Research in the LIGO/LISA group (http://grg.uib.es) at the Balearic Islands University (UIB) spans a wide range of topics centered on gravitational wave data analysis, source modelling and numerical relativity. The group consists of PIs Alicia Sintes and Sascha Husa, new faculty member David Keitel, Jaume Carot and also includes postdoctoral researchers Marta Colleoni and Cecilio García Quiros, 4 PhD students, as well as several master and undergraduate students.
Further faculty members in gravitational physics include Carlos Palenzuela and Carles Bona.
For this call we are seeking applications for a postdoctoral position in the areas of gravitational wave physics, including data analysis, modelling of gravitational-wave sources, numerical relativity, and related topics in astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics.
The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen our involvement in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium.
A starting date of the position can be negotiated, and is possible as early as spring 2021. Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with renewal for a second year expected, depending on satisfactory progress. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests and achievements, as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to gravity.uib.contact[AT]gmail.com.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Tenure track position:
We are also looking for candidates interested in applying for the annual national Spanish call for Ramon y Cajal tenure track positions, which is expected for December. Candidates need to have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years (extra time for child care can be accounted for). For this call we expect an increase of funding of 30% compared with previous calls. While for these positions we do not have an influence on the decision, we can advise candidates who are interested in joining the group on preparing their applications and help to assess chances of success. Furthermore, candidates who obtain a Ramon y Cajal grant may not be able to join UIB unless we have been contacted before applying (to guarantee a commitment from our University).