Postdoc (f/m/diverse) for the ERC project

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Zeuthen bei Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

The astro-particle theory group at DESY Hamburg: We invite applications for Postdoctoral Positions at DESY, Hamburg, funded by the ERC-consolidator grant 'Precision Gravity: From the LHC to LISA'. The successful candidates will be part of a team. The appointments are two-year fixed-term positions starting in the fall of 2019, and they may be extended by one year depending on performance.

The position

Using the Effective Field Theory (EFT) approach to gravitational dynamics, to computing the emission of Gravitational Waves (GW) from binary systems in General RelativityUsing 'GW Precision Data' to constrain the nature of the sourcesDevelop new tools, from the theory of scattering amplitudes, to streamline the computations within the EFT approach to construct accurate waveforms


PhD in an area related to: gravitational physics, Post-Newtonian theoryEFT approaches and/or the study of scattering amplitudes in gravity, broadly definedWorking on the topics, gravitational physics, Post-Newtonian theorySufficient independence to manage their own academic research and associated activities

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time-work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

Please send your application quoting the reference code FHPO005/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHPO005/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/03/29

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FHPO005/2019