Postdoctoral research position in the field of interstellar medium (ISM) studies:
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Astronomy, UW Madison in the field of interstellar medium (ISM) studies. The successful applicant will collaborate with Professor Snezana Stanimirovic and her research group. Possible research projects include (but are not limited to): interpretation of HI absorption spectra, close comparison between ISM observations and numerical simulations, early stages of molecule and star formation, and early science with the Australian SKA Pathfinder Galactic HI survey (GASKAP). Applicants with background in observations, theory, and numerical simulations are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to scientists whose research is broadly related to observational studies of the ISM.
A PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related discipline is required. The appointment is initially for two years, with a possible extension for the third year. The exact start date is negotiable. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to ISM Postdoc, Attn. Angela Normington, Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 475 N. Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706. Material can be sent electronically to .
Applications received by January 1, 2016 are guaranteed full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Prof. Stanimirovic,
Post-doctoral position studying the dynamics and stellar populations of spiral disks.
The Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a post-doctoral position studying the dynamics and stellar populations of spiral disks. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Matt Bershady and collaborators on observational studies using data from MaNGA/SDSS-IV and custom-built IFUs on WIYN and other facilities. Research will focus on coupling the relative amplitude of rotation and velocity dispersion of gas and stars with stellar ages and abundances, used as chronometers, to probe the dynamical heating of disks over the past 4-6 Gyrs. Duties include timely analysis and publication, as well as planning and implementation of complementary observing programs. The position is initially for two years with an optional third year. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2016.
Applications must have a recent Ph.D. in astronomy or related field; experience with IFU data, kinematics, stellar populations, spectral analysis and/or SDSS is relevant. Applications should include a research summary, bibliography, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, submitted electronically to
Post-doctoral position in cosmic ray astrophysics.
The Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a post-doctoral position studying the astrophysics of cosmic rays. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Ellen Zweibel and collaborators on theoretical studies of cosmic ray acceleration, transport, and interactions with the background medium in galaxies, galaxy clusters, and the intergalactic medium. The Astronomy Department, Plasma Physics Program, Wisconsin Plasma Astrophysics Laboratory (WIPAL), and Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) offer a rich environment for plasma astrophysics. Opportunities to teach and mentor students may be available. The position is initially for two years with an optional third year. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2016, but other start dates are possible. The salary and benefits are competitive.
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field. Experience in computational or theoretical plasma physics and/or cosmic ray astrophysics is helpful but not essential. Applications should include a research statement, bibliography, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation and should be submitted electronically to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applications received by February 1, 2016 will be ensured full consideration.