Postdoctoral Scholars of Physics and Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Las Vegas
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholars of Physics and Astronomy.

There will be two postdoctoral positions available. One position will work broadly in the field of the theory of planet formation in binary star systems with Professor Rebecca Martin at UNLV and Dr Stephen Lubow at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Another position is to work with Professor Zhaohuan Zhu on protoplanetary disks and planet formation (candidates working on either observation or theory are welcome to apply). The candidates are also welcome to work with both groups and broadly with other members in the department.

UNLV has an active astrophysics research group, housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with research interests that include exoplanets and planet formation, high energy astrophysics, accretion discs, gamma ray bursts, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, and laboratory astrophysics.  Researchers have access to UNLV’s 200Gb/s dedicated research network and the new 26,000-core Cherry Creek super computer, which is among the fastest and most energy efficient computers in the world.

This position requires a Ph.D  in Astronomy or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.  Position is contingent upon funding.  

Submit a letter of interest, a CV with bibliography, a brief statement of research history and interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 14th 2020 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr Rebecca Martin and Dr Zhaohuan Zhu, Search Committee Co-Chairs, and are to be submitted via on-line application at  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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