Postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Requisition Number: R0123169.

The postdoctoral scholar will work broadly in the field of the theory of planet formation in binary star systems with Professor Rebecca Martin at UNLV and Dr Stephen Lubow at the Space Telescope Science Institute. UNLV has an active astrophysics research group, housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with research interests that include exoplanets and planet formation, high energy astrophysics, accretion discs, gamma ray bursts, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, and laboratory astrophysics. Researchers have access to UNLV’s 200Gb/s dedicated research network and the new 26,000-core Cherry Creek super computer, which is among the fastest and most energy efficient computers in the world.

This position requires a Ph.D in Astronomy or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a CV with bibliography, a brief statement of research history and interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 17th 2022 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr Rebecca Martin, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Rebecca Martin