The IRMP Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (CP3 center http://cp3.phys.ucl.ac.be/ and CURL group https://curl.group/) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and the STAR institute (https://www.star.uliege.be/) of the Université de Liège (ULiège) invite applications for two three-year positions at the post-doctoral level to join our effort on gravitational wave data analysis within the Virgo experiment.
UCLouvain and ULiège have recently joined the Virgo Collaboration and have a new research program in gravitational wave physics, in connection with dark matter and cosmology. Analyses within the CBC, CW and/or SGWB LIGO/Virgo physics groups are envisaged.
The IRMP institute hosts, among others, research on fundamental interactions and cosmology, equally strongly on the experimental and theoretical fronts. More than 100 physicists and mathematicians from all over the world currently work at the IRMP. The computing cluster (2500 cores and 1400 TB), currently dedicated to the CMS and NA62 experiments, the MadGraph project and theoretical cosmology, will also be made available to Virgo and in particular to members from UCLouvain and ULiège.
The STAR institute of ULiège concentrates on topics linked to astrophysics. More than 100 researchers conduct research focused on planetology, stellar physics, extragalactic astrophysics, astro-particles and instrumentation. It also benefits from the environment of the laboratories of CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège).
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have a strong background in gravitational wave data analysis. The appointments are for a duration of three years and must start at the latest in September 2019, but earlier appointments are possible. The positions are open to candidates who have not spent more than 2 years in Belgium within the last 3 years. The application deadline is March 31, 2019. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and at least two letters of recommendation should be submitted online at https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/54 .