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Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe at Seoul

Oct 01, 2021

The Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe (GWUniverse), which was launched recently by the support of the Ministry of Science, and ICT through National Research Foundation (NRF), at Seoul National University with the participation of Korea Astronomy and Space-science Institute (KASI), Ewha Womans University, and Pohang Institute of Technology (POSECH) invites applications for multiple positions on the areas specified below.

The GWUniverse aims to promote gravitational-wave science and multi-messenger astronomy with a new facility called 7DT (Seven-dimensional telescope) which is composed of a large number (~20) of small telescope (~50 cm in diameter) equipped with imaging cameras and large number of narrow-band filters in order to obtain low-resolution spectra for all objects in the field with good sensitivity.

Successful candidates are expected to work on gravitational wave data analysis, cosmology, modeling of gamma-ray bursts, detection of transient objects, and application of artificial intelligence to the analysis of time-domain data for rapid classification. The location of the works could depends on the collaborating senior members: Seoul National University (Hyung Mok Lee [hmlee(at)], Myungshin Im []), KASI in Daejeon (Lucas Uhm [uhm(at)], Arman Shafieloo [shafieloo(at)]), Ewha Womans University in Seoul (Chunglee Kim [] ), or POSTECH in Pohang (Jae-Hun Jung [jung153(at)]).

The preferred areas of research of the candidates include (Senior members in parentheses)

Gravitational wave physics and data analyses (Hyung Mok Lee, Chunglee Kim)
Testing of cosmological models (Arman Shafieloo)
Modeling of gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae (Lucas Uhm)
Construction of the 7DT, data acquisition and analysis (Myungshin Im)
Application of artificial intelligence for massive time-domain data (Jae-Hun Jung)

The positions will be for 2 years, renewable upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the date of the appointment.

The position will remain available until filled. Applications received by October 31, 2021, will receive full consideration. Candidates should provide a cover letter, Curriculum Vita including publications list, statements of technical and research interests, and contact information for three references to:

Hyung Mok Lee
e-mail: hmlee(at)