Postdoctoral position in General Relativity at Lisbon

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Location:  Lisbon, Portugal

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica (CENTRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of General Relativity and black hole physics, including numerical relativity. The appointment is for two years, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance.

A tentative date for the appointment is September 1, 2010 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). The appointment is for two years. All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics.

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica (CENTRA) is a research centre which is part of the Physics Department of the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, a leading research Institution in Portugal. More information on the Center can be found at

The gravity group is currently focusing on phenomenology of black hole physics and numerical relativity, and is composed of Vitor Cardoso, José Lemos, Andrea Nerozzi and Jorge Rocha. There is a dedicated collaboration with Leonardo Gualtieri (Rome “La Sapienza”), Carlos Herdeiro (Porto) and Ulrich Sperhake (Caltech), for the understanding of higher dimensional black objects and how to implement these and different theories numerically. The applicant is expected to contribute to the efforts of the group and to the training of students.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests (explaining how their background relates to black hole physics) and three letters of recommendation to the following e-mail address:

Please use the subject “Black hole physics”.

Applications should be received by March 1, 2010. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Vitor Cardoso ( These positions are supported by Fundação para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT).