Post Doctoral Associate in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The LIGO Research Group at the University of Florida lead by Dr. Sergey Klimenko, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in gravitational wave astronomy and gravitational wave data analysis.  We are looking for a scientist who is willing to take a leading role in the gravitational wave searches conducted by LIGO and Virgo detectors, and actively contribute to the rapidly growing area of gravitational wave astrophysics. 

The UF LIGO group consists of seven faculty members, several research scientists, and graduate students. The group is a member of the LIGO Scientific collaboration and one of the major contributors to the design, development, and construction of LIGO detectors. The UF LIGO group maintains a vigorous research program in many areas of gravitational wave physics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct searches for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence and burst sources with the advanced LIGO detectors, provide public alerts for observed GW candidate events, perform analysis of LIGO data, work on the development of tools for the gravitational wave data analysis, and make a contribution to the monitoring and characterization of LIGO data.

The Department of Physics particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

The initial appointment is for one year with an anticipated extension for two more years. The position is available starting November 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Physics or a related area

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in gravitational wave physics, astrophysics, statistics, signal processing, and computing is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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