Programme National Hautes Energies (PNHE)

Lettre d'information N°118

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PROGRAMME NATIONAL HAUTES ÉNERGIES
lettre d'information n°118
http://pnhe.cnrs.fr
31 octobre 2018
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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. OUVERTURE DES INSCRIPTIONS À LA DEUXIÈME JOURNÉE SKA-FRANCE (Paris, 23 novembre 2018)
2. JSI-GWPAW 2018: GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP (College Park, Etats-Unis, 1 au 4 décembre 2018)
3. FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: FAST RADIO BURSTS AND THEIR POSSIBLE NEUTRON STAR ORIGINS (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas, 18 au 20 février 2019)
4. PHAROS ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NEUTRON STARS (Playa de Aro, Espagne, 23 au 26 avril 2019)
5. COSMIC EXPLOSIONS 2019 - SUMMER SCHOOL IN CARGESE (Cargese, 26 mai au 6 juin 2019)

POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
2. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT HARVARD
3. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
4. PHD POSITION AT GENEVA UNIVERSITY (ICECUBE PROJECT)
5. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE IN MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS AT RIT
6. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION IN GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
7. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (PIERRE AUGER PROJECT) AT THE RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN
8. TWO FACULTY POSITIONS AT RIT
9. OPEN POSTDOC POSITIONS IN KIAA AT PEKING UNIVERSITY
10. ENGINEERING POSITION AT THE APC LAB
11. POSTDOC POSITION IN TIME-DOMAIN MULTI-MESSENGER ASTRONOMY AT UVI
12. PHD POSITIONS IN ASTRO(PARTICLE)PHYSICS AT RADBOUD UNIVERSITY, THE NETHERLANDS
13. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTROPHYSICS AT THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS IN POTSDAM
14. PHD PROJECT AT UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
15. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AT SISSA

AUTRES

1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR OBSERVATIONS WITH NICER: THE NEUTRON STAR INTERIOR COMPOSITION EXPLORER


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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. OUVERTURE DES INSCRIPTIONS À LA DEUXIÈME JOURNÉE SKA-FRANCE (Paris, 23 novembre 2018)

Bonjour.

Comme annoncé dans le bulletin de la Maison SKA-France qui vient de paraître, les inscriptions à la deuxième Journée SKA-France (23 Novembre 2018, Paris) sont désormais ouvertes en suivant le lien ci-dessous:

https://enquete.cnrs-dir.fr/index.php/348715/lang-fr

Veuillez noter que les inscriptions sont gratuites mais obligatoires, pour des questions logistiques. Celles-ci seront closes le 12 Novembre prochain.

Bien cordialement,

Chiara Ferrari - Directrice de la Maison SKA-France


2. JSI-GWPAW 2018: GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP (College Park, Etats-Unis, 1 au 4 décembre 2018)

We would like to bring to your attention that the Maryland-Goddard Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI) is hosting this year's Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) on December 1-4 in College Park, Maryland. We encourage you to take a look at the workshop web site at https://jsi.astro.umd.edu/conferences/jsi-gwpaw-2018 , where we provide details about the workshop including a draft schedule of science sessions. Also please share the web site link with any of your colleagues or students who might be interested. This workshop is intended to bring different communities together for stimulating discussions, and we would be happy to have you join us.

Peter Shawhan and Duncan Brown (Co-Chairs), for the Scientific Organizing Committee


3. FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: FAST RADIO BURSTS AND THEIR POSSIBLE NEUTRON STAR ORIGINS (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas, 18 au 20 février 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

This is the final announcement for the meeting "Fast radio bursts and their possible neutron star origins" which will be held 18-20 February, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Due to high interest in the workshop, registration is now full. However, interested participants are still encouraged to register via the form on the conference website to be added to the registration waitlist. In the event of cancellations, applicants on the waitlist will be registered for the meeting. Applicants officially registered to attend will receive a confirmation email from the conference organizers.

