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Postdoctoral position on gravitational-wave source modelling

University of Mons
Mons, Belgium
Posting live until
30 May 2024

The University of Mons and ULB Brussels are inviting applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave source modelling as a part of the theoretical effort required to maximise the science output of the Einstein Telescope. The successful candidate will undertake research as part of a collaboration between UMONS and ULB to model waveforms produced from compact binaries with asymmetric mass ratios under the mentorship of Andrea Campoleoni, member of the Unit “ Physics of the Universe, Fields and Gravitation ” at UMONS and Geoffrey Compère, member of the Unit “ Theoretical and Mathematical Physics ” at ULB.

The ideal candidate will have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: gravitational self-force theory, the relativistic two-body problem, post-Newtonian or post-Minkowskian approximations, black hole perturbation theory, tidal perturbations of compact bodies, environmental effects or beyond-GR effects. The applicants will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD degree in Physics or Mathematics.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is May 31, 2024. The candidacy shall include a CV, a letter of motivation, a list of publications and two reference letters to be sent to with message header “Post-doctoral position in GW modelling at UMONS/ULB”.

The anticipated start date of the position is October 1st 2024. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The applicant is expected to spend 25% of his/her time at ULB and 75% at UMONS. Benefits include travel and equipment funds as well as social security.

Informal enquiries may be made to and 

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