Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics

1610 26256
Position ID:GaTech-School of Physics-SACHDEV [#26256]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/17, finished 2024/03/29, listed until 2024/04/17)
Position Description:    

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The School of Physics ( at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave astrophysics. The successful applicant will join the LIGO gravitational-wave group within the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics ( at Georgia Tech.

The appointment will be for two years, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and availability of funds. The starting date could be as early as Summer 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. Georgia Tech provides postdoctoral training and professional development opportunities. Information including benefits is available at

The successful candidate will work closely with Prof. Surabhi Sachdev and her group on one or more of the following research topics: early warning alerts for binary neutron star mergers, multi-messenger observations of binary mergers, searches and interpretation of gravitational wave transients with an emphasis on current or future gravitational-wave detectors. They will also help with mentoring of the graduate and undergraduate students in the group.

Minimun and preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. A strong background in gravitational-wave data analysis and astrophysics, electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational-wave events, or numerical relativity. Proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques, as well as programming languages such as Python or C/C++. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively within large science collaboration.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as .PDF files via Please search by title or Job ID 264008. Requests for information may be directed to Surabhi Sachdev ( Applications will be considered beginning November 15, 2023, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to beginning employment.

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