The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for the Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The Lindheimer Fellowship supports an outstanding individual to pursue original research in any area of astrophysics, working independently and/or in collaboration with Northwestern faculty and postdocs. Active research at Northwestern includes theoretical work on stellar and planetary dynamics, gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis methods, single and binary star evolution, compact objects, planet formation, planetary atmospheres, galactic outflows, and astrophysical fluid dynamics. Observational research includes multi-wavelength studies of the Galactic Center and AGN, instrument development to observe & constrain interstellar magnetic fields, UV/optical studies of interstellar absorption lines, investigations of gravitational lensing in clusters, and the development of X-ray optics & UV detectors.
Appointments will be for a three-year term starting in September 2013. The initial annual stipend is $65,000, plus a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.
Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Northwestern/CIERA/1896/apply. Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research accomplishments, interests, 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 by December 14th, 2012. Please state that you are applying for the Lindheimer Fellowship in your cover letter; if you wish to apply for other CIERA postdoctoral positions simultaneously, please also indicate that in your cover letter. Applicants must receive their Ph.D. prior to appointment.
Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.