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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Relativistic Astrophysics at Georgia Tech

The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) at Georgia Tech invites applications for the CRA Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will be awarded to an outstanding scientist whose research is broadly related to the particle, gravitational and high energy astrophysics research at the CRA. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a vigorous program of independent research. In addition to highly competitive benefits and salary, the CRA Fellow will receive support for travel, page charges, and access to a computer cluster. The appointment will initially be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to availability of funds and satisfactory progress.

The CRA is devoted to interdisciplinary research and education linking high-energy, particle and gravitational astrophysics. Center faculty working on these areas include David Ballantyne, Pablo Laguna (director), Deirdre Shoemaker, James Sowell, Ignacio Taboada and Paul Wiita. Current research interests at the CRA include gravitational waves, accretion physics, galaxy and black hole evolution, numerical relativity and gamma-ray bursts. Observational and experimental efforts include NuSTAR, LSST, IceCube and HAWC.

Complete applications must include (1) a CV including a list of publications, (2) a maximum 2 page statement of research interests, and (3) three letters of recommendation sent directly to the CRA. Only e-mail applications will be accepted. The e-mail should include the names of reference letter writers and the requested material as PDF attachments.

Inquires and application materials should be sent to cra-postdoc [at] physics.gatech.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. The expected starting date of the position is September 2010.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.