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01.12.2022

Six GW-Learn postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astrophysics, data analysis, fundamental physics, and cosmology in Geneva/ Zurich

Applications invited for six postdoctoral fellowships as part of GW-Learn, a multidisciplinary research program on Gravitational-Wave (GW) science, across Swiss universities. GW-Learn aims at developing techniques, theories, algorithms, and simulations that will allow for optimal knowledge acquisition from the next-generation GW observatories, such as the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the Laser Interferometer Space Antena (LISA). Please note different deadlines: December 15th/31st 2022.

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29.11.2022

Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in Computational Astrophysics, Maynooth University

The Department of Theoretical Physics at the Maynooth University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Computational and Theoretical Astrophysics. The successful applicant will join the Research Group led by Dr John Regan and is expected to develop their own independent research program within the confines of a research project investigating the formation, growth, and demographics of Black Holes in the early Universe. The group, currently consisting of four PhD students and one additional postdoctoral researcher, are currently engaged in numerous research topics with the goal of understanding early black hole formation. Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Monday, 2nd January 2023.

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29.11.2022

Two EMIT Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nashville, TN

Fisk University and Vanderbilt University announce the immediate availability of two EMIT (Establishing Multimessenger Astronomy Inclusive Training) Postdoctoral Fellowships. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research in observational, computational, instrumental, or theoretical approaches to understanding what photons, gravitational waves, and/or particles reveal about the Universe, and will contribute to building a community that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. EMIT Fellows will receive intensive professional and personal mentoring within a collaborative and vibrant research environment with the intent to prepare them for faculty positions, at least one of which is anticipated to be at Fisk University.Review of applications will begin December 15.

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25.11.2022

Faculty Position in Astrophysics at the Johns Hopkins University

The William H. Miller III Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a faculty appointment in astrophysics. JHU invites applications from theorists, observers, and instrumentalists across all areas of astrophysics. This is an open-rank search, and candidates will be considered for appointment both at the assistant professor level and at higher ranks, as appropriate. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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22.11.2022

Postdoctoral and senior scientific positions in gravitational-wave physics at AEI Hannover

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, or AEI) in Hannover (Germany) invites applications for postdoctoral and senior scientific positions in gravitational-wave physics. Initial appointments for postdocs are for two years with the possibility of a one year extension in cases of good performance. Longer-term appointments for more senior scientists are also possible. Starting dates are negotiable but should not be later than late summer 2023. Successful candidates will join the Department of Observational Relativity and Cosmology, led by Prof. Bruce Allen. The group has a long track record of significant scientific advances which were enabled via the development of new data analysis methods, techniques and technology. Application deadline: December 20th 2022.

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22.11.2022

Assistant Professorships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at NBIA, Copenhagen

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for postdoctoral fellowships and assistant professorships at the interface between theoretical astrophysics and gravitational wave astrophysics. Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed for a period of 3 years whereas Assistant Professors will be appointed for 5 years. The preferred starting date for these positions will be the fall of 2023. Interested individuals are encouraged to upload all material before December 15th, 2022. The search may possibly continue beyond that date.

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22.11.2022

Postdoctoral position at Louisiana State University

The LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to in LIGO instrument and data characterization. The responsibilities include diagnosing the LIGO detectors’ non-astrophysical transients as well as noise in the frequency domain to improve the reach to astrophysical sources like collisions of black holes and neutron stars. The research will be carried out as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration at LSU, involved in the “Detector Characterization” working group. LSU's gravity research group includes a large group of experimental faculty (Thomas Corbitt, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela González) and a number of postdocs and students.

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22.11.2022

Scientific Computing position at Louisiana State University

The LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a talented individual to work on scientific computing for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration. The person in this position will work on scientific computing for the LIGO Data Grid used by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), collaborating closely with colleagues in University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and other institutions and scientists at the LIGO Livingston Observatory. Specifically, the scientist will lead the maintain and developing of a suite of python-based tools for LIGO scientists. Scientists working with the LIGO detectors and with the LIGO data use a graphical monitoring of the performance of the many subsystems in the instruments, using standard statistical measures and diagnostic methods developed by the LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA collaboration members.

