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01.03.2024

ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, ESA welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research based on publicly available data in the ESA Space Science Archives. The Archives host data from all current and past ESA space science missions in astronomy, planetary science, and heliophysics. The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists at all career levels who are affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply, including PhD students. Application deadline: April 30th, 2024.

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28.02.2024

Senior Scientist for a Permanent Position in Accelerator Physics at DESY, Zeuthen

The Photo-Injector Test facility at DESY in Zeuthen (PITZ, near Berlin) focuses on the development of high brightness electron sources for Free Electron Lasers (FELs) such as FLASH and the European XFEL as well as on applications of high brightness beams like the world’s first high-power, single-pass THz FEL and unique research capabilities for tumor radiotherapy and radiation biology. We are looking for a senior scientist with strong theoretical and experimental background in accelerators, who will play a leading role in the further development of the research fields together with local and international cooperation partners. Application deadline: April 15th 2024.

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23.02.2024

Postdoc position in experimental cosmology at UC Riverside

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks applications for a postdoctoral position for research in experimental/observational cosmology. This search is a part of a new experimental effort being built at UCR in the general areas of cosmological sciences (gravitational wave, dark matter, neutrino, CMB, and more), currently consisting of Barry Barish, Steve Choi, Jon Richardson, and Shawn Westerdale, and continuing to grow (with new faculty searches ongoing). The theory group is represented by Yanou Cui, Flip Tanedo, Hai-Bo Yu, Simeon Bird, Anson D’Aloisio, and Laura Sales. Application deadline: April 30, 2024.

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23.02.2024

Postdoc Positions and Fellowships in Transient Astrophysics in Leicester

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position to study the nature of astrophysical transients as part of the Leverhulme Trust funded project “Magnetic fields in cosmic explosions”. The project explores the character of relativistic jets and the emission they give rise to in transients such as gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts and tidal disruption events, exploiting new parameter space opening both in the radio regime and at high energies. Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

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23.02.2024

Early-Career Positions in Cosmic Infrared Background Program with Euclid at U Maryland

Applications are now being accepted for one or more Postdoctoral Associates (or higher level) to support the Looking at Infrared Background Radiation Anisotropies with Euclid (LIBRAE) investigation within the Observational Cosmology Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. Each postdoc will have an appointment at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), funded by NASA through the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Sciences & Technology II (CRESST II) cooperative agreement. Application Deadline Monday, April 15th, 2024.

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14.02.2024

Postdoc Position in Strong Gravitational Lensing and Dark Matter in Barcelona

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on strong and milli gravitational lensing to constrain Dark Matter substructures. The position is joint between the University of Barcelona and MPA Garching, first with 2 years in Barcelona with F. Courbin followed by up to 2 years at MPA with S. Vegetti, depending on performances and funding. Although the contract is initially for Barcelona, the work will be done jointly with MPA from the beginning. The successful candidate(s) will work on the nature of dark matter through its impact on the formation of structures in lens galaxies and along their line of sight. A background in gravitational lensing is highly desired. Application before March 10, 2024.

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14.02.2024

PHD positions “Rethinking Quantum Field Theory” in Berlin

The Research Training Group 2575 “Rethinking Quantum Field Theory” funded by the German Research Foundation invites applications for 8 doctoral positions in theoretical physics. Application deadline: March 8th 2024. The RTG is carried by the research groups of G. Borot, V. Forini, C. Grojean, O. Hohm, E. Malek, A. Patella, J. Plefka and M. Staudacher in quantum field theory at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in cooperation with J. Green and P. Marquard from DESY and A. Buonanno and J. Steinhoff from Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. We offer challenging PhD projects in the areas of Scattering amplitudes, Phenomenology, Lattice Field Theory, AdS/CFT Correspondence, Gravitational Waves, Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Fields.

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13.02.2024

Research Fellowship position (2-years) in experimental gravitational wave at the University of Trento

Announcement of a public selection procedure, based on CV and interview, to award 1 Research Fellowship for conducting scientific research at the University of Trento, Italy, on the following topic: “Development of an experimental setup to sense and correct the mode-matching between a laser and a linear optical cavity” in the framework of both Einstein Telescope and Virgo collaborations. Deadline for application is February 29, 2024 at 12:00 (Italian local time).