Links to registration and abstract submission are now available on the conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/frb2019-amsterdam

This workshop will focus on the rapidly evolving topic of fast radio bursts (FRBs), including recent observational and theoretical progress in the field. The connection between FRBs and pulsed neutron star radio emission mechanisms has become increasingly interesting and topical as new FRBobservations have revealed repetition, polarizaion, Faraday rotation, and other properties. With this workshop we aim to bring researchers in the field of fast radio bursts together with experts in the observational and theoretical aspects of neutron star physics to discuss the FRB phenomenon. This will include discussion of why FRBs might or might not be related to neutron stars. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks as well as significant time for discussion. Topics of the workshop will include:
- FRB observational results
- FRB progenitor theories
- Theoretical implications of FRBs for neutron star emission and evolution
- Studies of neutron star and FRB local environments

The workshop will be held at the Amsterdam Science Park, a short distance by public transportation from the Amsterdam city center. Additional meeting space has been reserved for the Thursday and Friday (21 & 22 February) after the workshop and participants are very welcome to stay through the week to continue discussions and collaborate. Participation is limited to roughly 70 people. This meeting is funded by the COST Action PHAROS (CA16214) within the activities of working groups 4 and 5: see the PHAROS Website for more info (http://www.pharos.ice.csic.es/).

Registration fees:
Registration will be free of charge for all participants

Please do not hesitate to contact Emily Petroff if you have any questions (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). We hope to see you in Amsterdam in February!

Regards,
Emily Petroff
on behalf of the SOC


4. PHAROS ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NEUTRON STARS (Playa de Aro, Espagne, 23 au 26 avril 2019)

Dear all,

the registration and abstract submission for the PHAROS Annual conference on Neutron Stars are now open!

The meeting will be held at the Hotel Cap Roig on April 23-26, 2019 in Playa de Aro, Girona (Spain).

We have already many confirmed invited speakers, and we are looking forward a very lively and interesting meeting. Detailed information and registration forms can be found on the meeting website:

https://www.ice.csic.es/indico/event/12/

For further info feel free to contact us at
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Best wishes,
The SOC

Transmis par Nanda Rea


5. COSMIC EXPLOSIONS 2019 - SUMMER SCHOOL IN CARGESE (Cargese, 26 mai au 6 juin 2019)

Save the Date: Cosmic Explosions 2019 - Summer School in Cargese

We are pleased to announce the astrophysics summer school "Cosmic Explosions 2019", which will take place at the Scientific Institute of Cargese, Corsica from 26 May to 6 June 2019. The school is organized in the context of the multi-messenger era (photons, neutrinos, and gravitational waves) and is focused on subjects relating to the death of massive stars---from supernova explosions and their remnants to accretion and coalescence of binary systems and the evolutionary link between them. This school will bring together international experts from different domains in order to prepare the future generation of young researchers to the revolution of time-domain, and multi-messenger astronomy. The level of the lectures will be targeted for Ph.D students/postdocs.

+ website and detailed schedule: [http://cosmicexplosions2019.eu]
+ Dates: 27 May - 6 June 2019
+ Location: Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (Corsica)
+ contact email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Please save the date; a second circular will be sent in December 2018 with details on how to register for the school. Partial funding support will be available to some students who need it upon application.

Sincerely,
The Cosmic Explosions Local Organizing Committee
(K. Kosack, F. Acero, V. Beckmann, J. Rodriguez, D. Götz)

Transmis par Fabio Acero


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POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Dear colleagues

we are currently advertising several post-doctoral positions
at Stockholm University (both Theory/Modelling and Observation)
on multi-messenger (gravitational waves + electromagnetic)
astrophysics, please see below for more details.

More information can be found at:

- https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/ec159e96
- http://compact-merger.astro.su.se/jobs.html

Please forward this email to potentially interested candidates.

Best

Stephan Rosswog


2. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT HARVARD

Dear Colleagues,

We are in the process of hiring 1-2 new postdocs in time-domain astrophysics at Harvard, with an interest across the electromagnetic spectrum (GW follow-up, SNe, GRBs, etc.) I will be grateful if you pass this on to any interested individuals.

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bfa0a748

"The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics invites applications for postdoctoral research positions with Professor Edo Berger in the area of time-domain astrophysics, including electromagnetic studies of gravitational wave sources, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and magnetic activity in low mass stars and exoplanets. The successful applicants will lead and participate in observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, in one or more of these areas. Applicants with previous experience in optical/IR spectroscopy, space-based imaging analysis (optical/X-rays), radio obervations, and GRB, supernova, or variable object science are encouraged to apply. Resources include active programs with HST, Chandra, Magellan, MMT, Gemini, the Dark Energy Camera, SOAR, IRTF, the VLA, and ALMA."

