Post-Doctoral Position in Stellar Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department Name: 
Astronomy
City: 
Madison
State/Province: 
WI
Zip/Postal: 
53726
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison seeks candidates for a post-doctoral position with Prof. Robert Mathieu. Research will focus on the evolution of binary populations in star clusters, especially observations and modeling of alternative pathways of stellar evolution such as blue stragglers. Of particular current interest is angular momentum evolution of stars undergoing mass transfer, mergers and collisions. The position includes access to a 20-yr database of WIYN/Hydra spectra, K2 campaigns of M67 light curves, and all department facilities including the WIYN Observatory and the SALT Observatory.  The position is initially for two years, with an optional third year pending performance and funding. The start date is August 1, 2018; an earlier start is welcome. 

Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field. Particularly relevant would be expertise in stellar evolution modeling, stellar rotation, binary stars, and high-resolution optical/NIR spectroscopy, for solar-like stars. 

The successful applicant will be able to pursue independent projects, mentor students, and participate in broad professional development.

Applications should include a summary of research interests (up to 3 pages), a curriculum vita, a bibliography, and at least three letters of recommendation sent separately. Electronic submission of all materials preferred; hard copy may be sent to Angela Normington. The position will remain open until filled; all complete application files received by January 19, 2018 are assured full consideration.

The Department recognizes a diversity of perspectives and ideas as a vital asset, and is committed to engaging people from all backgrounds in a welcoming and inclusive community. Applicants who identify as underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 2, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Angela Normington
Institution/Company: 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
City: 
Madison
State/Province: 
WI
Zip/Postal Code: 
53706
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
608-262-2965
FAX: 
608-263-6386
Email: 
mathieupostdoc@astro.wisc.edu.
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Robert Mathieu
Email: 
mathieupostdoc@astro.wisc.edu