Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics: Planets, Stars and Disks Cornell University Space Sciences Building Ithaca, NY 14853
Applications are invited for a research associate position at Cornell University. We are interested in candidates with prior experience in theoretical/computational astrophysics, with connection to planets (both solar system planets and exo-planets), stars or proto-planetary disks. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Dong Lai on various theoretical astrophysics problems, focusing on astrophysical dynamics (particle, hydro and MHD) as applied to exoplanets, stars and disks. He/she will also be able to benefit from interactions with other Cornell theoretical astrophysicists (senior members include R. Bean, D. Chernoff, E. Flanagan, R. Lovelace, S. Teukolsky and I. Wasserman) and planetary scientists (J. Burns, J. Lunine, P. Nicholson, etc). The group website is http://astro.cornell.edu/~dong/research.html.
The position is for one year, renewable to up to a total of 3 years contingent on funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2014.
Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-2 pages) description of research interests, all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at email@example.com. (Please note "Theoretical Astrophysics Postdoc" in the subject heading.) They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant's name in the subject heading). All materials should be received by Feburary 10, 2012. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Cornell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.