Thursday, October 6, 2011

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics by the time of appointment and a good track record in one or more of the following research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling, numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory, alternative theories of gravity, perturbation theory of stars and black holes.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Members of the group include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, Alakabha Datta and Tibor Torma, adjunct professors Vitor Cardoso and Ulrich Sperhake, postdocs Jocelyn Read and Alexander Dietz, and several graduate students. The University has excellent computing facilities, which include the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research and a departmental linux computer farm. The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative research program involving several institutions, including Caltech and Princeton in the USA, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome and Aveiro in Europe, and Para’ University in Brazil (among others).

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the following email address.

Please use the subject “Gravitational theory postdoc”.

The University requires all applicants to submit their application (including a CV and a statement of research interests) online at the following website:

Please click on “search jobs” on the left, then find the Postdoctoral Research Associate for Physics and Astronomy (insert position number here)and click on “view details”.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.