Post Doctoral Associate - Department of Astronomy

Gainesville, Florida
Nov 14, 2016
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Astronomy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in astrophysics, who will be appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out original research independently and/or in collaboration with UF faculty. The field of study is open to observational and theoretical astrophysics, as well as instrumentation. The scholar will have the ability to apply for access to the UF High Performance Computing Center, including the newly built HiPerGator2.0 research computing cluster: (, and observational facilities including the Gran Telescopio Canarias and the UF 50-inch automatic telescope with an extremely high precision optical Doppler spectrograph.

UF has active observational, theoretical, and instrumentation groups. Candidates are expected to propose research that complements existing research programs in astrophysics and/or facilities at UF. Further information, including a list of faculty and their research interests can be found at   The position is renewable annually for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 

Advertised Salary:

A competitive salary and funds for research/travel will be provided, and the position includes a benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Physics or a related field is required prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at job number 499456, and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a research proposal summarizing the applicant's ongoing research directions, and interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) publication list. These files can be uploaded separately, or as a single PDF. In addition, names and email address for three or more references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letter. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 6, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 6, 2017. For more information, please feel free to email Anthony Gonzalez at

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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