Postdoctoral Research Position in Astrophysical Transients and Time-Domain Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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115 S 1400 E Rm 201
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James Fletcher Building
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Salt Lake City
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to collaborate with Dr Tanmoy Laskar in the field of time-domain astrophysics.

We are looking for candidates who will participate and take leadership roles in a broad and dynamic research program, focused on observations, modeling, and theoretical explorations of astrophysical transients. The program has a strong emphasis on radio follow-up of relativistic transients (gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events, gravitational wave counterparts). You will have access to a broad suite of observational facilities for this science as well as significant opportunity for independent related research. Funds are also available for travel and participation at national and international conferences. The PI values responsive and responsible mentoring and strives to a diverse team and a welcoming work environment. 

For full consideration, all materials (excluding letters of recommendation) should be received by Dec 8, 2022. Letters of recommendation will only be requested for short-listed candidates. For any inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Tanmoy Laskar at [email protected] .

To apply, please see for the further details, required application materials, and submission instructions.

Additional postdoctoral research positions at the University of Utah are also open, to collaborate with Dr. Yao-Yuan Mao on extragalactic astronomy and galaxy surveys, and with Dr. Gail Zasowski on Milky Way and galactic astronomy. Furthermore, there is also a concurrent search for multiple faculty positions in multi-messenger astrophysics. You can find the application instructions to these positions in separate job advertisements.


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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