Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Astronomy

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-14-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of Star Formation, with a particular focus on observational and modeling research on star cluster formation, including analysis and interpretation of data from the Chandra and Hubble Space Telescopes. The postdoctoral Research Associate will be a member of Professor Jonathan Tan's research group and is expected to work collaboratively with other group members that are involved in these research projects.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field by the appointment start date. We seek candidates with strong experience in astronomical data reduction and statistical analysis.

This is a 6 months appointment; however, it may be extended for additional time, depending on available funding.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile online through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, CV including publication list, and a statement of research interests; search on posting number 0621622.

Review of applications will begin September 24, 2017; however, position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the posting or application process, please contact Barbara Johnson at

For questions regarding the position, contact Professor Zhi-Yun Li at

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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