Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in Multimessenger/ Gravitational Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Oregon State University
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The gravitational wave astrophysics group at Oregon State University is a vibrant community with a strong focus on the understanding of multimessenger sources and gravitational physics. The astrophysics group is made up of Prof. Jeffrey Hazboun, Prof. Davide Lazzati & Prof. Xavier Siemens, along with 3 postdoctoral scholars, 10+ graduate students and a strong undergraduate research program. The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) Physics Frontiers Center is based in the OSU Physics department. Our computational astrophysics group has wide reaching interests ranging across the gravitational wave and EM spectrum, including gamma ray bursts, quasiperiodic oscillations of AGN and LISA/LIGO multimessenger astro- physics. One appointee will work directly with Dr. Hazboun on low frequency gravitational wave analysis, noise mitigation strategies, detector characterization and/or supermassive bi- nary black hole astrophysics. The second appointee would work more widely within the astrophysics group.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or related field by the date of the appointment (on or after 2018)
  • Previous research experience in gravitational physics, astrophysics, gravitational wave data analysis, pulsar astrophysics, and/or supermassive binary black hole astrophysics.
  • Demonstrated creativity, independence, high motivation, and good communication skills.
  • A demonstrable commitment towards a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience in computational astrophysics and high performance computing.

In order to apply please send the following materials to [email protected] with [postdoc application] in the subject line:

  • A cover letter describing how the candidate fills the qualifications and will be a positive addition to the community of the computational astrophysics group at Oregon State University. (2pg limit, 1in margins, 12pt font)
  • A curriculum vitae including a list of publications and talks.
  • A description of research accomplishments and future plans. (3pg limit, 1in margins, 12pt font)
  • Names and contact details of three professional references.

References should be prepared to email letters of reference on behalf of candidates for whom it has been determined meet the qualifications.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Stipend and benefits conform with the postdoctoral scholar standards at Oregon State University. More information about postdoctoral scholar appointments at Oregon State University can be found at
Included Benefits: 

The position includes Health Insurance, Retirement, Family/Medical Leave and other standard benefits. See the url below for more details.

Corvallis, Oregon is consistently ranked among the top 10 college towns in the nation and is known for innovation, education, entertainment, sustainability, and overall livability. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful landscapes, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life.

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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