Postdoc position in gravitational dynamics, from Black Holes, Stars to Exoplanets

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Los Angeles
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Smadar Naoz's research group within UCLA's department of physics and astronomy.  The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Professor Smadar Naoz. The research topics are broadly related to dynamical gravitational interactions covering a wide range of scales which include (but are not limited to):

  • Planetary system dynamical interactions
  • Multi stellar system interactions and stellar evolution
  • Stellar dynamics in the presence of an extreme gravitational potential, such as massive black holes

A successful candidate will be able to join the Galactic Center group and/or iPLEX depending on the specific research interests. Furthermore, a successful candidate will be joining a very active astronomy department that is playing a leading role in both Keck and TMT.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and/or equivalent field by the date of hire.


The position will initially be for one year, with an extension on a year-by-year basis up to three years total, pending satisfactory performance.

Qualified applicants should e-mail a single PDF to containing:

  • A CV, including a publication list
  • A brief statement of past research and future aims (3 pages or less)

Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to by December 15th, 2019.

Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The position will start in the fall of 2020 or later.

Information on postdoctoral appointments and resources at UCLA is available here:

UCLA has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Included Benefits: 

This position will be benefits eligible. For more information see:

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
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