University of California, Santa Barbara, KITP

Position ID:UCSB-KITP-PDSTELLARASTRO_2024 [#25288, PD Stellar Astro]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106-4030, United States Minor Outlying Islands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/14, finished 2024/02/16)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

There will be a postdoctoral opening in the research group of Prof. Lars Bildsten starting September 1, 2024.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 researcher would carry out research in collaboration with Bildsten's research group, which is presently focused on theoretical work ranging from supernova progenitors to 3D simulations of massive star envelopes and explosive interactions. Developing and using computational tools for 3D stellar and supernova physics is a large part of the group's activities. We also strongly interact with scientists of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), while maintaining a host of theoretical collaborations in the stellar and explosive astrophysics domain. Theoretically oriented observational astrophysicists working in these areas 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.

Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Lars Bildsten (bildsten at Apply by November 15, 2023 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030