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Deadline: 2021-04-01
Location: Oxford, MS, USA

Two postdoctoral positions in gravitational physics, University of Mississippi, USA

Two postdoctoral positions in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi, USA

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for two postdoctoral researchers in gravitational physics and astrophysics. One postdoctoral position will focus on numerical relativity and tests of theories beyond GR, and will be supported by NSF-2047382. The second postdoctoral position will focus on gravitational-wave astrophysics and data-analysis. Each position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment.

The successful applicants will also develop and advance independent research programs, 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), the LISA consortium, and will thus provide ample opportunities to collaborate with other SXS, LSC, and LISA member institutions.

The nominal starting date for the positions is Sep. 1, 2021, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to grpostdoc[at]phy.olemiss.edu, 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. Please arrange for your references to also mail letters to this same address. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc.”

Review of applications will begin Apr. 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please direct questions about the positions to Anuradha Gupta agupta1[AT]olemiss.edu, and Leo Stein lcstein[AT]olemiss.edu.

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