The Lafayette College Department of Physics seeks applications for a postdoctoral researcher in pulsar astrophysics. This is one of several postdoctoral positions that are funded through the newly established North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) Physics Frontier Center (PFC); see The goal of the NANOGrav PFC is to detect low-frequency gravitational waves and characterize the low-frequency gravitational wave universe through radio timing observations of pulsars. The postdoctoral researchers will be part of a diverse community of NANOGrav members in the United States and Canada and will benefit from mentoring by and collaboration with researchers at a range of institutions. The postdoctoral researchers will also play a large role in the work of the International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA) and will have ample opportunities for international travel and collaboration. The NANOGrav postdoctoral position at Lafayette will focus on radio pulsar timing and data analysis, but will have time to pursue research in other areas as well.

Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with strong programs in sciences, arts, and engineering. It is conveniently situated in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia.

This is a grant-funded, three-year position with a start date of July 1, 2016 (negotiable). A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. Questions about this position should be addressed to Prof. David Nice, +1-610-330-5204.

The screening process will begin on January 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.   Submitted a letter of application, statement of research interests (up to 2 pages), curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via or the link at

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