Postdoctoral Scholar in Gravitational-Wave Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Pennsylvania State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
104 Davey Lab PMB 258
City: 
University Park
State/Province: 
PA
Zip/Postal: 
16802
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking one or more postdoctoral scholars in gravitational-wave physics.  The Penn State LIGO Scientific Collaboration group consists of faculty members Chad Hanna and B.S. Sathyaprakash, a computational scientist, two postdoctoral fellows, and several graduate students.  The successful applicants are expected to contribute to one or more of the following research topics: searches for compact binary mergers, tests of the strong field dynamics in general relativity, assessing astrophysical models of compact binaries, building waveform models for binary neutron star mergers and using them to measure the equation-of-state of neutron star cores, exploiting gravitational-wave observations for cosmography and building the science case for third generation ground-based detectors.  The successful candidates will be part of the LIGO scientific Collaboration and contribute to the analysis of LIGO and Virgo data and to the publication of search results.  These positions require a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field.  Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/75199 and include a cover letter and CV.  Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted to institute@gravity.psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line.  The position is available as early as March 2018, though flexible start dates will also be considered.  For more information, please visit http://gravity.psu.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.  This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

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Included Benefits: 

Medical, dental and vision insurance. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Randi Neshteruk
Title: 
Administrative Assistant
Institution/Company: 
The Pennsylvania State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
104 Davey Lab PMB 258
City: 
University Park
State/Province: 
PA
Zip/Postal Code: 
16802
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
8148639605
Email: 
rxh1@psu.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
75199