Postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi, USA

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Deadline:  2020-11-15

Location:  Oxford, MS, USA

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics/astrophysics, with emphasis on: numerical relativity, testing general relativity, strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in numerical relativity and/or testing general relativity. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UMiss gravity group faculty (Leo Stein, Anuradha Gupta, and Luca Bombelli) on their research, and help to train UM students. UMiss is a member of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), and will thus provide ample opportunities to collaborate with other SXS and LSC member institutions.

The nominal starting date for the position is Aug. 23, 2021, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to grpostdoc[at], including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc.”

Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein lcstein[AT]

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