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PROGRAMME NATIONAL HAUTES ÉNERGIES
lettre d'information n°119
http://pnhe.cnrs.fr
30 novembre 2018
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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. BAD HONNEF PHYSICS SCHOOL ON PLASMA-ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (Bad Honnef, Allemagne, 20 au 25 janvier 2019)
2. JOURNÉE IRAM-FRANCE (Paris, 31 janvier 2019)
3. 12TH INTEGRAL CONFERENCE AND 1ST AHEAD GAMMA-RAY WORKSHOP (Genève, Suisse, 11 au 15 février 2019)
4. PHAROS PHD TRAINING SCHOOL ON MULTI-MESSENGER PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS WITH COMPACT BINARIES (Jena, Allemagne, 11 au 15 mars 2019)
5. THE NEW ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS SYMPOSIUM (Groningen, 25 au 29 mars 2019)
6. PHAROS ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NEUTRON STARS (Playa de Aro, Espagne, 23 au 26 avril 2019)
7. ENABLING MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS IN THE BIG DATA ERA WORKSHOP (Baltimore, États-Unis, 25 au 26 avril 2019)
8. THE MULTIPLE APPROACHES TO PLASMA PHYSICS FROM LABORATORY TO ASTROPHYSICS (Les Houches, 13 au 24 mai 2019)
9. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SEXTEN WORKSHOP 2019 : MULTIMESSENGER DATA ANALYSIS IN THE ERA OF CTA (Sesto, Italie, 24 au 28 juin 2019)

POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE AREA OF EXPERIMENTAL OR OBSERVATIONAL GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTROPHYSICS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
2. TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DATA ANALYSIS, NIKHEF, AMSTERDAM
3. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON GRAND AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
4. POSTDOCTORAL AND FACULTY POSITIONS AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
5. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS – BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL
6. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE COSMOLOGY, DELTA INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS, LEIDEN
7. POSTDOC POSITION IN OBSERVATIONAL TIME-DOMAIN AND RADIO ASTRONOMY, HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (HUJI), ISRAEL
8. POSTDOC POSITIONS IN GAMMA-RAY ASTROPHYSICS AT DESY IN THE HESS AND MEVCUBE GROUPS, ZEUTHEN
9. 2 POSTDOCTORAL AND 1 PHD POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN, GERMANY
10. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
11. POSTDOCTORAL PRIZE FELLOWSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
12. GW / FRB / PSR POST-DOC POSITIONS, PAYS-BAS
13. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS, CLEMSON
14. TWO-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN X-RAY AGN SURVEYS AT INAF-OAS BOLOGNA
15. POSTDOC POSITION AT THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AT POTSDAM UNIVERSITY


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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. BAD HONNEF PHYSICS SCHOOL ON PLASMA-ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (Bad Honnef, Allemagne, 20 au 25 janvier 2019)

Dear PhD - students,

Dear friends and colleagues,

as you surely agree, these are truly fascinating times for astro-particle physics and cosmology. Rarely has transfer of knowledge and methods to the next generation of scientists been both more important and exciting, and involvement of young scientists at the forefront of research more crucially important.

Building on the strong legacy of previous very successful schools in 2014 and 2016, from 20 - 25 January 2019, we will hold the

“Bad Honnef Physics School on Plasma-Astroparticle Physics”

at the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef (near Bonn, Germany).

http://www.dpg-physik.de/dpg/pbh/aktuelles/S119.html?lang=en&

The school will be held under the auspices of the Ruhr Astroparticle and Plasma Physics (RAPP) Center and with generous support from the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung.

The school will comprise of lectures by renowned speakers, and accompanied by practical tutoring, which is meant to give further insights into specific topics (focus astro, plasma or particle physics to enlarge the participants' background in so far underrepresented topics of their individual studies).

Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own scientific work.

Previous editions of this school have been characterised by an atmosphere of extremely fruitful discussions and great experiences for students and lecturers alike. We again hope to attract a diverse audience of excellent Master-students, PhD-students, and young postdocs.

