The University of Texas at Austin, Physics

Position ID:UTAustin-Physics-POSTDOC [#22926]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Gravitational Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Austin, Texas 78712, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Cosmology, Gravitational Waves
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/23, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

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.

The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the Center of Gravitational Physics (CGP) in the Weinberg Institute ( They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the faculty at the CGP, including Prof. Pablo Laguna, Prof. Richard Matzner, Prof. Deirdre Shoemaker, and Prof. Aaron Zimmerman, as well as other faculty in the Weinberg Institute.

Minimum requirement for the position is a Ph.D degree in physics, astronomy or related field by the starting date.

Candidates are invited to submit a CV, a publication list, a research statement (two pages maximum), and three letters of reference electronically via the Academic Job Online website before December 15, 2022.

Please contact Prof. Hsin-Yu Chen ( for questions about the position.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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