Up to two Postdoc positions will be open for researchers working on observational aspects of transients. Within GREAT, GROWTH and ENGRAVE we focus on preparations and follow-up of optical counterparts to GW sources. Within ZTF and ePESSTO we also have resources to study other kinds of transients, such as supernovae. For more information, please contact jesper.sollerman[AT]astro.su.se or Ariel.Goobar[AT]fysik.su.se

Postdoc position in gravitational physics at University of Barcelona, Spain

One postdoctoral position, funded by the European Research Council, is 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.

Selected candidates will start work no later than October 1st, 2019 for a period of 2 years. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

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 websitehttp://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. Only applications submitted through that website will be considered. Please do not resubmit them in any other way.

CITA National / Canada Fellowship at the University of Alberta, Canada

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, Canada, via the CITA National or Canada Fellowship, to be hosted by Prof. Rodrigo Fernandez. The CITA National Fellowship is 2 years long and can be held at a Canadian University. The CITA Canada Fellowship adds an additional 2 years to be spent at CITA in Toronto, ON.

Applicants interested in holding the fellowship at the University of Alberta should have a PhD in Astronomy or Physics, and experience with time-dependent numerical (magneto)-hydrodynamic simulations in the context of nuclear astrophysics and/or numerical relativity. The position is expected to start in September 2019. Successful candidates will have part of their time available to develop their own independent research program during the first 2 years of the fellowship.

To apply, please go to:

https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf/

and upload a CV, List of Publication, Research Statement, and e-mail contact information of up to 3 reference letter writers. The application deadline is November 10, 2018.

Interested applicants can contact Prof. Rodrigo Fernandez at [rafernan AT ualberta DOT ca] for information about research activities.

More information about the CITA National Fellowship:
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c3f0003d

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

Post-doc position at IGC, Penn State, USA

The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill one or more post-doctoral scholar positions in the theoretical aspects of gravitational physics for the academic year 2019-20 . The successful candidate will participate in the research programs led by Professors Abhay Ashtekar and Eugenio Bianchi. These include projects in classical general relativity, especially gravitational waves and cosmology; loop quantum gravity with emphasis on semi-classical issues and loop quantum cosmology; all aspects of quantum black holes with emphasis on entanglement entropy, singularity resolution and quantum eaporation; and relation between loop quantum gravity and other approaches to quantum gravity and non-perturbative techniques in quantum field theory.

The larger gravitational theory group faculty will include Chad Hanna, Donghui Jeong, David Radice, Sarah Shandera and B. Sathyaprakash. Successful candidates will be encouraged to interact also with mathematicians in the Center for Fundamental Theory and with members of the Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology. During the current academic year, the Institute has 22 post-docs (including Drs. Emmanuele Alesci, Sina Bahrami, Tommaso de Lorenzo, Pietro Dona, Anuradha Gupta, Marc Schneider and Surabhi Sachdev in Gravitation and Cosmology). For further information on the Institute, see http://www.gravity.psu.edu/.

A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required, with a research record showing a strong background in general relativity, and at least one of the other areas listed above. While the primary responsibility of the successful candidate(s) will be to carry out research in some of these areas, we also expect them to interact strongly with the other researchers in the gravity and cosmology group at Penn State. The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos offers significant additional resources for research expenses to exceptional candidates. They can be used for academic travel, computers, software, books, etc, entirely at the post-doctoral scholar’s discretion.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/83419 and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Randi Neshteruk at rxh1[AT]psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin on December 8th, 2018 and continue until suitable candidate(s) are found.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Post-Doctoral Scholar Position in Multimessenger Astrophysics, Penn State, USA

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions in multimessenger astrophysics with gravitational waves. The successful candidate will participate in the research program led by David Radice on the numerical and analytical modeling of compact binary mergers in general relativity. There will also be ample opportunity for collaboration with other faculty members at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, which includes, among others, Abhay Ashtekar, Eugenio Bianchi, Chad Hanna, Sarah Shandera, and B.S. Sathyaprakash.

These positions require a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/83305 and include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted to institute[AT]gravity.psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Applications received before December 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. The expected start date is September 1, 2019, although alternative start dates will also be considered. For more information, please visit http://gravity.psu.edu. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Perimeter Institute Postdoctoral Program 2018, Waterloo, Canada

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions, including named fellowships, from new and recent PhDs working in fundamental theoretical physics.

Our areas of research include

– particle physics
– quantum condensed matter
– cosmology
– classical gravity
– mathematical physics
– quantum fields and strings
– quantum foundations
– quantum information
– quantum gravity

as well as connections and overlaps between these areas. Most postdoctoral positions are offered for a period of three years. You may also be eligible for a named 4 year postdoctoral fellowship including: the Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, Stephen Hawking and Chien-Shiung Wu fellowships. Senior 5 year fellowships are also available. Fellowships may in addition be offered jointly between Perimeter and partner institutes and universities.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. We welcome applications from highly creative and intellectually adventurous theorists. Perimeter offers you

– comprehensive support including a generous research and travel fund,
– opportunities to invite visiting collaborators,
– help and support for organizing workshops and conferences.
– a mentoring system that provides you with feedback and support to flourish as an independent researcher.

As a postdoctoral researcher at PI you will be a welcome participant in a thriving research international community which includes 45 full-time and associate faculty members, 51 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 58 Postdoctoral Researchers, 54 Graduate Students, and 35 master’s-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also welcomes around a thousand visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year. We are committed to building an inclusive community that promotes excellence.

The due date for applications is November 1 2018; however, we will accept applications until all positions are filled. See link for details.

Postdoc position in Gravitational-wave Astrophysics at California State University, Fullerton, CA

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center (GWPAC) at California State University Fullerton welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Gravitational-Wave Physics. GWPAC faculty members include Al Agnew, Geoffrey Lovelace, Jocelyn Read, and Director Joshua Smith. Its research projects include searches for binary systems with black holes and neutron stars with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), characterization of the LIGO detectors, waveform modeling including analytical solutions for neutron stars with realistic equations of state, modes and tides, numerical relativity simulations of binary black hole and black hole neutron star systems as part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration, optical characterization of LIGO optics, theoretical calculations of thermal noise and mathematical relativity.

The successful applicant will establish and carry out a research program in gravitational-wave physics that complements the existing strengths in GWPAC and involves undergraduate and master’s students. Contributions to the study of third-generation gravitational-wave science and/or detector development are expected as part of their research activities. Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is 31 October 2018 or until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an application at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csufasc/jobs/2216601/post-doctoral-researcher

On the application website, please submit the names and contact information of three references. We also ask that you attach a cover letter, a short statement of research interests, and a curriculum vita. If you have any questions, please email Jocelyn Read at jread[AT]fullerton.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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