The Physikzentrum is located centrally in the beautiful town of Bad Honnef, situated in the scenic Rhine valley. The fee for the school is 200 Euros (reduced to 100 Euros for DPG members), which already includes full board and lodging. As the availability of slots is somewhat limited, we encourage all interested young researchers to register via the school website as soon as possible, and in any case before December 17, 2018.

Of course, we will be happy to provide additional details upon request. Please feel free to distribute this call to any potentially interested parties.

All the best,

Dominik Elsaesser


2. JOURNÉE IRAM-FRANCE (Paris, 31 janvier 2019)

Save the date: Journée IRAM - Paris, 31 janvier 2019
Adresse: Amphithéâtre de l’Institut de physique du Globe, 1 rue Jussieu,
Paris 5eme

Depuis sa fondation en 1979, l'IRAM fédère la communauté (sub-)millimétrique et permet à la France de disposer d'instruments exceptionnels pour l'observation de l'Univers froid. Ces 10 dernières années, les capacités du télescope de 30m et de l'interféromètre du Plateau de Bure (aujourd'hui NOEMA) ont décuplé. Les développements instrumentaux en cours vont encore considérablement augmenter leurs capacités dans les années à venir. L'IRAM présentera les capacités actuelles de ses deux observatoires et les futurs développements dans le cadre d'un atelier organisé à Paris sur une journée. L'objectif est notamment de discuter de programmes observationnels français ambitieux pour tirer au mieux parti de ces nouvelles capacités et profiter ainsi pleinement des investissements effectués.

L'ensemble de la communauté est invité. Nous encourageons en particulier les jeunes (chercheurs, post-docs, étudiants en thèse) à participer. Nous visons aussi à élargir l'audience au delà des utilisateurs habitués de l'IRAM. Nous souhaitons que la communauté française puisse présenter ses idées et avancements, avec des contributions invitées, mais aussi de nombreuses présentations courtes (5 minutes), dites "flash talks", suivies de sessions de discussion.

L'objectif des flash talks est d'apporter une contribution originale aux discussions, en capitalisant sur les résultats des projets en cours (observations millimètriques ou à d'autres longueurs d'ondes, hypothèses théoriques à verifier, ...) pour proposer de nouveaux programmes ambitieux utilisant les nouvelles capacités.

Nous vous invitons dès à présent à vous inscrire (email simple) et/ou à soumettre un titre et résumé de votre contribution (document type disponible ici :
https://iram-france.sciencesconf.org/data/pages/iram_france_template_abstract.pdf)
par email à Cathy Berjaud (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) et Jérôme Pety (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) avec dans le sujet de l'email soit "IRAM-France: Inscription" soit "IRAM-France: Contribution".

La date limite pour proposer une contribution est le 17 décembre. En ce qui concerne l'inscription, elle est gratuite mais obligatoire pour des questions logistiques. Les inscriptions seront closes le 14 janvier 2019. Les pauses cafés et le buffet pour la pause méridienne vous seront offerts.

L'ensemble des informations (y compris le programme preliminaire) sont disponibles en français et en anglais au site web :
https://iram-france.sciencesconf.org

Bien cordialement,

Le SOC: Karine Demyk, David Elbaz, Thierry Fouchet, Françoise Genova,
Maryvonne Gerin, Guilaine Lagache, Agnès Lèbre, Raphael Moreno, Jérôme Pety


3. 12TH INTEGRAL CONFERENCE AND 1ST AHEAD GAMMA-RAY WORKSHOP (Genève, Suisse, 11 au 15 février 2019)

12th INTEGRAL Conference and 1st AHEAD Gamma-ray workshop
I N T E G R A L l o o k s A H E A D t o M u l t i - M e s s e n g e r A s t r o p h y s i c s

11 to 15 February 2019
Campus Biotech, Geneva (Switzerland)

https://www.astro.unige.ch/integral2019/

The abstract submission deadline is postponed to 5 December 2018, all interested scientists are invited to present their results at the conference ! There are still a few available slots for oral and poster presentations.

VISA invitation letter will be sent only after the payment of the conference fee is received; who needs it is invited to register as soon as possible and fill the relative form. Requested close to the deadline for payment are likely to be treated with some delay, which might prevent VISA from being issued on time.

We invite all participants to register to the conference as soon as possible to permit an optimal organization.

