The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Prof. Dan Milisavljevic on research connected to Time Domain Astronomy.
The successful applicant will lead and support multiple projects investigating the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, compact object remnants, and environmental impacts of core-collapse supernovae. High priority projects include development of an AI strategy engine for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and upgrading the Supernova Early Warning System for multi-messenger alerts and follow up. Desirable skills include: familiarity with general techniques of UV/optical/IR imaging and spectroscopy; expertise in data science or data visualization; and/or a background in theoretical simulations.
The negotiable starting date is August 1, 2020. The position is for two years, and potentially renewable for an additional year. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, by the date of appointment. Salary is highly competitive, and candidates will be eligible for health benefits including major medical, vision, and life insurance.
Materials and inquiries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application package must be submitted as a PDF and include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications. Three letters of support should also accompany each application and be submitted directly by references with the applicant's full name in the header.
Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 28, 2020.
Purdue University provides ample support and resources for career development, and is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.