2-year postdoc position in numerical relativity

The astrophysics group at the University of Milano-Bicocca has an opening for a 2-year postdoc position in the field of numerical relativity sponsored by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). The postdoc will work in the Physics department of the University of Milano-Bicocca under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo (www.brunogiacomazzo.org). The research topic is “Numerical Relativity simulations of neutron star binary mergers”.

The deadline for applications is November 10 2023 (11:59 a.m. CET) and the starting date for the position should be no later than November 1st 2024. Candidates planning to finish their PhD before November 1st 2024 are also welcome to apply.

The annual gross salary is 31308 EUR (the net yearly salary is ~28000 EUR). Candidates from outside Milan may also be eligible to get an additional 5000 EUR per year. Funds for attending conferences and HPC resources are also available via INFN.

Applications are only accepted online via the following link: https://reclutamento.dsi.infn.it/ (search for job number 25864)

Eligible candidates may be:

  • Non-Italian citizens, or
  • Italian citizens who, at the submission deadline, hold a position in a foreign institution and have been continuously abroad for at least three years.

Please note also that applicants with a PhD should have obtained it no more than 8 years prior to the call deadline, i.e. on or after November 10th, 2015 (this time limit may be extended in case of maternity, paternity, national service, or long-term illness).

The application must include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a publication list;
  • the names and e-mail addresses of three referees, each of them may upload a reference letter not later than November 13th, 2023 (11:59 a.m. CET).

In the application the candidate will be requested to indicate the INFN site (Milano Bicocca) and the research topic (Numerical Relativity simulations of neutron star binary mergers) since the call includes other 14 topics in different INFN sites (candidates may also indicate a second option if they wish to). Full instructions in English can be found on the above page (pdf file “Pdf Bando”).

The astrophysics unit at Milano-Bicocca provides a vibrant environment with expertise covering all aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, relativistic astrophysics, and numerical relativity, as well as a wider astronomical context including observational and experimental activities. The gravitational wave group is composed of professors Monica Colpi, Massimo Dotti, Davide Gerosa, Bruno Giacomazzo, and Alberto Sesana. The group has tight connections with the LISA Consortium, the Virgo Collaboration, the Einstein Telescope Observational Science Board, the European Pulsar Timing Array, the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), and the Italian Center for Supercomputing (ICSC).

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