Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position at Michigan State University working with Profs. Laura Chomiuk and Jay Strader on X-ray and optical observations of compact binaries.

This group has active multi-wavelength programs to investigate black holes and neutron stars in both globular clusters and the field of the Milky Way and external galaxies. Our observational effort spans the range of radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths, and Michigan State has guaranteed access to the SOAR 4-m telescope in Chile. The successful candidate will likely focus on X-ray and/or optical studies of compact binaries, though candidates with experience at other wavelengths are welcome to apply.

The initial appointment will be for one year and will be renewable for at least two additional years dependent on performance and funding.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Astronomy, Physics or a related subject

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start in summer or fall of 2018.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests. Three (3) letters of reference should also be submitted. 

All information should be uploaded to using posting number 495773.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin April 16, 2018 and continue until filled.

Inquiries about the position are actively encouraged ([email protected]).




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Posted: 4/2/2018
Application Due: 10/27/2018
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