Postdoctoral Researcher

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Street Line 1: 
3135 N Maryland Ave
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for several postdoctoral research positions. The initial appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second (and, in most cases, a third) year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in gravity, cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics, 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 core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Siemens and Wiseman), 8 scientists, 9 postdocs, and 14 graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman and Parker participate broadly in the academic life of the Center.

We are recruiting postdoctoral research associates across gravity, cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics to enhance the existing team and to strengthen our efforts in multi-messenger observations/theory. Applicants with backgrounds in gravitational-wave physics, astronomy/astrophysics, theoretical and/or numerical relativity, or cosmology are encouraged to apply. The positions include competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

Some of these positions have an explicit education/outreach component. Thus, we strongly encourage applicants with a strong interest in education/outreach.  

Applicants should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to Please include a brief statement of your education/outreach experience and interests if you are interested in a position with an explicit education/outreach component.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to the above address. Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2018. Questions should also be sent to the above address.

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


Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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David Kaplan
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