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Deadline: 2016-04-15
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Postdoctoral position in modified gravity at CENTRA, Lisbon, Portugal

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica (CENTRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of relativistic gravitation associated to the FCT project “Theoretical and Phenomenological aspects of Extensions of General Relativity” IF/00250/2013. The appointment is for one year, subject to renewal for an additional year upon satisfactory performance. The starting date for the fellowship should be September 1st 2016.

Emphasis of this position will be on modified gravity and its cosmological, astrophysical or astronomical phenomenology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics and should be willing to undertake original, multidisciplinary projects in one (or more) of the above fields.

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica (CENTRA) is a research centre which is part of the Physics Department of the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, a leading research Institution in Portugal. Members of CENTRA pursue research includes modified gravity, cosmology, phenomenology of black hole physics, high energy physics and astrophysical dark matter together with instrument building, data analysis and processing. More information on the Center can be found at . The group has strong ties to a number of institutions around the world like the European Space Agency, University of Cape Town, Genoa, Aveiro, Barcelona, Cambridge (DAMTP), Olemiss, Para’ and Rome (“La Sapienza”)

The applicant is expected to contribute to the efforts of the group and to participate actively to the preparation of applications for additional funding. Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests and a short (maximum 1 page) research plan to the web form

The application requires also three letters of recommendation that will be requested directly through the web interface.

Applications should be received by April 15, 2016. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on April 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Sante Carloni (sante.carloni[AT] This position is supported by the Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia of Portugal.