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Deadline: 2012-12-01
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Research Associate in Numerical Relativity at CENTRA, Lisbon

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica (CENTRA) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in the area of General Relativity, High Energy physics and black hole physics, including Numerical Relativity. The appointment is for two years, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance. Funds for one additional (third) year are possible.

A tentative date for the appointment is 1st June 2013 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics.

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica (CENTRA) is a research centre which is part of the Physics Department of the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, a leading research Institution in Portugal. More information on the Center can be found at http://centra.ist.utl.pt/

The gravity group is currently focusing on phenomenology of black hole physics and high energy physics, and is composed of faculty Vitor Cardoso, José Lemos and several Postdoctoral Fellows, including three Marie Curie Fellows. More details can be found at http://blackholes.ist.utl.pt/
The group is extremely young and active and has strong ties to teams in Aveiro, Rome (“La Sapienza”), Cambridge (DAMTP), Olemiss and Pará. 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 and three letters of recommendation to the following e-mail address: jobs_gravity[AT]ist.utl.pt

Please use the subject “Research Fellow”.

Applications should be received by Nov 30, 2012. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on Dec 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Vitor Cardoso (vitor.cardoso[AT]ist.utl.pt). This position is supported by the European Research Council and by the FCT.