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Postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational astrophysics at Johns Hopkins University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational astrophysics at the Center for Astrophysical Sciences of Johns Hopkins University. Working under the supervision of Prof. Julian Krolik at JHU, the postdoctoral fellow will join a team (Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower, and Scott Noble (RIT), Jim Stone (Princeton), and John Hawley (Virginia)) using numerical simulations to study the role interstellar gas plays in every aspect of supermassive black hole mergers, including potential photon signals diagnostic of these events. We expect that the broad scope of this effort will lead to additional investigations in related areas, such as accretion physics, numerical relativity, and galaxy evolution.

The starting date for this position is flexible, but could be as early as spring or as late as fall, 2011. Officially it must be renewed annually, but it is intended to extend for three years.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests to AcademicJobsOnline at http://academicjobsonline.org .  Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted through AcademicJobsOnLine. However, we will also accept letters sent to:

Barbara Dreyfus
Center for Astrophysical Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
517 Bloomberg Center
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218

The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 15, 2010.

Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA employer.