Contact:  plaguna[AT]gatech.eduLocation:  Atlanta, GA, USA
Applications are invited for a theoretical astrophysics postdoctoral position at the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This position is supported under the auspices of a NSF-funded Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) spanning Yale University (PI Priya Natarajan); University of Maryland (PI Chris Reynolds) and Georgia Tech (PI Pablo Laguna, and David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanovic, John Wise Co-Is). The focus of this network is the multi-scale physics of massive black hole formation, fueling and feedback, including the dynamics and thermodynamics of hot baryons. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct theoretical and computational research in this focus area, collaborating closely with scientists at the other two nodes in the network.
For this Georgia Tech position, candidates with a strong background in cosmology, structure formation, and black hole formation and fueling in the early universe are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a related field by the start date of the position (Sept-2014). The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and funding.
To apply, please send a CV, bibliography, and statement of research interests/accomplishments (in the form of a single PDF file) to tcanpostdoc[AT]physics.gatech.edu by 1st December 2013. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address by 1st December 2013. Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.