Postdoctoral positions at the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics at UW-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 several 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 ten faculty members, Luis Anchordoqui, Patrick Brady, Philip Chang, 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. More information about the people and the research can be found at

The group performs research that spans most aspects of LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) gravitational-wave data analysis activities, 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 also active in several scientific computing collaborations. The group is recruiting postdoctoral research associates to work in any of these areas, and we have one position specifically for Einstein@Home science development. Applicants with a backgrounds in gravitational-wave physics, theoretical relativity, numerical relativity, cosmology, or high energy physics (theory and experiment) are welcome to apply.

In addition, the CGC is recruiting for a postdoctoral position in the areas of theoretical and/or computational astrophysics. The successful applicant will work in conjunction with Prof. Philip Chang. The position is initially for two years with a possible third year (contingent on funding and performance). The successful applicant will have a choice of problems to work on including aspects of Type Ia progenitor evolution, instabilities in plasma astrophysics, and/or any other research topic of mutual interest. Prior experience in running large numerical simulations is preferred but not required. The postdoc will also be encouraged to pursue independent lines of research with other CGC postdocs and faculty.

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], or by ordinary mail to:

Ms. Stefanie Pinnow, CGC Postdoc Search Committee
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
(Phone 414-229-4960 Fax: 414-229-5589)

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail or to this address. The deadline for applications will be January 15th, 2011 but early applications are encouraged.

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