University of Texas at Austin, Center for Gravitational Physics

Position ID:UTAustin-CGP-PDCHEN [#25848]
Position Title: Weinberg Institute Postdoctoral Position with Prof. Chen
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Austin, Texas 78712, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/21, finished 2024/05/18, listed until 2024/03/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin is welcoming the application to a postdoctoral researcher position to work with Dr. Hsin-Yu Chen’s group starting in August or September 2024, 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) at 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.

The 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 November 17, 2023. It is the policy of U.T. System to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. U.T. System prohibits the discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression.

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

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