CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Northwestern University
Department Name: 
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)
Street Line 1: 
The Technological Institute
Street Line 2: 
2145 Sheridan Road
City: 
Evanston
State/Province: 
IL
Zip/Postal: 
60208
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.

CIERA Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program and benefit from a diverse and dynamic intellectual environment. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We note that Northwestern has institutional access to several mid- and large-scale optical/IR ground-based telescope facilities, including Keck and MMT, which postdoctoral researchers will be able to use for their work.

When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.

For current areas of research led by CIERA faculty, please see: http://ciera.northwestern.edu/Research/research.php.

Fellowship appointments will be for a three-year term starting in September 2018. The annual stipend is $68,000 and the positions come with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.

Please submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9519. Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online. Applications received by December 1st, 2017 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please state that you are applying for a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

CIERA has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Pay Compensation
Salary Max: 
$68000.00 (USD)
Stipend: 
$15000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Gretchen Oehlschlager, CIERA Communications & Events Coordinator
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Jobs Inquiry
Email: 
CIERA-Jobs@northwestern.edu