Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Copenhagen
Department Name: 
Niels Bohr Institute
Street Line 1: 
Blegdamsvej 17
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The Niels Bohr International Academy at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for Postdoctoral Fellowships for a fixed period of up to three (2+1) years in the area of transient electro-magnetic (EM) and gravitational wave (GW) astrophysics. The preferred starting date is Fall 2022. Exceptional and highly motivated candidates will also be considered for 5-year positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their files via the online submission system (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). For full consideration, files should be received by Nov. 10, 2021.

Current themes of interest include modeling of gravitational wave sources, their expected EM and GW signals, and how current and future observatories (LIGO/Virgo, LISA, DECIGO, CE/ET) can be used to probe their astrophysical origin. However, outstanding candidates with relevant expertise in complementary aspects of transient EM+GW astrophysics are also warmly welcome.

These hires are part of a vigorous expansion at the Niels Bohr International Academy into the field of Gravitational Physics, bringing together a number of scientists from several areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics and addressing some of the most burning questions related to gravity. More information can be found through the website Gravitational Physics at Niels Bohr International Academy.

The successful candidate will also have exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a general-purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, a GPU cluster, a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. The position also includes a generous research and travel budget.

For further information, questions and informal inquiries please contact Profs. Johan Samsing and Martin Pessah via email.

The Niels Bohr International Academy strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The Academy hosts numerous workshops, symposia and PhD-schools every year, as well as a number of outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Copenhagen receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics