Postdoctoral Research Associate in Observations of Compact Binaries

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Michigan State University
Street Line 1: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
East Lansing
State/Province: 
Michigan
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 X-ray and optical observations of compact binaries.

This group has active multi-wavelength programs to investigate black holes and neutron stars in both globular clusters and the field of the Milky Way and external galaxies. Our observational effort spans the range of radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths, and Michigan State has guaranteed access to the SOAR 4-m telescope in Chile. The successful candidate will likely focus on X-ray and/or optical studies of compact binaries, though candidates with experience at other wavelengths are welcome to apply. 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, which would be in summer/fall 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year and will be renewable for at least two additional years upon mutual agreement.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests to the web site: careers.msu.edu using posting number 495773 (a link to this site can be found above). Please also have three letters of reference sent directly by email to chomiuk@pa.msu.edu.

Review of materials will begin April 15, 2018. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 4, 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
Street Line 1: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
East Lansing
State/Province: 
Michigan
Zip/Postal Code: 
48824
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5175124150
Email: 
chomiuk@pa.msu.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Laura Chomiuk
Email: 
chomiuk@pa.msu.edu