Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

The Illinois Relativity Group at the Department of Physics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a 2 to 3-year postdoctoral research fellow position (starting in 2020) with a focus on extreme gravity.

The fellowship is intended for a person with a set of wide-ranging interests in extreme gravity and expertise in general relativity and gravitation, with an emphasis in analytical relativity (post-Newtonian, black hole perturbation theory, self-force), data analysis (Bayesian theory, parameter estimation, model selection) and theoretical physics (beyond-Einstein phenomenological models, high energy physics, cosmological modified gravity). In particular, the applicant must demonstrate research experience and 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.

The successful applicant will join Professor Nico Yunes in the study of eXtreme gravity topics related, 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 and black hole solutions in and outside General Relativity, gravitational-waves from inspiraling compact binaries, black hole shadows) to a combination of theory and data-analysis (e.g. Bayesian model selection and parameter estimation) associated with extreme gravity instruments, such as the ground-based (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA) and space-based gravitational-wave detectors (LISA) and the Event Horizon Telescope.

In addition to Professor Yunes, the Illinois Relativity Group includes Professors Stu Shapiro and Helvi Witek, their postdocs, PhD and undergraduate research students. The group is part of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at UIUC, which also includes Professors Charles Gammie, Gil Holder and Peter Adshead. The Illinois Relativity Group maintains close interactions with other UIUC colleagues in Physics, Astronomy and the NCSA, as well as collaborators across the globe.
Interested candidates will submit an application at the link below, which must include the following separate documents:

– A curriculum vitae,
– A list of publications, with a summary of total papers published, number of citations to papers and h-index.
– A list of presentations given outside of the candidate’s local university.
– A brief research statement (3-page limit, 1-inch margins, 12 pt font),
– The names, mailing and email addresses of three references.

Please contact Betsy Greifenkamp at greifenk[AT]illinois.edu if you have any questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2019 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is summer, 2020.

Postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China

The high energy astrophysics group at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) invites applications for postdoctoral positions to work on the development of astrophysical codes (models of accretion disks around black holes and calculation of disk’s spectrum).

The appointment is for 2 years. Applications received by December 31 will receive full consideration. Salary is in the range 150,000-200,000 CNY/year.

Interested candidates should send standard application material (CV, publication list, and any additional material that can be useful for the selection process) 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 at:
http://www.physics.fudan.edu.cn/tps/people/bambi/

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, Peter Taylor and IRC Postdoc Aindriu Conroy) invites expressions of interest from potential applicants working in classical General Relativity (self-force/problem of motion, mathematical relativity, wave propagation in curved spacetimes, exact solutions) or in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (renormalisation, quantum aspects of black hole physics, algebraic QFT, mathematical aspects of QFT).

The deadline for full applications to the IRC will fall at or around the end of November (date TBC). To allow time for the collaborative preparation of a competitive application, those interested in the scheme should contact one of those named below by Sunday 20th October 2019, including a short cv and a brief statement of research interests. Terms and conditions for the 2020 scheme have not been published yet, but will be similar to those of the 2019 scheme which are available by following the link under ‘More Info’ above. (Note in particular that prospective applicants who have not completed their PhD viva by 31st March 2020 (date TBC) are not eligible for the scheme.)

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

Posdoctoral research position in numerical relativity, Cornell Unversity, USA

Cornell University expects to have an opening for a Research Associate in numerical relativity starting in September, 2020. The position requires a Ph.D. and experience in numerical relativity or computational physics. The position is for one year, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and the availability of funds.

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, and should arrange three letters of reference to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14469.

Alternatively, applications may be sent by email to: Ms. Lynda Sovocool lmk3[AT]cornell.edu . (Please note “Teukolsky Research Associate” in the subject heading, and put the CV and research statement in a single PDF file.) Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to this same email address. All materials should be received by November 1, 2019.

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

Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Illinois Relativity Group. The candidate should have expertise in numerical relativity and relativistic astrophysics. Some experience in computational hydrodynamics and/or computational MHD would be desirable.