We hope to welcome many of you in Geneva next February!

For info, please write Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Enrico Bozzo


4. PHAROS PHD TRAINING SCHOOL ON MULTI-MESSENGER PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS WITH COMPACT BINARIES (Jena, Allemagne, 11 au 15 mars 2019)

Dear colleagues,

This is the second announcement for the PHAROS (COST action CA16214 [1]) PhD training school on multi-messenger physics and astrophysics with compact binaries, that will be held in Jena (Germany) from Monday March 11 to Friday March 15 2019.

https://indico.tpi.uni-jena.de/event/2/overview

The goal of the school is to contribute to the training of the next generation of scientists that will face the problem of interpreting multimessenger signals from compact binaries composed of neutron stars in the coming years. The school is aimed primarily at students and early career researchers and covers the following topics:

* Observational aspects.
- Current and future observatories, their operational mode, and the network organization.
- Main observables and their connection to astrophysical phenomena and sources.
- Relations between the sources and the emission mechanisms in the different bands and channels (gravitational, electromagnetic and neutrinos).
- Observational constraints on neutron star and merger remnant properties, and on the dense matter equation of state.

* Theoretical modeling.
- Formation channels of compact binaries; masses distributions and rates.
- Coalescence dynamics and gravitational signals from general and numerical relativity.
- High-energy astrophysical phenomena; short gamma-ray burst and kilonova modeling and their connection to the strong-field dynamics.
- Role of nuclear and weak interactions in the merger dynamics and remnant; status and challenges of physical input models for theory and simulations.

* Data analysis.
- Bayesian methods and standard tools employed by different communities.
- Shared frameworks for multi-messenger data analysis: status and perspectives.
- Data reduction and observational inputs.-
Input from theoretical modeling: models requirements and interpretation challenges.

Lecturers

* ARCONES Almudena (Darmstadt U/GSI)
* FORTIN Morgan (CAMK)
* HINDERER Tanja (Radboud U)
* MAPELLI Michela (Padova U)
* MESSENGER Chris (Glasgow)
* OHME Frank (AEI Hannover)
* PEREGO Albino (INFN)
* SHIBATA Masaru (AEI/Kyoto)
* TANVIR Nial (University of Leicester)

There is no registration fee, but online registration before January 10, 2019 is required. Due to space limitations, attendance at the school is limited to approximately 100 people. Partial support for local housing and travel is available upon request. Participants desiring support should apply filling the online registration form on the website:

https://indico.tpi.uni-jena.de/event/2/overview

We look forward to welcoming you to Jena

Best Regards

Bryn Haskell


5. THE NEW ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS SYMPOSIUM (Groningen, 25 au 29 mars 2019)

Dear all,

The Horizon 2020 ASTERICS collaboration is glad to invite you to the symposium "The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics", a venue to discuss the recent developments in the fields of gravitational waves, astrophysical neutrinos, the highly energetic dynamic sky, and to explore new methods for multi-messenger science and the related research infrastructures.

The conference will be held in Groningen, the Netherlands, from 25 to 29 March 2019. Please find all the relevant information on the conference website (http://multi-messenger.asterics2020.eu/).

***Abstract deadline: 5 December 2018***

On behalf of the ASTERICS organising committees,

Carole Jackson and Giuseppe Cimo'


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

Dear colleagues,

This is the final announcement for the PHAROS Annual Conference on Neutron Stars, that will be held April 23-26, 2019 in Playa de Aro, near Barcelona (Spain). This conference is intended to gather experts and students working on neutron stars from any perspective: astronomical observations and modelling of their multi-band emission, gravitational waves, neutron star formation and evolution, equation of state and nuclear interiors, etc.

Conference Website:

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


The deadline for submitting abstracts and requesting financial support is at the end of this week, on November 30th.

