University of California, Santa Barbara, KITP

Position ID:UCSB-KITP-PDSTELLARASTRO_2021 [#14184, PD Stellar Astro]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106-4030, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2019/01/01help popup finished (accepting applications 2019/08/02, finished 2020/03/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

There will be a postdoctoral scholar opening in the research group of Prof. Lars Bildsten starting September 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on continued funding and a reasonable level of research performance. The postdoctoral scholar would carry out research in collaboration with Bildsten's research group. The scope of theoretical work in stellar astrophysics ranges from supernovae to probing stellar properties via asteroseismology. Developing and using the computational tool, Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) is also a large part of the group's activities. We strongly collaborate with the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) and an active theory network in Time Domain Astrophysics with Caltech and UC Berkeley. Theoretically oriented observational astrophysicists are welcome to apply.

Minimum requirements: Completion of Ph.D. degree by the start date. Additional requirements: Outstanding research in astrophysics appropriate to level of position, and the ability to identify and pursue research problems independently while working well in an interactive and dynamic setting.

Applications for postdoctoral positions should be made electronically via the Academic Jobs Online website:

The application must consist of a curriculum vita, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Applicants will also be considered for postdoctoral positions in stellar and time-domain astrophysics that are joint between UC Berkeley, Caltech, and KITP.

Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Lars Bildsten (bildsten at Apply by November 15, 2019 for primary consideration. Later applications will be considered only as long as openings exist.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kohn Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030

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