The deadline is December 3, 2018.

Sincerely,
Edo Berger


3. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney announces a postdoctoral research position to begin in Early 2019 and no later than October 2019.

Candidates should have primary research interests in Astroparticle Physics, theoretical physics, Cosmology/Astrophysics/Astronomy. The applicant will be working in the Astroparticle group (led by Prof Celine Boehm; Head of School) and expected to perform independent research in collaborations with Prof Celine Boehm, Prof Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Scott Croom, Geraint Lewis, Elaine Sadler, Kevin Varvell, and Associate Prof Archil Kobakhidze. Applicants will be also encouraged to interact with graduate students and postdocs in the school. Australia is an exciting place for Astroparticle Physicists with the possibility to join CTA-OZ, or benefiting from the new partnership between ESO and Australia as well as the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) and the prospects of the new SABRE experiment and the SKA.

The University of Sydney embraces multi-disciplinary research and as such candidates will be also encouraged to collaborate with researchers from other fields, should such an opportunity present itself.

Applicants should have a PhD in high-energy theory and/or theoretical cosmology and have demonstrated excellence in research in these areas. This position is intended to be 3 years in length. Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a short summary (3 pages max) of their research activities and Research Interests, a Publication List and name three referees through

https://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.processJobSearch&jobid=4333F779-B459-4978-A7DE-A94300BE4057&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=949319bc-8898-4f11-ac4b-9db401358504&jobsListKey=7c776a95-74a1-4e38-94aa-317c801c8009&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,jobsListKey&lid=18710370008,

Closing date: 11:30pm, 31 October 2018 (Sydney Time) though applications at a later stage might be considered.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

Letters of Reference should be sent to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Kind regards

Professor Céline Boehm


4. PHD POSITION AT GENEVA UNIVERSITY (ICECUBE PROJECT)

The IceCube and CTA group of the Department of Particle Physics has two openings for Doctoral Assistant to pursue doctoral studies and research in Astroparticle Physics.

Candidates must have a Master degree in Physics. The student will work on the cubic- kilometer neutrino telescope IceCube located in the deep ice of the South Pole. The student will work on the searches for cosmic neutrinos from black holes and dark matter searches with the upgrade of IceCube. She/he will have continuous interactions with more experienced members of the group. This is a great occasion to learn on data analysis and advanced software, and to understand physics problems regarding high-energy particle physics and astrophysics while keeping hands on instrumentation in laboratory. The laboratory work will concern photosensors. The student will work in a group composed of Prof. Teresa Montaruli, a Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche D. della Volpe, Scientist M. Heller, three postdocs and three PhD students. The group is also involved in other experiments between which there is CTA, a gamma-ray observatory composed of two arrays of about hundred telescopes. Geneva is in charge of the construction of small size telescopes. The group has developed a new camera for CTA based on SiPM. It is involved in R&D on SiPMs, associated electronics and lightguides.

Interested candidates have (or will soon receive) the equivalent of a Master degree with a specialisation in Particle Physics or related activities, and outstanding grades.

This post should be filled ideally before the new year, Candidates should forward at their earliest convenience their curriculum vitae to Prof. T. Montaruli (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) who can also provide further information on the positions.


5. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE IN MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS AT RIT

https://ccrg.rit.edu/content/news/2018-07-26/postdoctoral-fellowships-available-multi-messenger-astrophysics-rit

The recent observations of a binary neutron star merger using both gravitational wave interferometers as well as electromagnetic telescopes across the full spectrum have initiated the age of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.

As part of several NASA and NSF collaborative projects, the RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is currently seeking to fill one or two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified individuals interested in pursuing research in the fields of numerical relativity, theoretical and computational astrophysics, with an emphasis on general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations.