The deadline for registration is December 31st. However, we are close to the maximum number of participants that the venue can hold, and will close the registration once that number is exceeded, so I suggest that anybody interested in registering do so as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference,

Best regards

Bryn Haskell (on behalf of the organizers)


7. ENABLING MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS IN THE BIG DATA ERA WORKSHOP (Baltimore, États-Unis, 25 au 26 avril 2019)

Stellar deaths and their afterlives are laboratories that test fundamental physics through astrophysics. The advent of extremely wide-field surveys will revolutionize this field, and we will be able to probe new time and energy scales. The community will need to build new infrastructure and change existing paradigms to maximize the science return of these facilities. This workshop will connect scientists with expertise in multi-messenger astrophysics with statisticians, data scientists, and software developers. Together, they will highlight what infrastructure exists, identify how these pieces may be connected together into a larger ecosystem, and develop a roadmap to prepare for future surveys.

Abstract Submission

To submit a talk abstract or poster abstract for consideration by the SOC, please fill in the Abstract Submission form, which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-6rLmbGwJ298dHRrA7gvqdhXQfjz8h1RC2uMy3B75VM/edit. Abstract submittal deadline is February 1, 2019. Decisions on Contributed Talks/Posters will be sent on March 1, 2019.

Registration and Fees

The registration fee to attend this workshop is $150, which includes breakfasts, morning and afternoon light refreshments and a welcome reception. To register for this workshop, please go to this site: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/372636

Connection with the STScI Spring Symposium

The workshop will be immediately preceeded by the Spring Symposium, “The Deaths and Afterlives of Stars,” April 22-24, 2019. Participants of the workshop may wish to attend the symposium, which requires a separate registration (see below). A brief description follows,

“The Space Telescope Science Institute is excited to host the 2019 STScI Spring Symposium, The Deaths and Afterlives of Stars. The symposium will bring together leading experts that are pushing new research in this exciting field of astrophysics. The discussion will include the following themes,

* Observational and theoretical understanding of which stars explode
* The physical effects - including metallicity, mass loss, binarity - that control stellar death
* The processes through which both low mass and high mass stars die
* New discoveries of exotic transients that challenge existing paradigms
* Latest insights on progenitors of different end fates, from type Ia supernovae to gravitational wave sources
* Emission, chemistry, dust, outflows, and exoplanet debris from stellar death”

For more symposium information, visit http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/spring2019. Attending the symposium requires a separate registration and fee payment. The fee to attend is $200. Registration is open and available at this link: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/357140.


8. THE MULTIPLE APPROACHES TO PLASMA PHYSICS FROM LABORATORY TO ASTROPHYSICS (Les Houches, 13 au 24 mai 2019)

We are pleased to inform you of the opening of the pre-registration for the 2019 Les Houches School on Plasma Physics. The pre-registration will close on 15th February 2019. The conference center in Les Houches can accommodate up to 46 participants, and the selected attendees will be notified at the beginning of March.

Overview and objectives:

This two-week school held in the French Alps focuses on plasma physics and its manifestations in laboratory experiments, space environment and in astrophysics. It targets an international audience primarily composed of PhD students and junior postdoctoral researchers. The objective is to introduce the participants to a wide range of fundamental aspects of plasma physics, as well as to the state-of-the-art in many of the sub-disciplines. The school will feature blackboard-style lectures, hands-on activities, talks on latest research, presentation by students, as well as group work such as journal clubs and social activities. This school is the latest of a series of programs held every two years since 2011 at the Les Houches School of Physics on similar topics (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).

For more information about the program and updates see:
https://plasmas2019.sciencesconf.org/

Benoit Cerutti


9. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SEXTEN WORKSHOP 2019 : MULTIMESSENGER DATA ANALYSIS IN THE ERA OF CTA (Sesto, Italie, 24 au 28 juin 2019)

Dear colleagues,

following the successful experiences of the 2015 and 2017 editions, we are organising again a summer school targeted to PhD students and Post-Docs as well as to researchers interested in the field of very high energy gamma-ray astrophysics in the Sexten center for astrophysics.

The school, which will focus on the development and on the science objectives of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) in the context of the newly born multimessenger Astrophysics will take place in Sesto Val Pusteria close to the beautiful Italian Dolomites, from June 24 to June 28, 2019.

Special emphasis will be given to the science perspectives of CTA and to data analysis through hands-on sessions on CTA simulated data as well as hands-on sessions on multimessenger analysis.

