The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is hiring up to two postdoctoral scholars to work with Professor David Trilling on topics related to data mining and the small bodies of the Solar System. The successful applicant(s) will have substantial latitude to lead independent projects in these topics and related areas. NAU has full competitive access to all University of Arizona Observatories facilities (LBT, MMT, Magellan, etc.). Research and travel support is available.
The ideal candidate(s) will have a PhD in an appropriate field and a record of publications, grant funding, and/or demonstrated leadership of scientific projects. Experience or interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students is desired. The successful candidate(s) must be able to work well in a group environment.
Flagstaff is a beautiful mountain town of 60,000 people in northern Arizona and features four seasons of outdoor activities. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a collegial department with a dual focus on undergraduate education and active research.
The positions are available immediately, and are expected to last for two years, with a third year possible, depending on funding. NAU offers an excellent benefits package to postdocs. For more information and to apply, go to http://hr.nau.edu/ (positions #600087 and #600109; the two positions are related but have slightly different requirements, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for both positions). Please submit a brief research statement, CV, and the names of three references. Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2013. Inquiries to David.Trilling@nau.edu.