Postdoctoral research associate in radio observations of compact objects

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Michigan State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
East Lansing
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position at Michigan State University working with Profs. Laura Chomiuk and Jay Strader on radio observations of compact objects.


This group has active multi-wavelength programs to study black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs in both the Milky Way and external galaxies. Our observational effort spans the range of radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths, and Michigan State has guaranteed access to the SOAR 4-m telescope in Chile. The successful candidate will likely focus on radio studies of compact objects, though candidates with experience at other wavelengths (e.g., X-ray or optical) are welcome to apply. You can contact Prof. Chomiuk ( or Prof. Strader ( with questions.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start. The initial appointment will be for one year, but renewal may be possible for up to two additional years dependent on performance and funding. The start date is negotiable but could be as soon as early 2021. All research associates in our group are paid on a fixed scale dependent on experience, with expected annual increases.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications and any mentoring experience), a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three people to provide reference letters on request. All information should be uploaded to using posting #673984. Review of materials will begin Oct 30, 2020. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$53000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$56000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The position includes standard benefits, including health insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 30, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, November 30, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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