University of Geneva, Gravitational-Wave Science Center

Application ID:University of Geneva-Gravitational-Wave Science Center-PD2 [#23866]
Application Title: Postdoct position at the University of Geneva, to work on cosmological applications of gravitational waves
Application Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Geneva, Geneva 1211, 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:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/29, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2023/05/29)

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We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the use of compact binary coalescences (including standard sirens, `dark sirens' and unresolved astrophysical backgrounds),  to studies of cosmology and dark energy at the Einstein Telescope. Familiarity with numerical and simulation tools (such as codes on parameter estimation of coalescing binaries, or on the detectability and source separation of stochastic backgrounds), will be appreciated.  The successful applicant will be hosted at the Department of Theoretical Physics and the Gravitational-Wave Science Center of the University of Geneva, working with Prof. Michele Maggiore's group, and will participate to the activities of the Einstein Telescope Observational Science Board. 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 15/12/2022 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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