The newly formed Emmy Noether research group at the University of Tuebingen, is seeking applications for 1 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD positions in gravitational wave physics and modified theories of gravity, starting in Fall 2019. The group is part of the Theoretical Astrophysics section (TAT) at Tuebingen.

Postdoctoral position - initially for two years with the possibility of further extension for one more year PhD position - duration up to three years

Detailed information about the positions can be found at:

The deadline for full consideration is February 15th, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The research focus of the successful applicants will be on testing strong-field regime of gravity with gravitational waves; models and dynamics of neutron stars and black holes in modified theories of gravity; numerical relativity.

The topic of the Emmy Noether research group is on “Gravitational waves from compact objects – a tool for testing strong gravity and nuclear matter at extreme densities ” with a group leader Dr. Daniela Doneva. In a broader perspective, the activities of TAT group, led by Prof. Kostas Kokkotas, are related to the study of sources of gravitational waves with emphasis on the dynamics of neutron stars and black holes. The TAT group currently consists of four (4) post-doctoral researchers, three (3) PhD students and seven (7) MSc

Further information on the Theoretical Astrophysics Group can be found at

The salary will be paid according to the German public service scale.
Applications, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests and experience, and the names (address, e-mail) of three potential referees should be sent via email to

Dr. Daniela Doneva
E-mail: daniela.doneva _at_

The University of Tuebingen seeks to increase the fraction of female scientists in research and teaching and particularly encourages applications from women. Disabled candidates are given preference if
equally qualified.