Postdoctoral Research position in Theoretical/Computational Plasma Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Chicago
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Professor Damiano Caprioli on diverse aspects of theoretical and computational Plasma Astrophysics. Example of topics that fall in the area of interest are the origin of cosmic rays and the non-thermal emission from astrophysical objects, but also the solar wind, heliospheric shocks, and solar energetic particles.

It is expected that the appointment will begin in Fall 2019 (negotiable) with a competitive salary and run for approximately two years, with extension to a third year based on performance. The University of Chicago has a long tradition of research in Astroparticle Physics; its connections with Argonne and Fermilab National Laboratories create a very stimulating scientific environment with remarkable computational resources.

At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or related disciplines. Candidates with experience in kinetic simulations of astro/space/laboratory plasmas are preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates with background and interest in theoretical/computational High-Energy Astrophysics and Space Physics.

Please have: a CV including publication list; a statement of research interests; and three letters of recommendation uploaded via eDelivery to

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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Postdoctoral Research position in Theoretical/Computational Plasma Astrophysics