We are particularly interested in relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole mergers, and binary neutron star coalescences from prior to merger through to the formation of disks and/or collapse of the merged remnant, the production of jets, and launching of outflows. We are also interested perform “event-based” simulations, using parameters informed by specific LIGO/Virgo detections, and thereby permitting much closer comparison with observables, in order to interpret current and future multi-messenger observations by a wide array of current and future detectors.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will be Fellows of a new prestigious “Frontier in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics” (FGWA) Program. Initially appointed for two or three years, the Fellows are renewable up to five years depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

More information about the CCRG is available at http://ccrg.rit.edu/. And about Rochester at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to: manuela[AT]astro[dot]rit[dot]edu with a copy to ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrgweb.rit.edu.

Application material should also be posted at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25483&siteid=5289#jobDetails=1402135_5289


6. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION IN GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics / astrophysics, with emphasis on: strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, testing general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have expertise in analytical relativity and/or numerical computing, ideally both. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UM gravity group faculty (Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Leo Stein) on their research, and help to train UM students.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to <Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.>, including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc”.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein <Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.>.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.


7. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (PIERRE AUGER PROJECT) AT THE RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN

We invite applications for two postdoctoral positions in astroparticle physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Our group is involved in the Pierre Auger project to measure the properties of the highest-energy cosmic rays. The two successful candidates will work on the radio upgrade of the Pierre Auger observatory for up to four years. The radio detection of air showers is supported by the European Research Council with an Advanced Grant and by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The successful candidates are expected to play a leading role in the development, construction, deployment, commissioning, and calibration of the new radio detector systems at the Pierre Auger observatory. They are expected to make significant contributions to the analysis of the properties of cosmic rays in order to clarify the origin of the highest-energy particles in the Universe.

Applicants should have a PhD in (astroparticle) physics and experience in detector development for astroparticle physics as well as, ideally, a background in the Pierre Auger project or the radio detection of air showers.

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). The vibrant and international department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs and engineers, ~30 PhD students, and ~10 Master students. Research activities focus on high-energy astro(particle)physics, cosmic rays, black holes, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, star clusters and the Milky Way.

To apply, please email your application documents (in one pdf file) to j.horandel@ astro.ru.nl, mentioning „PostDoc2018“ in the subject line. The documents should include a succinct cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a detailed research statement. Also, please arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. with “PostDoc2018” in the subject line. In case of questions, please contact Jörg Hörandel (http://particle.astro.ru.nl). by email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or phone +31 24 36 52 802. Complete applications received by 25 November 2018 will receive full consideration.
The positions are part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities and research institutes, with gross/month salaries starting at 2514 Euro, depending on the experience of the candidate. The Faculty of Science at Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups in case of equal qualifications. University positions in the Netherlands include good medical and social benefits (including maternity and paternity leave and child care) plus holiday and end-of- year bonuses.


8. TWO FACULTY POSITIONS AT RIT

We have two new faculty positions at RIT.

One is in experimental physics:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25483&siteid=5291#jobDetails=1483246_5291

The other one is in astrophysics, including multimessenger astrophysics:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25483&siteid=5291#jobDetails=1483741_5291

Manuela Campanelli
http://ccrg.rit.edu


9. OPEN POSTDOC POSITIONS IN KIAA AT PEKING UNIVERSITY

Dear All,

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University has opened several postdoctoral positions: http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/opportunities/postdoc

In our institute we have a core group working on gravitational wave astrophysics: http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/gravastro/

We welcome applicants with expertise in any of the following areas: general relativity, theoretical modeling of compact object and their radiation, stellar dynamics and simulations, hydrodynamical simulations, gravitational-wave data analysis, and pulsar timing array.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me!

Best,
Xian Chen


10. ENGINEERING POSITION AT THE APC LAB

https://www.lisamission.org/fr/node/4311

Dear All,

The APC - AstroParticule and Cosmology group is seeking a computing engineer to design and develop a fast database of the LISAPathFinder mission.

Do not hesitate to circulate and share it with anyone who might be interested.

Maude Le Jeune


11. POSTDOC POSITION IN TIME-DOMAIN MULTI-MESSENGER ASTRONOMY AT UVI

The Department of Chemical and Physical Science at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI, St. Thomas Campus) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in time-domain multi-messenger astronomy with Prof. Antonino Cucchiara.

The successful candidate will work on the search for fast transients, including Long and Short Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs), Fast Radio Bursts and Gravitational Wave (GW) electromagnetic counterparts; specifically in the context of Big Datasets and Machine Learning (ML) supervised and un-supervised classification.

