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Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Physics at Washington University, St. Louis

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences
Department of Physics
Washington University, St. Louis

A postdoctoral position will be available in the Gravitation Group WUGRAV of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences and the Department of Physics beginning in the fall of 2011. Applications are invited from theorists with research interests in the area of general relativity, with specific emphasis on theoretical aspects of gravitational radiation, post-Newtonian theory, strong-field tests of GR, or numerical relativity. The appointment is for one year, with renewal possible, subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.

The WUGRAV group consists of Professors Clifford Will and Wai-Mo Suen, research scientist Hui-Min Zhang, and three graduate students. The main foci of the group are the post-Newtonian study of inspiralling binary systems, issues in gravitational-wave data analysis, numerical simulations of coalescing and collapsing compact bodies, the interface between post-Newtonian theory and numerical relativity, and theoretical aspects of tests of GR. We have strong collaborations with the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Applications received before December 15, 2010 will receive full consideration. Applicants will also be considered for the prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (

Send curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference via email, to cmw[AT]

If regular mail or FAX is the only means available, send to the Paris address below.

Professor Clifford M. Will
Institut d’Astrophysique
98 bis, Boulevard Arago
75014 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 80 01