GMU Graduate Research Assistant - P&A

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
George Mason University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

GMU Graduate Research Assistant - P&A


The Department of Physics and Astronomy of George Mason University invites applications for a Ph.D. position to work on accreting supermassive black holes with Prof. Claudio Ricci and Prof. Shobita Satyapal. The position will require to spend a significant fraction of time in Santiago, Chile, working at the Universidad Diego Portales. We are looking for highly motivated applicants who want to work in a multicultural and multi-institutional environment with opportunities to interact with a large team of scientists across the world. Applicants should have an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in Astronomy (or closely related fields), full-time commitment, and a good command of the English language.


Location: GMU Fairfax, VA and Santiago, Chile. Position anticipated to start in Fall 2020.


To Apply: All application materials (including letters of recommendation) should be submitted to and by e-mail to [email protected] and [email protected].


Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 1, 2019 for international students and January 15, 2019 for domestic for full consideration but late applicants will be considered until the position is filled.


Required Application Materials:

  • Motivation letter indicating your reasons for applying, research interests, and career plans and goals (two pages maximum). The letter should also indicate the preferred starting date.
  • Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum).
  • Copy of undergraduate academic transcripts (graduate transcripts too, if available). Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • General GRE scores


Included Benefits:

The scholarship includes a competitive stipend, tuition and fees. Research funds are also available from a number of different sources for travel between institutions and presentations at meetings.


EEO/Affirmative Action: GMU is an EO/AA/Vet/Disabled employer.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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