Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Oct 17, 2020
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Steward Observatory

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The selected candidate will work on research in fundamental physics and cosmological data analysis. Specifically, the Post Doctoral Associate will work on data analysis from the Dark Energy Survey and Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time, modeling of astrophysical effects, correlated statistical errors, and observational systematics. In addition, the Post Doctoral Associate will contribute to the scientific environment at the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Physics, including helping with the mentoring of undergraduate researchers.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research in fundamental physics and cosmological data analysis.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Musthave completed the requirements of a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physicsor related field by the time the appointment starts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Special Instructions to Applicant:

In addition to attaching the CV, applicants are asked to send a Research statement (3 pages max including Figs and references) and 3 letters of references to Dr. Tim Eifler at: [email protected]

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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