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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 at Michigan State University working with Prof. Laura Chomiuk on multi-wavelength observations of Galactic novae.

This group has active multi-wavelength programs to study novae at radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths, and synthesize observational findings with theoretical predictions. We are particularly interested in studying shocks in novae and imaging the ejecta morphology/evolution. We are also leading a systematic Galaxy-wide survey for novae with ASAS-SN. Michigan State has guaranteed access to the SOAR 4-m telescope in Chile. Inquiries about the position are actively encouraged (

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start. The initial appointment will be for one year and will be renewable for additional years upon mutual agreement.

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.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests. The names and contact information should be submitted for three letters of reference; referees will submit reference letters through the system. Note that the requests for reference letters are sent electronically once an application is submitted online, so it is useful to apply early. All information should be uploaded to the web site

Special Instructions

Review of materials will begin Jan 22, 2017.

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

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