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Location: Ithaca, NY, USA

Postdoctoral position in general relativity at Cornell University

Cornell University expects to have an opening for a postdoctoral associate in general relativity starting in September, 2012. The position is for one year, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and the availability of funds. The Cornell Relativity Group consists of faculty members Eanna Flanagan and Saul Teukolsky, senior research associate Larry Kidder, research associates Geoffrey Lovelace, Michael Boyle, and Robert Owen, and a number of graduate students. Research interests of the group include computational relativity, black holes, gravitational waves, the gravitational self-force, modified theories of gravity and cosmology. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, including Rachel Bean, David Chernoff, Dong Lai, Richard Lovelace, and Ira Wasserman.

Applicants should submit a resume with a list of publications and statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Sharon Falletta
Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801

Applications can also be emailed to falletta[AT]astro.cornell.edu, with the subject line “Gravitational theory postdoc”.

Completed applications should be received no later than December 1, 2011. Only candidates who anticipate receiving their Ph.D. by September 2011 should apply.

Cornell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.