Some very preliminary details can be found in
http://www.sexten-cfa.eu/event/multimessenger-data-analysis-in-the-era-of-cta/

Best regards
Patrizia Caraveo, Nicola Giglietto, Massimiliano Razzano, Giacomo Bonnoli and Francesco Longo

 

 

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POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE AREA OF EXPERIMENTAL OR OBSERVATIONAL GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTROPHYSICS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

The Department of Physics at Columbia University seeks to appoint an assistant professor in the area of experimental or observational gravitational wave astrophysics, or a related field starting on July 1, 2019. This is a broad search in which all areas of experimental gravitational-wave science, including instrumentation, observations, multimessenger and data analysis, will be considered. It is expected that the candidate will develop a vigorous independent research program, continuing the long Columbia record of forefront accomplishment in science. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and have demonstrated the ability to do pioneering research as well as the promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
<https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1826>

Transmis par Hubert Halloin


2. TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DATA ANALYSIS, NIKHEF, AMSTERDAM

The gravitational physics division at Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology, covering all aspects of strong-field gravity, with an emphasis on studying signals from coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes. The data analysis effort is led by Prof. Dr. C. Van Den Broeck and Dr. S. Caudill and currently involves 3 postdocs and 3 PhD students; the group is expected to expand significantly in the next few years. In addition to data analysts, the gravitational physics department at Nikhef and its collaborators in the Netherlands consists of astronomers and astrophysicists, theorists, and instrumentalists. There is also vibrant collaboration with individuals and groups around the world.

The positions are for two years, extendable by a third year. For more information and an online application form, see https://www.nikhef.nl/jobs/vacatures/. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, publication list and curriculum vitae including a brief description of your research interest. Also, please have the email addresses ready of at least three references who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for full consideration is December 20th, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. C. Van Den Broeck (vdbroeck[AT]nikhef.nl).


3. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON GRAND AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill one postdoctoral position in ultra-high-energy (UHE) neutrinos. The successful candidate will work with the new Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection (GRAND) group. GRAND is a next-generation detector being designed to discover UHE neutrinos even under the most pessimistic predictions of their flux. Its strategy is to detect the radio emission from large particle showers in the terrestrial atmosphere that are triggered by the interaction of high-energy primary particles. GRAND will use 200,000 radio antennas covering an area of 200,000 square kilometers, making it the largest air-shower detector ever built. Our physics interests are to discover cosmogenic neutrinos, search for point sources of UHE neutrinos (both steady and transient), the discovery and follow-up of large numbers of radio transients —fast radio bursts, giant radio pulses— and studies of the epoch of reionization.

The successful candidate will contribute to both the scientific motivation of the project (for example, working on astrophysical models for neutrino production), and the design of a conventional ground array (i.e., array of water-Cherenkov detectors) for hybrid detection of the extensive air showers.

Requirements include a recent Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics. Experience in radio detection, particle counters, and/or neutrino astrophysics will be advantageous.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. indicating the appropriate job number (83275) in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire. Based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding, the possibility for extension exists for a maximum of two additional years. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Informal inquiries about this post may be made to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., or Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/83275.

To review the Annual Security Report that contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 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, disability or protected veteran status.

Transmis par Kumiko Kotera


4. POSTDOCTORAL AND FACULTY POSITIONS AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Astroparticle physics & cosmology theory postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83791

Gravitational astrophysics theory postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83305

General relativity theory postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83419

GRAND postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83275

AMON postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83274

IceCube postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83806

HAWC postdoc
https://psu.jobs/job/83276

Tenure-track assistant professor
https://psu.jobs/job/82839

Transmis par Kumiko Kotera


5. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS – BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL

The newly formed astrophysics group within the physics department in Bar-Ilan University invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for several post-doctoral positions. We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in general-relativistic, magneto-hydrodynamic (GR-MHD) simulations and / or radiative transfer simulations, however exceptional candidates with background in high-energy astrophysics are welcomed to apply as well. The selected candidate(s) will lead and participate in a joint effort of designing novel radiative transfer algorithms and implementing them within dynamical codes, in the study of emission from accreting objects such as AGNs and XRBs as well as the formation and properties of relativistic jets in GRBs.

