The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking one or more postdoctoral scholars in gravitational-wave physics. The Penn State LIGO Scientific Collaboration group consists of faculty members Chad Hanna and B.S. Sathyaprakash, a computational scientist, two postdoctoral fellows, and two students. The successful applicants are expected to contribute significantly to searches for compact binary mergers, exploiting gravitational wave observations to test strong field dynamics in general relativity and its alternatives, assessing astrophysical models of compact binaries, and measuring cosmological parameters. The successful candidates will be part of the LIGO scientific Collaboration and contribute to the analysis of LIGO and Virgo data and to the publication of search results. These positions require a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/67225 before December 15, 2016 and include a cover letter and CV. Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted to email@example.com also before December 15, 2016 indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. Candidates may be expected to start as soon as possible, though flexible start dates will also be considered. For more information, please visit http://gravity.psu.edu. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding on a yearly basis.
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