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Location: Oxford, MS, USA

Post-doctoral Research Associate in gravitational wave/LIGO science at the University of Mississippi

A one-year post-doctoral research position is available for work in gravitational waves and experimental gravity within the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) group at the University of Mississippi.

The LIGO group at the University of Mississippi contributes to the LIGO experiment in the areas of data analysis, detector characterization and outreach. The successful candidate for the position is expected to work effectively within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in these areas. The appointment will be for one year, with extension possible upon continued funding. Actual salary will depend on experience, qualifications, and departmental budget.

Candidates must have a PhD in physics and have prior experience in experimental gravity, gravitational-wave physics and data analysis. They should also have excellent programming skills, good communication skills and must be willing to work in a collaborative team environment.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a statement of research achievements and proposal for upcoming research online at and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by email to Dr. Marco Cavaglia at cavaglia[AT] At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from the candidate’s current institution. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled or until an adequate candidate pool is obtained.

Prior to applying for the position, please prepare the electronic versions of the resume and cover letter to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/TitleVI/TitleIX/Section504/ADA/ADEA employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.