The positions are initially for two years, with the possibility of extension. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2019, but an earlier or later start is negotiable depending on the applicant's availability. Applicants must have (or have fulfilled all the requirements for) a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent by the time the contract starts. Strong programming skills are an advantage.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly. All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. Applications that are complete by Dec. 3, 2018 will receive full consideration, though the screening will continue until suitable candidates are found.

Bar Ilan University is located in the city of Ramat-Gan, east of Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv district, Israel. Bar Ilan University is Israel’s second largest academic institute and its vibrant physics department is rapidly growing. The astrophysics group within the department is currently expanding. New post-doctoral and Ph.D. positions became available as part of the project “Origin and Magnetization of astronomical Jets”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) consolidating grant awarded to Prof. Asaf Pe’er.

Asaf Pe'er


6. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE COSMOLOGY, DELTA INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS, LEIDEN

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology within the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics (www.d-itp.nl), a consortium of existing institutes for theoretical physics of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, and Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The appointment will be based at the Instituut Lorentz, Leiden University, but the successful applicant will spend part of the time at the University of Amsterdam/GRAPPA, on weekly basis. The position will be embedded in the research groups of Dr. Samaya Nissanke (UvA, GRAPPA) and Dr. Alessandra Silvestri (Leiden University). The appointment is for 2 years (with possible extensions upon available funding), offers a competitive salary with generous benefits, and will preferably start in Fall 2019. The successful applicant is expected to work on gravitational wave cosmology, with a focus on synergies with large-scale structure surveys, especially EUCLID.

The cosmology group in Leiden includes Prof. Ana Achucarro (inflation) and Dr. Alexey Boyarsky (dark matter), and has close ties with the research group of Prof. Koenraad Schalm (AdS/CFT), as well as steady collaborations with several scientists from Leiden Observatory (Prof. Henk Hoekstra, Prof. Koen Kujiken and Dr. Elena Maria Rossi). The University of Amsterdam has a strong profile in the natural sciences, and has expanded upon that role with the founding of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics in 2012. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Philipp Moesta (multimessenger astrophysics) and Prof. Daniel Baumann (cosmology). The applicant will also be part of the Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands, which is involved in LHC, KM3NeT and gravitational wave instrumentation and data analysis.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in physics, astronomy, or any other related area, or to be scheduled to obtain one before the starting date of this appointment. We encourage applications from underepresented groups in STEM. Application material should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement, and the names of three academic staff members who agreed to write reference letters upon request. The material should be uploaded at the following link:

https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=16107&VacatureID=1012484

in one pdf file before JANUARY 15, 2019. Please contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. for further details if required.

Samaya Nissanke


7. POSTDOC POSITION IN OBSERVATIONAL TIME-DOMAIN AND RADIO ASTRONOMY, HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (HUJI), ISRAEL

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Assaf Horesh research group at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel. The successful applicant is expected to perform both independent and collaborative research work in the field of time domain and radio astronomy. The group is currently collaborating with the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), and other international projects such as BlackGEM (will start operations in early 2019) and ThunderKAT (the key project on the new radio telescope MeerKAT). The group also has access to observational facilities such as the AMI radio telescope and the LCOGT optical network. The research topics include (but are not limited to):

Supernovae
Radio Transients
TIdal Disruption Events
Ultra-long GRBs
EM-GW counterparts.

The position will start in the fall of 2019 (flexible starting date).

Applications should be sent by email to Mrs. Yulia Epstein Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. by December 17, 2018. The material should include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, a brief summary of research, and three letters of recommendation.
Applicants are also encouraged to make direct e-mail contact with the relevant faculty member.

Assaf Horesh


8. POSTDOC POSITIONS IN GAMMA-RAY ASTROPHYSICS AT DESY IN THE HESS AND MEVCUBE GROUPS, ZEUTHEN

Dear colleagues,

we are opening two postdoc positions at DESY in Zeuthen in gamma-ray astrophysics:
* One position is focused on gamma-ray data analysis and interpretation in H.E.S.S., as well as the H.E.S.S. data acquisition system upgrade and maintenance (http://www.desy.de/career/job_offers/index_eng.html?joboffer=80586).
* The other position is focused on the MeV-CubeSat prototype efforts, especially on the design and implementation of the readout and DAQ (http://www.desy.de/career/job_offers/index_eng.html?joboffer=80582).

