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Group Leader position in Theoretical Gravitational Physics AEI Potsdam

Dec 21, 2018

Group Leader position in Theoretical Gravitational Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, Germany
The deadline for full consideration is January 20th, 2019.

The "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" (ACR) department at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, announces the opening of a Group Leader position in theoretical gravitational physics. The position will be either for a fixed term (5 years) or a tenure-track with the possibility of becoming permanent after 5 years (or sooner). In exceptional cases, the position can be made permanent from the beginning.

Scientists working or interested in working in the following research areas:

  • probing the nature of gravity and compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars, through gravitational waves,
  • solving analytically the two-body problem in General Relativity and alternative theories of gravity, employing methods such as post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force, effective-one-body theory, etc.

are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will lead a group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and will take advantage of interactions and collaborations with other members of the department.

The ACR department, led by Alessandra Buonanno, is composed of about 20-25 scientists, including two research group leaders, Jonathan Gair (as of Spring 2019) and Harald Pfeiffer. The department also hosts several long and short-term visitors, and it has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

Please find here further information and how to apply: https://www.aei.mpg.de/2261284/gwgroupleaderpotsdam