Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Astronomy

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-27-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The work will involve the development of an advanced beam mapping system for low frequency radio telescopes based on satellite and UAV signal sources. Experience with radio transmitters, receivers, and antennas together with software defined radio technology is required. Experience with radio polarimetric systems and associated data analysis is preferred. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, and an interest in working with students and public outreach.

The completion of a Ph.D. degree in astronomy or a related field by the start date of the appointment is required. Candidates with a strong interest in observational radio astronomy or scientific instrument development will be preferred.

This position is initially a one-year appointment, with renewal for an additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through [email protected] (, search on posting number 0622768 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin on 05/01/2018 however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Richard Bradley, [email protected]

Questions regarding the application process in [email protected] should be directed to: Barbara K. Johnson, 434-924-5070, [email protected]

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

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

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Posted: 5/27/2018
Application Due: 7/26/2018
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