Postdoctoral position in accretion-powered astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position with Dr. Jon Miller, focusing on observational studies of accretion onto black holes across the mass scale and related feedback, and/or studies of neutron stars.

Applicants must have completed their PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics before starting the position in September 2022, and have past experience with multiple observatories, multi-wavelength studies, time domain studies, and/or high-resolution X-ray spectra.  Research interests that are forward-looking and suited to the upcoming XRISM mission are especially valued.  The University of Michigan is a partner in the Magellan Project, the MDM observatory, and NOEMA.

The total length of this position is expected to be three years.  As per university-wide guidelines, appointments are in one year increments with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.  The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A full benefits package will be included.

Applicants should send a CV, publications list, statement of past research experience, statement of future research interests, and the names of three potential references to jonmm – at –  A single PDF document is preferred.  The review of applications will begin on November 1 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.

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