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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physics-Astronomy 10032666
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a research associate (postdoctoral) position working with Professors Mark Voit and Brian O’Shea at Michigan State University on theoretical and computational modeling of the circumgalactic medium.  The successful candidate will help to design, execute, and analyze numerical simulations of the links between black-hole feedback and condensation of the ambient gas around massive galaxies.  Candidates with expertise in large-scale simulation and/or computational fluid dynamics, are particularly encouraged to apply.  Inquiries about the position are actively encouraged (voit@pa.msu.edu).  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment’s start date. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years upon mutual agreement. The expected starting date is August 2018 but is negotiable.

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 Jan 16, 2018. 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’s start date

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate will help to design, execute, and analyze numerical simulations of the links between black-hole feedback and condensation of the ambient gas around massive galaxies.  Candidates with expertise in large-scale simulation and/or computational fluid dynamics, are particularly encouraged to apply.  Inquiries about the position are actively encouraged (voit@pa.msu.edu).  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment’s start date.

Required Application Materials

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 https://careers.msu.edu  using posting number NNNN (A link to this site can be found above). Note that the requests for reference letters are sent electronically once an application is submitted online, so it is useful to apply early.

Special Instructions

Review of materials will begin Jan 16, 2018. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

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