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Location: Oxford, MS, USA

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Mississippi

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics and a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling, numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory, alternative theories of gravity, perturbation theory of stars and black holes.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Members of the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, Alakabha Datta and Tibor Torma, adjunct professors Vitor Cardoso and Ulrich Sperhake, postdocs Jocelyn Read and Alexander Dietz, and several graduate students. The University has excellent computing facilities, which include the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research and a departmental linux computer farm.

The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program involving several institutions, including Caltech and Princeton in the USA, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome and Aveiro in Europe, and Para’ University in Brazil (among others).

More information on the gravity group in Mississippi is available at the following URL:

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to the following e-mail address:


Please use the subject “Gravitational theory postdoc”. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address.

The University requires all applicants to submit their application (including a CV and a statement of research interests) online at the following website:

Please click on “search postings” on the left, then from the drop-down menus select:

“Job Title” -> “Postdoctoral Research Associate”
“Department” -> “Physics and Astronomy”

The present position is filed as number 11421258-100611.