Postdoc Position (deadline October 5 2017)

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoc position on the topic of “General Relativistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers”. The postdoc will work with Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo of the Physics Department of the University of Trento in Italy. The project is about numerical simulations of magnetized binary neutron star mergers and the study of their gravitational wave and electromagnetic emission. Giacomazzo’s group has also a strong collaboration with the Virgo Data Analysis group in Trento.

Candidates will need to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics by the beginning of the contract. Candidates with previous experience in numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, or gravitational-wave physics are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is expected to start possibly by the Summer of 2018 (but an earlier appointment is also possible).

Interested candidates should send their full CV and publication list to bruno.giacomazzo [at] Candidates are also asked to provide the name and email address of one potential referee, who may be contacted at a later time. Please use the string “Application for postdoc position – SURNAME NAME” in the email subject and use the pdf format for all your files. Applications should be received by October 5, but will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Trento is ranked among the best universities in Italy and it is located in the city of Trento near the Italian Dolomites ( The Physics department is active in a wide range of research topics. In the field of gravitational waves it has groups working on numerical relativity (Giacomazzo), Virgo (Prodi, Perreca), and LISA (Vitale, Dolesi, Weber). More information about the Physics department can be found at


PhD Positions (deadline August 30 2017)

The PhD Programme in Physics of the University of Trento, supported by INFN has opened the new call for applications (XXXIII cycle)deadline 30 August 2017.

14 positions (at present 12 with scholarship) are available starting from 1 November 2017.

The call is open to those who are interested to work in a dynamic environment which covers state-of-the-art topics in physics. The research activities are described in the web page of the Department of Physics.

The following local research institutions make available their research infrastructures and know-how:

In addition there are research collaborations with an extended network of international institutions.

The salary of PhD students, being fixed in Italy by national rules (~1000 EUR per month), is complemented locally by supports and benefits.

Moreover, Trento is a small town with a very high quality of life and it is regularly ranked as one of the best cities to live in Italy.

For more information please contact the Doctoral Programme secretariat at .