Jobs on MUSES-related topics

I think we all regularly get announcements for faculty positions. I suggest we collect here the ones that have connections with MUSES topics, so that our younger collaborators can apply, if interested.

The Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics (MIfA) within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astrophysics, to begin August 2023. Applicants in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics are welcome to apply. The intended rank is Assistant Professor, but applications from exceptional candidates at a more senior level will also be considered.

MIfA faculty have a broad range of research interests that include: solar and planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, gravitational wave detection, dark matter particle searches, and cosmology. Further details may be found at

The successful candidate will have access to our facilities which include a share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and access to the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and should have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and significant research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. The candidate should be dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and should be committed to working well with others.

Applications should be submitted by Friday, November 4, 2022 at


From Alessandra Corsi, Texas Tech:

Dear Colleagues:

We have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the areas of time-domain astronomy and gravitational-wave physics at Texas Tech. The job ad can be found here:

I would be grateful if you could bring this ad to the attention of potential applicants

Best Regards,


This is a great example of an “ad hoc email list” you can subscribe to or ignore. It can be an excellent resource for some – like grad students and postdocs – but not as relevant to others.

Click the button below the last post (as shown in the screenshot below) to set your notifications for this topic. Personally I set it to Normal so I will only be notified if someone specifically @mentions me. A grad student may wish to select Watching so that they get an email for every job opportunity post.

:open_book: Learn more about how you can control notifications here

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The Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos and the Department of Physics has two open postdoctoral positions in gravitational-wave astrophysics and data analysis. The first of these is focused on harnessing gravitational-wave data from LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA detectors to address problems in fundamental physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. Details of the position can be found at:

The second postdoctoral position is focused on preparing the Mock Data Challenges for the next generation of gravitational-wave detectors in collaboration with colleagues at MIT and the University of Syracuse. The Data Challenges support the Cosmic Explorer (CE) and Einstein Telescope (ET) projects in understanding the challenges in the detection and parameter estimation of gravitational waves in signal-rich data sets. Details of the position of this position can be found at:

From Hsin-Yu Chen (UT-Austin)

I would like to draw your attention to a postdoctoral researcher
position at the University of Texas-Austin:

The postdoctoral researcher will primarily collaborate with my group,
which is currently focusing on gravitational-wave multi-messenger
astrophysics and cosmology, to develop data analysis tools to measure
cosmological parameters and to constrain properties of neutron star and
black hole binaries using the data from gravitational-wave observatories.

The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the Center of
Gravitational Physics (CGP) in the Weinberg Institute.
They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the faculty at
the CGP, including Prof. Pablo Laguna, Prof. Richard Matzner, Prof.
Deirdre Shoemaker, and Prof. Aaron Zimmerman, as well as other faculty
in the Weinberg Institute.

Please share this information to anyone who may be interested. Thank you!



The LIGO Laboratory is hiring one or possibly more postdoctoral research
positions at Caltech and/or MIT. Successful applicants will be involved
in analysis of LIGO data, both for diagnostic purposes and astrophysics
searches, and have the opportunity to participate in detector
characterization and calibration efforts. We seek candidates across a
broad range of disciplines. Expertise related to astrophysics, modeling
and data analysis is desirable. Most importantly, candidates should be
broadly trained scientists, willing to learn new experimental and
analytical techniques, and ready to share in the excitement of building,
operating and observing with a gravitational-wave observatory.
Appointments at the post-doctoral level will initially be for one-year
with the possibility of renewal for up to two subsequent years.

More info California Institute of Technology, LIGO Laboratory

From Edo Berger (Harvard):

Dear Colleagues,

We are looking to hire one or more postdocs in any area of time-domain / multi-messenger astronomy at Harvard. The scope is fairly wide, ranging from observational work (at any wavelength) to utilization of machine learning in both electromagnetic and gravitational wave studies. Please feel free to reach out, or to forward to any interested individuals.

Job description and application information: Postdoctoral Research Positions in Time-Domain Astrophysics (Transients, Gravitational Waves, Star/Exoplanet Magnetic Activity) | AAS Job Register



I need help advertising this MUSES job. Suggestions?

The theoretical astrophysics group at Kent State University has an open postdoctoral research position commencing in fall 2023. Appointments are for a two-year term with potential extension to a third year. We are seeking candidates specializing in nuclear theory or computational physics, broadly defined. Applicants should be proficient in C or C++.