The UVI Physics Group has access to several optical/NIR robotic and semi-robotic facilities, including the Virgin Island Robotic Telescope, the Las Cumbres Observatory, the Automatic Spectroscopic telescope, and the Gemini Observatory.

Also, as part of the Deeper, Wider, Faster program (DWF, PI Cooke), the successful candidate will be able to work on establishing the framework for a real-time ML discovery and classification scheme using fast transient optical light curves acquired with the CTIO Dark Energy Camera (DECam) and Subaru Hyper-SuprimeCam and incorporate that information with simultaneous and follow up imaging and spectroscopy from ~40 other DWF facilities in the Radio through Gamma-ray energy range (including Parkes radio telescope, Keck, SALT, AAT, SkyMapper, Swift, and Fermi mission).

This novel approach (matching short time-scale cadences and simultaneous multiband data) will give the successful candidate the opportunity to interact with DWF scientists and graduate and undergraduate students at both UVI and Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.

Required Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy and/or Astrophysics
* Good knowledge of Astrostatistics (Machine Learning, Deep Learning)
* Interest in time-domain astronomy

Additional Desired Qualifications:

* Experience in Python programming and multiprocessing
* Experience with data analysis (e.g. radio, X-ray, optical)
* Experience with classical observing (optical/NIR/Radio)
* Past leadership roles

The position is planned for two years starting June 1st 2019, with a possible extension for a third year contingent on adequate performance. Interested candidates can contact Prof. Antonino Cucchiara at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. <mailto:Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.> with further inquiries.

Applicants from Minority groups, especially women of color are highly encouraged to apply.

UVI offer typical set of benefits, including, retirement plan and health insurance (including retirement, vision, dental)."

Antonino Cucchiara, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy
University of the Virgin Islands


12. PHD POSITIONS IN ASTRO(PARTICLE)PHYSICS AT RADBOUD UNIVERSITY, THE NETHERLANDS

We invite applications for 8 PhD positions in astrophysics and in astroparticle physics at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, to work in various research groups within the Department of Astrophysics. There are positions available in the areas of astroparticle physics, cosmic rays, galactic magnetic fields, interstellar medium, electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave events, compact accreting objects, and the development of astronomical instrumentation for space-based radio astronomy.

The 4-year PhD program consists of a defined research project under the supervision of one or more staff members. The positions are open to candidates from any country. You should have a MSc in astronomy or physics. The starting date is typically in the Fall of 2019, but this is negotiable.

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). The vibrant and international department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs and engineers, ~30 PhD students, and ~10 Master students. Research activities focus on high-energy astro(particle) physics, black holes, cosmic rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, star clusters and the Milky Way.

To apply, please email a succinct cover letter, CV, list of university courses taken with a transcript of grades, and a statement of your past research (all pdf) to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., mentioning “PhDDec2018” in the subject line. Also, please arrange for 2 letters of reference to be emailed to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., with “PhDDec2018” in the subject line.

Complete applications received by 1 December 2018 will receive full consideration.

The positions are part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities and research institutes, with gross/month salaries of 2266 - 2897 Euro for a PhD student depending on experience. The Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups in case of equal qualifications. University positions in the Netherlands include good medical and social benefits (including maternity and paternity leave and child care) plus holiday and end-of-year bonuses.

More information:

Radboud University: http://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/

Research at the Department: https://www.ru.nl/astrophysics/research/

Details about the positions: https://astro.ru.nl/wiki/phddec2018

Marijke Haverkorn


13. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTROPHYSICS AT THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS IN POTSDAM

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" (ACR) division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoc appointments. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last from 2 to 5 years.

The ACR division, led by Alessandra Buonanno, is composed of about 20-25 scientists, including two research group leaders, Jonathan Gair (as of Spring 2019) and Harald Pfeiffer. The division also hosts several long and short-term visitors, and it has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

The ACR division focuses on several aspects of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics, including (i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (effective field theory, post-Newtonian theory, gravitational self-force approach, perturbation theory and effective-one-body formalism), (ii) numerical relativity, most notably simulations of binary black holes and binary neutron stars, (iii) interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA), (iv) astrophysics of compact objects, (v) cosmography with gravitational waves from binary systems, and (vi) tests of strong gravity within General Relativity and alternative gravity theories. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through the group's membership, and also participate to building the science case for third generation (3G) ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The ACR division has a high-performance computer cluster, Minerva with ~9,500 cores, and a high-throughput computer cluster Vulcan with ~2,000 cores (soon to be replaced by Hypatia with ~8,000 cores). Those clusters are used to run numerical-relativity simulations of gravitational-wave sources, and to carry out source modelling and data-analysis studies for current and future gravitational-wave detectors.

