Postdoctoral Research position in Theoretical/Computational High-Energy Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Chicago
Department Name: 
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 High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular the origin of cosmic rays and the non-thermal emission from astrophysical objects such as pulsars, supernova remnants, AGNs, GRBs, and galaxy clusters.

The position will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by January 12, 2022, and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by January 19, 2021. It is expected that the appointment will begin in Fall 2022 (negotiable) with a competitive salary and run for approximately two years, with extension to a third year based on performance.

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 to

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.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University's Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination ( Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email [email protected] with their request. UChicago is an EOE/Vet/Disability Employer

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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