Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-CCAPS-RA [#7908, Dong Lai]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Starting Date:2017/09/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/31 finished (posted 2016/10/01, updated 2016/09/12, listed until 2017/01/31)
Position Description:    

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

Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics: Exoplanets, Disks and Compact Objects Cornell University Space Sciences Building Ithaca, NY 14853

Email Inquires: Prof. Dong Lai ( Applications: Submitted online at

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position at Cornell University. We are interested in candidates with prior experience in theoretical/ computational astrophysics. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Dong Lai on various theoretical astrophysics problems, focusing on astrophysical (particle and fluid/MHD) dynamics, with applications to exoplanets, accretion disks and compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs).

The successful applicant will join the research group of Prof. Dong Lai (see at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, housed in the Academic Department of Astronomy. He/she will also have opportunity to interact with other theoretical astrophysicists and planetary scientists at Cornell, as well as opportunity to carry out independent research.

The position is for one year, renewable to up to a total of 3 years contingent on funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2017 but an earlier date is possible.

Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Dong Lai ( Applicants should submit a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, all in a single pdf file, (Please note "Research Associate Position of Prof. Dong Lai" in the subject heading.) They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same site. (Please note the applicant's name, followed by "Research Associate Position of Prof. Dong Lai" in the subject heading). All materials should be received by December 15, 2016. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. .

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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

Further Info:
104 Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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