Johns Hopkins University, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:JHU-Physics-PD_TA [#26091, JHK]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astronomy / Astronomy and Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/10/05, listed until 2023/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics at the Center for Astrophysical Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Working under the supervision of Professor Julian Krolik, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a variety of projects having to do with black hole accretion. Contexts include merging supermassive black holes, merging neutron stars, tidal disruption events, and others. Some of these projects are computational, some are analytic; some may include collaboration with leading astrophysical theorists from around the world. The postdoc will also have time to perform independent research.

The starting date for this position is flexible, but could be as early as spring or as late as fall, 2024. Officially the appointment must be renewed annually, but extension to three years is expected. It will offer a competitive salary, and benefits include health insurance.

The JHU Center for Astrophysical Sciences and the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute form a large and lively astrophysical community. Thanks to a recent large private gift, the JHU astrophysics group is slated to grow further in the next several years. Ample computational facilities are available through JHU’s 34K core / 2 PFLOP cluster ( and Krolik’s participation in large allocations on national supercomputers. In this environment, the postdoc will be immersed in first-rate work on everything from cosmology to extra-solar planets.

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community.

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Further Info:
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Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bloomberg Center for Physics & Astronomy, Room 366
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218