University of Zurich, Department of Physics

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Position ID:UZH-Department of Physics-PDRA4 [#26305]
Position Title: Postdoctoral research associate - experimental cosmology and gravitational waves
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8057, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/10/21, updated 2023/10/19, listed until 2024/04/19)
Position Description:    

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The group of Prof. Soares-Santos, at the University of Zurich (UZH), has multiple postdoc positions available for research in cosmology with cosmic surveys and gravitational waves. The group has long been engaged in data analysis, instrumentation, software development, and operations of DES, DESI, and LSST. We have led the most comprehensive searches for the electromagnetic counterparts of LIGO/Virgo events and contributed to the first discovery in this field. We are particularly interested in performing multi-messenger precision cosmology analyses and we are presently expanding our program to include LISA and the Einstein Telescope projects.

We welcome qualified applicants from both the gravitational wave community and the cosmic survey experiments. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to take leading roles in both science and instrumentation producing high-impact research that will propel them towards their next career goals. The positions are limited to three years with the possibility of extension.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, research statement (3 pages max.), curriculum vitae, and publication list, and arrange at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the reference writers at this website.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree obtained within the past two years, or expect to obtain one before their start date. A good understanding of the methods and techniques used in experimental gravitational wave physics and/or observational astronomy is essential. Enthusiasm to go beyond existing experience is highly valued. Necessary skills include the ability to perform independent research, good written and oral communication, and the willingness to travel. Knowledge of common software and research tools used in the field is also expected.

Materials should be received by November 15, 2023. Complete applications will be considered immediately. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled. The earliest start date is January 1, 2024.

Compensation is internationally competitive following the UZH salary regulations table (Pay Category/Pay Level = 18/03 for postdocs).

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Department of Physics
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich