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Post Doctoral Associate in Astrophysics

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 522218
Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:The Department of Physics at the University of Florida invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct theoretical and computational research on topics related to supermassive black hole evolution. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in modeling the dynamics and gravitational-wave signatures of multiple supermassive black hole systems in galaxies, or other topics that overlap with the research of Dr. Laura Blecha’s group. The successful candidate will be encouraged to build collaborations with Dr. Blecha’s group and with other members of the growing computational astrophysics center at UF, as well as with our colleagues around the world. The nominal start date is August 16, 2022, though this is flexible.

The position may be renewed on a year-to-year basis contingent on performance and funding. A competitive salary and funds for research/travel will be provided, and the position includes a benefits package. The successful candidate will have access to significant computational resources via the state-of-the-art HiPerGator research computing cluster: (

The Department of Physics 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.

Advertised Salary:

$47,476 to $60,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Physics

Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to candidates with experience in modeling the dynamics and gravitational-wave signatures of multiple supermassive black hole systems in galaxies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job #522218) and must include: a cover letter, a research statement summarizing the applicant's ongoing research directions and future interests, a CV that includes a list of publications and the names and email addresses of 3 references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent to your references after the application is submitted, so early submission is encouraged.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 5, 2022. For more information, please contact Laura Blecha at [email protected].

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

The selected candidate will be required to provide an 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 educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the 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. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 01 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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