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Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 1, 2018

Credit: Alex Gurvich / Northwestern

Northwestern University expects to offer postdoctoral positions in theoretical astronomy and astrophysics starting in fall 2019.

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 modeling (including cosmological simulations, star formation and stellar feedback, supermassive black hole growth and feedback, and IGM/CGM modeling),
  • Prof. Vicky Kalogera on gravitational-wave data analysis, astrophysical interpretation of gravitational-wave measurements, or single and binary star evolution,
  • Prof. Fred Rasio on the modeling of dense star clusters (globular clusters, galactic nuclei), and, in particular, the dynamical formation of GW sources, X-ray binaries, and binary pulsars, or
  • Prof. Tchekhovskoy on modeling compact object accretion and ejection in a wide range of astrophysical contexts (including compact object mergers, magnetic stellar explosions, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray binaries, ultra-luminous X-ray sources, tidal disruptions, and active galactic nuclei)

Please submit applications electronically. 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: Applications received by December 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please state that you are applying for a Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral position in your cover letter. If you wish to simultaneously apply for a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship position, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify both positions in your cover letter. (Applicants to observational positions must apply to those job ads directly.) Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

CIERA has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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