University of Texas at Austin, Center for Gravitational Physics

Fellowship ID:UTAustin-CGP-WIPFG [#25813]
Fellowship Title: Weinberg Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gravitation at UT Austin
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Austin, Texas 78712, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Gravitational Physics / Gravitational Waves
Appl Deadline:2023/11/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/19, finished 2024/05/18, listed until 2024/03/19)

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

The Center for Gravitational Physics (CGP), a center in the Weinberg Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, invites applicants for multiple Weinberg Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitation. These will be full-time postdoctoral positions starting in August or September 2024. 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. Fellows will benefit from collaboration with other faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at the CGP and within the larger Weinberg Institute. Professors Chen, Shoemaker and Zimmerman are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium, and a successful candidate will have the opportunity to join or continue membership in these collaborations. Fellows will also benefit from interactions with members of the Weinberg Theory Group, the Department of Astronomy, and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

Successful candidates will also benefit from living in Austin, a large city known for a thriving live music scene, artistic culture, and great food. It is widely regarded as the “live music capital of the world” and an overall great city to live and work in.

Applicants must submit a cover letter (no more than 1 page), CV, list of publications, a short statement of research interests (no more than 3 pages in length) and arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded to the AJO posting. Applications are due November 17, 2023. The completion of a PhD is required prior to the beginning of this appointment.

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.

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