The postdoc will work directly with Dr. Veronica Dexheimer and will become a member of the MUSES collaboration: As a result of the MUSES affiliation, the postdoc will have the opportunity to work with physicists at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (which includes a list of publications and presentations), a statement of research interests, a cover letter, and arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded to Kent State University, Physics. In order to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 31, 2022. Only applications submitted through Academic Jobs Online will be considered.

Kent State University, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse work force. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For further information, please contact Dr. Veronica Dexheimer (


Veronica Dexheimer

The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) invites expressions of interest for postdoctoral positions in gravitational-wave astronomy.

Successful candidates will join the group of Prof. Davide Gerosa and will be part of the “GWmining” project funded by the European Research Council. Targeted investigations focus on the astrophysical exploitation of gravitational-wave data. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in population-synthesis simulations of compact binaries, gravitational-wave parameter estimation and population studies, and numerical-relativity surrogate modeling (although we are open to all candidates with a strong gravitational-wave and/or high-energy astrophysics background!). Candidates will have ample opportunities to collaborate and kickstart new projects with group members and will be strongly encouraged to develop their own independent collaborations.

We anticipate awarding up to three positions. Appointments will be for a three-year term and come with generous research and travel budget. The starting date is negotiable.

The astrophysics group 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 group has tight connections with the LISA Consortium, the Virgo Collaboration, the Einstein Telescope Observational Science Board, the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), and the newly formed Italian Center for Supercomputing (ICSC). Faculty members with matching interests include Gerosa, Sesana, Colpi, Giacomazzo, and Dotti. For more information on Gerosa’s group see

Milan is a beautiful, international city in the north of Italy with history, art, and outstanding food. Mountains lakes are just around the corner.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics or related discipline, strong programming skills, and previous experience in gravitational (astro)physics. Applications should include a CV with a list of publications and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. These should be sent by November 18th, 2022 using this web form:

Candidates should also arrange for at least two, but preferably three, reference letters to be sent using the same form by November 18th, 2022.

We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome expressions of interest from traditionally underrepresented groups.

For inquiries please do not hesitate to contact Davide Gerosa at

I would like to draw your attention to the Weinberg Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gravitation at UT Austin:

The Center for Gravitational Physics (CGP), a center in the Weinberg
Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, invites applicants for
the Weinberg Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gravitation. This is a
full-time postdoctoral position starting in September 2023. Fellows will
have the opportunity to conduct independent research and to collaborate
with the faculty of the CGP (Hsin-Yu Chen, Pablo Laguna, Richard
Matzner, Deirdre Shoemaker, and Aaron Zimmerman). Preference will be
given to candidates whose planned research is in the areas of
gravitational wave data analysis, cosmological and physical inference
with gravitational waves, multimessenger astrophysics including
gravitational waves, and/or numerical simulations of compact binaries.
Fellows will benefit from collaboration with other faculty, postdoctoral
fellows and graduate students at the CGP and within the larger Weinberg
Institute. Professors Chen, Shoemaker and Zimmerman are members of the
LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium, and a successful
candidate will have the opportunity to join or continue membership in
these collaborations. Fellows will also benefit from interactions with
members of the Weinberg Theory Group, the Department of Astronomy, and
the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

  • Two research professor positions

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research
(ICTP-SAIFR) announces the opening of two Simons-FAPESP tenure-track
research professor positions to begin in 2023.

Candidates from all areas related to theoretical physics are
encouraged to apply, with preference in the areas of gravitational
wave physics, cosmology, particle physics, quantum information/quantum
matter, statistical mechanics, complex systems and biological physics.
The international search committee is chaired by Michael Green
(Cambridge U.) and include William Bialek (Princeton), Ignacio Cirac
(MPI Garching), Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne), Scott Dodelson
(Carnegie Mellon), David Gross (KITP) and ICTP-SAIFR council members.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before January 15, 2023,
full announcement at ICTP – SAIFR » Two Simons-FAPESP Research Professor Positions

  • Several FAPESP postdoctoral positions to begin in 2023.

ICTP-SAIFR is hiring several postdocs in the areas of: Complex Systems
with applications to biology, Complex Systems with applications to
condensed matter, Astrophysics and Astroparticles,

Cosmology, String Theory/Field Theory .

The initial hiring is for 2 years, and successful postdoctoral
researchers will be able to extend the position for 3 years, and in
exceptional cases for 4 years.

Review of applications will begin in October 2022 and will continue
until all positions have been filled. Candidates are recommended to
send applications before December 10, 2022 see full announcement at