Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Texas Tech University, in the areas of time-domain astronomy and gravitational-wave physics. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Alessandra Corsi and will be encouraged to complement on-going observational efforts with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, and Swift, and/or current data analysis activities within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Additional projects involving preparation for time-domain studies with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, the next generation Very Large Array, and the next generation gravitational wave detectors, are also available. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational waves; observations and/or theoretical modeling of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and explosive transients; Advanced LIGO gravitational-wave data analysis; applications of machine learning to time-domain astronomy and/or gravitational wave data analysis.
The initial appointment will be for one year, with extension to a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The preferred start date is January 2023 (or earlier). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy (or related fields), and should submit a cover letter, CV, bibliography, and a brief statement of research experience and interests through https://www.texastech.edu/careers/ using staff position number 28808BR. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to [email protected]
Complete applications (including letters of reference) received by 2022 November 30 will receive full consideration; however, review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Texas Tech University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative active institution committed to excellence through diversity. Texas Tech welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and from dual-career couples.