The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for two postdoctoral associate research positions with Professor Raffaella Margutti in the area of Time-Domain and Multi-messenger Astrophysics. The subject of investigation includes supernovae, tidal disruptions of stars by super-massive black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources. The successful candidates will lead and participate in observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, in one or more of these areas. Applicants with previous experience in radio/mm observations and UV/optical/IR spectroscopy and imaging (from space or from the ground) are especially encouraged to apply.
Margutti's group has active programs on HST and Swift (UV), Fermi, Chandra, XMM-Newton and NuSTAR (gamma-rays to soft X-rays), VLA, ATCA, GMRT and ALMA (radio to mm), SOAR, MMT, and Keck (optical).
The two postdoctoral positions are for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement with a nominal starting date of September 1, 2019. An earlier or later start is negotiable depending on the applicant's availability. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, by the date of appointment.
CIERA at Northwestern hosts a strong research program in astrophysics and provides a stimulating environment. Learn more about CIERA's access to Keck/MMT observational facilities at https://sites.northwestern.edu/cieraobserving/about/.