Research Institute-Weinberg/Theory Group, The University of Texas at Austin

Position ID:UTAustin-TheoryGroup-POSTDOC [#12346]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics and/or Numerical Relativity at UT Austin
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Austin, Texas 78712-1197, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / GR-Cosmology (gr-qc)
Appl Deadline:2018/12/14** (accepting applications posted 2018/10/10, listed until 2019/02/01)
Position Description:    

The Weinberg Theory and Relativity Groups at the University of Texas at Austin invite applicants for a full-time postdoctoral position starting in September 2019. A successful candidate will work with Aaron Zimmerman on projects relating to gravitational wave data analysis, numerical simulations of compact binaries, and/or on topics related to perturbed black holes including topics in self-force. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year subject to available funding and research performance. Professor Zimmerman is a member of both the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaborations, and a successful candidate will have the opportunity to join or continue membership in these collaborations. Postdocs will have also the opportunity to work with graduate students, and to potentially lead independent research projects. In addition, candidates will benefit from interactions with other members of the Weinberg Theory Group and members of the Department of Astronomy.

Postdocs will also benefit from living in Austin. Austin is 11th most populated city in the U.S. and is 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 both 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 this AJO posting. Applications are due December 14, 2018. Membership in the LIGO Scientific or Virgo Collaborations, and/or previous experience with numerical relativity will be seen as beneficial for applicants. The completion of a PhD is required prior to the beginning of this appointment.

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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