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PhD position in experimental gravitational wave astronomy

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) e Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE-CSIC)
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 13/10/2020
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mar, 27/10/2020


LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) is an ESA mission with expected launch in 2034 aiming to detect gravitational radiation by putting three satellites in heliocentric orbit separated 2.5 million km one from each other, forming a triangle. 

The Gravitational Astronomy group at the Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC-CSIC) is looking for a motivated candidate for a 4-year PhD position to join the project Spanish contribution to LISA: instrument development and scientific exploitation (PID2019-106515GB-I00) funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

Our grop provided the Data and Diagnostics Subsystems of LISA Pathfinder, a precursor mission launched in December 2015 that successfully proved the key technologies to reach the purest free-fall in space to the date, i.e. down to the sub-femto-g. The group is now leading the design of the LISA Data and Diagnostics subsytem, which includes the instrument computer and high precision environment sensors (temperature, magnetic and radiation). In this context, the succesful candidate will join an international effort to build the first space-borne gravitational wave detector.

Interested candidates should send a CV to Miquel Nofrarias:

The deadline for submission of proposals is Oct. 27th