The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for the Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The Lindheimer Fellowship supports an outstanding individual to pursue original research in any area of astrophysics, working independently and/or in collaboration with Northwestern faculty and postdocs. Active research at Northwestern includes theoretical work on the formation and evolution of planets, stars, black holes and galaxies, as well as stellar and planetary dynamics, gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis methods, compact objects, and planetary atmospheres. Observational research includes multi-wavelength studies of the Galactic Center and active galactic nuclei, instrument development to observe & constrain interstellar magnetic fields, ultra-violet/optical studies of interstellar absorption lines, investigations of gravitational lensing in clusters, and the development of X-ray optics and ultra-violet detectors.
This year we are particularly interested in the broad area of galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation, stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the connection with the intergalactic medium), but candidates in all areas of astrophysics are encouraged to apply.
The appointment will be for a three-year term starting in September 2014. The annual stipend is $65,000 and the position comes with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.
Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3139. 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 state that you are applying for the Lindheimer Fellowship 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.