Postdoctoral positions at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Location:  Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a number of postdoctoral research positions. The initial appointments are for one year, with renewal for a second (and, in some cases, a third) year contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology at UWM is one of the nation’s largest and most active research groups in gravity, cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics with nine faculty members, Luis Anchordoqui, Patrick Brady, Jolien Creighton, Dawn Erb, John Friedman, David Kaplan, Leonard Parker, Xavier Siemens, and Alan Wiseman, senior scientist Scott Koranda, visiting professor Warren Anderson, and several postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The group also maintains a close relationship with the Albert Einstein Institutes in Hannover and Golm through Bruce Allen and Maria Alessandra Papa who hold Adjunct appointments at UWM and visit regularly.

The Center has a strong gravitational-wave astronomy group working on LIGO related research, including searches for binary neutron star and black hole inspirals, continuous waves from isolated neutron stars, development and support of Einstein@Home, bursts, and stochastic background. The group is active in several grid computing collaborations including the Open Science Grid (OSG). Other research activities in the Center include cosmic ray physics with Pierre-Auger, evolution and characterization of high redshift galaxies, neutron-star astrophysics, and radio astronomy. The Center also has a nascent computational astrophysics effort. More information about the people and the research can be found at .

The group is recruiting postdocs in gravitational-wave astronomy and related areas. Applicants with backgrounds in astronomy, gravitational-wave physics, theoretical relativity, numerical relativity, cosmology, or high energy physics (theory and experiment) are welcome to apply.

Applicants whose work overlaps any of the research interests of the group should send a C.V., publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by email to cgcpd[at] Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent via e-mail to this address.

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2011 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.