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Deadline: 2016-09-16
Location: Rhodes University, South Africa

Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Rhodes University, South Africa

Location: Rhodes University, South Africa

Deadline: 16 September 2016

Salary: Up to R220 000 per year (tax-free)

Tenure: 1 + 1 year (Extension to a second year is subject to performance and availability of funds)

Starting date: 1 January 2017

The appointment is for a maximum of two years with a starting date of 1 January 2017. The focus of the gravitational wave group at Rhodes University is numerical relativity applied to binary black hole systems. We are interested to expand this focus, so we will also be happy to consider applicants from associated areas of gravitational wave astronomy. The group currently comprises two faculty members, one postdoc and research students. The faculty members involved in gravitational wave research are Nigel Bishop and Denis Pollney. Their research profiles can be viewed at

https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=m8CpFJkAAAAJ&hl=en

and at

https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=lOK_rucAAAAJ&hl=en

Please apply via e-mail attaching a single PDF file that contains a letter of application, and a CV with a list of publications and a statement of accomplished research. The application should include the date of award of the PhD degree; and if not yet formally awarded, please explain your current status and the expected date of formal award of the degree. Please also arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent in support of the application. All these items should be emailed to n.bishop[at]ru.ac.za with subject “Postdoc Application – Candidate name”.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 16 September 2016. Late applications will be considered at our discretion.

Informal inquires may be directed to Nigel Bishop, n.bishop[AT]ru.ac.za