Post-doctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics / Planetary Physics, Center for Matter at Atomic Pressure (CMAP)

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics and Astronomy
State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Contact Person: Connie Jones
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Rochester
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 20 2020
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The NSF Physics Center for Matter at Atomic Pressure (CMAP) a multi-institutional enterprise anchored at the University of Rochester, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (CMAP Fellows) in Theoretical or Computational Astrophysics or Planetary Physics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. by the start date in physics, astrophysics, planetary science, or a related discipline.  We are particularly interested in candidates who bridge the gap between astrophysics and planetary science.  Particular areas of interest include astrophysical and planetary magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamics, and plasma astrophysics; accretion process; planet formation, evolution, and structure; stellar structure and evolution; astrophysics of compact objects.  CMAP Fellows at the U. Rochester will be part of the larger CMAP NSF Physics Frontier Center, a collaboration between U. Rochester, Princeton, UC Davis, MIT, U. Buffalo, and UC Berkeley, for which the team members communicate weekly.

The position is for 2 years with a possible third year, depending on performance. Review of applications will be ongoing until a successful candidate is chosen.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by December 20 for full consideration. 

Applications consist of a CV, a statement of research interests and 3 letters of recommendation.  We strongly prefer all application materials to be submitted electronically to Ms. Connie Jones ([email protected]).   If sending by post please use the following address.

CMAP Postdoctoral Fellowship

c/o Connie Jones

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627-0171


The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. All applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin.