Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Cornell is a private Ivy League University and the land grant University for New York State. The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science's mission is to foster research among astronomers, physicists, engineers, geologists and other researchers with interests relevant to space sciences. Connected to, and contained within, the Department of Astronomy, the Center administers research grants and contracts across several Cornell departments. The Center also aims through public outreach to disseminate information about space science to students and the general public.
The Theoretical Astrophysics Research Group at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Cornell University is seeking Research Associate to work on various astrophysics and planetary science projects, focusing on two broad areas: (1) Exoplanets, planet formation and dynamics; (2) Compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) and gravitational wave astrophysics. Candidates with expertise in theoretical and computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will work primarily with Professor Dong Lai (see http://astro.cornell.edu/~dong/research.html ) at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, housed within the Department of Astronomy. He/she will also have the opportunity to interact with other theoretical astrophysicists and planetary scientists at Cornell, as well as the opportunity to carry out independent research.
The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years' contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2020 and is negotiable.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field and provide proof of PhD upon hire.
Recent related research publications with a strong publication record
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (2-3 pages) description of research interests, and should arrange three letters of reference to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online or sent to the email below.
All materials should be received by December 15, 2019.
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