Faculty position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at Radboud University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Radboud University
Department Name: 
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 9010
6500 GL
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics is looking for a tenure-track assistant professor in order to strengthen its research in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.

Our department of Astrophysics is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). It is a friendly and open department consisting of 13 faculty, ~10 postdocs and ~25 PhD students. Research activities are concentrated in the fields of supermassive and stellar-mass black holes including the Event Horizon Telescope, jets, compact binaries, optical and radio transients, gravitational-wave (GW) and radio astronomy, stellar and binary evolution, stellar clusters, Galactic structure and magnetic fields, cosmic-rays and astroparticle physics, and asteroseismology.

We are part of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and have access to major (inter)national research facilities (ESO, ESA, LOFAR/WSRT, ING telescopes), as well as to major computer facilities, either via a local cluster or national supercomputing facilities. Within IMAPP, we have close collaborations with the department of high-energy physics and with the applied stochastic group.

The GW group is part of the Virgo collaboration, is the PI institute of the BlackGEM-array of telescopes and leads the NL activities for the LISA mission. We collaborate closely with Nikhef and the University of Amsterdam. Our group has been very active in the recent discoveries of GW sources, being (leaders) on the writing teams of the GW150914 Astrophysical interpretation paper, the GW170817 Multi-messenger paper and the GW170608 GW paper.

We are looking for an assistant professor ("university lecturer") to strengthen the research in the area of GW Astrophysics, to consolidate our position in this field and where possible seek collaborations with other departments within IMAPP. We offer a stimulating environment to develop your career.  In special cases, appointment at a more senior level can be considered.

You should have a PhD in physics or astronomy and previous experience in the area of GW Astrophysics. You are expected to actively participate in the teaching of the physics and astronomy curriculum and in the outreach and management activities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and as such strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. Priority will be given to female applicants in case of equal qualifications.


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$57000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$78000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The position is part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities, gross/month salaries of 3500-5000 Euro (gross/year 50000-60000 Euro).  University positions in the Netherlands include good medical and social benefits (including maternity and paternity leave and chld care) plus holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Radboud University stimulates a good work-life balance via several regulations. For more information on the benefits see 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
GW Astro search
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Gijs Nelemans