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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Job location: Washington State University

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-06
Req: R-139


306-YN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Washington State University



Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible

Position Number:

Position Details:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University in the research group of Dr. Vivienne Baldassare. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a start date in Fall 2021. A third year is contingent on available funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will pursue research on topics related to time domain observations (especially of supermassive black holes) and/or active galactic nuclei in low-mass galaxies. Current interests of the group include variability selection of active galactic nuclei in low-mass galaxies and changing-state active galactic nuclei. The postdoctoral researcher will have access to data from the Young Supernova Experiment (yse.ucsc.edu), a new 1500 square degree time domain survey being carried out with the Pan-STARRS telescopes. Applicants are encouraged to describe how they would utilize this data in their research statement.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience, education, and University policy
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: No
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12

Overtime Eligibility: Overtime eligible
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department: Physics and Astronomy
Department Link: physics.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been determined to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: Screening will begin on January 15, 2021 and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Astronomy or Physics at the start of the postdoctoral research position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials include a cover letter, a single statement of research interests, experience, and future plans (5 pages maximum), and C.V. (including a publication list). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to vivienne.baldassare@wsu.edu.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement including research interests, experience, and future plans
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time