CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University, and
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University

Position ID:Northwestern-CIERA-POSTDOCS [#3136]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Position Location:Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Computational Astrophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2013/09/09, listed until 2014/08/31)
Position Description:    

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

Northwestern University expects to offer several postdoctoral positions in astronomy and astrophysics starting in Fall 2014.

These positions will be part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern, and successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers. We are interested in candidates with experience in theoretical/computational astrophysics, or in instrument and optics development. Of particular interest this year are candidates who will work with Prof. Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere on galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation, stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the connection with the intergalactic medium), with Prof. Vicky Kalogera on gravitational wave astrophysics and data analysis, with Prof. Yoram Lithwick on the dynamics of planetary systems, with Prof. Fred Rasio on the modeling of exoplanets and/or dense star clusters, or with Prof. Mel Ulmer on magnetron-assisted fabrication & testing of thin films for X-ray optics. More information about CIERA can be found here.

Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the below address. Applications received by December 1st, 2013 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please clearly state which postdoctoral positions you are applying for in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions on the online application form as well as in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Information about benefits can be found here.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
For questions about applying, contact Janet Howe (
CIERA - Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112 , USA

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