Astrophysics Postdoctoral Research Associate: Galactic Center, Star Formation, ISM, numerical or ob

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Job Title: Astrophysics Postdoctoral Research Associate: Galactic Center, Star Formation, ISM, numerical or observational
Job ID: 2019081
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Professor Cara Battersby's research group in the Astrophysics Program at the University of Connecticut. The successful candidate will work closely with the group on research topics related to star formation, the Galactic Center, Galactic structure, nearby galaxies, and the ISM, utilizing large datasets and/or numerical simulations. The growing UConn Astrophysics Program, with three recent faculty hires, has a vibrant and collegial atmosphere. The successful candidate will have opportunities for research mentoring, teaching, and outreach as desired.


Candidates are expected to have a PhD in astrophysics or closely-related field by the start date.


The ideal candidate will have a solid research portfolio, strong coding and analysis skills, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to promoting an inclusive community in astrophysics as well as an interest and/or experience in working with large datasets, numerical simulations, the Galactic Center, Galactic structure, nearby galaxies, star formation, and/or the ISM.


The desired start date is August 2, 2019 (with flexibility). The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for an additional two years contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds.


Please submit a CV, publication list, cover letter, and research statement (flexible length, about 2-4 pages) to UConn Jobs:, Staff Positions. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Cara Battersby ([email protected]). Questions about the position should also be directed to Prof. Cara Battersby. Evaluation of applications will begin December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019081)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 14, 2018.

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Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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