Six GW-Learn postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astrophysics, data analysis, fundamental physics, and cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Geneva, University of Zurich, and ETH-Zurich
City: 
Geneva, Zurich
State/Province: 
Geneva, Zurich
Country: 
Switzerland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for six postdoctoral fellowships as 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, Toni 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,  and Dr. Jonathan Gair from the Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) 

Specifically, we seek talented candidates with expertise in the following areas: 

  • "Stellar and binary-star astrophysics, physics of stellar-origin progenitors of GWs, and populations studies of GW sources"
    The successful candidate will be hosted at the Astronomy Department and the Gravitational-Wave Science Center of the University of Geneva and will work with Prof. Tassos Fragos' group. The initial appointments will be for three years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year.
    Applications for this position can be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23862
  • "Cosmology using GWs, and GW physics"
    The successful candidate will be hosted at the Department of Theoretical Physics and the Gravitational-Wave Science Center of the University of Geneva and will work with Prof. Michele Maggiore's group. The initial appointments will be for three years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. Note the earlier deadline (15/12/2022) for this position.
    Applications for this position can be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23866
  • "Cosmological simulations, galaxy formation, and super-massive black hole astrophysics"
    The successful candidate will be hosted at the Institute of Computational Science of the University of Zurich and will work with Prof. Lucio Mayer's group. The initial appointments will be for three years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year.
    Applications for this position can be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23871
  • "GW waveform modelling, general relativity, gravitational physics"
    The successful candidate will be hosted at the Institute of Physics of the University of Zurich and will work with Prof. Philippe Jetzer's group. The initial appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year.
    Applications for this position can be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23873
  • "Machine-learning applications to GW data analysis, data analysis for the next generation GW detectors, such as ET and LISA"
    The successful candidate will be hosted at the Institute for Machine Learning of ETH-Zurich and will work with Prof. Thomas Hofmann's group. The initial appointments will be for three years, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year..
    Applications for this position can be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23863
  • "Noise optimization, detector simulation and global fit for LISA"
    The successful candidate will be hosted at the Institute of Geophysics of ETH-Zurich and will work with Prof. Domenico Giardini's group. The initial appointments will be for three years.
    Applications for this position can be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23869

Applications are only accepted through AcademicJobsOnline.org using the corresponding links for each position listed above. Applications should consist of (i) a cover letter, (ii) a statement outlining the candidate’s past research work and proposed future directions, (iii) a CV, (iv) a publication list, and (v) three letters of reference that should be uploaded directly to the online system. The review of applications will start immediately and will continue until 31/12/2022 or until the positions are filled.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$85797.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$101237.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance, Pension contributions, Maternal leave and access to family support programs (see: https://www.snf.ch/en/ovil4ntsX4h2jEiU/funding/supplementary-measures/flexibility-grant#)

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Applications accepted only via the individual AcademicJobsOnline.org links for each position
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Tassos Fragos
Subject: 
GW-Learn postdoc positions