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Deadline: 2014-12-31
Location: Oxford, MS (USA)

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Mississippi

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics, with a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling and astrophysics, numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory, alternative theories of gravity, perturbation theory of stars and black holes.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Members of the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, Alakabha Datta and Tibor Torma, adjunct professors Vitor Cardoso and Ulrich Sperhake, several postdocs and graduate students.

More information on the gravity group in Mississippi is available at the following URL:

The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program involving several institutions, including Caltech and Princeton in the USA, Lisbon, Cambridge, Rome and Aveiro in Europe, and Para’ University in Brazil (among others).

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be sent to the following e-mail address:


Please use the subject “Gravitational theory postdoc”. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address.

Applications must be submitted as soon as possible, and possibly no later than 12/31/2014, but late applications may be considered until the position is filled.