Cornell University, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Position ID:Cornell-CCAPS-RA1 [#14674, WDR-00020696]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Starting Date:2020/09/01
Appl Deadline:2019/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2019/09/17, finished 2020/07/19, listed until 2019/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

DEPARTMENT MISSION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION Cornell is a private Ivy League University and the land grant University for New York State. The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science’s mission is to foster research among astronomers, physicists, engineers, geologists and other researchers with interests relevant to space sciences. Connected to, and contained within, the Department of Astronomy, the Center administers research grants and contracts across several Cornell departments. The Center also aims through public outreach to disseminate information about space science to students and the general public.

JOB ADVERTISEMENT The Theoretical Astrophysics Research Group at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Cornell University is seeking Research Associate to work on various astrophysics and planetary science projects, focusing on two broad areas: (1) Exoplanets, planet formation and dynamics; (2) Compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) and gravitational wave astrophysics. Candidates with expertise in theoretical and computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will work primarily with Professor Dong Lai (see ) at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, housed within the Department of Astronomy. He/she will also have the opportunity to interact with other theoretical astrophysicists and planetary scientists at Cornell, as well as the opportunity to carry out independent research.

The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years’ contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2020 and is negotiable.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field and provide proof of PhD upon hire.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through Academic Jobs online. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (2-3 pages) description of research interests, and should arrange three letters of reference to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online or sent to the email below.

All materials should be received by December 15th, 201.

Please direct position inquiries to Professor Dong Lai, at

Included Benefits: Benefit information can be reviewed at:

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PhD in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a related field Recent related research publications with a strong publication record Proven verbal and written communication skills Successful research experience in field

PREFERRED SKILLS Prior research experience in theoretical/computational astrophysics.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
106 Space Sciences
Cornell Campus
Ithaca, New York 14853

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