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Location: University, MS and Livingston, LA, USA

Postdoctoral research position within the LIGO group at the University of Mississippi

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral research position within the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) group. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal for a second year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful applicant will be expected to reside full-time at the LIGO Laboratory in Livingston, Louisiana. He/she will focus on detector characterization and commissioning of the Advanced LIGO (aLIGO) instruments, development of new analysis tools for use in future aLIGO science runs, as well as educational and public outreach activities within the LIGO Science Education Center.

Interested applicants should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to:


or by ordinary mail to:

Dr. Marco Cavaglia
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848 USA
T/F +1(662)915-7642/5045

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 Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer. Applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged.