The Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in theoretical astrophysics/cosmology. The successful candidate will work on theoretical and/or numerical studies of galaxy formation and near-field cosmology in collaboration with Assistant Professor Mike Boylan-Kolchin. He or she will also be a member of the Center for Theory and Computation (CTC) and will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the CTC in addition to pursuing independent work. The Department and the CTC provide a dynamic and active broad-based research environment, including access to extensive computational resources (see http://www.astro.umd.edu/rareas/ctc/ for details).
The appointment will be for two years, starting in Fall 2014, with renewal for a third year expected based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field is required prior to the start date, and a strong background in theoretical or computational astrophysics is highly desirable. A competitive salary and funds for research and travel will be provided.
Applicants should send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief (no more than 3-4 pages) statement of research interests and achievements to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same e-mail address. For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 15, 2013, although the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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