Postdoctoral Position in Transient Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Northwestern University
Department Name: 
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
2145 Sheridan Road
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position with Professor Wen-fai Fong in the field of astrophysical transients. Specific areas include discovery and characterization of EM counterparts to gravitational wave sources, gamma-ray bursts, and host galaxy environments.

The successful candidate will lead and participate in the Fong group's ongoing observing programs at radio, optical, NIR and/or X-ray wavelengths. As part of the Fong group, the candidate will additionally have guaranteed access to the 6.5m MMT, and institutional access to the 10m Keck telescopes.

Applicants with experience in optical or NIR spectroscopy, X-ray observations, and/or rapid follow-up of astronomical objects at any wavelength are particularly encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral position is for 2 years, renewable for 1 year upon satisfactory performance. The nominal start date is September 1, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy/astrophysics or related field by the date of appointment.

Included Benefits: 

Information on included benefits can be found at

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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