Research Associate Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Science Building
Street Line 2: 
Cornell Campus
City: 
ITHACA
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

DEPARTMENT MISSION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Cornell is a private Ivy League University and the land grant University for New York State. The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science’s mission is to foster research among astronomers, physicists, engineers, geologists and other researchers with interests relevant to space sciences. Connected to, and contained within, the Department of Astronomy, the Center administers research grants and contracts across several Cornell departments. The Center also aims through public outreach to disseminate information about space science to students and the general public.

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: The Theoretical Astrophysics Research Group at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Cornell University is seeking Research Associate to work on various astrophysics and planetary science projects, focusing on two broad areas: (1) Exoplanets, planet formation and dynamics; (2) Compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) and gravitational wave astrophysics. Candidates with expertise in theoretical and computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will work primarily with Professor Dong Lai (see http://astro.cornell.edu/~dong/research.html ) at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, housed within the Department of Astronomy. He/she will also have the opportunity to interact with other theoretical astrophysicists and planetary scientists at Cornell, as well as the opportunity to carry out independent research.

The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years’ contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2020 and is negotiable.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field and provide proof of PhD upon hire.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through Academic Jobs online.  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14674. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (2-3 pages) description of research interests, and should arrange three letters of reference to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online or sent to the email below.

All materials should be received by December 15th, 201.

Please direct position inquiries to Professor Dong Lai, at dong@astro.cornell.edu.

Included Benefits: Benefit information can be reviewed at:

https://www.hr.cornell.edu/benefits/

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PhD in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a related field recent related research publications with a strong publication record and with proven verbal and written communication skills as well as successful research experience in field

PREFERRED SKILLS Prior research experience in theoretical/computational astrophysics.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Research Statement

Publication List

Three Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site )

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Salary dependent on experience
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Dong Lai
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Science Building
City: 
ITHACA
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal Code: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
6072554342
Email: 
dong@astro.cornell.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
WDR-00020696
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dong Lai
Subject: 
Research Associate Theoretical Astrophysics
Email: 
dong@astro.cornell.edu