Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Position ID:UCSB-Physics-PDASTRO1617 [#7792, JPF00812]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106-4030, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph)
Appl Deadline:2016/11/15 (posted 2016/09/01)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics

There will be a postdoctoral opening in the research group of Prof. Lars Bildsten starting September 1, 2017. 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. The scope of theoretical work ranges from supernova to angular momentum transport within stars relevant to core collapse supernovae progenitors and asteroseismology. Developing and using the computational tool, Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) is also a large part of the group's activities. We collaborate with the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF), and are involved with the upcoming Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF). Theoretically oriented observational astrophysicists are also 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.

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, 2016 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.

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Further Info:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kohn Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030

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