Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
City: 
Urbana
State/Province: 
IL
Zip/Postal: 
61801
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in Prof. Charles F. Gammie’s group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  We welcome candidates with broad interests in theoretical and computational astrophysics.  Current research in the group includes development of computational techniques, modeling of Event Horizon Telescope sources, topics in plasma astrophysics, statistical models of accretion flows, and the origin of the Earth's Moon.

The successful candidate will become part of a vibrant research community in the Illinois Center for Advanced Study of the University (ICASU; https://icasu.illinois.edu/) that bridges the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy, the School of Information Sciences, and the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA).  ICASU faculty working in closely related areas include Profs. Stu Shapiro, Helvi Witek, Nico Yunes, Gil Holder, Brian Fields, Paul Ricker, and Matt Turk. 

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics before the start date, which should be no earlier than March 2021 and no later than Oct. 2021.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of previous and current research (limited to 2 pages), and a research proposal (limited to 1 page) to gammie@illinois.edu with the subject line “Candidate name – Postdoc Candidate”, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.  A complete application and all letters of recommendation must be received by December 1, 2020 for full consideration.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 21, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Charles F. Gammie
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Loomis Lab
Street Line 2: 
1110 W Green St
City: 
Urbana
State/Province: 
IL
Zip/Postal Code: 
61801
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
gammie@illinois.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Charles F. Gammie
Subject: 
Theory Postdoc
Email: 
gammie@illinois.edu