Postdoc Position in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis and Searches, Netherland

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The Department of Physics Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP) at Utrecht University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in gravitational-wave data analysis and searches.

Successful candidates will work in the gravitational waves group of Dr. Sarah Caudill and Professor Chris Van Den Broeck, on gravitational wave observations of coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes, with a view on the effects of precession and higher-order modes. They will be a member of the Virgo Collaboration, which together with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration jointly analyses all data from the LIGO and Virgo interferometers. The group is also part of the LISA Consortium and has been heavily involved in developing the scientific case for third-generation gravitational wave detectors such as Cosmic Explorer and Einstein Telescope.

Duration: Full-time position for 3 years.
Salary
  • A gross salary ranging from €2,790 to €4,402 in scale 10;
  • Holiday bonus and end-of-year bonus;
  • A pension scheme,
  • Partially paid parental leave and flexible employment conditions.
Job Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • holds a PhD degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field;
  • Be motivated to work in a multidisciplinary, international research team;
  • has scientific writing skills;
  • has a background in programming and preferably some research experience;
  • Good English collaboration and communication skills.
Application Process

Employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives are welcome to apply. In their application, candidates are to enclose:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • letter of motivation;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.

To apply, click here

Application Deadline: January 3, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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