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Syracuse University Postdoctoral Researcher - Physics in Syracuse, New York

The Syracuse University Experimental Gravitational-Wave Group is soliciting applications for a post- doctoral researcher position for research on technology for current and future gravitational-wave detectors. Experience in one of the following areas is desired: coatings for gravitational-wave detectors, cryogenics, optics, wave front control, electronics, and interferometer control. The successful candidate will work on testing optical coatings and/or laser wave front control for LIGO upgrades and future gravitational-wave detectors. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a related field. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility for renewal. The position involves both research and advising graduate students in the group. Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a cover letter to include a short description of their qualifications, and the e-mail addresses/phone numbers of three references to the online position posting. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Stefan Ballmer ( and Steve Penn ( The appointment can begin in Spring 2021.