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Postdoctoral position in gravitational-wave data analysis for LIGO

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica (CENTRA, Instituto Superior Técnico), in collaboration with the University of Mississippi, invites applications for one postdoctoral position in the area of gravitational waves and data analysis, in the context of the LIGO detector. The appointment is for two years, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance.

A tentative date for the appointment is September 1, 2010 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). The appointment is for two years. All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics.

The position is a joint position between CENTRA and the LIGO group of the university of Mississippi. CENTRA is a research centre located in Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, a leading research Institution in Portugal. More information on the Center can be found at

http://centra.ist.utl.pt/

The applicant will be part of, and expected to participate in the activities of the LIGO group of the University of Mississippi,

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

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to the following e-mail address:

jobs_gravity_at_ist.utl.pt

Please use the subject “gravitational waves”.

Applications should be received by March 1, 2010. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Vitor Cardoso (vitor.cardoso_at_ist.utl.pt) or Marco Cavaglià (cavaglia_at_phy.olemiss.edu). This position is supported by Fundação para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT) and by the university of Mississippi.