Purdue University Time Domain Astrophysics Post-doctoral Position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Purdue University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
525 Northwestern Avenue
City: 
West Lafayette
State/Province: 
IN
Zip/Postal: 
47907
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Prof. Dan Milisavljevic on research topics connected with Time Domain Astrophysics.

The successful applicant will lead and be engaged in multiple active projects investigating the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, compact object remnants, and environmental impacts of core-collapse supernovae. Desirable skills include: familiarity with general techniques of UV/optical/IR imaging and spectroscopy; experience analyzing data from an array of space- and ground-based observatories (including HST, Chandra, VLA, Gemini, Magellan); expertise in data science or data visualization; and/or a background in theoretical simulations.

Purdue University has a strong astrophysics group and presently maintains partnerships with several major facilities including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the WIYN 3.5m telescope, VERITAS, and XENON1T. Purdue University is also a world leader in high performance scientific computing and data storage facilities.

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The negotiable starting date is September 1, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, by the date of appointment. Salary is highly competitive, and candidates will be eligible for health benefits including major medical, vision, and life insurance.  Purdue University's benefit package is summarized at: www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/. The Faculty and Staff Handbook, which is updated annually, is also available online at www.purdue.edu/faculty_staff_handbook/.

All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to dmilisav@purdue.edu. The application package must be submitted as a PDF and include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications. Three letters of support should also accompany each application and be submitted directly by references with the applicant's full name in the header.

Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials should be received no later than December 15, 2017.

Purdue University provides ample support and resources for career development, and is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dan Milisavljevic
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Purdue University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
525 Northwestern Avenue
City: 
West Lafayette
State/Province: 
IN
Zip/Postal Code: 
47907
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
765-494-3042
FAX: 
765-494-0706
Email: 
dmilisav@purdue.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dan Milisavljevic
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Position
Email: 
dmilisav@purdue.edu