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17.11.2022

Postdoc positions at IFPU Trieste, Italy

The Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU), Trieste, Italy, invites applications for a few postdoctoral research positions to start in the Fall of 2023. The positions are for two years, with a possible extension to a third year. The research fields supported by the Institute are connected to the areas of: astroparticle physics, astrophysical probes of fundamental interactions, early Universe, gravitational wave astrophysics, structures in the Universe, theory and phenomenology of gravity. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

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17.11.2022

Postdoctoral Associate in Physics at Syracuse University

The Department of Physics at Syracuse University invites applications from scientists interested in gravitational-wave astrophysics and astronomy on topics including: observational multi-messenger astrophysics, the science and analysis methods for next-generation detectors such as Cosmic Explorer, and the use of open gravitational-wave data to further our understanding of astrophysics, dark matter, gravity, and the Universe. The successful applicant will be joining the Syracuse University Gravitational-wave Group, which is led by Prof. Duncan Brown, Prof. Stefan Ballmer, Prof. Alexander Nitz, Prof. Eric Coughlin, Prof. Georgia Mansell, and Prof. Craig Cahillane. The group’s research interests span a large range of topics from modeling multi-messenger sources to building the next generation of gravitational-wave observatories. Applications received by December 15 2022 will be given priority consideration.

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17.11.2022

Postdoctoral positions at ICTP-SAIFR

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR), located at the campus of the Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UNESP) in Sao Paulo, announces the opening of several FAPESP postdoctoral positions to begin in 2023. The initial hiring is for 2 years, and successful postdoctoral researchers will be able to extend the position for 3 years, and in exceptional cases for 4 years. Candidates are recommended to send applications before December 10, 2022.

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17.11.2022

Two Simons-FAPESP Research Professor Positions at ICTP-SAIFR

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) announces the opening of two Simons-FAPESP tenure-track research professor positions to begin in 2023. Candidates from all areas related to theoretical physics are encouraged to apply, with preference in the areas of gravitational wave physics, cosmology, particle physics, quantum information/quantum matter, statistical mechanics, complex systems and biological physics. Application deadline: January 15, 2023.

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17.11.2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship Nevada Center for Astrophysics

Nevada Center for Astrophysics (NCfA) at University of Nevada Las Vegas will support one prize postdoctoral scholar position in any area of astronomy research. The scholar will carry out independent research, and is encouraged to collaborate with the NCfA faculty members. Applicants will also be considered for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with NCfA faculty members. The position with an annual salary of $65,000 is initially for two years and have the opportunity to extend to the third year based on the performances of the fellow. Materials will be reviewed as they come in and the committee will meet and discuss after December 17, 2022.

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15.11.2022

Applied Deep Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University

The Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt University invites applications for its second cohort of Applied Deep Learning Postdoctoral Fellows. Fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary Deep Learning Initiative to explore the application of transformers and other models to problems from multiple disciplines. In the current cycle, we expect to appoint at least one Fellow interested in applying deep learning in physics and astronomy.Deadline: December 16, 2022.

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15.11.2022

AI for New Messengers Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University

The Data Science Institute and the Physics & Astronomy Department of Vanderbilt University invite applications for the inaugural AI for New Messengers Postdoctoral Fellowship. Candidates with experience in machine learning/AI in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the groups of Jesse Spencer-Smith and Karan Jani. Deadline: December 2, 2022.

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15.11.2022

GRAVITY Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University

The Physics & Astronomy Department at Vanderbilt announces the 2022 GRAVITY (Gravitational Radiation At Vanderbilt In TheorY) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the current cycle, we expect to appoint at least one Fellow specifically to work in the group of Prof. Karan Jani. Candidates with experience in data analysis for the ongoing and upcoming gravitational-wave observatories (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA, Einstein Telescope/Cosmic Explorer, or LISA), and/or numerical relativity simulations are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: December 2, 2022.

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11.11.2022

Postdoctoral position on gravitational wave cosmology at Swansea University

Swansea Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group wishes to appoint six postdoctoral researchers to work on projects related to our STFC consolidated grant, which includes cosmology, lattice gauge theory, particle phenomenology, quantum field theory and string theory. One position is assigned to Theoretical Cosmology, with an emphasis on gravitational waves. The successful candidate should have expertise on this topic, broadly defined. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on probing the physics of the early universe and of the dark sector with gravitational wave experiments. The Swansea group is part of the LISA and the Einstein Telescope collaborations. The closing date is 11th December 2022.

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09.11.2022

EoI for postdoc positions in gravity theory and phenomenology at Sapienza University of Rome

The gravity theory and gravitational-wave phenomenology group at Sapienza University of Rome is looking for one or more outstanding and highly-motivated postdoctoral researchers. Candidates with expertise in numerical relativity and/or with interests in high-energy physics & gravity are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions are expected to start no later than September/October 2023; earlier start dates can also be considered. The appointment is for 2+1 years (extension subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance), with a net salary competitive with international standards. All candidates must hold (or soon be completing) a Ph.D. in Physics. Screening of the applications will begin in December 2022.

