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Postdoctoral openings in Theoretical GW Physics at Maryland

The Gravitational Wave Theory Group at the University of Maryland announces openings for two postdoctoral positions in gravitational waves, starting in the Fall of 2010.

One postdoctoral position is in the area of gravitational-wave source modeling, the interface between analytical and numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory, and physical mechanisms in the early Universe responsible for gravitational-wave emission. The second position is in LIGO/Virgo data analysis, with emphasis on the search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences.

The Gravitational Wave Theory Group is part of the Gravitation Theory Group at Maryland which consists of Professors Dieter Brill, Alessandra Buonanno, Bei-Lok Hu, Ted Jacobson, Charlie Misner (Emeritus), Manuel Tiglio, currently postdocs Enrico Barausse, Chad Galley, Frank Herrmann, Yi Pan, and Sudipta Sarkar, and six graduate students. The Gravitational Wave Theory Group is also part of the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (http://mcfp.physics.umd.edu/)

The Gravitational Wave Theory Group has also interactions with the Maryland Gravitation Experimental Group, Professors Ho-Jung Paik and Peter Shawhan, with the Astronomy Department, notably, Professors Cole Miller and Chris Reynolds, and with the LISA and numerical relativity group at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and descriptions of past research and future research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to gwt-postdocs_at_physics.umd.edu. For any inquiry on the postdoctoral positions, please, contact Professor Alessandra Buonanno (buonanno_at_umd.edu).

It is requested that all application materials be sent as pdf files or as plain text. Please merge all application materials (other than letters of recommendation) into one pdf file if at all possible.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15, 2009. Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.