Ph.D. position in multi-messenger astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for one or more PhD positions in gravitational-wave and multi-messenger astrophysics at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Guelph, to start Fall 2020 or earlier. Successful applicants will work with Assistant Professor Daniel Siegel on numerical simulations of compact binary mergers and associated electromagnetic counterparts. One position will be linked to the Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (Arthur B. McDonald Institute) and explore the interface of neutron star mergers and neutrino physics.

Successful applicants will benefit from Perimeter’s thriving international and multi-disciplinary research community with ample opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. They will be embedded in a unique combination of Perimeter’s strong gravity community, the newly established Gravitational Waves Initiative, as well as the Astrophysics and Gravitation Group at the University of Guelph.

Evaluation criteria for the positions include academic record, prior research experience relevant to the position as well as commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment. Candidates from underrepresented groups in theoretical astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will receive their degree from the University of Guelph, one of Perimeter’s partnering universities.

Interested candidates must typically hold a MSc degree in Physics and need to apply through the Guelph-Waterloo graduate program, the largest physics & astronomy graduate program in Canada: In addition, interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to summarizing the candidate’s motivation for this PhD position as well as relevant prior research experience. Candidates should also comment on their numerical and computational skills. Deadline for applications is February 1st, 2020. Late submissions may be considered until the positions are filled.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Daniel Siegel
Assistant Professor
Perimeter Institute and University of Guelph
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PhD position in multi-messenger astrophysics