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euraxess logohr logoApplications are invited for a 2 year Postdoctoral position to work with Dr. Astrid Lamberts and her group on gravitational wave astrophysics (French ANR Research grant COSMERGE) at- the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur in Nice, France. The project will specifically focus on the origin (formation channels, host galaxies, epoch of star formation) of binary black hole

The project includes any of the following aspects :

  • massive binary evolution, including binary population synthesis methods and/or star cluster dynamics
  • cosmological star formation and cosmological simulations
  • GW signal modeling and Bayesian analysis

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or GW physics. Proficiency in one of the topics above is recommended but experience in GW astrophysics is not required. Candidates with experience in Bayesian analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.

By Nov, 4th, enthusiastic candidates should send :

  1. a CV including a publication list (4p max),
  2. a statement of research interests (2p max),
  3. arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately

Send all materials to astrid.lamberts@oca.eu using “COSMERGE postdoc” in the email header.

The preferred start date is March-April 2023 (negotiable).


The postdoctoral researcher will be working at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, which hosts the Laboratoire Lagrange (astrophysics) and the Laboratoire Artémis (experimental physics for GW detection ). The primary affiliation of the postdoctoral researcher will depend on his/her research interests. The postdoctoral
researcher will be a member of the Virgo collaboration.

Nice is a beautiful city along the Mediterranean Sea (French Riviera) at the foot of the Alps. The Observatory is located on a hilltop above the city with impressive views on all sides.

Included Benefits :

The salary is set by national guidelines and is commensurate with experience. Included: National medical insurance, maternity/paternity leaves, family supplement for
children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. School is free in France for children above 3.