Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame

Position ID:NotreDame-Physics-PDASTRO [#1729]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Astrophysics
Position Location:Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Photon-based Scattering and Spectroscopy
Appl Deadline:2012/10/15 finished (posted 2012/08/14, listed until 2012/11/11)
Position Description:    

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

The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics invites applicants to apply for a position as postdoctoral scholar / research scientist to work with Professor Justin R. Crepp in experimental astrophysics. Notre Dame is a partner with the Large Binocular Telescope ( and has a strong astrophysics group. The successful applicant will work on the design, construction, and testing of instruments that operate at visible and near-infrared wavelengths to detect and study extrasolar planets orbiting nearby stars.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with previous postdoctoral experience and a background in instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply, although more junior applicants are also eligible. It is anticipated the position may become permanent, depending on the availability of funds. Support is guaranteed for three years though contingent upon performance. Base salary will be commensurate with experience. Some funds for moving expenses are available.

Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana and provides a family friendly environment and affordable cost of living. The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits through Notre Dame’s employee program (

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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