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.
The postdoctoral position is focused on harnessing gravitational-wave data from LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA detectors to address problems in fundamental physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on one or more of several problems of interest to the PAX Group: Analytical modeling of waveforms from binary neutron star mergers, inferring the dense matter equation of state, measuring cosmological parameters with dark sirens, and exploring formation channels of compact binary systems.
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.
Applications must be submitted electronically and include 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.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.
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