University of Geneva, Gravitational-Wave Science Center

Position ID:University of Geneva-Gravitational-Wave Science Center-PD1 [#23863]
Position Title: Postdoctoral research position at ETH-Zurich on identifying and interpreting gravitational wave signals with the help of advanced machine learning and Bayesian inference
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8092, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Artificial intelligence and machine learning, Deep Learning
Gravitational Physics / Gravitational Waves
Appl Deadline:2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/29, finished 2023/07/01, listed until 2023/05/29)
Position Description:    

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

We invite applications for a position as postdoctoral researcher to work on the identification and interpretation of GW signals in next-generation GW detectors, such as Einstein Telescope and LISA, with a special emphasis on overlapping signals. The goal is to advance the state of the art by developing novel machine learning methods and holistic approaches to inference. The successful applicant will be hosted at the Institute for Machine Learning in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and will join Prof. Thomas Hofmann’s lab. In addition, the succesful applicant will ahve the opportunity closely collaborate (including regular visits) with the group of Dr. Jonathan Gair at the Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) The initial appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. 

The review of applications will start immediately and will continue until 31/12/2022 or 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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