Postdoctoral research fellow, Tucson, Arizona, USA

The University of Arizona, Tucson, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research fellow to work in the areas of numerical relativity, and/or computational astrophysics. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years. The applicant must have or be close to completing a Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics or other related field. Candidates with a strong record on computational hydrodynamics, computational MHD or radiation transport are strongly encouraged to apply. A background in general relativity and/or modified gravity as well as relativistic astrophysics would be desirable.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Vasileios Paschalidis on topics related to gravitational physics and astrophysics such as studies of sources of gravitational waves and their electromagnetic counterparts (binary compact object mergers, short-gamma ray burst engines, accretion onto binary black holes, stellar collapse), black hole formation.

The Departments of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona are active in Gravitational Physics and Relativistic Astrophysics Theory and experiment, and the successful candidate will benefit from interactions with theory faculty at the University of Arizona, such as Professors Dave Arnett, Sam Gralla, Fulvio Melia, Feryal Ozel, Philip Pinto and Dimitrios Psaltis.

To apply, go to https://uacareers.com and enter Job # P20452 in the search box.
Application received by January 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled. This posting corrects the information about this position in a previous ad.

Post-doctoral position at LUTH (Paris Observatory)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational astrophysics and numerical cosmology at the Laboratoire Univers et Theories (LUTH). The laboratory is one of the departments of the Astronomical Observatory of Paris with expertise in the field of theoretical and numerical astrophysics. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in computational hydrodynamics, although candidates with expertise from all area of numerical astrophysics will be considered.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the computer science group and other members of the laboratory to the development of a new Adaptive Mesh Refinement hydrodynamics code for applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Candidates are expected to have a solid experience in computational physics.

The position is jointly funded by the ERC-StG “EDECS” and LUTH. The appointment will be for two years starting in September 2018, though a later starting date is negotiable. Candidates must hold a PhD by the date of appointment.

Interested candidates should send applications consisting of a CV, publication list and a short statement of research interest should be sent to Postdoc-LUTH.2018[AT]obspm.fr
Inquiries about the position can be sent to the same address. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Applications received by 20 January 2018 will receive full consideration, although later applications may be considered.

Postdoctoral position at Paris Observatory (Meudon)

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

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

The ROC team is composed of the following permanent staff:

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral positions in gravitational physics at University of Zurich

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

Postdoctoral Positions at the Raman Research Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at Monash University

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

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

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

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

ICTS-SIMONS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN BANGALORE, INDIA

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

ELIGIBILITY

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

ABOUT ICTS

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

ASTROPHYSICAL RELATIVITY AT ICTS

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

Postdoctoral positions in GRMHD at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enquiries can be addressed to the center’s Director:

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

Review of completed applications will begin as soon as available and
will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Deadline for applications
is January 31st, 2018. Starting date can be as early as September, 2018.
RIT is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Postdoctoral position in Computational Astrophysics at the University of New Hampshire

The Department of Physics at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will be involved in our numerical relativity program, which currently focuses on studies of merging compact objects and of accreting supermassive black holes. Applicants working at the interface between numerical relativity and the theoretical modeling of gravitational waves and electromagnetic signals are also encouraged to apply. For full consideration, applications should be submitted before January 15th 2018. The position will however remain open until filled. Any question regarding this posting should be directed to Dr Francois Foucart (francois.foucart[AT]unh.edu).

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status, physical or mental disability, or marital status. Candidates of all genders and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Two postdoc positions in primordial cosmology at IAP, Paris, France

In connection with the new ERC Starting Grant GEODESI (Principal Investigator: Sebastien Renaux-Petel), the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in primordial cosmology, to start indicatively in Fall 2018. Earlier starting dates are welcome and negotiable.

The positions are for two years initially, with the possibility of a third year extension based on performance. Applicants must have a PhD by the time the contact starts.

The main scientific objective of the project is to determine the theoretical and observational consequences of the geometrical destabilization of inflation, a recently discovered instability of inflationary models that can have far-reaching implications for cosmology and theoretical high-energy physics. Applicants with interests in the field of primordial cosmology broadly defined are encouraged to apply. Lattice field-theory simulations will be a pivotal aspect of one of the position, for which relevant experience is highly desirable.

The successful candidates will benefit from the lively and internationally visible research environment of IAP, with rich intellectual and computational resources. The members of the theory group of IAP are interested in a wide range of topics, including cosmology, gravitational waves, modifications of gravity and astroparticles. More generally, IAP plays a central role in several observational programs (notably Planck and Euclid). Further information can be found on the IAP website: http://www.iap.fr/?langue=en
The postdocs will also benefit from the very large cosmology/astrophysics and theoretical physics communities in the Paris region.

The salary is competitive, depending on experience, and a generous travel allowance will be provided. The positions also include transportation and lunches subsidies.