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08.11.2022

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at QMUL

A postdoctoral researcher in gravitational wave cosmology is sought to join the Cosmology and Relativity Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London. The successful applicant will work with the group of Dr. Tessa Baker as part of the ERC-funded programme SHADE. Aspects of the SHADE programme include (but are not limited to): development of dark siren techniques, theoretical work on gravitational waves (e.g. deviations from General Relativity, gravitational wave lensing), correlations with large-scale structure, simulations, and the relevance of such phenomena for current and future facilities. The successful applicant should have existing expertise in cosmology with gravitational waves, broadly defined, and be highly motivated to contribute to new developments in this area. Closing date: 9 December 2022.

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03.11.2022

Postdoc Position in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology and Machine Learning University of Amsterdam

GRAPPA (Gravitation Astroparticle Physics Amsterdam) center of excellence, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position at the . The position will start in fall 2023 and will be for the duration of two years (with a possible extension of another year depending on funding). The research interests of GRAPPA include multi-messenger astrophysics, dark matter and dark energy, the early Universe, gravitational waves and strong gravity. You are expected to work with Christoph Weniger and postdocs and PhD students of his group, but also encouraged to collaborate with other GRAPPA faculty (Ben Freivogel, Daniel Baumann, Gianfranco Bertone, Jacco Vink, Patrick Decowski, Philipp Moesta, Samaya Nissanke, Sera Markoff, Shin’ichiro Ando). Application deadline: December 8th 2022.

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03.11.2022

Postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University, Physics & Astronomy

The Vanderbilt Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking exceptional recent Ph.D. recipients in Physics or Astronomy for an honorific postdoctoral fellowship program affiliated with the Vanderbilt Initiative for Gravity, Waves, and Fluids (VandyGRAF). The VandyGRAF Initiative is a new collaborative effort between Vanderbilt University's Departments of Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy to work on problems of outstanding scientific merit in general relativity, fluid mechanics, PDE theory, and nuclear physics.Up to five VandyGRAF fellowships are available this year in mathematics, physics and astronomy, with appointments to begin in academic year 2023-2024. Application deadline: December 15 2022.

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03.11.2022

Postdoctoral position in Gravitation and Cosmology Basque University Bilbao

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position in the area of Gravitation and Cosmology beginning around September 2023. The position will be held in the Department of Physics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain. The successful candidates are required to hold a PhD at the starting date of the position. The lines of research cover mathematical aspects of gravitation and Lorentzian geometry, astrophysical compact objects, loop quantum gravity, quantum models of cosmology and black holes, cosmological observational tests, alternative theories of gravity, dark energy and dark matter, gravitational lensing, formation of galaxy (clusters), gravitational waves, and panoramic surveys with space telescopes, including the James Webb Space Telescope. Application deadline: Dec. 15 2022.

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01.11.2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational Physics University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin is welcoming the application to a postdoctoral researcher position to work with Prof. Hsin-Yu Chen's group starting from July 2023, with some flexibility on the starting date. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on the research performance and funding. The postdoctoral researcher will primarily collaborate with Chen's group, which is currently focusing on gravitational-wave multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology, to develop data analysis tools to measure cosmological parameters and to constrain properties of neutron star and black hole binaries using the data from gravitational-wave observatories.Application deadline: December 15, 2022.

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28.10.2022

PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the MPI for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, Germany, announces the opening of several PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme”. AEI is particularly interested in hiring creative, proactive and motivated candidates who flourish at working in a vibrant, interdisciplinary and synergistic group. Successful candidates will join the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the AEI, comprised of the “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” (ACR) and “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” (CRA) divisions at the AEI in Potsdam, the University of Potsdam (UP) and the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin. Our graduate students are exposed to a variety of research topics and have access to a world-wide research network, including international partner universities (University of Maryland and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University). The graduate students also have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through the ACR-division’s membership, and the Einstein Telescope Collaboration through the AEI-UP membership. Application deadline: January 23rd 2023.

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27.10.2022

Two Postdoctoral Fellows in Computational Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity at University of Idaho

The Department of Physics at the University of Idaho (Principal Investigator: Zachariah Etienne) is seeking applications for two Postdoctoral Fellows in the field of Computational Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity. The successful candidate will perform state-of-the-art simulations of important astrophysical/multi-messenger phenomena and analyze/visualize simulation data and work with multi-institution networks of collaborators on next-generation numerical relativity projects. The screening process will begin on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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25.10.2022

Twelve postdoctoral positions at the Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm

The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics in Stockholm is announcing twelve postdoctoral positions on research addressing fundamental questions about the Universe. Positions are available in observational cosmology (with a data science focus), theoretical and observational multimessenger astrophysics, particle astrophysics / dark matter (theory, phenomenology and instrumentation), high energy astrophysics, and first stars/reionisation. These include up to four positions to work with collaborators on cosmology with large photometric surveys (specifically LSST); gravitational wave inference at scale from populations of compact object mergers; and modelling and/or interpretation of kilonova data. The links to apply for the specific positions are available on the AAS advert. The deadlines are between 2 Dec 2022 and 16 Jan 2023.

