Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at MSU

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Location:  Bozeman, MT, U.S.A.

The Gravitational Wave Astronomy Group of the Department of Physics at Montana State University has NASA funding for a two-year Postdoctoral position in the field of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, to start in the Fall of 2010. Candidates with experience in general relativity and all aspects of gravitational wave astronomy are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.

The MSU Bozeman campus ( is nestled in the Rocky Mountains, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, with easy access to many outdoor recreation activities including world-class downhill and cross-country skiing, fly fishing, and numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. Bozeman is well served by four major airlines.

The existing program in astrophysics and relativity focuses on gravitational wave astronomy and compact objects. MSU is a member institution of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and the faculty have close ties to the LISA project.

Send via e-mail as a single PDF (1) a letter of application describing your research interests, (2) a resume with publication list, and (3) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to For the complete job announcement and application procedures go to

To receive full consideration applications should be received by December 15, 2009. Inquires may be e-mailed to, or directed to Neil Cornish at (406) 994-7986.

ADA/EO/AA/Veteran Preference. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.