Postdoctoral Research Positions in Time-Domain Astrophysics (Transients, Gravitational Waves, Star/Exoplanet Magnetic Activity)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Harvard University
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Street Line 2: 
60 Garden St. MS-19
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics invites applications for postdoctoral research positions with Professor Edo Berger in the area of time-domain astrophysics, including electromagnetic studies of gravitational wave sources, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and magnetic activity in low mass stars and exoplanets. The successful applicants will lead and participate in observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, in one or more of these areas.  Applicants with previous experience in optical/IR spectroscopy, space-based imaging analysis (optical/X-rays), radio obervations, and GRB, supernova, or variable object science are encouraged to apply.

Resources include active programs with HST, Chandra, Magellan, MMT, Gemini, the Dark Energy Camera, SOAR, IRTF, the VLA, and ALMA.

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2019, but 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly.  All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to eberger@cfa.harvard.edu.

Applications that are complete by December 3, 2018 will receive full consideration.

The CfA hosts a strong research program in astrophysics and provides a stimulating environment. Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Edo Berger
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden St.
Street Line 2: 
MS-19
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
6174957914
Email: 
eberger@cfa.harvard.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Edo Berger
Subject: 
Time-domain postdoctoral fellowship
Email: 
eberger@cfa.harvard.edu