Two Prize-Postdoc Fellowships, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department Name: 
Nevada Center for Astrophysics
Las Vegas
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The newly established Nevada Center for Astrophysics (NCfA) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for two Prize postdoc positions with a competitive salary and independent research funding. The successful candidate of the first position will have a research emphasis in multi-messenger and time-domain astrophysics. The research direction of second position can be any other research areas covered by the current NCfA faculty members, including black holes and accretion disks, stars and protoplanetary disks, exoplanets, cosmology, and atomic and molecular astrophysics. The two prize postdocs will be hosted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The positions are initially for two years and have the opportunity to extend to the third year based on the performances of the fellows. The prize postdocs are encouraged to communicate and collaborate with center members and play an active role in NCfA academic activities.

Application materials must include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae and publication list, 3) past and proposed research. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Bing Zhang, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online at, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected]. Three recommendation letters should be sent directly to [email protected] with the subject “AstroPostdocSearch_ApplicantLastName_RecommenderLastName”. For questions regarding the position, please send to [email protected]. Materials will be reviewed as they come in and the committee will meet and discuss after May 20, 2022.

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 20, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Bing Zhang