The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) expects to appoint independent Researchers as Associate Specialists in theoretical astrophysics at the postdoctoral level, starting September 1, 2013. The Institute is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The KITP's purpose is to contribute to the progress of theoretical physics, especially in areas overlapping the traditional subfields, in ways that are not easily realized in existing institutions. The scientific work is carried out by approximately 70 members, including the director, deputy director, 4 permanent members, 15 researchers at the postdoctoral level, and 60 visiting senior members. KITP permanent members and postdoctoral fellows are active in all areas of theoretical physics, including astrophysics. Most visiting members are participants in programs that last 2-4 months, there are at least ten programs per year. Current and future astrophysics programs include Chirps, Mergers and Explosions: The Final Moments of Coalescing Compact Binaries (Summer/Fall 2012), Primordial Cosmology (Spring 2013), Hunting for Dark Matter: Building a Cross-Disciplinary Multi-Pronged Approach (Spring 2013), A Universe of Black Holes (Fall 2013), Wave-Flow Interaction in Geophysics, Climate, Astrophysics and Plasmas (Spring 2014), and Gravity's Loyal Opposition: The Physics of Star Formation Feedback (Spring/Summer 2014).
KITP researchers at the postdoctoral level have opportunities for international collaborations with CITA and MPA-Garching. For current information on this and other programs, see http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/for-scientists/programs-conferences. Applications for these positions should be made electronically via our web page at http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/for-scientists/fellowships/postdocs. Inquiries regarding scientific and/or programmatic issues may be addressed to Professor Lars Bildsten (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the event that you are unable to upload your documents, hard copies should be sent to Professor Lars Bildsten, Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030. The deadline for applications and all materials is December 1, 2012. Later applications will be considered only as long as openings exist.
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