Research Associate, College of Natural Science

East Lansing, MI
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5053

Internal Posting Date: 03-02-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on: 04-30-2017

Job Title: Research Associate

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science

Primary Department: 10032666 PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: Postdoctoral position at Michigan State University working with Prof. Jay Strader and his research group on observations of compact binaries in the Milky Way.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
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Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should also be submitted. All information should be uploaded to the web site using posting number 5053. Note that the requests for reference letters are sent electronically once an application is submitted online, so it is useful to apply early. Review of materials will begin Apr 30, 2017. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Jay Strader/Assistant Professor/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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