Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Steward ObservatoryDepartment Website Link:
Tucson, AZ USAPosition Highlights:
The department of Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applicants to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will work with Professor David Sand on one or more projects centered on time domain astrophysics and associated survey design. Potential projects include: a) a high cadence supernova search and gravitational wave follow-up program with the newly upgraded 90Prime imager on the Kitt Peak 90-in telescope, directly tied to other Steward facilities; b) the sub-day cadence supernova search, DLT40, which is adding a third survey telescope; c) other infrastructure efforts to prepare Steward Observatory for rapid and persistent follow-up of transient events in the coming years.
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!
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Astronomical research in the area of time domain astrophysics.
Additional duties may be assigned.Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the position in Summer or Fall 2021.Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in time domain astrophysics and/or instrumentation is a plus.FLSA:
ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)Type of criminal background check required::
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
1/7/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
To apply, submit a University of Arizona application in the Talent recruitment system. Also include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and in the 'additional document slot' a statement of research interests .
Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected] as well.
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