Applications consisting of a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests should be sent into one pdf file via email to iap.erc.2017[AT]gmail.com before the 1st of December, 2017. Applicants should also arrange for 3 recommendation letters to be sent to the same e-mail address by this date.

Late applications may be considered until the positions have been filled.

For informal inquiries about the positions please contact Dr. Sebastien Renaux-Petel (iap.erc.2017[AT]gmail.com).

Research associate in theoretical and computational astrophysics at Michigan State University, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical and computational astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will collaborate with Profs. Sean Couch, Luke Roberts, and Andrew Christlieb.

The successful candidate will lead an effort to characterize the impact of rotation and magnetic fields on the core-collapse supernova mechanism, and related topics. Responsibilities will include implementation of new methods for magnetohydrodynamics, transport, and microphysics, as well execution of cutting-edge simulations. Experience in large-scale numerical simulation and code development is required. The successful candidate will be expected to effectively use local and NSF/DOE supercomputing platforms. This position is part of the US Department of Energy Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) TEAMS nuclear astrophysics project.

MSU boasts excellent resources for research in computational nuclear astrophysics, including the 400-teraflop Laconia supercomputer, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory/Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics—Center for the Evolution of the Elements.

The appointment is initially for one year, renewed annually for up to four years, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline by the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of research interests to the associated URL. In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same posting.

Postdoctoral positions Cosmology, Cape Town, South Africa

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN COSMOLOGY

CENTRE FOR RADIO COSMOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed from 5 January 2018.
Later applications may be considered until decisions are made.

The Centre for Radio Cosmology (CRC) at the University of the Western Cape is internationally recognized for its research on cosmology. CRC faculty are closely involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the South African SKA precursor MeerKAT and other telescopes such as HERA. There are currently 16 postdoctoral researchers, 9 PhD students and 9 MSc students in the group. (See uwcastro.org for further details.) UWC is located in the beautiful city of Cape Town, with excellent cultural and outdoor activities.

We invite applications for up to two postdoctoral positions in cosmology from candidates keen to work in one or more of the following areas:

* HI intensity mapping with MeerKAT (data analysis – see http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.06099 for details)

* Cosmology with the SKA and its precursors (theory/simulations), including continuum, HI and synergies with other surveys.

The selected candidates will work more closely with Prof Mario Santos or Prof Roy Maartens, depending on the subject but will also be encouraged to collaborate with other faculty members (Prof Russ Taylor, Dr Ed Elson, visiting Profs Romeel Davé and Matt Jarvis). The group also has strong links with the South African SKA Project headquarters, the optical observatory SAAO, the University of Cape Town and The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) (all within less than 30 minutes from the University).

Applicants must hold a PhD by the anticipated start date and should preferably have obtained the degree less than five years ago. The appointment will be for 2+1 years. The nominal start date is September 2018, but other dates can be negotiated (earlier is preferred).

Applications consisting of a CV, publication list and a short statement of research interests, should be emailed to mariogrs@gmail.com. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation to be sent the same way. Applications received by 5 January 2018 will receive full consideration, although later applications may be considered. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the same email.

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Gravitational Wave Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Phsyics, Potsdam, Germany

Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, www.aei.mpg.de) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoctoral appointments and Ph.D. positions. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last for different number of years.

The division (www.aei.mpg.de/1282161/Astrophysical_and_Cosmological_Relativity) led by Dr. Alessandra Buonanno, is currently composed of 21 scientists, and one research group leader, Dr. Harald Pfeiffer. The division also hosts several long and short-term visitors.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” 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 ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division has two high-performance computer clusters (Minerva and Vulcan) to run numerical-relativity simulations, and to carry out source modelling and data-analysis studies.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

For more information, a list of required documentation, and submission links to both postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions, please go to: www.aei.mpg.de/gwjobs2018

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division also offers Max Planck Fellowships to non-German scientists. Information on those fellowships and explanations on how to apply are summarized at: www.aei.mpg.de/maxplanckfellowships

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration for both Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions is, December 15th, 2017. The positions are available as early as Spring 2018, but they can also start later, in Fall 2018. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

For further information please contact Dr. Andre Schirotzek: andre.schirotzek[AT]aei.mpg.de

ICG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Portsmouth, UK

ICG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
University of Portsmouth

Employment type: Fixed-term (for 2 years)
Post number: ZZ003446
Closing date: 05 January 2018

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

The ICG consists of 13 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has 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.

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 and the university is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement 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 September 2018 or as close to that date as feasible.

Informal enquiries to Prof. Bob Nichol (bob.nichol[AT]port.ac.uk)

This fellowship is different from the advertised Dennis Sciama Fellowship and applicants interested in both fellowships will need to apply separately to both.