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25.10.2022

Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program at the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Department of Physics is pleased to announce its participation in the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Program is intended to support under-represented scholars in any field and is sponsored by the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Its goal is to provide mentored professional development opportunities to train the next generation of scholars for future tenure-track positions at UVA or elsewhere. Postdoctoral Fellows selected under this program will be appointed for two years (subject to annual review) and will carry out research, teaching, and professional development activities directed toward securing a tenure-track position. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023.

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21.10.2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at Utrecht University

The Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP) at Utrecht University is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology, who is interested in studying gravitational wave signals from coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes as probes of fundamental physics. At GRASP this effort is led by Professor Chris Van Den Broeck and currently involves a team of 14 postdocs and PhD students. Internationally, the successful candidate will conduct her or his research as a member of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration and the Einstein Telescope Collaboration. Application deadline: December 5th 2022.

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21.10.2022

PhD position in Cosmology at Leibniz Universität Hannover

The Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) invites applications for the position of a
Doctoral Student (PhD, m/f/d) in Cosmology starting September 2023. The successful applicant will be part of the newly established Emmy Noether research group dedicated to “probing the primordial universe with gravitational waves” led by Dr. Guillem Domenech. The successful applicant is expected to work with members of the group in the study of cosmological gravitational waves and/or related topics. The position is limited to 3 years. The position contains some funds for travelling. Deadline for application: December 4th 2022.

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13.10.2022

ERC-funded postdoctoral position in Numerical Relativity beyond GR at SISSA Trieste

The gravitational-wave physics group at SISSA solicits expressions of interest for one postdoctoral position in numerical relativity, starting in the second half of 2023 or earlier.
Candidates should have a PhD in astrophysics, physics or applied mathematics. Candidates with knowledge and experience in numerical relativity will be particularly favored. The interests of the group focus on testing extensions of General Relativity with gravitational data, but also include more generally the physics and astrophysics of gravitational wave sources with current and future detectors. The candidate will also be part of the Astroparticle Physics Group at SISSA. Application deadline: December 16th 2022.

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12.10.2022

Postdoctoral positions at University of Texas at Austin, Center for Gravitational Physics

The Center for Gravitational Physics (CGP), a center in the Weinberg Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, invites applicants for the Weinberg Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gravitation. This is a full-time postdoctoral position starting in September 2023. Fellows will have the opportunity to conduct independent research and to collaborate with the faculty of the CGP (Hsin-Yu Chen, Pablo Laguna, Richard Matzner, Deirdre Shoemaker, and Aaron Zimmerman). The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year subject to available funding and research performance. Preference will be given to candidates whose planned research is in the areas of gravitational wave data analysis, cosmological and physical inference with gravitational waves, multimessenger astrophysics including gravitational waves, and/or numerical simulations of compact binaries. Application deadline: December 17th 2022.

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06.10.2022

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2023. UF is interested in applications from qualified candidates in all areas of Astrophysics, including those who would further broaden and/or deepen the research portfolio of the department.P resently, the Theoretical Astrophysics group engages in a broad range of research activities in gravitational waves, multi-messenger astrophysics, stellar evolution, black hole physics, planetary atmospheres, galaxy evolution, cosmology, general relativity, quantum gravity, and dark matter. Application deadline: December 2nd 2022.

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05.10.2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National University of Singapore

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The successful candidate will work under the supervision of faculty member Alvin Chua. NUS seeks applicants with a strong background in scientific modelling and analysis for contemporary and/or near-future gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO, LISA and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the growth of a new gravity/astrophysics group at NUS with both theoretical and observational interests. Application Deadline: December 31st 2022.

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04.10.2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA) announces the 2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in Gravitational-wave Astrophysics. Successful VIDA Fellows will be expected to conduct original research in theoretical, computational, or observational astrophysics and to disseminate this research through high-impact publications. Fellows are free to work on any of the diverse research efforts within VIDA. Application deadline: December 7th 2022.

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22.07.2022

PhD Position - Development of new UHV Technologies for the "Einstein Telescope for Graviational Waves Detection"

You would like to use your engineering skills to make an effective contribution to solving the major challenges facing society, e.g. in the fields of information, energy and bio economy? Then the Central Institute for Engineering, Electronics and Analytics - Engineering and Technology (ZEA-1) - of Forschungszentrum Jülich is the right place for you. Here, you will design, develop and manufacture scientific and technical devices, systems and processes for which there is as yet no technical or commercial solution and which are not available on the market.

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