Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associateship in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The position is affilated with a Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) awarded to Charles Gammie (Illinois), Eliot Quataert (Berkeley), and Jim Stone (Princeton). The position is for a total of three years, subject to continued progress each year. The positions start in summer or fall 2014.
Successful candidates will be expected to spend time at Berkeley and/or Princeton collaborating with other TCAN participants (a minimum of one month a year). Candidates will also have the opportunity to interact with the broad spectrum of researchers in the Illinois Astronomy community, which includes the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy, and NCSA.
Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. in astrophysics or a related field. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: black hole accretion theory; grid-based numerical methods for MHD and/or relativistic fluid dynamics; numerical methods for radiative transfer; non-relativistic or relativistic astrophysical plasma physics.
Applicants should go online at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/join/ to submit their application, which must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests, and the names, mailing and email addresses of three references. Please contact Shannon Cardaronella at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applications should be posted by Nov. 15, 2013, for full consideration.
Applicants for this position will be automatically considered for a Fortner Postdoctoral Research Associateship.
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