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

Dennis Sciama Research Fellow in Gravitational Wave Science at ICG, Portsmouth, UK

Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gravitational Wave Science
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

University of Portsmouth

Employment type: Fixed-term contract (3 years)
Position number: ZZ004032
Closing date: 05 January 2018

We announce our fourth Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Fellowship competition at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at promising early career researchers in gravitational wave science. This is part of our continued expansion into gravitational wave research with further staff appointments to follow in 2018. We seek an independent, early career researcher with demonstrated excellence in gravitational wave research that would complement and extend this new ICG research group. Over the course of the fellowship, they will be expected to develop their own programme of research and innovation, and help attract external funding to the ICG.

The ICG consists of 13 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. ICG is a member of several major astronomical surveys (Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Dark Energy Survey, Large Synpotic Survey Telescope, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) with major involvement in ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer.

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 and the University is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement for the Fellowship) should be submitted via the University’s 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 1 September 2018 or as close to that date as feasible.

Informal enquiries please to Professor David Wands (david.wands[AT]port.ac.uk)

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

Fudan-FAU Joint Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Gravity, Shanghai, China – Boca Raton, USA

Fudan-FAU Joint Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Gravity

We would like to announce a joint postdoctoral researcher position at Fudan University in Shanghai, China and at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, USA.

The appointment is a full time position and is made for up to 2 years. The appointment will begin in the Fall 2018 or possible earlier. The deadline of the application is December 15, 2017.

The postdoc will be hosted by Prof. Yidun Wan at Fudan University and by Prof. Muxin Han at FAU. The selected candidate is expected to spend his research stay in both institutions (approximately 1 year at FAU and 1 year at Fudan), and work with Prof. Muxin Han and Prof. Yidun Wan and other members in their research groups.

This position is open to the candidates with background in a wide area of Quantum Gravity, including e.g. Loop Quantum Gravity, Spin Foam Models, Group Field Theory, String Theory, AdS/CFT, and other Quantum Gravity approaches. We are also interested in the candidates with background in Topological Quantum Field Theory.

Prof. Yidun Wan’s research group at Fudan University currently consists of 1 postdoctoral researcher (Dr. Yuting Hu) and several PhD students. The group is working on topics including Topological orders, Quantum Gravity, Emergent Gravity, and Quantum Simulation. The group is also collaborating with other Fudan faculties Prof. Yongshi Wu, Prof. Ling-Yan Hung, etc, and their research groups.

Prof. Muxin Han’s research group at FAU currently consists of 1 postdoctoral researcher (Dr. Antoina Zipfel) and several PhD students. The group’s research interests includes Loop Quantum Gravity, Spin Foam Models, Tensor Network approach in the AdS/CFT correspondence, and Topological Quantum Field Theory. The group is closely interacting with other FAU gravity faculties Prof. Warner Miller, Prof. Jonathan Engle, Prof. Chris Beetle, Prof. Wolfgang Tichy, and their research groups.

The salary of the position is in the range of 2500-3000 USD per month.

Interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV with a list of publications, and (3) a statement of research interests to the email address: ydwan[AT]fudan.edu.cn. The applicants should arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to the same address. All material should arrive before December 15, 2017.

Postdoctoral position in numerical relativity and gravitational wave sources modeling 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 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. All materials should be sent
electronically as soon as possible to: wolf[AT]fau.edu

Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The planned starting date is in the summer of 2018, but can be earlier if requested.

Henry Skynner Research Fellowship in Astrophysics (Balliol College) Oxford, UK

Balliol College proposes to elect a two-year fixed term Henry Skynner Research Fellow in Astrophysics, starting on 1 October 2018, whose focus of research will be in the area of gravitational physics and its relation to string theory, including topics such as gravitational waves, inflation and string cosmology. Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics and have research experience in the above-mentioned area.

This research fellowship is a non-governing body position, that is, the postholder will not be a Trustee of the College, and in its current statutes will be elected to a Supernumerary Fellowship. The main duty of the fellow will be to undertake research, but participation in the educational activities of the college, including, if desired, a small amount of paid tutorial teaching, would be welcomed.

Further particulars, including benefits and details of how to apply, are here.

Applications should be delivered to college.office[AT]balliol.ox.ac.uk by 12.00 noon (GMT) on 30 November 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Cosmology and Gravitational Physics, Oxford, UK

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 1 year.

The postholder will contribute to the recently funded ERC project to study “Large Scale Structure Constraints of General Relativity”; the role will involve theoretical and/or numerical research in cosmology and gravitational physics, led by Pedro Ferreira and the postholder will be expected to interact with other members of the Oxford faculty working in these fields. Our theoretical cosmology programme at Oxford includes large scale structure, weak lensing, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, cosmic background radiation anisotropy, intensity mapping, early universe physics, dark matter, dark energy and modified gravity. There is also expertise in black hole physics, compact objects (observational and theoretical), the early universe and galactic dynamics.

