Postdoctoral Position at Texas Tech

Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral research positions in the astrophysics group of the Physics Department of Texas Tech University in the areas of relativistic astrophysics, gravitational-wave physics, and LIGO data analysis. The group includes faculty Alessandra Corsi, Tom Maccarone, Ben Owen, and David Sand, as well as several students and postdocs. The group is active in the areas of extreme and explosive astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy (as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration), stellar populations in nearby galaxies, and astronomical instrumentation.

The successful applicant(s) will work primarily with Ben Owen on problems broadly related to gravitational-wave emission from neutron stars and/or black holes, and will be encouraged to pursue their own interests including building interactions with the rest of the group as well.

The initial appointment(s) will be for one year, with extensions possible contingent on satisfactory performance. Applicants should submit a CV, publications, and three page summary of research interests and experience as a single PDF file to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Complete applications (including letters of reference) should arrive by December 31, 2014 for full consideration. Start dates can range from fall 2015 to as early as spring 2015. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required by the start date of the appointment.

Texas Tech University is an equal opportunity / equal access / affirmative action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Texas Tech welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and from dual-career couples.

Posted 11/25/14 at 3:50pm PST