In 2007, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert
Einstein Institute, AEI) in Hannover, Germany launched a new research
division "Observational Relativity and Cosmology" under the direction of
Adjunctprofessor (Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI/USA) Dr. Bruce
Allen. The Hannover branch of the AEI is a joint undertaking of the
Leibniz Universität Hannover and the MPG. It has approximately 170
scientists and support staff, state-of-the-art electronics and
mechanical workshops, optics labs, and other specialized facilities.
One focus of the division is the search for gravitational waves, as part
of the LIGO-VIRGO scientific collaborations. The division has dedicated
computing facilities (400TB storage and 2500 CPU cores) optimized for
data analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, and core technical staff
including programmers and system administrators.
The division is seeking to fill approximately ten scientific positions
at the postdoctoral to senior level, including visiting, fixed term (2-5
year) and permanent appointments. Applications are welcome at any time.
They should include a short cover letter and a statement of research
interests. Applicants for postdoctoral positions should have three
letters of reference sent directly; applicants for other positions
should include contact information for at least three references.
Materials should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
with Subject "New hires". Further information about the AEI may be found
The Max Planck Society wants to raise the proportion of women in areas
where they are under-represented. Women are therefore especially
encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society also wishes to employ more
severely challenged persons, whose applications are also encouraged.