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Post Doctoral Associate in Astrophysics

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 519056
Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Grant or Research Administration
Department:16060000 - LS-ASTRONOMY

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Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applicants for a post-doctoral associate who will work with Dr. Jaehan Bae on young stars, young planets, protoplanetary disks, or planet formation, starting in Fall 2022. Candidates are welcome to suggest their own research projects on either theory or observation. Experience in (magneto-)hydrodynamic simulations, radiative transfer calculations, chemical modeling, machine learning and/or radio and millimeter data reduction/analysis is preferred.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website to learn more about the Department of Astronomy. The Department of Astronomy particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance, conduct, and availability of funds, may be renewed on a year-to-year appointment for up to three years.

Expected Salary:The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The applicant must have Ph.D. in astrophysics by the date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a one-page cover letter, (2) a research statement (free format, no page limit), (3) a CV including a list of publications, (4) and the names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. The system will request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications received after January 15, 2022 may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. For additional information, you may address your specific questions to Dr. Jaehan Bae (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:No.

Advertised: 30 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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