Applicants should go online at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/join/ to submit their application, which must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests, and the names, mailing and email addresses of three references. Please contact Elisabeth Greifenkamp at greifenk@illinois.edu if you have any questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2019 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is AUG 15, 2020.

The successful applicant will join Professor Stuart Shapiro in developing and applying the tools of numerical relativity and computational hydrodynamics, MHD, and stellar dynamics to tackle diverse problems in general relativity and astrophysics. Recent topics include the inspiral and coalescence of compact binaries, the generation of gravitational waves, magnetized neutron stars, magnetorotational stellar collapse, accretion onto isolated and binary black holes, the formation and cosmological growth of supermassive black holes in the early universe, and the dynamics of dark matter halos and spikes around black holes. Some of this work is geared to identifying astrophysically plausible, strong-field sources of gravitational waves and calculating gravitational waveforms detectable by LIGO/VIRGO, KAGRA, LISA and the PTA. For these “multimessenger” sources we are also exploring counterpart electromagnetic signals, including gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae, as well as neutrinos.

In addition to Professor Shapiro, the Illinois Relativity Group includes Professors Nicolas Yunes and Helvi Witek, their postdocs, PhD and undergraduate research students. It maintains close interactions with colleagues in Physics, Astronomy and NCSA, in addition to several outside collaborators.

Two ERC funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics, Milan, Italy

Universita’ di Milano Bicocca is currently seeking to fill at least two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified individuals interested in pursuing research in the fields gravitational wave astrophysics, with a particular focus on massive black hole binaries.

The successful candidates will join Prof. Alberto Sesana in forming the core team of ‘B Massive’, an ERC CoG funded project aimed at tackling all the facets of the astrophysics of massive black hole binaries.
We are particularly looking for candidates with strong background either in numerical (N-body and/or hydro) simulations of massive black holes binaries and their galaxy hosts or in pulsar timing observations, data analysis and inference. But candidates with relevant expertise in all aspects of massive black hole binary theory and observations, gravitational wave data analysis at large and numerical simulations are warmly welcomed to apply.

Appointments are expected to start as soon as possible but certainly no later than fall 2020. The ERC funding guarantees a generous salary, competitive with the highest European standards for this type of positions.

The Bicocca astro group has a strong expertise in massive black hole astrophysics, dynamics and gravitational waves (Prof. Monica Colpi, Prof. Massimo Dotti, Prof. Alberto Sesana and visiting Prof. Francesco Haardt), relativistic numerical simulations of compact objects (Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo), observations of high redshift galaxies and black holes (Prof. Michele Fumagalli, to join the group in 2020). It is a lively group supporting a number of postdocs and PhD students. It also have tight connections with the observatories of Brera and Merate. It is located close to the centre of Milan, the most lively and international city in Italy, 1h away from the beautiful Como Lake and the stunning Alps.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy or a related discipline.
Applications should consist of:
-a cover letter,
-a brief statement of research interests,
-a curriculum vitae including publication list,
-at least three letters of recommendation.

All material should be sent electronically as soon as possible to the attention of Prof. Alberto Sesana to the email address alberto.sesana[AT]unimib.it, by October 15, 2019.

Postdoctoral position in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

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

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

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

The application should comprise a CV, a publication list, and a research summary and proposal. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will have to be sent by 30.09.2018 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidate is found.

The position is initially for two years and can be extended – depending on successful performance and availability of funds – for up to five years. The expected starting date is 01.04.2020, but earlier/later appointments can be negotiated.

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

Postdoc positions in Gravitational Waves and Numerical Relativity, Jena, Germany

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in the field of gravitational waves and numerical relativity at the University of Jena. The positions are associated with the research group of Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi at the Theoretical Physics Institute Jena. One position is funded by ERC-StG grant “BinGraSp”, the other by Jena FSU. The researchers are expected to work on the broad topic of compact binaries in general relativity, including computational aspects in numerical relativity, gravitational waveform modeling and data-analysis applications. The successful candidates have the opportunity to join the Virgo Collaboration and participate to the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave astronomy programme. The group is also part of the computational relativity (CoRe) collaboration.