Stefan Ohm


9. 2 POSTDOCTORAL AND 1 PHD POSITIONS IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN, GERMANY

The Theoretical Astrophysics section (TAT) at the University of Tübingen is inviting applications for:
* 1 postdoctoral position, (Wissenschaftlicher Assistant / Research Assistant), starting from 1st of October 2019 with initial duration of 2 years which can be extended for up to 5 years.
* 1 postdoctoral position funded by DFG, starting from 1st of October 2019 (or earlier) with duration of up to 3 years
* 1 PhD position starting from 1st of October 2019 with duration of up to 3 years
Deadline for applications: February 15, 2019.

The successful applicant will carry out original research in projects focusing in the dynamics of rotating and/or magnetised neutron stars in relation to the emission of gravitational waves.

The research activities of TAT are related to the study of sources of gravitational waves with emphasis on the dynamics of neutron stars and black-holes. The group currently consists of four (4) post-doctoral researchers, three (3) PhD students and seven (7) MSc students.

Detailed information about the positions can be found in:
Position I : http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas/Welcome_files/2018_Advertisment_Assistant.pdf
Position II : http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas/Welcome_files/2018_Advertisment_DFG.pdf
Position III : http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas/Welcome_files/2018_Advertisment_PhD.pdf

Applications, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests and experience, and the names (address, e-mail) of three potential referees should be sent to:

Prof. Kostas Kokkotas
Theoretical Astrophysics (IAAT), University of Tübingen, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany.
http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~kokkotas
E-mail: kostas.kokkotas_at_uni-tuebingen.de

Further information on the Theoretical Astrophysics Group may be found at :
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/?id=3129
https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/departments/physics/institutes/astronomy-astrophysics/institute/theoretical-astrophysics/welcome/

Applications by e-mail are welcome. All applications will receive full consideration until the position is filled. The University of Tuebingen seeks to increase the fraction of female scientists in research and teaching and particularly encourages applications from women. Disabled candidates are given preference if equally qualified.

Kostas Kokkotas


10. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Davis, Physics Department.

The position is in observational research of astronomical transients including supernovae, electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources or other new peculiar type events. The postdoc will pursue independent research in collaboration with Prof. Stefano Valenti and the UC Davis Transient Group. Send questions regarding this position to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. The group is involved in the DLT40 Supernova Search, ePESSTO and the Global Supernova Project with the Las Cumbres Observatory global telescope network and the new BlackGEM survey (with guaranteed preferred access to Supernovae type II and fast transients science.

UC Davis is an institutional member of LSST and TMT, with access to Keck and Lick Observatories. Davis is an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area and two hours from skiing/hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Tahoe.

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/03081b6f

Transmis par Stefano Valenti


11. POSTDOCTORAL PRIZE FELLOWSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships.

The Institute's Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships provide top-caliber researchers with an opportunity to carry out an independent research programme in any area related to gravitational-wave astronomy in a diverse, dynamic and collaborative group. The Institute’s research activities cover experimental and theoretical physics with applications to present and future-generation detectors; gravitational-wave observations and transient astronomy; theoretical astrophysics and general relativity. Faculty members include Andreas Freise, Davide Gerosa (from March 2019), Denis Martynov, Haixing Miao, Christopher Moore (from January 2019), Conor Mow-Lowry, Matt Nicholl (from October 2019), Alberto Sesana, Patricia Schmidt (from January 2019) , Silvia Toonen (from March 2019), and Alberto Vecchio.

Applications from top researchers in all areas related to gravitational-wave astronomy, including instrumentation, quantum measurement, data analysis, astrostatistics, transient astronomy, astrophysics theory and general relativity are encouraged. Applications from Ph.D. holders with strong interdisciplinary connections (e.g., to optics, computer science, theoretical physics) or those with backgrounds in adjoint fields are welcome.

The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in 2019. The Prize Fellowship comes with a generous research and travel budget.

