Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position collaborating with Prof. Jay Strader in the physics and astronomy department of Michigan State University. Prof. Strader has broad interests in old stellar populations, globular clusters, and compact objects. Possible projects are diverse: radio continuum and X-ray searches for black holes in globular clusters, resolved studies of stellar halos in nearby galaxies with HST, and photometric and dynamical studies of the stellar mass function of star clusters. Applicants with interest and observational experience related to any of these areas will be considered; expertise in multiple areas is not expected. Inquiries are actively encouraged (email@example.com).
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for a second and third year upon mutual agreement. The starting date is negotiable between the summer and early fall.
Applicants should submit, in a single PDF file, a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should also be submitted. All information should be uploaded to the web site jobs.msu.edu using posting number 7165 (A link to this site can be found above). Note that the requests for reference letters are sent electronically once an application is submitted online, so it is useful to apply early. Review of materials will begin Feb 15, 2013. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.