The appointment will be initially for one year with possible extension up to three years. 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, 2019, but will be considered until the positions are filled. Starting date can be as early as November 2019 and no later than Spring 2020.

Please send applications to:

sebastiano.bernuzzi[AT]uni-jena.de
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena, Germany
Office 209

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

More info

* Theoretical Physics Institute:
https://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/HomePage

* Research group:
http://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/~bernuzzi

Postdoctoral positions in Numerical Relativity at the RIT, Rochester, NY, USA

Postdoctoral positions in Numerical Relativity at the Rochester Institute of Technology

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

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

There are many senior researchers working in a broad range of areas of gravitational physics and astrophysics at the CCRG. This includes Manuela Campanelli (Director), Sukanya Chakrabarti, Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, John Whelan, and Hans-Peter Bischof, several postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students (see http://ccrg.rit.edu/people for an overview on who is or has been at CCRG). The group also collaborates with many faculty, postdocs and graduate students in the larger astrophysics group (http://www.rit.edu/cos/astrophysics/), the school of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.rit.edu/cos/sms/) and the School of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/).

The positions are for two or three years and renewable depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. CCRG researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE and BlueWaters as well as two dedicated 1300 and 1600-core clusters hosted at the Center.

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

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

Enquiries can be addressed to the center’s Director:

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

Review of completed applications will begin as soon as available and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2020. Starting date can be as early as September, 2020. RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmativeaction.

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships, University of Sheffield, UK

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield is intending to support two applications for the Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in 2019/20. These are five-year fellowships awarded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. It is the current policy of the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield that all successful applicants will be offered an open-ended academic position at the end of their Fellowship.

Details about the Ernest Rutherford Fellowships, and the Faculty of Science’s policy on long-term Research Fellows can be found on the following websites:

https://stfc.ukri.org/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship/
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/faculty/science/research/independent-research-fellowships

Applications in the areas of Gravitation and Cosmology, and Solar and Solar-Terrestial Physics will be particularly welcomed.

Expressions of interest should be sent before midday on Monday 12th August to Professor Tom Bridgeland at the address t.bridgeland[AT]sheffield.ac.uk. These should include a full CV (a research proposal is not necessary at this stage).

The internal selection process will be completed by Monday 19 August, and the Fellowship application must be received by the STFC before Thursday 26 September.

Postdoc at Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for the above STFC funded post to begin in October 2019, in which the candidate will have the opportunity to work with members of both the particle cosmology and quantum gravity groups.

Candidates with research interests in any of the areas of Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Modified Gravity and Strong Gravity are encouraged to apply. They should have a PhD in physics or a related subject area.

Because of the nature of the consolidated grant funding, the position is jointly held between the schools of physics and astronomy and mathematical sciences, the candidate will therefore have a unique opportunity to interact and collaborate with members of both schools.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2020. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Candidates are asked to attach a research proposal to their application along their CV.

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

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

Postdoctoral position in relativistic astrophysics at Paris Observatory, France

Applications are solicited for a post-doctoral position at Paris Observatory/LESIA in collaboration with LUTh, IAP to work on the detection of the pericenter shift of the star S2 at the Galactic Center and on the detection of a potential extended mass around the super-massive black hole. The offer is for one year, renewable for a second year on the basis of satisfactory performance. The contract should start in fall 2019, an earlier start can be considered.

GRAVITY has produced unprecedented results on the Galactic Center comprising the first ever direct detection of gravitational redshift around a super-massive black hole and the direct constrain of the size of a black hole down to a scale of 3.5 Schwarzschild radii. One of the next goals of the GRAVITY collaboration is the detection of the pericenter shift of S2 for a new test of general relativity and to explore invisible matter at the scale of the orbit and, later, the measurement of the spin of Sgr A*.

