The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University expects to offer a two-year postdoctoral position in Theoretical Astrophysics, starting around September 2023. The candidate will collaborate with Prof. Matthew Baring on understanding the physics of neutron star magnetospheres and atmospheres, with an emphasis on magnetars. This will connect to ongoing research programs on the theoretical/numerical modeling of classical and quantum plasmas in strong magnetic fields.
The position is initially for one year, with an extension to a second year expected, contingent upon performance. A PhD in physics or astronomy is required, and expertise in radiative processes and numerical simulations of their action in compact objects are important assets. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in Physics and Astronomy are particularly encouraged to apply.
The applicant must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research accomplishments/interests (max 3 pages) at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24400, and also arrange for three reference letters to be submitted via the same website. For full consideration, the complete application should be received by April 12, 2023.
Further information about the department and research interests of the faculty can be found at https://physics.rice.edu/.
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