Postdoctoral position in gravitational physics

The Relativity and Compact Object group of the Laboratory Universe and Theories (LUTH), housed at Paris Observatory (Meudon, France), is welcoming applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of gravitational wave physics. The position is associated to the ANR project “Precise Modelling of Gravitational Waves in Modified Theories of Gravity”. The appointment is for two years, subject to renewal for an additional year.

A tentative date for the appointment is in the fall of 2022 but can start as early as April 2022 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). Applicants must have a PhD in Physics (or a related area) by the time the contract starts.

The official supervisor will be Laura Bernard. Emphasis of this position will be on the modelling of gravitational waves in modified theories of gravity but collaborations with other researchers, both inside and outside the group, will be encouraged. The group consists of six faculty members (Laura Bernard, Philippe Grandclément, Eric Gourgoulhon, Alexandre Le Tiec, Jérôme Novak and Micaela Oertel), and several graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The postdoctoral researcher will also benefit from the very large gravity, astrophysics and theoretical physics communities in the Paris region.

The salary is competitive, depending on experience, and includes French social security benefits. Additional funding is available for conferences, collaborations, personal equipment and publications .

Applicants should prepare a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a brief statement of research interests. All materials should be uploaded on the website : Applicants should also arrange for 3 recommendation letters to be sent to the address : laura.bernard Please contact Laura Bernard at the same email address for more information.

Consideration of applications will begin on November 15 th , 2021 and will continue until December 1st, 2021 or later.