Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Colorado, Boulder
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Astrophysics Theory Group at JILA/University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two or more Postdoctoral Research Associates nominally starting Fall 2019. We welcome applications from candidates interested in a wide range of topics in gravitational dynamics of planetary and/or stellar systems, astrophysical fluids and plasmas, and high-energy astrophysics. Research topics of current interest in the group include collective phenomena in the solar system/exoplanetary systems, dynamics of galactic nuclei, black hole accretion physics, and transients including extreme AGN variability and tidal disruption events. 

Our theory group is part of the Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS) department at CU Boulder. APS is affiliated with several research centers and institutes (LASP, CASA, JILA) and offers access to observing (SDSS IV/V, APO 3.5m) and supercomputing facilities. The APS department recognizes that the effectiveness and creativity of a group is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives. We therefore welcome candidates who have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or an equivalent degree by the date of employment. Initial appointment will be for two years, with a possible extension up to three years, depending on performance and funding. 

Qualified applicants should submit a single pdf containing:

   • Cover letter

   • CV (including publications)

   • Statement of research interests and goals (3 pages or less)

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by e-mail to Dr. Ann-Marie Madigan. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. CU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Oct 15
Application Deadline
2018 Dec 15