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Postdoctoral positions in the Astrophysical Relativity Division at AEI

The Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) in Potsdam, Germany, announces the possible opening of postdoctoral positions in its Astrophysical Relativity Division. The Division has a group in numerical relativity and source-modeling and a group in gravitational-wave data-analysis. Both groups operate large supercomputing facilities.

The numerical-relativity group encourages applications from all areas of numerical-relativity. Particularly encouraged are those applicants who cross the domains of different research groups within the AEI, who can work in related areas of mathematical and astrophysical relativity, at the interface with data-analysis, and who have analytical and numerical skills.

The gravitational-wave group encourages applications from scientists working on gravitational-wave sources and/or data-analysis, and the interface between them. Since the Institute has commitments to the LIGO and GEO projects, preference may be given to applicants enthusiastic to work on real data. Candidates interested in gravitational-wave searches related to LISA are also encouraged.

Candidates with interests and expertise spanning across the two groups are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 15th, 2009 and appointments will begin Sept. 1, 2010 or earlier. Applications can be made online via the web interfaces (for gravitational-wave source modelling) (for gravitational-wave data analysis)

Applications to both groups are allowed and encouraged. Applicants should upload a CV, a publication list, a research summary and proposal, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference.

The AEI hires on the basis of merit. Applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, and women are encouraged.