Rice University, Physics & Astronomy

2080 24400
Position ID:Rice-Physics & Astronomy-PDNS [#24400, NS]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics of Neutron Stars
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/04/12 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/02/23, finished 2023/10/14, listed until 2023/10/23)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University expects to offer a two-year postdoctoral position in Theoretical Astrophysics, starting around September 2023. The candidate will be collaborating with Prof. Matthew Baring on understanding the fundamental physics of neutron star magnetospheres and atmospheres, with an emphasis on magnetars. This will connect to ongoing research programs that concentrate on theoretical and numerical modeling of classical and quantum plasmas in superstrong magnetic fields. These prioritize connections to astronomical observations in various radiation wavebands.

The position is initially for one year, with an extension to a second year expected, yet contingent upon performance. A PhD in physics or astronomy is required, and expertise in radiative processes and numerical simulations of their action in compact objects are important assets. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in Physics and Astronomy are particularly encouraged to apply.

The applicant must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research accomplishments/interests (max 3 pages) at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24400, and also arrange for three reference letters to be submitted via the same website. For full consideration, the complete application should be received by April 12, 2023.

Further information about the department and research interests of the faculty can be found at https://physics.rice.edu/.

Please contact Prof. Matthew G. Baring at baring@rice.edu if you have any questions.

Rice University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences.

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Further Info:
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Rice University
Department of Physics and Astronomy - MS 108
P. O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892