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Postdoctoral Researcher in gravitational wave data analysis and searches (1.0 FTE)

Develop new detection strategies for gravitational wave signals from neutron-star black-hole binaries.

2 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2790 - € 4402 per maand


The Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP) at Utrecht University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in gravitational-wave data analysis and searches. As the successful candidate you will work in the gravitational waves group of Dr Sarah Caudill and Professor Chris Van Den Broeck, on gravitational wave observations of coalescing binary neutron stars and black holes, with a view on the effects of precession and higher-order modes. You will be a member of the Virgo Collaboration, which together with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration jointly analyses all data from the LIGO and Virgo interferometers. The group is also part of the LISA Consortium, and has been heavily involved in developing the science case for third-generation gravitational wave detectors such as Cosmic Explorer and Einstein Telescope.


Our successful candidate is ambitious and:

  • holds a PhD degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field;
  • has a background in programming and preferably some research experience;
  • has scientific writing skills;
  • has English collaboration and communication skills;
  • has the motivation to work in a multidisciplinary, international research team.


  • a full-time position for 3 years;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €2,790 to €4,402 in scale 10;
  • benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao).

In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the cao for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment yourself via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.

More information about working at the Faculty of Science can be found here.

Additional information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Sarah Caudill (s.e.caudill@uu.nl).

Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to science.recruitment@uu.nl.