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Postdoctoral Positions at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for several postdoctoral research positions. The initial appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second (and, in some cases, a third) year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The CGCA at UWM is one of the nation’s largest and most active research groups in gravity, cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics with ten faculty members, Luis Anchordoqui, Patrick Brady, Philip Chang, Jolien Creighton, Dawn Erb, John Friedman, David Kaplan, Leonard Parker, Xavier Siemens, and Alan Wiseman, senior scientist Scott Koranda, visiting professor Warren Anderson, three scientists, ten postdoctoral fellows, and several graduate students. The group also maintains a close relationship with the Albert Einstein Institutes in Hannover and Golm through Bruce Allen and Maria Alessandra Papa who hold Adjunct appointments at UWM. More information about the people and the research can be found at the CGCA People page.

The group conducts research that spans most aspects of LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) gravitational‐wave data analysis activities, including searches for binary neutron star and black hole inspirals, continuous waves from isolated neutron stars, development and support of Einstein@Home, bursts, and stochastic background. The group is also active in several scientific computing collaborations. The group is recruiting postdoctoral research associates to work in any of these areas, and we have one position specifically for Einstein@Home science development. Applicants with a background in gravitational‐wave physics, astronomy/astrophysics, theoretical and/or numerical relativity, cosmology, or high energy physics (theory and experiment) are welcome to apply.

Applicants whose work overlaps any of the research interests of the group should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to cgcpd[AT]gravity.phys.uwm.edu, or by ordinary mail to:

Ms. Stefanie Pinnow
CGC Postdoc Search Committee
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
(Phone: 414­‐229­‐4474; Fax: 414­‐229­‐5589)
Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail or to the above address. The deadline for applications will be January 14th, 2013 but early applications are encouraged.

The University of Wisconsin – ­Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.