The star and planet formation group at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholars who will work on young stars, young planets, protoplanetary disks, planet formation, or any related fields (candidates are welcome to suggest their own projects on either theory or observations.) Previous experience in numerically related research (including but not limited to, hydrodynamics, MHD, radiation HD, dust dynamics, radiative transfer, chemistry) is preferred but strong candidates on other related fields will also be considered. The candidates are also welcome to work with group members and broadly with other members in the department.
UNLV has an active astrophysics research group with research interests that include exoplanets and planet formation, high energy astrophysics, accretion discs, gamma ray bursts, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, and laboratory astrophysics. Researchers have access to UNLV’s 200Gb/s dedicated research network and the new 26,000-core Cherry Creek super computer. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding/performance and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.
Submit a letter of interest (cover letter which is also a research statement with research history and interests), a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 15, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr Zhaohuan Zhu, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online at the link below as we do not accept emailed materials.