The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Center Fellows have the opportunity to work independently and can pursue an interdisciplinary research program in any area of astrophysics (theoretical or observational) that intersects with studies in 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 (with the possibility of extension) 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/1897/apply. Applicants should include a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research accomplishments and future plans for interdisciplinary research in astrophysics, 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 a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship in your cover letter. Applicants must receive their Ph.D. prior to appointment.
Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.