The Physics Department at Stanford University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in Professor Petrosian's research group. This appointment is for two or three years and will be reviewed annually. Starting date could be as early as August 2014.
Professor Petrosian's primary research area is in high energy astrophysics more specifically, in particle acceleration in astrophysical sources such as solar flares, accretion disks and jets, and the interstellar and intra-cluster mediums. More information can be found at https://physics.stanford.edu/people/faculty/petrosian/group and past publications can be viewed by clicking on ADS and astro-ph.
Successful applicants are expected to pursue research in areas related to the current research in the group with initial focus on particle acceleration in solar flares using existing codes and data from RHESSI, Fermi and other satellites. The successful applicant will be encouraged to be involved with other research activities of Kavli Institute of Particle Physics and Cosmology (KIPAC) a joint institute of the Departments of Physics and SLAC at Stanford University. Further information about KIPAC is available at http://kipac.stanford.edu/kipac/
Applicants should have, or be in the process of completing, a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics and should possess a strong research background. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Petrosian (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should provide a statement of research interests, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference. This information should be sent to Dana Volponi (email@example.com).