The postholder will contribute to and develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with Erminia Calabrese, Julien Devriendt, Pedro Ferreira, Lance Miller and Adrianne Slyz. The candidate will take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and have the opportunity to attend and take part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs. The candidate will be expected to present their research results at international conferences and prepare articles for publication on those results.

The successful candidate will have or be close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering. The successful candidate will have a proven record of research in this area and a demonstrated capacity for independent work. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the capability to initiate research in a lively group and to have expertise in theory and/or data analysis in cosmology. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Pedro Ferreira (pedro.ferreira[AT]physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, a CV and details of three referees as part of your online application. You will also need to submit three letters of support to (bipac2018[AT]physics.ox.ac.uk) quoting your name in the subject line.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 30 November 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Cosmology (Beecroft Fellowship, two posts), Oxford, UK

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Theoretical Cosmology (Beecroft Fellowship). The posts are available for a fixed-term duration of two years.

Our theoretical cosmology programme at Oxford includes large-scale structure, weak lensing, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, cosmic background radiation anisotropy, intensity mapping, early universe physics, dark matter, dark energy and modified gravity.

The postholders will contribute to and develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with Erminia Calabrese, Julien Devriendt, Pedro Ferreira, Lance Miller and Adrianne Slyz. The candidates will take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and have the opportunity to attend and take part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs.

The candidates will be expected to present their research results at international conferences and prepare articles for publication on those results. The successful candidates will have or be close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering. The successful candidates will have a proven record of research in this area and a demonstrated capacity for independent work, and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the capability to initiate research in a lively group and to have expertise in theory and/or data analysis in cosmology. The postholders will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Pedro Ferreira (pedro.ferreira[AT]physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, a CV and details of three referees as part of your online application. You will also need to submit three letters of support to (bipac2018[AT]physics.ox.ac.uk) quoting your name in the subject line.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 30 November 2017 can be considered.

Post-Doctoral Scholar Position in Gravitational Wave Physics, Penn State

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking one or more postdoctoral scholars in gravitational-wave physics.  The Penn State LIGO Scientific Collaboration group consists of faculty members Chad Hanna and B.S. Sathyaprakash, a computational scientist, two postdoctoral fellows, and several graduate students.  The successful applicants are expected to contribute to one or more of the following research topics: searches for compact binary mergers, tests of the strong field dynamics in general relativity, assessing astrophysical models of compact binaries, building waveform models for binary neutron star mergers and using them to measure the equation-of-state of neutron star cores, exploiting gravitational-wave observations for cosmography and building the science case for third generation ground-based 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.  These positions require a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field.  Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/75199 and include a cover letter and CV.  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.  The position is available as early as March 2018, though flexible start dates will also be considered.  For more information, please visit http://gravity.psu.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.  This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral position at Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cosmology, Oslo, Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Fellowship

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

Postdoc opportunities in General Relativity, Dublin City University, Ireland

The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is a competitive scheme funding 2-year research fellowships across all disciplines. The Relativity Group in Dublin City University (Abraham Harte, Brien Nolan, Ko Sanders and Peter Taylor) invites expressions of interest from potential applicants working in classical General Relativity (self-force/problem of motion, mathematical relativity, wave propagation in curved spacetimes, exact solutions) or in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (renormalisation, quantum aspects of black hole physics, algebraic QFT, mathematical aspects of QFT). As the deadline for submission of a full application to the Irish Research Council is November 30th, those interested should contact one of those named below by Friday 10th November, including a short cv and a brief statement of research interests.

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral research fellow, Tucson, Arizona, USA

The University of Arizona, Tucson, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research fellow to work in the areas of numerical relativity, and/or computational astrophysics. The position is for one year, renewable for up to three years. The applicant must have or be close to completing a Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics or other related field. Candidates with a strong record on computational hydrodynamics, computational MHD or radiation transport are strongly encouraged to apply. A background in general relativity and/or modified gravity as well as relativistic astrophysics would be desirable.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Vasileios Paschalidis on topics related to gravitational physics and astrophysics such as studies of sources of gravitational waves and their electromagnetic counterparts (binary compact object mergers, short-gamma ray burst engines, accretion onto binary black holes, stellar collapse), black hole formation.

The Departments of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona are active in Gravitational Physics and Relativistic Astrophysics Theory and experiment, and the successful candidate will benefit from interactions with theory faculty at the University of Arizona, such as Professors Dave Arnett, Sam Gralla, Fulvio Melia, Feryal Ozel, Philip Pinto and Dimitrios Psaltis.

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

Postdoc positions in gravitational physics at University of Barcelona, Spain

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

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

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

Application procedure

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