Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics of Neutron Stars

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Rice University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
6100 Main Street
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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, 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

Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Prof. Matthew G. Baring
Rice University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Postdoctoral position in Neutron Star Astrophysics