We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Leonard E. Parker Center of Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in the area of gravitational wave astrophysics. The successful applicant will split their time working with Prof. Sarah Vigeland on projects related to low-frequency gravitational wave detection with pulsar timing arrays and LISA, helping to train students, and pursuing their own independent research program.

The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. The CGCA also hosts the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. The core group is comprised of 7 faculty (Brady, Chang, Creighton, Erb, Kaplan, Vigeland, and Wiseman), 8 scientists, 9 postdocs, and 14 graduate students. Profs. Allen and Papa (now at the Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) and Prof. Siemens (now at Oregon State University) maintain partial adjunct appointments at UWM, and emeritus faculty Friedman and Parker participate broadly in the academic life of the Center.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on funding and research performance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field by the time they start the position. Please submit your applications to cgca-postdoc-applications@uwm.edu with the following: a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of your research interests.

Please include the word NANOGrav in the email subject line. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Applications should be received by January 15 to ensure full consideration, but the position will be open until filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Vigeland at vigeland@uwm.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Application address: cgca-postdoc-applications@uwm.edu

Selection begins: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants