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Postdoctoral position in General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics at Lisbon

Postdoctoral position in General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics (including gravitational waves, black holes, compact objects, and numerical relativity). The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica (CENTRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics, including gravitational wave research, black holes, compact objects and Numerical Relativity. The appointment is for three years, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance.

Due to the nature of the funding, all candidates must:
i) be European and hold a Ph.D. in Physics
ii) currently and for the past three years been working outside Europe.

A tentative date for the appointment is September 1, 2011 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). The appointment is for three years, the salary is 60,000 Euros per year or higher, depending on the experience of the researcher. The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofsica (CENTRA) is a research centre of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) in Lisbon, a leading research Institution in Portugal. Most CENTRA members are professors at the Physics Department of IST. More information on the Center can be found at

The gravity group is currently focusing on phenomenology of black hole physics and numerical relativity, and is composed of Vitor Cardoso and José P. S. Lemos, several postdocs and PhD students. The group has strong ties with gravity groups in other institutions, such as the Universities of Rome, Aveiro, Barcelona, São Paulo, and Mississippi. The applicant is expected to contribute to the efforts of the group and to the training of students.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests (with an exciting research proposal) and three letters of recommendation to the following e-mail address:


Please use the subject “Welcome II”. Applications should be received by Feb 20, 2011. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.