Postdoctoral position in Observational Extragalactic Astronomy

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University of California Irvine

Postdoctoral position in Observational Extragalactic Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work with Dr. Vivian U and her research group ( The successful candidate will have substantial input in the nature and direction of ongoing projects within the group, and will be encouraged to explore projects that broadly fit within the topics of supermassive black holes, infrared or active galaxies, galaxy mergers, and/or integral field spectroscopy. All exceptional candidates will be considered.

The successful applicant will have access to world class telescopes and instruments through the UC Observatories. UCI postdoctoral scholars may apply for time at Lick Observatory as PI, and will have access to the Keck Observatory through Dr. U. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to a culture of inclusivity, and the successful candidate will share this vision. We strongly encourage academically and culturally diverse scholars to apply.

The position will start in Fall 2021 and will initially be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent upon funding and annual progress evaluations. The successful applicant should hold a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline by the starting date of the appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV (with publication list), research statement, and contact information for three references to UCI's online application system at Letters of references will be requested from the online system and should be received by the application deadline.

Applications received by December 14, 2020 will receive full considerations; late applications will be accepted until the position is filled. General inquiries about this position may be directed to [email protected].

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Posted: 2/22/2021
Application Due: 2/22/2033
Work Type: Full Time