theoretical and mathematical physics



Three-year postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave source modelling at ULB/UMONS

The University of Mons and the ULB Brussels are inviting applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave source modelling as a part of the theoretical effort required to maximise the science output of the Einstein Telescope. The successful candidate will undertake research as part of a collaboration between UMONS and ULB to model waveforms produced from compact binaries with asymmetric mass ratios under the mentorship of Andrea Campoleoni, member of the Unit “Physics of the Universe, Fields and Gravitation” at UMONS and Geoffrey Compère, member of the Unit “Theoretical and Mathematical Physics” at ULB.

The ideal candidate will have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: gravitational self-force theory, the relativistic two-body problem, post-Newtonian or post-Minkowskian approximations, black hole perturbation theory, tidal perturbations of compact bodies, environmental effects or beyond-GR effects. The applicants will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD degree in Physics or Mathematics.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is May 31, 2024. The candidacy shall include a CV, a letter of motivation, a list of publications and two reference letters to be sent to Helene.Kajianis[at] with message header “Post-doctoral position in GW modelling at UMONS/ULB”. 

The anticipated start date of the position is October 1st 2024. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The applicant is expected to spend 25% of his/her time at ULB and 75% at UMONS. Benefits include travel and equipment funds as well as social security.

Informal enquiries may be made to geoffrey.compere[at] and andrea.campoleoni[at] .

General information

If you would like to work in our research field in view of a master thesis, a PhD or a post-doc position, feel free to contact (one of) us. You can find the research interests of our members by visiting this page. Please note that we usually announce our Post-doc and PhD Offers on InSpire Jobs (select the rank PhD or Post-doc and look for offers at Brussels U.)

Post-doctoral opportunities in our group include :

Joint postdoc applications related to theories on the unification of fundamental interactions

Calendar of calls of FNRS (call for postdoc application open around December each year)