Postdoctoral Scholar

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Penn State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics- Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos
University Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos is seeking to fill one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions in theory, computation, and data analysis for multi-messenger astrophysics. 

The successful candidate will work with faculty members at the Institute to develop models of the multi-messenger emission from compact binary mergers, core-collapse supernovae, or tidal disruption events and/or incorporate such models into parameter estimation pipelines. More information about the research groups in the Institute and related departments can be found at Penn State's Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Physics Department, and Astronomy and Astrophysics Department

A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required. This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding on a yearly basis for up to three years. The appointment will start in fall 2022. The exact starting date can be flexible. 

Applicants must submit the Penn State electronic application and upload (1) a CV, (2) a statement of research interests, and (3) a cover letter including a statement on equity, inclusion, and community, to the Penn State system here.  Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to [email protected].

Applications received by December 31, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration. Questions can be directed to Dr. Joel Leja ([email protected]), Dr. Yuexing Li ([email protected]), Dr. Kohta Murase ([email protected]), Dr. David Radice ([email protected]), Dr. Sarah Shandera ([email protected]), Dr. Ashley Villar ([email protected]).

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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