Postdoctoral Research Associate in Observations of Transients and Compact Binaries

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Michigan State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
East Lansing
State/Province: 
MI
Zip/Postal: 
48824
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Michigan State University working with Profs. Laura Chomiuk and Jay Strader on radio observations of transients and compact binaries.

This group has active multi-wavelength programs to study novae and supernovae, carry out blind searches for radio transients, and investigate black holes and neutron stars in globular clusters. The observational effort spans the range of radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths. Michigan State has guaranteed access to the SOAR 4-m telescope in Chile. The successful candidate will focus on data obtained with radio interferometers like the Jansky VLA, ATCA, and MeerKAT, although previous experience with radio interferometric data is not required. Inquiries about the position are actively encouraged (chomiuk@pa.msu.edu).

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start. The initial appointment will be for one year and will be renewable for additional years upon mutual agreement.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should also be submitted. All information should be uploaded to the web site careers.msu.edu using posting number 472484 (a link to this site can be found above). Note that the requests for reference letters are sent electronically once an application is submitted online, so it is useful to apply early. Review of materials will begin December 1, 2017. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Laura Chomiuk
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
Michigan State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
East Lansing
State/Province: 
MI
Zip/Postal Code: 
48824
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
chomiuk@pa.msu.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Laura Chomiuk
Email: 
chomiuk@pa.msu.edu