University of Geneva, Gravitational-Wave Science Center

Position ID:University of Geneva-Gravitational-Wave Science Center-PD [#23862]
Position Title: Postdoct position at the Univeristy of Geneva, on stellar and binary-star astrophysics, physics of stellar-origin progenitors of GWs, and populations studies of GW sources
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Geneva, Geneva 1290, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Gravitational Waves, Astrophysics, Astrophysics and Gravitational Physics, Black holes, Computational Astrophysics, Numerical Astrophysics, Numerical Simulations, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/29, finished 2023/11/18, listed until 2023/06/01)
Position Description:    

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

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the physics of gravitational-wave-source progenitors and  population modelling of stellar-origin GW sources for the next-generation GW detectors, such as the ET and LISA. The succesful candidate is expected to work with state-of-the-art stellar structure, binary evolution, and population synthesis simulation tools, and participate to the activities of the Einstein Telescope Science Observing Board and/or the LISA Astrophysics Working Group. Further expertise on statistics, GW population inference analysis and machine learning are welcome.  The successful applicant will be hosted at the Astronomy Department and the Gravitational-Wave Science Center of the University of Geneva and will work with Prof. Tassos Fragos' group. She/he will collaborate with other postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to be hired  as part of the GW-Learn research program framework, who will be based at the Institute of Machine Learning at ETH Zurich (Prof. Thomas Hoffman's group). Furthermore, she/he will have the opportunity to play an active role within the POSYDON collaboration. The initial appointments will be for three years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. 

The review of applications will start immediately and will continue  until the position is filled.

This position is part of GW-Learn, a multidisciplinary research program on Gravitational-Wave (GW) science, across Swiss universities. GW-Learn aims at developing techniques, theories, algorithms, and simulations that will allow for optimal knowledge acquisition from the next-generation GW observatories, such as the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the Laser Interferometer Space Antena (LISA). The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with a team of world-leading experts in GW astrophysics, Machine Learning, GW data analysis, Cosmology, Fundamental Gravity, and  Experimental Physics, including Profs. Tassos Fragos, Michele Maggiore, Corinne Charbonnel, Antonio Riotto, and Steven Schramm from University of Geneva, Profs. Lucio Mayer and Philippe Jetzer from the University of Zurich, Profs. Thomas Hofmann and Domenico Giardini from ETH-Zurich, Dr. Elena Cuoco from the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO),  and Dr. Jonathan Gair from the Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) 

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