VESF post-doctoral research fellowship at RMKI, Budapest

The Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (RMKI), Budapest invites applications from highly motivated candidates for a post-doctoral fellowship to be filled in the fall of 2009. The position is financed by the Virgo EGO Scientific Forum (VESF). The initial appointment is for one year renewable for up to two years. The appointment carries a salary, in accordance with the current official regulations for early-career research positions in Hungary, 16,000 EURO per annum with an additional allocation of up to 4,000 EURO for research support and 2,000 EURO for housing allowance. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to participate in the search for gravitational wave signals using the Virgo and LIGO detector data especially with planned joined science run expected to start from spring 2009.

RMKI is an interdisciplinary research unit within the network of research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The Institute's activities include the following: field theory (in particular, theories of gravity), experimental and theoretical particle and nuclear physics, plasma physics, space science, and biophysics. The Virgo group of RMKI currently consists of four permanent researchers, two post-docs and two graduate students. The group has a good theoretical background in general relativity. Some of our ongoing projects are centered at the accurate description of the production and propagation of gravitational wave signals by making use of numerical relativity and the post-Newtonian framework. The main task of the VESF post-doctoral fellow will be related to the application of these theoretical results in search for gravitational wave signals in the upcoming LIGO-Virgo (S6 and VSR2) science run.

To apply for the VESF post-doctoral research fellowship submit the following materials

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • List of publications
  • Two letters of recommendation

to István Rácz .

The letters of recommendations should be from faculty members or senior research scientists who are active in the field of study in question.

Applicants who submit their materials by February 15, 2009 ---> eek! March 15, 2009 eek! will be given priority consideration. Review of applications will begin at that time and the position will be kept open until filled. Note that the position can exceptionally start before September 2009 if ask for.

Contact in case of any questions.

A detailed description of the planned research program: here

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