Positions for post-docs and Ph.D. students

We are inviting applications from outstanding Post-Docs and graduate students (Ph.D. students) to join the permanent independent research group “Searching for Continuous Gravitational Waves” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI), in Hannover, Germany:

Continuous gravitational waves have not yet been observed. The detection problem is possibly one of the most challenging across the various types of gravitational wave signals, with the data analysis procedures effectively increasing the detector sensitivity by a significant amount. The group at AEI is the largest group world-wide devoted to this endeavour, designing and carrying out the deepest searches and deploying them on in-house computing resources and on the Einstein@Home volunteer commuting project. The research environment is dynamic, stimulating and fast-paced.

The ideal candidate should have an excellent academic track record, programming experience, have worked with data, be creative and enthusiastic. Prior experience with gravitational wave data is not required.

For post doctoral fellows the initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility, upon satisfactory performance, of an extension. For PhD students the appointment is for three years. Their PhD is awarded by Leibniz university Hannover.

The working language of the group is English.

Applications should comprise a CV, a publication list and a brief research statement. They should be submitted by email to . Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to  by the referees.

The deadline for submission is December 31st 2020, but later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

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