The University of Michigan Department of Astronomy invites applications for its McLaughlin Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Fellows are afforded the opportunity to construct and pursue an independent research program in an energetic and diverse research environment. The Department has guaranteed access to the 6.5Magellan telescopes in Chile, the 1.2m and 2.4m MDM telescopes in Arizona, the NOEMA sub-mm interferometer in France, and the Swift UV/X-ray/Gamma-ray telescope. Observational and theoretical efforts within the department span topics including exoplanets, young stars, galaxy groups and clusters, galaxy evolution, cosmology, black holes and neutron stars, transient events and time-domain astronomy, dark matter, and dark energy. Instrumentation efforts are also ongoing within the Department.
The salary for the fellowship will start at 65,000 USD, with an annual research stipend of 8000 USD. A full benefits package is included.
Fellowships will commence in September, 2018, the expected term is three years,
dependent on performance and funding. Applicants need to have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field prior to starting the fellowship. Applicants should send a cover letter, statement of past research, statement of proposed research, CV, and publications list (with three "key" papers specifically highlighted) to [email protected]. Letters from three references are also required, and should be sent to the same address. Applications that are complete by December 1, 2017, will receive full attention.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially welcome to apply.