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Postdoctoral positions at University of Zurich

Nov 28, 2017

The Physics Institute of the University of Zurich (UZH) is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in the Gravitation and Astrophysics group. Candidates should have a background in gravitational physics or relativistic astrophysics.

Our group is working on a broad range of research topics in the field of gravitational-wave (GW) science and general relativity (GR), including GW source modeling, GW data analysis, tests of GR and alternative theories of gravity. The successful candidates are expected to pursue an independent research program in the field of gravitational physics, and will have the opportunity to collaborate on a broad range of topics with our group. The Gravitation and Astrophysics group at UZH is involved in the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) and Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) missions, and we are a member group of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). For more details on the group and our research interests, see: http://www.physik.uzh.ch/groups/jetzer/

We are offering up to two postdoctoral positions, pending approval of funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The nominal earliest starting date is 1 September 2018, but can be postponed if needed. The positions are appointed for a minimum of two years and can be extended depending on performance and the availability of funds. The successful candidates can expect an annual gross salary of ca. 90’000,- Swiss Francs.

Applications should be sent electronically to jetzer@physik.uzh.ch and should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a brief statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should note that following the regulations of the SNSF, postdoctoral researchers are only eligible for funding for a maximum duration of 5 years after the defense of their PhD. Therefore, applicants that are currently in the early stages of their postdoctoral career are preferred. We also encourage applications from individuals who are about to finish their doctoral work.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.

Contact: 

Further enquiries can be addressed to:
Philippe Jetzer (jetzer@physik.uzh.ch) or Maria Haney (mhaney@physik.uzh.ch)