The Leonard E. Parker Center of Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will work on projects related to pulsar timing arrays with Prof. David Kaplan and Prof. Sarah Vigeland, who are members of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) collaboration. Applications should be received by January 17 2022 to ensure full consideration
The UWM NANOGrav group consists of Kaplan and Vigeland plus several postdocs and graduate students, and are active in many aspects of the experiment including pulsar searching, pulsar timing, noise characterization, gravitational wave detection and characterization, and multimessenger astrophysics.
The CGCA at UWM has active research efforts in astronomy, astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology, with membership in NANOGrav, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Zwicky Transient Facility, the GROWTH collaboration, the Murchison Widefield Array, and others. 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) 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(at)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 17 to ensure full consideration, but the position will be open until filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Vigeland (vigeland(at)uwm.edu) and Prof. Kaplan (kaplan(at)uwm.edu).