Postdoctoral Position in Pulsar Searching and Einstein@Home

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department Name: 
Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, & Astrophysics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

A postdoctoral position working on the radio searches for pulsars with Einstein@Home is available at the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), working with Profs. David Kaplan and Bruce Allen. Einstein@Home is a distributed volunteer computing project that searches for new neutron stars using radio, gamma-ray and gravitational-wave data. Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics and experience with pulsar searching. Experience in software development is a plus. Because of the current challenge in travel and relocation, working remotely may be possible, particularly for an experienced personwith a good track record.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. The CGCA also hosts the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center.

The appointment is for two years. A start date as soon as October 2020 is possible, but no later than September 2021. Applicants should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to, with Pulsar Postdoc in the subject line. Materials should arrive by January 15, 2021. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive by the January 15 deadline. The position is open until filled, but materials should arrive by the deadline to ensure full consideration.

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Heidi Matera
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David Kaplan
Einstein@Home postdoc