Research Associate in Astronomy

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-13
Req: R0019898

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Prof. Shane Davis on radiation magnetohydrodynamic simulations of astrophysical accretion disks and winds.

The postdoctoral research associate will participate in the Disk and Wind Network, a collaboration between UVA, UNLV, IAS, the Flatiron Inst., and GSFC to study coupled accretion disks and winds in a variety of astrophysical sources. The candidate will be based in Charlottesville, VA but will travel to collaborating institutions, including the possibility of extended stays at the IAS and the Flatiron Institute to facilitate close collaboration with Prof. Jim Stone (IAS) and Dr. Yan-Fei Jiang (Flatiron Inst.).

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the starting date of the appointment is required. Computational astrophysics experience 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 Dec. 31, 2020 and the posting will remain open until filled. 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.

For questions regarding the position, contact Shane Davis, Associate 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: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
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