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Four-year MPI and Northwestern Joint Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-Wave Theory and Astrophysics – Applications Closed

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 1, 2019

Image Credit: NASA / CALTECH-JPL

We invite applications for a four-year postdoctoral position joint between CIERA (Northwestern University) in Evanston, IL and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, Germany.

Candidates working on any aspect of gravitational-wave theory, source modeling, astrophysics, astrophysical inference, and data analysis are encouraged to apply. It is highly recommended that applicants propose research that will leverage interactions between researchers at the two institutions.

The successful appointee will benefit from close interactions with the internationally-leading expertise in astrophysics and astrophysical inference at CIERA and in gravitational-wave theory, source modeling and data analysis at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Gravitational Physics. At CIERA the successful candidate will be part of the group led by Vicky Kalogera, while at the the MPI will be part of the department “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity”, led by Alessandra Buonanno, both members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and LISA Consortium.

During the four-year appointment, the successful applicant will reside for two years in each of the two institutions. Visits to the other institution are expected to maintain collaborations with researchers at both institutes throughout.

Please submit applications electronically to Academic Jobs Online Job ID 15205. For the application submission you will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a research statement consisting of a 2-page summary of past research achievements and a 2-page research proposal. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letters. Note that similar advertisements for the joint postdoctoral appointment appear on Academics Jobs Online under both Northwestern University and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. It is sufficient for candidates to submit the application only to one of the two institutions. Applications will be reviewed jointly at CIERA and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2019. The position is available as early as Summer 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

CIERA and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics are an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

For further information please contact Dr. Kari Frank: and Dr. Andre Schirotzek:

Included Benefits:
For the 2-year residence at Northwestern University, please see for benefits information.

Related URLs:
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
AEI Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity Group

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