Postdoctoral position in accretion-powered astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral position in accretion-powered astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position with Dr. Jon Miller, focusing on observational studies of accretion onto black holes across the mass scale, and neutron stars.

Applicants must have completed their PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics before starting the position in September 2021, and have past experience with multiple observatories, multi-wavelength studies, time domain studies, and/or high-resolution X-ray spectra.  Research that is forward-looking and suited to the upcoming XRISM mission is especially valued.  The University of Michigan is a partner in the Magellan Project, the MDM observatory, and NOEMA; department members have access to these facilities.

The total length of this position is expected to be three years, with appointments in one year increments with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.  The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A full benefits package will be included.

Applicants should send a CV, publications list, statement of past research experience, statement of future research goals, and the names of three potential references to jonmm - at - as a single PDF document.  The review of applications will begin on December 1 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be sent to the same address.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.

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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jon Miller