CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University

Fellowship Title: CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Location:Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics, Cosmology, Relativity, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/01, finished 2017/03/16, listed until 2017/08/31)

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

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.

CIERA Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program and benefit from a diverse and dynamic intellectual environment. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

Areas of special current interest include: galaxy formation modeling (including cosmological simulations, star formation and stellar feedback, supermassive black hole growth and feedback, IGM and CGM predictions, and mock HST/JWST observations); evolution of single and binary stars; broad-band observations -- X-rays to radio -- and modeling of Astronomical Transients (including SuperLuminous Supernovae, Stellar Explosions, Gamma-Ray Bursts and Tidal Disruption Events); dynamics of dense star clusters; and data analytics relevant to large-scale surveys.

When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.

Fellowship appointments will be for a three-year term starting in September 2017. The annual stipend is $67,500 and the positions come with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.

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 above email address. Applications received by December 1st, 2016 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please state that you are applying for the CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship 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 in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Included Benefits:
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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

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

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