Postdoctoral position in accretion-powered astrophysics

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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Michigan
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Job Description

​The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position with Dr. Jon Miller, focusing on observational studies of accretion onto black holes across the mass scale and related feedback, and/or studies of neutron stars, with a particular emphasis on XRISM science.

Applicants must have completed their PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics before starting the position in September 2024, and have past experience with multiple observatories, multi-wavelength studies, time domain studies, and/or high-resolution X-ray spectra.  Research interests that are forward-looking and suited to the recently launched  XRISM mission are especially valued.  The University of Michigan is a partner in the Magellan Project and  the MDM observatory, and the ELT.

The total length of this position is expected to be three years.  As per university-wide guidelines, appointments are in one year increments with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.  The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A full benefits package will be included.

Applicants should submit a CV (including a publications list), statement of past research experience, statement of future research interests, and a cover letter (including the names of 3 confidential reviewers), through the link ​  Applications are due on November 9, 2023.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 16
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 09