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Deadline: 2020-12-01
Location: Urbana-Champaign, USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in Prof. Charles F. Gammie’s group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We welcome candidates with broad interests in theoretical and computational astrophysics. Current research in the group includes development of computational techniques, modeling of Event Horizon Telescope sources, topics in plasma astrophysics, statistical models of accretion flows, and the origin of the Earth’s Moon.

The successful candidate will become part of a vibrant research community in the Illinois Center for Advanced Study of the University (ICASU; https://icasu.illinois.edu/) that bridges the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy, the School of Information Sciences, and the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA). ICASU faculty working in closely related areas include Profs. Stu Shapiro, Helvi Witek, Nico Yunes, Gil Holder, Brian Fields, Paul Ricker, and Matt Turk.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics before the start date, which should be no earlier than March 2021 and no later than Oct. 2021.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of previous and current research (limited to 2 pages), and a research proposal (limited to 1 page) to gammie[AT]illinois.edu with the subject line “Candidate name – Postdoc Candidate”, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. A complete application and all letters of recommendation must be received by December 1, 2020 for full consideration.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


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