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Postdoc Experimental GW Physics Fullerton

Aug 30, 2022

The Nicholas and Lee Begovich Center for Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy (GWPAC) at California State University, Fullerton welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics.
Application deadline: 10/15/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

GWPAC faculty members include Al Agnew, Geoffrey Lovelace, Jocelyn Read, and Director Joshua Smith. Current areas of focus in GWPAC include experimental and theoretical development toward the next generation of gravitational-wave observatories; experimental gravitational-wave detector optics; searches for binary systems with black holes and neutron stars with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO); waveform modeling, including analytical solutions for neutron stars with realistic equations of state, modes, and tides; numerical relativity, including simulations of merging black holes and contributions to the development of SpECTRE, a next-generation numerical-relativity code.

The successful applicant will establish and carry out a research program in experimental gravitational-wave physics that complements the existing strengths in GWPAC and involves undergraduate and master’s students. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The GWPAC laboratories include a cryostat for low-temperature optics experiments, several cleanrooms and optical benches, an annealing oven scatterometer, an angle-resolved scatterometer, and a variety of lasers, optics and optomechanics. The focus of the laboratories is on improving technologies for future upgrades to LIGO and next-generation observatories such as Cosmic Explorer.

To apply, please visit follow this link: ; The job number is 02985.

On the application website, please submit the names and contact information of three references. We also ask that you attach a cover letter, a short statement of research interests, and a curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, please email Professor Joshua Smith.

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