Northwestern University expects to offer several postdoctoral positions in astronomy and astrophysics starting in Fall 2014.
These positions will be part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern, and successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers. We are interested in candidates with experience in theoretical/computational astrophysics, or in instrument and optics development. Of particular interest this year are candidates who will work with Prof. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère on galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation, stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the connection with the intergalactic medium), with Prof. Vicky Kalogera on gravitational wave astrophysics and data analysis, with Prof. Yoram Lithwick on the dynamics of planetary systems, with Prof. Fred Rasio on the modeling of exoplanets and/or dense star clusters, or with Prof. Mel Ulmer on magnetron-assisted fabrication & testing of thin films for X-ray optics.
Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3136. Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments 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. Applications received by December 1st, 2013 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.
Please clearly state which postdoctoral positions you are applying for in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions on the online application form as well as in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.
Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.