Postdoctoral Associate

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Ref
16624
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16624
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Kavli Inst for Astrophysics & Space Rsrch
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI), to carry out independent and collaborative research programs involving theoretical, computational, and experimental work aimed at laying the foundation for the next generation of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors. May monitor and coordinate the work of students and temps.  Will report to professors Matthew Evans or Salvatore Vitale. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics, initiative, experience working in gravitational-wave detector design and sensitivity analysis, familiarity with opto-electrical systems typical of gravitational-wave detector related laboratory experiments, and working knowledge of current and potential future astrophysical sources of gravitational waves.  This appointment will initially be for a period of one year and may be extended contingent upon performance and available funding.  

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