Postdoctoral positions at Universtity of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Princeton

Postdoctoral Positions in the Center for Gravitation,
Cosmology & Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for several postdoctoral research positions. The initial appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second (and, in most cases, a third) year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in gravity, cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics. The CGCA also hosts the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. The core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Siemens and Wiseman), 7 scientists, 11 postdocs, and 15 graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI), and Prof. Anchordoqui (now at City University of New York) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman and Parker participate broadly in the academic life of the Center. See the UWM website for more information about the people and research activities.

We are recruiting postdoctoral research associates across gravity, cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics to enhance the existing team and to strengthen our efforts in multi-messenger observations/theory. Applicants with backgrounds in gravitational-wave physics, astronomy/astrophysics, theoretical and/or numerical relativity, or cosmology are encouraged to apply. The positions include competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

Applicants should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to the above address. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2016. Questions should also be sent to the above address.

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

The Physics Department at Princeton University expects to have post-doctoral or more senior positions available in theoretical gravitational physics, broadly defined, nominally starting September 1, 2016. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, or a related area is required.

The successful candidate’s research will focus on topics related to gravitational physics. This could include studies of astrophysical sources of gravitational waves (in particular binary compact object mergers) and their possible electromagnetic counterparts, high speed black hole collisions, black hole formation, the nature of cosmological singularities, and gravity in higher dimensions (with possible application to non-gravitational physics via AdS/CFT).

Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 1, 2016. To apply for this position please log on to the Princeton Jobs website. There, you may upload a recent CV, research statement and contact information for three referees who will be solicited to provide letters of support. For more information please contact Frans Pretorius at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.