Research Associate in Astronomy

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-13
Req: R0019155

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work with Prof. Ilse Cleeves in the area of astrochemical modeling and observations of protoplanetary disks.

The postdoctoral research associate will join a vibrant star and planet-formation group spanning the departments of Astronomy and Chemistry, as well as NRAO, located nearby on UVa grounds and home to the NAASC. The successful candidate will also have access to the Astronomy Department's telescope resources, including the Large Binocular Telescope, the ARC 3.5-m Telescope at Apache Point Observatory, and the telescopes of Steward Observatory (including the ARO).

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in astronomy or a related field by the starting date of the appointment is required. Experience with astrochemistry, disk modeling, and/or ALMA observations is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, contact information for three references

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2020. Applications must be received by December 22, 2020 to be considered. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This position is initially a one-year appointment, with renewal for an additional two one-year increments contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The nominal start date is August 1, 2021.

For questions regarding the position, contact Ilse Cleeves, Assistant Professor, at

For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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Posted: 10/13/2020
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