The Missouri University of Science and Technology anticipates having one 
or more postdoctoral positions in the areas of gravitational physics and 
astrophysics. The position(s) are for one year, renewable for up to three 
years contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance. The 
applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in physics or 
related fields and show a strong track record in gravitational-wave data 
analysis and instrumentation, experimental gravitational-wave science, 
and/or multi-messenger astrophysics.

The new astrophysics group at Missouri University S&T is part of the LIGO 
Scientific Collaboration and is active in various areas of experimental 
and theoretical gravity, astrophysics and cosmology. Current faculty 
members in the group include Professor Marco Cavaglia and Assistant 
Professor Shun Saito, as well as several graduate students. The 
postdoctoral scholar(s) funded by this position will work in close 
collaboration with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo 
Collaboration, as well as partner astrophysics collaborations. The 
successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research 
program in the above areas, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, 
and contribute to the educational and outreach activities of the group. 
Depending on the research program and interests of the applicant, these 
activities may be carried out by residing full-time at one of the LIGO 
sites in Livingston, LA or Hanford, WA.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with 99 
degree programs in 40 areas of study such as computer science, business, 
engineering, humanities, and liberal arts. It is located about 100 miles 
west of St. Louis, Missouri, in the multicultural community of Rolla, 
surrounded by Ozarks scenery. The physics department has recently opened a 
new research area with emphasis in gravitational physics, astrophysics and 
cosmology, which is expected to grow substantially in the next few years. 
A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a statement of 
research interests should be sent in pdf format to Marco Cavaglia 
"". Please use the subject "Gravitational 
physics and astrophysics post-doc application." Applicants must also 
arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the 
same email address. Please direct questions about the position to 

Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2019, but 
applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is 
established, or until the position(s) are filled. The astrophysics group 
at Missouri University S&T is committed to increasing diversity in the 
sciences. Applications from under-represented groups in physics are 
particularly encouraged. The astrophysics group will strive to meet the 
needs of dual-career couples.