The goals of the offer are (1) to build a Kerr metric perturbed by an extended mass component, (2) to test the orbit of S2 against this metrics and detect its relativistic pericenter advance, (3) to constrain the extended mass in the black hole vicinity, (4) to prepare for the measurement of the spin of Sgr A* with the orbit of S2. The PDRA will participate to observation campaigns and data reduction/analysis. Check the link at the LESIA website (given below) for a more detailed description.

Applications are open to candidates of any nationality.

Candidates should provide:
a CV;
a letter of motivation;
a complete list of publications and a separate list of first-author publications;
the PhD certificate or, if not yet earned, the date of defense;
two reference letters.

Applications must be submitted electronically to guy.perrin[AT]obspm.fr.

Postdoctoral position in numerical relativity at Rhodes University, South Africa

The appointment is for up to two years with a starting date as soon as possible and a salary of R220 000 per year, to work on a project “Cauchy Characteristic Matching, and Other Uses of the Characteristic Method in Numerical Relativity”. In particular, we are seeking to further develop our matching code, which uses the Cactus framework with a BSSN code in the interior and a characteristic code in the exterior. The faculty members involved in this project are
Nigel Bishop – see https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=m8CpFJkAAAAJ&hl=en
Denis Pollney – see https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=lOK_rucAAAAJ&hl=en
Chris Stevens – see https://www.ru.ac.za/mathematics/people/staff/chrisstevens/
Background information about the Department and the University can be found at https://www.ru.ac.za/mathematics/

Please apply via e-mail attaching a single PDF file that contains a letter of application, and a CV with a list of publications and a statement of accomplished research. The application should include the date of award of the PhD degree; and if not yet formally awarded, please explain your current status and the expected date of formal award of the degree. Please also arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent in support of the application. All these items should be emailed to n.bishop[at]ru.ac.za with subject “Postdoc Application – Candidate name”.

This is a re-announcement of the position, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

ICG postdoctoral research fellow, Portsmouth, UK

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employment type: Fixed-term (12 months)
Salary: GBP: 35,211 – 38,460 per annum
Post number: ZZ005407
Closing date: 16 July 2019

We announce a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at promising early-career researchers in cosmology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, complementing and extending the existing ICG research interests and expertise. During the fellowship, they will have the opportunity to develop their own programme of research and innovation, and help attract external funding to the ICG.

The ICG consists of 14 academic staff, 18 postdoctoral researchers and 29 PhD students, with an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey and the Large Synpotic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN bronze awards which show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for women and men.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT]port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date. We expect the fellowship to start 1st October 2019 or as close to that date as feasible.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit https://port.engageats.co.uk and apply on-line.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

The University of Portsmouth is an equal opportunities employer, fully committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.

ESA Reserach Fellowships in Space Science, The Netherlands, Spain

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

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

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

Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in the fall of 2020. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

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

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2019.

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 the fellowship website (see link).

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. Jan-Uwe Ness
at the address fellowship[AT]cosmos.esa.int

Postdoctoral position in HEPCAT group at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the High Energy Physics, Cosmology & Astrophysics Theory (HEPCAT) group at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

The High Energy Physics, Cosmology and Astrophysics Theory group in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) seeks highly qualified postdoctoral candidates to start in 2019. The group has 2 core faculty members – Amanda Weltman and Shajid Haque and associate members include Jeff Murugan, Jon Shock, Julien Larena, Will Horowitz and Kurt van der Heyden.

We will consider all eligible candidates, however the priority research areas will be 21 cm cosmology, FRBs and probing modified gravity theories with gravitational waves.

The successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to join and work on the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX), a new radio telescope array currently under construction in South Africa, that has science goals of 21cm cosmology, transients, pulsars, and hydrogen absorbers. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a combination of radio hardware design and integration, instrument characterisation, simulations and forecasting, and analysis techniques for large data sets.
The position is for two years with the possibility of extension subject to progress and funding. Starting dates are negotiable and may begin as soon as possible in 2019.

