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Postdoct positions NP3M Focus Research Hub

Oct 04, 2021

As part of the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub in Theoretical Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation, is soliciting applications for several postdoctoral research positions  

The Hub seeks applicants from the range of disciplines that are needed to understand the physics of neutron star mergers. Applicants will gain experience across the science pursued by NP3M. Applicants with experience in areas such as gravitational wave astronomy, multimessenger observations of neutron stars, the physics of hot and/or dense strongly-interacting matter, the nature of exotic nuclei, r-process nucleosynthesis, and computational astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply.

These postdocs will be employees of either the University of Tennessee, Syracuse University, Penn State University, the University of Houston, or Indiana University but may also perform research at any one of the institutions represented by the NP3M senior investigators, which includes LIGO Scientific Collaboration group at California State University Fullerton. See NP3M for a complete list and for more information about our collaboration. 

For full consideration, applications are due by November 1st, 2021, for positions beginning in the Fall of 2022, but late applications may be considered and earlier start dates are possible. A complete application consists of a CV, a research statement which summarizes recent research achievements and details a future research program, a diversity statement (see below), a publication list, and the contact information for at least three recommendations.NP3M postdocs will have the opportunity to work with multiple NP3M investigators. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact Andrew Steiner (awsteiner(at)utk.edu) and/or NP3M senior investigators or executive board members listed on NP3M to discuss their proposed research program.

Applications are strongly encouraged to provide a diversity statement. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to the NP3M collaboration. Applications should include a 1-2 page diversity statement which includes a description of how applicants have been involved with DEI efforts at their current institution and/or how they envision their involvement as a postdoc in NP3M.We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.