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Location: Oxford, MS, U.S.A.

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, more specifically in the subarea related to gravitational-wave theory and phenomenology.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Members of the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, Alakabha Datta, Tibor Torma, adjunct professor Vitor Cardoso, visiting professor Mihai Bondarescu and several graduate students. More information is available at the following URL:

http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/GR/

The University has excellent computing facilities which include the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research and a departmental linux computer farm. The University is a member of the Internet 2 consortium.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics and a track record in gravitational-wave source modeling, numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory or perturbation theory. A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

grpostdoc AT phy.olemiss.edu

Please use the subject “Gravitational-wave postdoc”. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address. Applications will start to be reviewed starting from Dec 31st 2009 and until the position is filled.

The University requires all applicants to submit their application (including a CV and a statement of research interests) online at the following website:

http://jobs.olemiss.edu

Please click on “search postings” on the left, then from the drop-down menus select:

“Job Title” -> “Postdoctoral Research Associate”
“Department” -> “Physics and Astronomy”

The gravitational-wave position is filed as number 11201401-093090.