Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Jan 08, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Steward Observatory

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Tucson, AZ USA

Position 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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Duties & Responsibilities:

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.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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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]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special 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.

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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