The CP3 center (http://cp3.phys.ucl.ac.be/) at the IRMP Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) has an opening for a post-doctoral research position on development and commissioning of instrumentation for gravitational wave detectors.
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. Physicists of the IRMP have recently joined the Virgo Collaboration at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and are launching a new research program in gravitational wave physics which includes important contributions to the Virgo detection and computing systems as well as to LIGO/Virgo data analysis and gravitational wave cosmology. The group will also participate in the construction of a research and development facility, funded by the EU through its Interreg Europe programme, aimed to prepare the construction of the Einstein Telescope project.
The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in current and future upgrade projects of the Virgo interferometer and to the activities related to the design and construction of the Einstein Telescope. The appointment is available for two years, and could possibly be extended to 3 years subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funds. The position is supported by a joint research program in gravitational wave physics between the CP3 center (http://cp3.phys.ucl.ac.be/) and the CURL group (https://curl.group/) at UCLouvain and the STAR institute (https://www.star.uliege.be/) at Université de Liège. Computing resources and support for traveling are excellent.
Applications including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and at least two recommendation letters from senior scientists should be submitted on-line, by the 15th of January 2020, at: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/60
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