Applications are invited for a 3 year Postdoctoral position to work with Dr. Astrid Lamberts and her group on gravitational wave astrophysics (French ANR Research grant COSMERGE) at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur in Nice, France.

The project includes any of the following aspects:
– massive binary evolution, including binary population synthesis methods
– global star formation and cosmological simulations
– GW signal modeling and Bayesian analysis

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or GW physics. Proficiency in one of the topics above is recommended. Candidates with experience in Bayesian analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.

By Nov, 15, enthusiastic candidates should send:
i)a CV including a publication list (4p max),
ii) a statement of research interests (2p max),
iii) arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately

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Later applications will be considered until the position has been filled. The nominal start date is Oct, 1, 2021 (negotiable).

Environment: The postdoctoral researcher will be working at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, which hosts the Laboratoire Lagrange (astrophysics, and the Laboratoire Artémis (experimental physics for GW detection The primary affiliation of the postdoctoral researcher will depend on his/her research interest. The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the Virgo collaboration.

Nice is a beautiful city along the Mediterranean Sea (French Riviera) at the foot of the Alps. The Observatory is located on a hilltop above the city with impressive views on all sides.

Included Benefits:
The salary is set by national guidelines and is commensurate with experience.
Included: National medical insurance, maternity/paternity leaves, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. School is free in France for children above 3.