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Location: Mexico City, Mexico

1+1 postdoctoral fellowships at UNAM, Mexico City

The Department of Gravitation and Field Theory at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), recently ranked as the leading academic institution in Latin America, invites applications for 1+1-year postdoctoral fellowships. There are two approximate starting dates for these fellowships, one beginning in August/September 2010 and another in February/March 2011.

The deadline for receiving application material for the first period, at least in electronic form, is May 14th (Friday) 2010 (hard copies should be sent in parallel). The deadline for the second period is November 19th (Friday) 2010.

Note: positions are restricted to applicants aged 35 or less at the time of application and who received their PhD in the three years prior this date.

Persons interested in these positions should indicate to which period they are applying and send a C.V., a publication list and a brief statement of their research interests to the departmental secretary:

Mrs Trinidad Ramirez
Departamento de Gravitacion y Teoria de Campos
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Apdo. Postal 70-543
04510 Mexico, D.F.

tel: +(52) 55 56224690,1,2
fax: +(52) 55 56224693
e-mail: fengari[AT]

They should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to this address. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon performance and further availability of funds.

The department currently consists of 12 faculty members:

M.Alcubierre, W. Bietenholz, C.Chryssomalakos, J.Guven, D.Nunez, H.Quevedo, M.Rosenbaum, M.Salgado, C.Stephens, D.Sudarsky, R.Sussman and A.Turbiner; 3 postdocs and 20 graduate students.

Computing facilities include an internal network of several Linux-PC’s, and direct access to UNAM’s Linux Cluster. The UNAM library system has roughly 4 million books and subscriptions to most international journals.

The main research interests of the group are:

– Classical and Quantum Gravity

– Numerical Relativity

– Mathematical Physics

– Statistical and Biological Physics, Complex Systems

– Quantum Field Theory

– The Early Universe

For further information, visit:

or contact the department’s head, Prof. C.Stephens, at stephens[AT]