Postdoc position (m/f) in Gravitational Waves and Numerical Relativity at the Institute for Theoretical Physics

Deadline: 01.03.2019

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a scientifically recognized
university with over 17,500 students. Jena is a young and vibrant
university town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific
innovation centers and a vibrant cultural scene around a traditional
university. The Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Friedrich Schiller
University Jena has from 1st of July 2019 one position as

The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Sebastiano
Bernuzzi at the Theoretical Physics Institute Jena. The candidate is
expected to work on the topic of binary neutron
star coalescence in general relativity, including computational aspects in
numerical relativity, gravitational waveform modeling and data-analysis
applications. The successful candidates have the opportunity to join the
Virgo Collaboration and participate to the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave
astronomy programme. The group is also part of the computational relativity
(CoRe) collaboration.

The appointment will be initially for one year with possible extension up
to three years. Candidates with experience in analytical and numerical
relativity, gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis are particularly
encouraged to apply.

Qualification requirements:
- PhD in theoretical or computational physics
- Preferably experienced in numerical relativity, analytical relativity,
gravitational-wave data analysis, or compact binaries astrophysics.
- Fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written are

Main tasks:
- Research in highly inter-disciplinary team
- Co-supervision of students
- Attending conferences and workshops

We offer:
- Participation in an excellent international, multi-disciplinary research
- the pay scale follows the wage agreements for public employees of federal
German states (TV-L E13, 100%)
- university health promotion and a family-friendly working environment
with flexible working hours

Severely handicapped people are given preference for equal qualifications,
aptitude and professional qualifications. Friedrich Schiller University
Jena is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and
therefore especially encourages them to apply.

Applications should be received by *March 1st, 2019*, but will be
considered until the positions are filled. Starting date is expected in
November 2019.

Please send applications to:

Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena, Germany
Office 209

Please use the string "Application for PD position - SURNAME NAME" in the
email subject and use the PDF format for all your files.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of
publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of
three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.

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