Postdoctoral position at Syracuse University

The Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics. The initial appointment will be for three years. Funds are available as soon as January 1, 2015, although the actual start date is negotiable.

The Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group consists of faculty members Stefan Ballmer, Duncan Brown and Peter Saulson, senior scientist Peter Couvares, research assistant professor Ryan Fisher, 3 postdocs and 9 graduate students. The group is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and has a broad range of research interests in gravitational-wave astronomy including: searches for gravitational waves with Advanced LIGO, astrophysics of compact object binaries, detector characterization, and next-generation detector development. The Syracuse group has excellent computing and laboratory facilities and operates a 2000 CPU core cluster with 170 GPUs for gravitational-wave astrophysics and LIGO analysis.

The successful candidate’s research will be focused on development of search and parameter estimation techniques for gravitational waves using the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (aLIGO), the interface between numerical relativity and gravitational-wave astronomy, and the physics of gravitational-wave sources.

For full consideration qualified candidates must complete the online management application at and attach their curriculum vitae, list of publications and a statement of research interests. Application materials should be submitted by December 15th for full consideration, the screening process will continue until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Posted on 11/26/14 at 8:38am PST.