Postdoctoral Researcher in Nearby Galaxies and Resolved Stellar Populations

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Tampa
Street Line 1: 
401 W. Kennedy Blvd
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nearby Galaxies and Resolved Stellar Populations

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa has an opening for a limited term full-time grant funded postdoctoral position with benefits. This position will carry out research on nearby galaxies, resolved stellar populations and near-field cosmology in collaboration with Dr. Denija Crnojevic. The initial position will be for two years, renewable for a third year based on satisfactory performance.  The Magellanic Analog Dwarf Companions And Stellar Halos (MADCASH) project revolves around datasets from wide-field ground-based instruments as well as from the Hubble Space Telescope; the primary goals are finding faint dwarf satellites in the host galaxy halos, characterizing their stellar populations, and reconstructing the past formation and interaction histories of isolated galaxies in the Magellanic Clouds mass range.


  1. Assist with leading large ongoing surveys primarily focused on photometric studies of nearby dwarf galaxies and their stellar halos.
  2. Plan and perform new observations, collaborating closely with Dr. Jeffrey Carlin (Steward Observatory) and Dr. Annika Peter (Ohio State University) on all aspects of this project.
  3. Pursue their own research program.
  4. Interact with motivated undergraduate students at The University of Tampa.


  1. Candidates must hold a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or a related field by the start date.
  2. Previous experience with similar datasets as noted above will be beneficial.

Inquiries about the position are encouraged ([email protected]).

Review of application materials will begin on Jan 31, 2019.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website at     
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and brief statement of research experience and interests (up to 3 pages).

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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