Applicants should please send 1 pdf file including your CV, publications and a brief statement of your research interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed to Professor Amanda Weltman – Amanda.weltman[AT]uct.ac.za by 15 July, 2019, for full consideration. The position(s) will remain open until filled. Note that applicants should have obtained their PhD degree in a related field (Physics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics) within the last five years and may not have held any prior permanent academic posts.
The University of Cape Town: reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications, and reserves the right to change the conditions of award, and/or to make no awards at all. UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf

Post-Doctoral Researcher positions in “Gravity theory and gravitational wave phenomenology”, Rome, Italy

We expect to open multiple Post-Doctoral Researcher positions at various seniority levels to work in the area of strong gravity (theory and phenomenology). The successful candidates will join the “Gravity theory and gravitational wave phenomenology” group at Sapienza University of Rome.

The appointment is for two years, with a net salary (depending on seniority) competitive with international standards. All candidates must hold (or soon be completing) a Ph.D. in Physics. The positions are expected to start by September/October 2020, but earlier start dates (up to Fall 2019) will be considered. Screening of the applications will begin in September 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on gravitational-wave modelling and phenomenology, black-hole and neutron-star physics, tests of gravity and of the nature of compact objects, and strong-gravity tests of dark matter. The members of the group are also expected to get involved in other activities such as training of students.

Staff members of the gravity theory group at Sapienza currently include Valeria Ferrari, Leonardo Gualtieri, Andrea Maselli, and Paolo Pani, as well as Marie Curie Fellow Richard Brito, postdoc Swetha Bhagwat, five PhD students, and several master students. The group is involved in the COST Actions “CA 16104 Gravitational waves, black holes and fundamental physics (GWverse)” and “CA 16214 The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars (PHAROS)”. It is part of the “Amaldi Research Center for gravitational physics and astrophysics” at Sapienza, of the RISE H2020-MC network “Strong gravity and high-energy physics (StronGrHEP)” and of the INFN Specific Initiative TEONGRAV – Gravitational Wave Sources. Members of the group are also part of the LISA Consortium, the GWIC-3G Science Case Team, and eXTP Science Team. The group has also strong connections with other local groups at Sapienza, with the gravity groups in Lisbon (IST), Johns Hopkins University, Tubingen, Nottingham, Baleares, Cambridge, Aveiro, SISSA, Milano Bicocca, and King’s College London.

The Department of Physics at Sapienza hosts renowned research groups in several areas of physics and is regularly included among the first 40 Physics & Astronomy institutes in the world according to various rankings.

Sapienza University of Rome values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. 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 group.

These positions are funded by the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR, PRIN 2017) and by the ERC Starting Grant DarkGRA.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-messenger Astrophysics at RIT, New York

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

As part of NSF collaborative projects, the RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is currently seeking to fill a postdoctoral research position with highly qualified individuals interested pursuing research in the multimessenger analysis and interpretation of neutron star mergers.

We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in hydrodynamical simulations of binary merger, relativistic outflows, and nucleosynthesis. Expertise in detailed, self-consistent simulations of electromagnetic emission is also highly desired. We are interested in performing “event-based” simulations, using parameters informed by specific LIGO/Virgo detections, and thereby permitting much closer comparison with observables, in order to interpret current and future multi-messenger observations by a wide array of current and future detectors. Successful applicants will work closely with and regularly visit collaborators at the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics (CTA) at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). Here, they will consult with the experts on nuclear equations of state, r-process nucleosynthesis, atomic opacities and detailed radiative transfer to produce realistic predictions which can be compared with observations. To ensure efficient and productive collaboration, successful applicants
should be prepared to spend significant percentage of time at LANL during the year.

Senior scientists in the CCRG include Manuela Campanelli (Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Jason Nordhaus, Yosef Zlochower, Sukanya Chakrabarti, John Whelan, and Hans-Peter Bischof, several postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students (see http://ccrg.rit.edu/people for an overview on who is or has been at CCRG).

