The PAX Group at Penn State's Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos has a postdoctoral position in the general area of gravitational-wave data analysis and science.
This position is focused on preparing the Mock Data Challenges for the next generation of gravitational-wave detectors in collaboration with colleagues at the MIT and the University of Syracuse. The Data Challenges support the Cosmic Explorer (CE) and Einstein Telescope (ET) projects in understanding the challenges in the detection and parameter estimation of gravitational waves in signal-rich data sets. The postdoctoral fellow will also work on adapting new algorithms from other fields such as Neural Networks and Deep Learning to address the problem posed by CE and ET.
Education and Experience:
Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in theoretical physics, astrophysics, or a closely related area, and the ability to work productively within a diverse and collaborative research environment, producing and publishing original research, and presenting that research effectively in seminars and scientific meetings.
Requested application materials: Please submit a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and three letters of reference. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before November 30, 2022 to ensure full consideration. As early reviews of applications will begin November 16, any candidate who can apply by this earlier date is encouraged to do so. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be summitted using this LINK
If additional information is needed, please contact B. S. Sathyaprakash (email: [email protected]). Scholars benefits packages will be continuous over the duration of the appointments, provided through Penn State.
This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding.
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