University of Geneva, Gravitational-Wave Science Center

Position ID:University of Geneva-Gravitational-Wave Science Center-PD5 [#23873]
Position Title: Postdoct position at the University of Zurich, on GW waveform modelling, general relativity, gravitational physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8057, 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:2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/29, finished 2023/07/01, listed until 2023/02/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Gravitation and Astrophysics group at University of Zurich, Switzerland is inviting applications for a post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of gravitational wave modelling and/or data analysis for the current (LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA) and future (LISA,ET,CE) generation of detectors. The candidate is expected to have experience in one or more of the following topics Numerical Relativity, post-Newtonian theory and gravitational waves searches/inference for transient sources. The group is part of the LIGO Scientific and GEO collaborations, and also a member of LISA consortium. The successful applicant will be hosted at the Physics Institute of University of Zurich, working with Prof. Philippe Jetzer’s group (in particular Drs E. Hamilton and S. Tiwari) and will have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA consortium. The candidate will also have opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Stefano Foffa at the University of Geneva and Dr. Jonathan Gair at AEI, Potsdam. 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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