The group is involved in several large collaborations, including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein Toolkit Consortium (http://einsteintoolkit.org) and a NASA Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) devoted to the simulation of neutron star mergers. CCRG researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE and the NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer (with an allocation of over 160MSUs), as well as a dedicated over 3000-core cluster hosted at the Center. The Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at LANL is directed by Chris Fryer. Subject experts include Chris Fontes, Aimee Hungerford, Joshua Dolence, Wesley Even, Ryan Wollaeger, Matthew Mumpower, Jonas Lippuner, Jonah M. Miller, W. Thomas Vestrand, Przemek Wozniak, and others (see https://ccsweb.lanl.gov/astro/index.html#team). Experts at LANL CTA are involved in various large collaborations, including LIGO and LISA, several gamma-ray astronomy programs, and gravitational-wave counterparts search and follow-up campaigns.

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: oshaughn[AT]main[dot]rit[dot]edu with a copy to ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrgweb.rit.edu. For an overview of all job openings at CCRG please go to: http://ccrg.rit.edu/spotlight/jobs.

Enquiries can be addressed to

Richard O’Shaughnessy, oshaughn[AT]mail[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, 2019. RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Postdoc positions in Multi-Messenger Modelling of GW+EM sources, Stockholm, Sweden

Within the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at Stockholm University 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., see www.great.cosmoparticle.com.

Within the G.R.E.A.T. research environment we study the electromagnetic signals from mergers of compact objects, both from a theoretical and an observational perspective. This research environment benefits from very close connections between Physics and Astronomy, between scientist working on theoretical, computational and observational aspects and access to data (e.g. ZTF, ENGRAVE). Within the G.R.E.A.T. initiative, we are currently searching for Postdoctoral Fellows working on multi-messenger astrophysics. Particular attention will be payed to the area of theory/modelling (up to three positions) of gravitational + electromagnetic wave sources.

Postdoc Positions
Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work on the multi-messenger aspects of sources that produce both gravitational and electromagnetic waves. Expertise in any relevant multi-messenger aspect are of interest, expertise in relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics, nucleosynthesis and/or radiative transfer is particularly welcome. Postdoctoral associates are welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. The postdoctoral associates will also have access to research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as computing facilities.

Closing date for the application is May 31, 2019, but application reviewing will start as soon as applications come in, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Further details on how to apply can be found under this link.

For questions concerning the positions please contact Stephan Rosswog.

Post-Doctoral Researcher on cosmic rays, University of Kansas, USA

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position in high energy nuclear physics with the University of Kansas beginning as early as July 1, 2019 or until the position is filled. This position will be in residence at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Post-doctoral researcher candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment and research experience in detector development or a related experimental field. Successful candidates will contribute in several aspects of the nuclear group’s research program in developing new Si detectors to measure cosmic rays in space in collaboration with NASA. The goal of the project is to define the best possible compact detector to be sent into space using a detailed simulation, to build the detector, and to test it. Candidates with relevant interests and experience are sought. For more information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/14158BR.

A complete online application will include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (including publications list), Statement of Research Interests and Skills. Also please have at least three letters of recommendation emailed to Prof. Christophe Royon (christophe.royon[AT]ku.edu) or mailed to Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.

Review of applications will begin April 25, 2019. For first consideration, please apply before this date. Inquiries can be made by email to christophe.royon[AT]ku.edu.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Postdoctoral Positions in Gravitational or Statistical Physics at the Institute for Physics and Mathematics, Morelia, Mexico

The Gravitation and Statistical Physics Group at the Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico has a number of postdoctoral positions available, starting September 2019. The positions are funded by PRODEP or CONACyT and they are available for one year with a possible extension for another year.

