IGFAE (Galician Institute of High Energy Physics) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in the Gravitational Wave Research Programme. This Research Programme has interests in gravitational-wave astrophysics, cosmology, data analysis and related fields; USC is a member group of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and is also involved in multi-messenger followup of gravitational-wave candidate events with the Pierre Auger Observatory.  The GW research programme recently acquired hardware for a dedicated high-throughput computing cluster, which will be made available for LIGO-Virgo data analysis and related work.
The research associate will be expected to support the LIGO group membership at a minimum 20% level by contributing to collaboration data analysis or technical review.

The position is for 2 years with the earliest starting date in September 2020.
Interested candidates should submit via email to jobs@igfae.usc.es, with the following attached in pdf format:

* A recent CV, including list of publications.
* Statement of Research Interests (max 3 pages).

In addition, candidates should be prepared to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address if requested.

The position will remain open until filled, however to ensure full consideration applications should be received by February 26, 2020.

IGFAE is a member of SOMMa Excellence Alliance, the network of Severo Ochoa Centres and María de Maeztu Units to promote Spanish Excellence in research and to enhance its social impact at national and international levels.

IGFAE is an equal opportunity employer. IGFAE is committed to increasing the diversity of its personnel and particularly welcomes applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

Informal enquiries should be sent to thomas.dent@usc.es, jaime.alvarez@usc.es or jobs@igfae.usc.es.