To apply, please see follow this link http://www.aei.mpg.de/gwjobs2019

The ACR division also offers Max Planck Fellowships to non-German scientists. Information on those fellowships and explanations on how to apply are summarized here http://www.aei.mpg.de/2248863/max-planck-fellowships

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is December 22nd, 2018. The positions are available as early as Spring 2019, but they can also start later, in Fall 2019. Applications will be considered until all 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.

For further information please contact Dr. Andre Schirotzek: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Alessandra Buonanno


14. PHD PROJECT AT UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

Dear everyone,

We have a vacancy that may be of interest to yourself or folks you know:

PhD Student(s) -- closing date: 23 November 2018
"The Apertif Radio -- Gravitational wave Observatory (ARGO)"

This position is based at University of Amsterdam and ASTRON. I look forward to receiving your applications through the general UvA system at
http://api.uva.nl/shared/uva/en/vacancies/2018/09/18-572-phd-positions-in-astronomy-and-astrophysics.html

Deadline 23 November 2018

Other U. Amsterdam projects in this round
http://api.uva.nl/vacancies/phd-research-topics/phd-research-topics.html

Please consider this information and/or forward it,

Kind regards,
Joeri van Leeuwen


15. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AT SISSA

https://hyperspace.uni-frankfurt.de/2018/10/30/postdoctoral-positions-in-gravitational-wave-physics-at-sissa/

Postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave physics at SISSA

The Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU, www.ifpu.it/), Trieste, Italy, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions to start in the Fall of 2019. The positions are for two years, with a possible extension to a third year. The research fields supported by the Institute are connected to the areas of: astroparticle physics, astrophysical probes of fundamental interactions, early Universe, gravitational wave astrophysics, structures in the Universe, theory and phenomenology of gravity.

For one of the two positions, particular consideration will be given to top level candidates with an expertise in one or more of the following topics: gravitational wave tests of gravity in the strong-field, highly relativistic regime; numerical relativity; gravitational-wave data analysis; LISA/PTA physics and astrophysics.

IFPU is a newly born institute, starting its activities in the academic year 2018-2019. It is a joint initiative of International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, www.sissa.it/), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, http://www.ictp.it/), the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF; Observatory of Trieste, www.oats.inaf.it/index.php/en/) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN; Trieste Section www.ts.infn.it/en/). The Institute aims at hosting and promoting a vigorous and innovative multi-disciplinary research program focused on investigating the fundamental laws of Nature under a Cosmological and Astrophysical perspective. While working in close connections with staff members from the supporting institutions, postdocs at IFPU will also benefit from the extended visitor and research programs the Institute will host.

Besides these positions, several additional postdoctoral positions in gravitational theory and experiments (and specifically on numerical relativity, screening mechanisms in gravity, and gravitational wave based tests of gravitational theories) may become available soon.

All applications may be sent via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12597 (deadline December 9th, 2018)

Inquiries may be directed to Enrico Barausse <Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.>


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AUTRES

1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR OBSERVATIONS WITH NICER: THE NEUTRON STAR INTERIOR COMPOSITION EXPLORER

Dear Colleagues,

NASA has issued a Call of Proposals for observations with NICER: The Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR. NICER is a soft X-ray telescope working in the 0.2–12 keV range, with excellent timing capabilities, and ~1900 cm^2 of effective area at 1.5 keV.The mission will enter the “Guest Observatory” phase early next year, and therefore will be open to the community. Obviously, the science is not limited to neutron star astrophysics.

The Call for Proposal has been released together with guides, tools, some tips/caveats to keep in mind (regarding noise, calibration, etc…), and importantly, a list of all the investigations and targets that the science team is already working on.
The Proposal page is here:
https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/nicer/nicer_prop.html

The deadline is December 20th, 2018.

Regards,

Sebastien Guillot