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Deadline: 2012-12-01
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship – Georgia Tech

Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) Postdoctoral Fellowship – Georgia Institute of Technology

The CRA invites applications for the CRA Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will be awarded to an outstanding scientist in cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, particle astrophysics, or gravitational astrophysics. In addition to highly competitive benefits and salary, the CRA Fellow will receive support for travel, page charges, and access to a 2266-node computer cluster dedicated to astrophysics. The appointment will initially be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to availability of funds and satisfactory progress.

Current research interests at the CRA include the formation of the first stars and galaxies, gravitational waves, accretion physics, the intercluster medium, galaxy and black hole evolution, pulsars, numerical relativity and gamma-ray bursts. Observational and experimental efforts include NuSTAR, HAWC, VERITAS, IceCube, LSST, and CTA. The CRA faculty are 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.

Complete applications must include (1) a CV including a list of publications, (2) a maximum 2 page statement of research interests, and (3) three letters of recommendation sent directly to the CRA. Only e-mail applications will be accepted. The email should include the names of reference letter writers and the requested material included as PDF attachments. Inquires and application materials should be sent to cra[at]mail.gatech.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2012. The expected starting date of the position is September 2013.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.