Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of North Carolina
Physics & Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill invites applications for postdoctoral associates to conduct research in theoretical and computational astrophysics with Prof. Carl Rodriguez. The successful candidate will work in any of the following areas: gravitational-wave or multi-messenger astrophysics, compact-object astrophysics, stellar dynamics, post-Newtonian theory, binary stellar evolution, or galaxy assembly/galactic archeology.

Candidates with experience in theoretical, computational, or multi-messenger astrophysics and an interest (though not necessarily experience) in any of the aforementioned areas are encouraged to apply. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, with renewal for a third year upon satisfactory progress. The position comes with a competitive salary, health benefits, and relocation expenses. Additional funds are available for computational equipment and travel.

The successful applicant will join the UNC Physics and Astronomy Department and will be encouraged to collaborate with other faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates. UNC has access to several observatory facilities, including guaranteed time on the SOAR Telescope in Chile.  The Rodriguez group also has access to significant computational resources, including dedicated nodes on the Longleaf Cluster at UNC and the Henry2 Cluster at NC State.

For full consideration, all materials should be received by Jan 15th, 2023.   The anticipated starting date is September 2023, although a later or earlier start date can be negotiated. Candidates should apply online at, where they can upload their curriculum vitae, research statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. The position will be for an initial period of two years, with renewal for a third year upon satisfactory progress. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$60,000USD to $0USD
Included Benefits

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Dec 14
Application Deadline
2023 Jan 15


Carl Rodriguez