The Gravitation and Statistical Physics Group currently consists of five faculty members (F. Astorga, U. Nucamendi, O. Sarbach, L. Tessieri and T. Zannias), one associate professor (E. Tejeda), one postdoc (P. Sheroan) and several graduate students. The current research areas of the group include the following topics:

Mathematical and Numerical Relativity

Physics and Astrophysics of Black Holes and Compact Objects

Gravitational Radiation

Cosmology

Relativistic Hydrodynamics and Thermodynamics

Relativistic Kinetic Theory

Disordered Systems and Anderson localization

Interested candidates should send their current cv and a short research proposal of a maximum of two pages to Dr. Ulises Nucamendi (ulises[AT]ifm.umich.mx) before May 15th, 2019. Due to restrictions imposed by the funding agencies, this announcement is directed to candidates that have obtained their Ph.D degree within the past two years. We particularly encourage applications from women, minorities and indigenous candidates.

Postdoctoral positions in Gravitation, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions at CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A call is now open for various postdoctoral positions at the Brazilian Center for Physics Research / Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro has a dynamic scientific atmosphere, with several research-intensive Universities and independent centres, like CBPF, which is one of the top research institutions in Physics in South America. In particular, CBPF recently created a new department of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions – COSMO, with 9 faculty members carrying out research comprising (but not limited to) the following areas: gravitational waves; gravitational lensing; theoretical and observational cosmology; black hole physics; quantum field theory; supersymmetry; nuclear astrophysics.

We particularly encourage candidates with research interests in the above fields to apply for a postdoctoral position at COSMO. The available positions are: two “senior” ones (with a monthly stipend of Brazilian R$5,120 net), for candidates who finished a Ph.D. at least two years ago, and a “junior” one (with a monthly stipend of R$4,160 net). The starting date can be chosen among any of: July 1, August 1 and September 1, 2019, and the length of each position is 1 year, subject to renewal every year up to 5 years. The application procedure consists of filling in the form in https://portal.cbpf.br/educacao-cientifica/pci/capacitacao-institucional/inscricao and emailing it to pci@cbpf.br with a deadline of 30/04/2019. However, since the form requires the signature of a CBPF professor who is to be the postdoc advisor, anyone interested should first get in touch with one of the professors in https://portal.cbpf.br/educacao-cientifica/pci/capacitacao-institucional/projetos-supervisores within “Pesquisa em Cosmologia, Astrofisica e Interacoes Fundamentais” (COSMO) as soon as possible – for details about the profiles of the COSMO researchers, please see http://www.cbpf.br/~mcasals/index.html. If in doubt, you may email Prof. Marc Casals at mcasals@cbpf.br for assistance.

For further information, please see:
http://www.cbpf.br/~mcasals/Postdoc.html
https://portal.cbpf.br/educacao-cientifica/pci/capacitacao-institucional/pag-inicial

Postdoctoral position in numerical relativity at Rhodes University, South Africa

The appointment is for up to two years with a starting date as soon as possible and a salary of R220 000 per year, to work on a project “Cauchy Characteristic Matching, and Other Uses of the Characteristic Method in Numerical Relativity”. In particular, we are seeking to further develop our matching code, which uses the Cactus framework with a BSSN code in the interior and a characteristic code in the exterior. The faculty members involved in this project are:

Nigel Bishop – see https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=m8CpFJkAAAAJ&hl=en
Denis Pollney – see https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=lOK_rucAAAAJ&hl=en
Chris Stevens – see https://www.ru.ac.za/mathematics/people/staff/chrisstevens/
Background information about the Department and the University can be found at https://www.ru.ac.za/mathematics/

Please apply via e-mail attaching a single PDF file that contains a letter of application, and a CV with a list of publications and a statement of accomplished research. The application should include the date of award of the PhD degree; and if not yet formally awarded, please explain your current status and the expected date of formal award of the degree. Please also arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent in support of the application. All these items should be emailed to n.bishop[at]ru.ac.za with subject “Postdoc Application – Candidate name”.

This is a re-announcement of the position, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Postdoc in Mathematical Physics, Dijon, France

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position in mathematical physics with the University of Burgundy beginning as early as September 1, 2019 or until the position is filled.

This position will be at the Institute of Mathematics in Dijon.

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

For more information contact Prof. C. Klein (Christian.Klein[AT]u-bourgogne.fr).

