Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Michigan State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
East Lansing
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position in theoretical and computational astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will collaborate with Prof. Sean Couch. The successful candidate will lead an effort to understand the core-collapse supernova mechanism, including predictions of observables such as multimessenger signals and nucleosynthesis.

MSU boasts excellent resources for research in computational nuclear astrophysics, including the 400-teraflop Laconia supercomputer, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory/Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics-Center for the Evolution of the Elements. The successful candidate will also have access to Leadership-class computational resources at national facilities.

The appointment is initially for one year, renewed annually for up to three years, based on performance and the availability of funding.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline by the start of the appointment.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of research interests to

In addition, applicants should supply the names and contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Sean Couch,

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


Review of Applications Begins On


Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Sean Couch
Assistant Professor
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Sean Couch
Research Associate at MSU