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Postdoctoral Position in Computational and Theoretical Black Hole Astrophysics at Georgia Tech

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational and theoretical black hole astrophysics including numerical relativity at the Georgia Tech Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA). The successful candidate will work with Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic, who will join the CRA faculty in 2012, and have opportunity to collaborate with other members of the CRA.

We are particularly interested in a candidate that will work on interaction of single and binary black holes with their environment, electromagnetic counterparts and black hole growth. Experience in running and analyzing parallel (magneto)hydrodynamical simulations is desired. The successful candidate will receive research and travel support as well as access to the local high-performance computing facilities and a new dedicated computer cluster. The appointment will initially be for two years with a possible extension to a third year, depending on funding availability and satisfactory progress. The expected starting date of the position is September 2012.

Current research interests at the CRA include theoretical topics in black hole and accretion physics, galaxy formation and cosmology, numerical relativity, gravitational waves and particle astrophysics. Center faculty working on these areas include David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanovic, Pablo Laguna (director), Nepomuk Otte, Deirdre Shoemaker, Ignacio Taboada, and John Wise. For more information visit http://www.cra.gatech.edu.

Applicants should email to cra[AT]physics.gatech.edu the following documents in PDF format: 1) cover letter with names of three references, 2) curriculum vitae including full list of publications, and 3) a brief description of research interests (maximum 3 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference emailed separately to cra[AT]physics.gatech.edu . Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Georgia Tech is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Attention To:
Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic
Department of Astronomy
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone:1 301 405 6651
Submission Email: cra[AT]physics.gatech.edu


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