Postdoc in GR at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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

We offer a position within a pleasant academic environment, with standard equipment and reasonable support for traveling. 1 year contract starting from October 2019 – January 2020 (negotiable), with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest. Salary will be comparable to a starting salary of an assistant professor at our Faculty.

Interested candidates should submit:
CV, research statement, list of publications, two letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or seminar. Deadline is 28th June.

The submission should be sent to oldrich.semerak[AT]mff.cuni.cz (Oldrich Semerak).

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

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

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

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

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

Tenure: 2 years
Fellowship: INR 780000 – 852000 per year (House Rent Allowance 24% extra)
Deadline: 15 March 2019

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV, research statement and have at least three letters of reference sent by email to:

thep_acg_postdoc_app[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in

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

Applications received after the deadline may still be considered subject to availability of positions.

Email: thep_acg_postdoc_app[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in
More Information: http://www.phy.iitb.ac.in/en/research
Letters of Reference should be sent to: thep_acg_postdoc_app[AT]phy.iitb.ac.in

Postdoc in Gravitational-wave Physics at University of Portsmouth, UK

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational-wave physics, specifically in data analysis with current and near-future detectors like Advanced LIGO and Virgo.

The researcher will work on a project “Preparing for the First Neutron Star-Black Hole Detection with LIGO” funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), supervised by Dr. Andrew Lundgren.

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. This project will involve developing both search and parameter estimation methods for precessing compact binaries.

The post is for three years, starting on 1st October 2019.

Two postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave and multi-messenger astronomy at the University of Glasgow, UK

The Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow is seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions for projects entitled ‘Exploring the frontiers of gravitational wave astronomy’ and ‘Probing the universe with multi-messenger observations’.

Successful applicants will be working with John Veitch, Chris Messenger, Ik Siong Heng and others at the IGR to tackle challenges in gravitational wave and multi-messenger astronomy with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observations in O3 and beyond.

Postdoc position in gravitational waves and numerical relativity at Jena, Germany

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of gravitational waves and numerical relativity at the University of Jena. The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi at the Theoretical Physics Institute Jena. The candidate is expected to work on the topic of binary neutron star coalescence in general relativity, including computational aspects in numerical relativity, gravitational waveform modeling and data-analysis applications. The successful candidates have the opportunity to join the Virgo Collaboration and participate to the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave astronomy programme. The group is also part of the computational relativity (CoRe) collaboration.

The appointment will be initially for one year with possible extension up to three years. 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 March 1st, 2019, but will be considered until the positions are filled. Starting date is expected in November 2019.

Please send applications to:

sebastiano.bernuzzi[AT]uni-jena.de
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena, Germany
Office 209

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

More info

* Job advertisement:
https://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/Jobs

* Theoretical Physics Institute:
https://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/HomePage

* Research group:
http://www.tpi.uni-jena.de/~bernuzzi

Postdoctoral position in numerical relativity (re-announcement), Rhodes University, South Africa

The appointment is for up to two years with a starting date as soon as possible and a salary of R220 000 per year, to work on a project “Cauchy Characteristic Matching, and Other Uses of the Characteristic Method in Numerical Relativity”. In particular, we are seeking to further develop our matching code, which uses the Cactus framework with a BSSN code in the interior and a characteristic code in the exterior. The faculty members involved in this project are
Nigel Bishop – see https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=m8CpFJkAAAAJ&hl=en
Denis Pollney – see https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=lOK_rucAAAAJ&hl=en
Chris Stevens – see https://www.ru.ac.za/mathematics/people/staff/chrisstevens/
Background information about the Department and the University can be found at https://www.ru.ac.za/mathematics/

Please apply via e-mail attaching a single PDF file that contains a letter of application, and a CV with a list of publications and a statement of accomplished research. The application should include the date of award of the PhD degree; and if not yet formally awarded, please explain your current status and the expected date of formal award of the degree. Please also arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent in support of the application. All these items should be emailed to n.bishop[at]ru.ac.za with subject “Postdoc Application – Candidate name”.

This is a re-announcement of the position, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.