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Postdoc position in multimessenger data analysis at the University of Jena, Germany

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 2021 one position as

Post - Doctoral Researcher Position (m/f)


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 modeling the electromagnetic signals from binary neutron star mergers and on the the joint data analysis of electromagnetic and gravitational-wave signals.

The project is embedded in an ongoing scientific effort on gravitational-wave science and modeling of multimessenger signals. The successful candidate has the opportunity to join the international
Virgo and/or the ENGRAVE collaborations. The Jena group is also part of the computational relativity (CoRe) collaboration.

The position is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for two years. An extension may be possible depending on performance and availability of funds.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD in theoretical or computational physics
  • Preferably experienced in gravitational-wave Bayesian data analysis or compact binaries astrophysics.
  • Fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written are required

Main tasks:

  • Research in highly inter-disciplinary team
  • Co-supervision of students and help in teaching
  • Attending conferences and workshops

We offer:

  • Standard salary in class E13 and insurance benefits
  • Participation in an excellent international, multi-disciplinary research Team
  • University health promotion and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours.

This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week).

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 October 31st, 2020, but will be considered until the positions are filled. 
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.

Please send applications to:

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.

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