Postdoctoral Position at the AEI Hannover

We invite applications for a vacant Post-Doc position at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI, Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) in Hannover in the “10m Prototype Interferometer Facility Group”. This facility offers a unique experimental environment for testing technologies for future gravitational wave detectors. Beside a Michelson type interferometer testing the SQL of interferometry a “Thermal Noise Interferometer” for the direct measurement of coating thermal noise is being commissioned. A more detailed description of the experiment can be found here: .
In a vibrant environment the candidate will be organising daily activities of a group of Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD students and will also be able to pursue own research interests. Qualified candidates need to have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field.
Salary will be in form of a Max-Planck stipend and will depend on personal details of the candidate, such as research experience, etc.
Applications should be sent to and include a curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three or more letters of recommendation each with the recommender’s contact information. The curriculum vitae should include the applicant’s contact information, expected or received degrees, prior employment, and a list of publications. The statement of purpose outlines the reasons for applying. It describes the applicant’s past experiences as well as future career goals in relation to this position. Applicants should have experimental skills and be familiar with high precision interferometry, electronics, and control systems. Feel free to contact us with questions and we look forward to hearing from you!

For questions related to this position please contact:

Dr. Harald Lück
Zentrum für Gravitationsphysik:
Institut für Gravitationsphysik der Leibniz Universität Hannover und
Max-Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik
Callinstr. 38
30167 Hannover
Tel. +49 511 762-4777