Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr. Laura Chomiuk at Michigan State University on studies of novae. Our understanding of these complex explosions is undergoing a renaissance, borne of exquisite new data spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths.
Research projects will center around observations of novae at radio, millimeter, optical, and X-ray wavelengths, synthesis of this multi-wavelength information, and theoretical interpretation. While we generally seek applicants with interest in novae, our collaboration focuses on obtaining high-quality multi-frequency radio light curves with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. Therefore, candidates with previous experience in radio or mm interferometry are particularly encouraged to apply. Please contact Dr. Chomiuk (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any inquiries.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start. The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The start date is negotiable, with an inclination towards summer or fall of 2013.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and 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 7214. Note that 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 March 1, 2013. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.