Resident Astronomer Position - JRID46694

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
January 15, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution/Company Name: 
Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM
Institution Classification/Type: 
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Dr. Michael Richer
Head, Observatorio AstronĂ³mico Nacional
Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM
Street Address Line 1: 
P.O. Box 439027
San Diego
Zip/Postal Code: 
United States of America
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: 
Job Announcement Text: 

The Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM) has an opening for a resident astronomer position at the National Astronomical Observatory in Ensenada/San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico.  Resident astronomers spend one third of their time on observatory duties and the rest of the time on their personal research at the IA-UNAM’s academic branch in Ensenada, BC. The observing facilities are described at

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy or a closely related field, and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience. Previous observing experience and knowledge of computer operating systems are required.  Bilingual candidates (Spanish and English) are especially encouraged to apply. Mexican citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.

The main selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and observing experience. The full job description is available at

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of previous experience and current and future professional interests, and a description of research plans. The candidate should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Michael Richer ( by 15 January 2013.

We strongly prefer material submitted by e-mail; letters can be sent by e-mail (scanned) or by courier. Please do not use regular post mail. Our mailing address is: Instituto de Astronomía, P.O. Box 439027 San Diego, California 92143 USA.

Included Benefits: 

Salary and benefits are competitive with international standards.
Health insurance is provided by the UNAM.