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Location: Grahamstown, South Africa

Postdoc position in GW data analysis at Rhodes University, South Africa

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Subject: Gravitational wave data analysis
Location: Department of Mathematics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Period: Available from 1 January 2013 for 1 year, renewable
Deadline: 23 November 2012, and thereafter until the position is filled

The Department of Mathematics at Rhodes University has two Faculty members, Prof NT Bishop and Dr D Pollney, working in numerical relativity and particularly black hole mergers. We would like to expand the interests of the group to include other aspects of gravitational wave astronomy, and as a first step we are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in data analysis. The position is not for a specific project, and we are interested in candidates with experience in any aspect of gravitational wave data analysis.

Rhodes University is a small university (just over 7 000 students), which emphasizes postgraduate training and research. It is located 60km from the coast, between Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

While the main focus of this appointment will be data analysis related to the detection of gravitational waves by laser interferometric facilities, there would also be an opportunity in terms of pulsar timing measurements building on the University’s strong involvement in the SKA project.

Applications should preferably be in the form of a single PDF file attached to an email to Prof NT Bishop (n.bishop[AT]ru.ac.za) with a copy to Dr D Pollney (d.pollney[AT]ru.ac.za).
Applications should include
* Full CV
* Contact details of three referees
* A statement (about half a page) of the candidate’s research interests and proposed research work during the Fellowship.