Applications should be submitted online via the following URL (job reference number 80380):
<https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx>

Applications should include a CV, a two-page statement of research interests and plans, and a list of publications. Complete applications should be received by 17 December 2018 for full consideration

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent by 17 December 2018 to Ms Joanne Cox at: J.S.Cox[AT]bham.ac.uk

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof Andreas Freise (adf [AT] star.sr.bham.ac.uk) or Prof Alberto Vecchio (av [AT] star.sr.bham.ac.uk).

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12. GW / FRB / PSR POST-DOC POSITIONS, PAYS-BAS

Dear everyone,

We have two post-doc vacancies that may be of interest to yourself or people you know:

1) Postdoctoral position on Radio transients and gravitational-wave events
"The Apertif Radio -- Gravitational wave Observatory (ARGO)"
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/4cc0141f
Closing date: 14 December 2018 (URL also mentions Dec 15, which is fine too of course)

2) Postdoctoral position on Fast Radio Transients
"The Apertif Lofar Exploration of the Radio Transient Sky (ALERT)"
alert.eu

Closing date: 20 December 2018 (tentative, see AAS for final dates)

Please consider this information and/or forward it,

Kind regards,

Joeri van Leeuwen


13. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS, CLEMSON

Dear Colleagues,
we have a 3-year postdoctoral fellow position available in my group at Clemson:
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/d6d59f07

Please bring it to the attention of suitable candidates,
best regards

Marco Ajello


14. TWO-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN X-RAY AGN SURVEYS AT INAF-OAS BOLOGNA

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship at INAF- OAS (Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna) on:

"Scientific exploitation of X-ray AGN surveys and study of survey strategies for new X-ray missions concepts."

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in X-ray AGN surveys at the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio (OAS) in Bologna.

The successful candidate will join the extragalactic X-ray group in Bologna and investigate the demography and cosmological evolution of AGN by means of X-ray surveys. He/she will also perform feasibility studies of AGN surveys by future X-ray mission concepts (STAR-X, AXIS, ...).

The appointment is expected to begin between February and June 2019 (to be agreed with the successful applicant), and will be for two years in the first instance, and renewable afterwards, subject to fund availability and performance review.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Roberto Gilli (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) for additional information.

The official call for applications, along with all the relevant documents and guidelines, can be found at: https://www.oas.inaf.it/en/2018/11/28/adr-175-2018-en/

Preference will be given to young researchers who obtained a PhD degree in Physics or Astronomy in the year 2014 or later. Previous experience on X-ray AGN surveys, multi-band source catalogs, and demography and evolution of AGN will be an advantage.

The application deadline is January 7, 2019.

Transmis par Roberto Gilli


15. POSTDOC POSITION AT THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AT POTSDAM UNIVERSITY

The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Professorship Theoretical Astroparticle Physics is seeking to fill the following position preferably by March 1st 2019:

Academic Staff Member
(Postdoc)
Requisition No.: 304/2018

The position is for 40 hours of work per week (100 %). The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13 Ost). This is a temporary position limited to a term of 3 years in accordance with Section 2 subsection 1 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).

The successful candidate is expected to conduct and develop research and to participate in the supervision of students. The PostDoc would be a member in the research group of Prof. Martin Pohl. Locally, research groups in astrophysics, experimental astroparticle physics, and astroplasma physics offer many opportunities for scientific cooperation. The research activities are also embedded in a larger research group for theoretical astroparticle physics at DESY in Zeuthen.

Responsibilities:

Postdoctoral appointment in theoretical astroparticle physics. We are particularly interest- ed in a scientist working in one of the following areas:
* Radiation modeling of nonthermal sources such as SNR and AGN
* Kinetic studies of wave-particle interactions
* Particle acceleration processes

Qualifications
* Completed academic studies at an institute of higher learning (Ph.D. in physics or as- tronomy)
* Experience with modeling of particle acceleration and radiation processes
* Experience with numerical and analytical studies of plasmas in space
* Good command of English

Under the laws of the federal state of Brandenburg, employees under this contract are permitted to dedicate at least 33% of their contract time for their scientific qualification. The University of Potsdam strives to maintain gender balance among its staff. Severely disabled applicants shall receive preference in case of equal qualifications. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interest, a list of publica- tions, and the names and contact info of at least 2 references. Please send your complete application material before December 31, 2018, to Ines Tietgen (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Transmis par Martin Pohl