Time-Domain & Multi-messenger Astrophysics Postdoctoral Position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, August 20, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Maryland
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Street Line 1: 
4296 Stadium Drive
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1113 Physical Sciences Complex
College Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics. The position is for two years and extendable for a third year, depending on performance and continued funding. The position is funded through the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), for work on-site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

The complete application will consist of a curriculum vitae (max 2 pp), a publication list, and a statement of research interests (max 3 pp). This information should be submitted as a single PDF file via electronic mail to Dr. Eleonora Troja ([email protected]). Applicants should also instruct three references to submit letters of recommendation to the same email address with the applicant's name in the subject field. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered; incomplete information will not be reviewed. Applications completed by August 10, 2021 will receive full consideration, late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should have experience in observational astronomy. Candidates with previous experience in UV/optical/IR spectroscopy and imaging (from space or from the ground), radio/mm and/or X-ray observations are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will lead and participate in observations across the electromagnetic spectrum of transient objects, including gamma-ray bursts, gravitational wave counterparts, kilonovae and/or fast radio bursts. A candidate must have received their Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field prior to beginning their appointment.

The proposed starting date is September 15, 2021, although a later start is negotiable. Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic may require that the successful candidate work remotely, at least initially. We would expect the candidate to transition to on-site work once GSFC resumes full on-site access, but this expectation can be discussed as part of the hiring process. The candidate may be required to be vaccinated; see details near the end of this posting."

Salary is commensurate with experience and relevant research. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, and holidays plus State Health, Dental, and Life Insurance for qualified candidates.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMCP, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMCP, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Eleonora Troja