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Two W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellow Positions, Northwestern University
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5783
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for *two* postdoctoral positions to support the development of a groundbreaking high-speed near-infrared (0.9 1.7 micron) detector system. This camera will be based on new electron-injection detector technology, and will be placed in a telescope system, with the ultimate goal of imaging exoplanets (see http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/07/new-camera-to-helpsearch-for-life-outside-our-solar-system.html for a press release about the supporting grant). The project is both extremely exciting and challenging; the W.M. Keck Foundation funds no other types of projects.

One of the postdoc positions is an immediate opening for a Ph.D. with a strong background in Adaptive Optics instrumentation. In particular, knowledge of electronic interfaces and cryo-systems is important.

The other postdoc position is an immediate opening for a Ph.D. with a strong background in III-V device processing and characterization. Experience with InGaAs/InP material systems, photodetectors, surface passivation, indium bump bonding, and imagers in the short wave infrared (SWIR) is highly desirable.

The appointments as W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellows will be for a 3-year term starting as soon as possible. Each position comes with a competitive benefits package.

Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5783. Applications should include a CV, a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the address above. Applications will be considered until both positions are filled. The review of submitted applications will start October 1st, 2015.

Please state which postdoc position you are applying for in your cover letter. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.



CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowships, Northwestern University
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5867
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.

CIERA Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program and benefit from a diverse and dynamic intellectual environment. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

Areas of special current interest include: galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation and stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the galaxy-intergalactic medium connection); evolution of single and binary stars; dynamics of dense star clusters; planetary dynamics, planet formation and astrophysical fluid dynamics (including accretion disks); the Galactic Center and observational studies of Galactic star formation and AGN activity in the radio and sub-millimeter regimes (e.g., with VLA and ALMA); and data analytics relevant to large-scale surveys and/or transient astronomy.

When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.

Fellowship appointments will be for a three-year term starting in September 2016. The annual stipend is $67,000 and the positions come with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.

Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5867. Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the above address. Applications received by December 1st, 2015 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please state that you are applying for the CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions on the online application form as well as in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.



Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Northwestern University
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5868
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University expects to offer several postdoctoral positions in astronomy and astrophysics starting in Fall 2016.

These positions will be part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern, and successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers.

Of particular interest this year are candidates who will work with Prof. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère on galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation, stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the connection with the intergalactic medium), with Prof. Vicky Kalogera on single and binary star modeling and supernova progenitors, with Prof. Yoram Lithwick on planetary dynamics, planet formation & astrophysical fluids (such as accretion disks), with Prof. Fred Rasio on the modeling of dense star clusters, or with Prof. Farhad Yusef-Zadeh on the Galactic Center, star formation in the Galaxy, AGN activity, and radio & submm data reduction (e.g., VLA and ALMA).

Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5868. Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the above address. Applications received by December 1st, 2015 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please clearly state which postdoctoral positions you are applying for in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions on the online application form as well as in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.