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Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology at ASU

The Department of Physics at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical cosmology. The initial appointment will be for two years beginning in the Fall of 2010 with the possibility of an extension to a third year upon mutual agreement and availability of funding.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Damien Easson and his colleagues on topics at the interface of fundamental particle physics and cosmology. Applicants must possess a doctorate in physics and a strong research record in early universe cosmology, string theory and inflation, CMB physics, modified gravity, dark energy or gravitational physics. The successful candidate will have opportunities to pursue independent research projects and to work with members of the Cosmology Initiative at ASU. Please visit http://www.cosmology.asu.edu/ for more information.

ASU has an active, growing program in cosmology that includes members from the Department of Physics, the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Beyond Center. Current members include Professors Andrei Belitsky, Roman Buniy, Paul Davies, Damien Easson, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Lebed, Cecilia Lunardini, Sangeeta Malhotra, James Rhoads, Evan Scannapieco and Rogier Windhorst.

Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching plans, and contact information for three references (postal and email address and phone number). Materials should be submitted electronically at http://physics.asu.edu/employment.php or by clicking the APPLY HERE button below (Job #EAS1).

Applications will be considered beginning December 15, 2009, with further review of completed files every two weeks until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.