Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Montana State University
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
264 Barnard Hall
City: 
Bozeman
State/Province: 
Montana
Zip/Postal: 
59717
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher at Montana State University to work with the group of Prof. Amy Reines.  The research conducted by this group is focused on massive black holes in dwarf galaxies and the origin of black hole "seeds."  More generally, we are interested in AGNs, extragalactic star formation, the evolution of galaxies and their massive black holes, as well as gravitational waves and multi-messenger astrophysics.  We currently utilize large astronomical surveys as well as dedicated observations spanning radio to X-ray wavelengths.  As part of the eXtreme Gravity Institute (www.montana.edu/xgi/) at Montana State University, we also have in-house expertise in gravitational wave theory and analysis.  Additionally, group members have access to the University’s Hyalite Research Computing Cluster (http://www.montana.edu/uit/rci/hyalite/).

The successful applicant will be expected to work on topics of interest within this broad framework and work collaboratively with the group.  They will develop and lead their own observational and/or theoretical projects, as well as have the opportunity to help mentor students.

The initial appointment will be for two years, starting summer/fall 2019, with an additional year contingent on funding and performance.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a 3-page statement of research experience and future plans, a CV, and 3 confidential letters of reference by 15 Dec 2018.  For complete job announcement and application procedures, see https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/14250.

Montana State University is located in beautiful Bozeman.  Known for outdoor recreation, Bozeman is surrounded by mountains and only 90 miles away from Yellowstone National Park.  Bozeman is a small, energetic town that has the cultural amenities of a much larger city including a symphony, opera, and ballet companies, as well as many locally-owned shops, restaurants and galleries that make for a vibrant Downtown.

Montana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled.  In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Included Benefits: 

Postdocs at MSU are considered Professional Employees and receive paid leave (e.g., sick leave, vacation, paid holidays) and employer-paid benefit contributions for retirement and heath insurance. For more information, see http://www.montana.edu/hr/Benefits.html and http://www.montana.edu/hr/benicalc.html.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Amy Reines
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
Montana State University
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
264 Barnard Hall
City: 
Bozeman
State/Province: 
Montana
Zip/Postal Code: 
59717
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
406-994-6874
Email: 
amy.reines@montana.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Amy Reines
Subject: 
Postdoctoral position
Email: 
amy.reines@montana.edu