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Postdoctoral Position in X-ray emission studies from supernovae, supernova remnants and wind-blown bubbles around massive stars
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in X-ray emission studies from supernovae, supernova remnants and wind-blown bubbles around massive stars. The applicant will work with Dr. Vikram Dwarkadas at the University of Chicago, along with collaborators at different institutions.

The position is initially for one year, and renewable annually up to a maximum of 3 years, subject to availability of funding and satisfactory progress. The start date is negotiable, with a starting date in early 2017 being strongly preferred. A PhD in Physics, astrophysics or related discipline is required by the start date. Candidates should preferentially have obtained their PhD within the last 3 years.

Expertise in hydrodynamic modelling and finite-difference methods, as related to numerical and analytic computation of the evolution of young supernovae, supernova remnants and wind bubbles is required. Ability to calculate X-ray emission from numerical simulations, and comparison to observational data, is strongly desired. Knowledge of X-ray data reduction and analysis techniques would be preferred.

Applications in PDF form must include 1) a curriculum vitae with list of publications, 2) a statement of previous and current research, especially as related to the research areas described above, and outlining the applicant's prior work in these areas, and 3) contact information for at least three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to Dr. Dwarkadas . Review of applications will begin on Jan 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.