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08.02.2024

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Generalized Symmetries and Their Applications to Quantum Matter at NBI

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for a 2+1-year postdoctoral fellowship in the subject of generalized symmetries and their applications to quantum matter. Experienced candidates (>2 years since PhD) with the relevant expertise have a possibility of converting to a 5-year fixed-term Assistant Professor. The preferred starting date for the position is in the Fall of 2024. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit all material before March 1st, 2024.

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08.02.2024

PhD Fellowships in Astronomy at NBI Copenhagen

DARK invites applicants for PhD fellowships in transient astrophysics, early galaxy evolution, cosmology and fundamental physics. The PhD fellowships are part of a comprehensive research project on ‘Time in Astrophysics.' The start date is between 1 September - 1 December 2024. Application Deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2024.

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08.02.2024

Up-to 5 PhD scholarships in Astrophysics at UWA

The University of Western Australia (UWA) node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) invites applications for up-to five fully-funded PhD scholarships to start in mid-2024. Scholarships are currently available in a number of different research areas, with details of each possible scholarship outlined below. All scholarships cover tuition fees, living allowance support and research/travel expenses. For details about ICRAR/UWA's PhD program, including eligibility requirements, visit the ICRAR/UWA webpage. Application Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024

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06.02.2024

Tenure track job for Astronomer at the Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a love for astronomy and desire to impart that passion to our general education students using innovative instructional methods. Join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators who provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students. This is a full-time, regular contract position in the Earth and Space Sciences Department at Santa Rosa Junior College on the Santa Rosa campus. Application deadline: March 14th, 2024

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02.02.2024

3-year postdoc in multimessenger astronomy at University of Liège

The STAR Institute at the University of Liège welcomes applications for a 3-year postdoctoral researcher position in the Fundamental Interactions group. The job should start September 1st 2024, with some flexibility on the exact starting date. The Fundamental Interactions group has expertise in neutrino physics, gravitational-wave astronomy, cosmic-ray showers, quasar characterisation, electromagnetic lensing and dark matter. Some of its members belong to the Virgo collaboration or to the Euclid consortium. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on multimessenger astrophysics and provide a link between some or all of these research directions. Application deadline: March 15th 2024.

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18.01.2024

Professor position in experimental gravitational wave research at the Institute of Nuclear Studies in Krakow, Poland

Offer Description: Organizing a research group, developing a research program, and conducting research on gravitational waves with experiments aimed at measuring gravitational waves, primarily as part of the upcoming Einstein Telescope project. Application Deadline: April 15th, 2024.

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17.01.2024

PhD student position in thermal field theory and gravitational wave cosmology at University of Genève

The Département de Physique Théorique (DPT) of the University of Genève is looking for candidates to fill a PhD position (4-year) in theoretical high energy physics. During your time as a PhD student, you will be supervised by Dr. Philipp Schicho in close collaboration with Prof. Riva and Prof. Caprini -- who all have expertise in cosmology, the computation of radiative corrections in field theories, modern approaches to phase transitions and gravitational wave physics. Your work will be focused on precision computations for gravitational waves from cosmological phase transitions in the context of the PRECLISA project: Gravitational waves from cosmological phase transitions: Precision cosmology in the light of LISA. Application deadline: March 1st, 2024.

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04.01.2024

Research Fellowship position (2-years) in experimental gravitational wave at the University of Trento

The University of Trento, Italy announces a public selection procedure, based on CV and interview, to award 1 Research Fellowship for conducting scientific research on the following topic: “Development of an experimental setup to sense and correct the mode-matching between a laser and a linear optical cavity” in the framework of both Einstein Telescope and Virgo collaborations. Request for information and clarifications can be directed to Prof. Antonio Perreca ( antonio.perreca(at)unitn.it ). Deadline for application is February 29, 2024 at 12:00 (Italian local time).

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12.12.2023

Assistant Professor Position at the Gravitational Wave Science Project, NAOJ

NAOJ invites applications from researchers for an assistant professor position as follows: 1. Job Title: Assistant Professor, one position; 2. Division and Location: Gravitational Wave Science Project (GWSP), Kamioka Branch, Gifu; 3. Area of Expertise: Astronomy or Physics; 4. Job Description: The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has been playing a key role in the forefront of astronomical research worldwide, as demonstrated in the construction and operation of large-scale astronomical facilities as well as in the development of space-based instruments, in the effort to promote cutting-edge astronomy utilizing these advanced telescopes. Application Deadline: 2024-3-8, 12:00 (Japan Standard Time)

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30.11.2023

Staff Scientist in the Field of Adaptive Optics at FH Münster University of Applied Sciences

The Photonics Laboratory at Muenster University of Applied Sciences conducts research in the fields of adaptive optics and solid state lasers. In the past, we developed a technology for producing deformable mirrors that led to a commercial off-the-shelf product of a major vendor in the photonics industry. We continuously refine and extend our deformable mirror technol-ogy for new applications, for example astronomical space telescopes, laser materials processing, and, most recently, coupling of squeezed vacuum light into third-generation gravitational wave interferometers such as the Einstein Telescope. Your task will be to take our deformable mirror technology to the next level by employing single-crystal piezoelectric actuators and by testing new mirror substrate materials. In order to do so, you will train new Ph. D. students and work with them on adaptive optics projects. There is also room for developing your own research interests.

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08.11.2023

Postdoc at Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions at AEI Hannover

This department’s research encompasses precision interferometry instrumentation for ground-based and space-based gravitational-wave observatories and laser-optical searches for fundamental interactions beyond the standard model. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The department Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions has been established in August of 2022 and is led by Guido Müller. It’s research thrusts include work on the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), work on Beyond-LISA mission concepts, on Axion-Like Particle Searches (ALPS) and on Vacuum Magnetic Birefringence (VMB), the later two being located at DESY. The deadline for full consideration is March 31, 2024, including reception of reference letter. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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07.11.2023

Faculty position at University of South Carolina

The faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, open-rank faculty position in observational astronomy to begin August 16, 2024. The Department welcomes applications from candidates working in all areas of observational astronomy, especially galactic and extragalactic astronomy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, have a commitment to excellence in teaching, build a strong externally funded research program in observational astronomy, and interact with the existing astronomy research group in the department. This position is open until filled.

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07.11.2023

Assistant Professor in Time-Domain Astronomy at University of Florida

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2024. We particularly encourage applicants who have experience in time domain astrophysics, which can be at any wavelength or timescale, and can utilize resources available at the University of Florida (UF). Applicants with backgrounds in observational, experimental, theoretical, or computational astrophysics are welcome.

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02.11.2023

Associate or Full Professor in Technology Development or Instrumentation at University of Florida

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor with specialization in technology development or instrumentation, beginning August 16, 2024. Successful applicants will lead ground-based and/or space-based technology development in areas such as orbital, suborbital, and/or solar system exploration. We invite applicants from a broad range of astronomy and astrophysics research areas. Candidates should consult the Department's website for information about specific active areas carried out by its faculty.

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19.10.2023

PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute 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”. We are 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). Our 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. The deadline for full consideration is January 7th, 2024.

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17.10.2023

Faculty Position at Troy University

Troy University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Physics, specifically in General Relativity/Cosmology/Theoretical Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher, with an expected start date of August 1, 2024. Candidates must have earned a Ph. D. in General Relativity or a closely related area, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Troy University seeks candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance the existing and newly formed Relativity and Cosmology group.

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24.01.2023

Open positions at the Max Plack Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany in experimental and instrumental physics

AEI is seeking highly motivated students, postdocs and scientists with a strong interest and, for more senior positions, adequate experience in precision interferometry, inertial sensing, analog and digital electronic and/or space technology. The Department for Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions has been established in August 2022 with the appointment of Prof. Dr. Guido Müller. AEI is now ramping up our personnel at all levels to work on several challenging research projects associated with LISA, a space-based gravitational wave observatory aimed at detecting gravitational waves in the mHz frequency range.

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20.12.2022

PhD positions available at the UWA Gravitational-Wave Astronomy Group

The PhD project involves application of advanced signal processing and high performance computing, including deep learning, to detect and estimate essential parameters of gravitational wave (GW) events as soon as possible. It involves searches for gravitational waves directly on-line in real time using data streaming from the GW detectors, alerting other telescopes in the world for prompt follow up observations of possible events, as well as searching for GW counterparts of electromagnetic transient radiation, especially radio and optical transients. The project may also involve analytical modeling, parameter estimations of gravitational wave sources, as well as using GW data to probe our Universe.

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