Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
JILA, University of Colorado Boulder
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The astrophysics theory group at CU Boulder invites applications for a JILA Postdoctoral Research Associate position nominally starting Fall 2021. We welcome applications from candidates interested in a wide range of topics in plasma and high-energy astrophysics. Current interests in the group include black hole accretion and jet physics, particle acceleration and dynamics of magnetic reconnection and turbulence, transients including extreme AGN variability and tidal disruption events, and the dynamics of galactic nuclei.

Our theory group spans the Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS) and Physics departments at CU Boulder. APS is affiliated with research centers and institutes (JILA, CASA, LASP) and offers access to supercomputing and observing (SDSS IV/V, APO 3.5m) facilities. Plasma physics research in the Physics department is based in the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS). The APS and Physics departments recognize that the effectiveness and creativity of a group is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives. We welcome candidates who have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or an equivalent degree by the date of employment. Initial appointment will be for 2 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years, depending on performance and funding.

Qualified applicants should submit a single pdf containing:

   • Cover letter
   • CV (including publications)
   • Statement of research interests and goals (3 pages or less)

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by e-mail to Prof. Jason Dexter. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. CU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jason Dexter
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University of Colorado Boulder
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