Postdoctoral researcher in computational/survey astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 S 1400 E Rm 201
Street Line 3: 
84112-0830
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
Utah
Zip/Postal: 
84112-0830
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in computational/survey astrophysics to collaborate with Dr. Yao-Yuan Mao and their research group. The postdoctoral researcher at this position will carry out collaborative research programs on topics that are overlapping with Dr. Mao’s research interests, including cosmological simulations, galaxy-halo connection models, spectroscopic and photometric surveys, dwarf galaxies in the nearby Universe, and astrophysical probes for dark matter.

 

Dr. Mao is an incoming Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, starting in Summer 2022. To learn more about Dr. Mao and their research, please visit https://yymao.github.io/.

 

Dr. Mao, the Department, and the University of Utah are all committed to providing an inclusive and diverse environment. We seek candidates who share these values and, through their day-to-day interactions, will support and promote an inclusive environment in the department. 

 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, expected to be September 1, 2022 but negotiable. Appointment length for this position will be 3 years. The position provides a competitive salary ($60,000 per year), an annual research fund, benefits, and relocation expenses. The University can sponsor J-1 or H-1b visas for non-US citizens.

 

To apply, please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/YHa6QNHmqEiEmJxM7) and follow the instructions. Applicants are encouraged to first apply for the Eccles AstroData Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy & Astrophysics (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/aea66e28). Once the applicant has applied for the Eccles Fellowship, they can simply fill out the above application form to be considered for this postdoctoral research position. No additional material is needed, but the applicant can provide an optional paragraph to supply any information relevant to this position. 

 

For applicants who wish to apply for this postdoctoral research position only, and not the Eccles Fellowship, they can also fill out the same application form. The form will prompt the applicant to submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae (with a list of publications), a statement of research interests and plans (roughly 4 pages or less), and contact information for (at least one) references. Letters of recommendation will be collected at a later stage. 

 

For full consideration, all materials (excluding letters of recommendation) should be received by December 6, 2021. Inquiries about this position should be addressed to Dr. Mao at [email protected].  

 

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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

 

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

 

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

 

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

[email protected]

 

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

 

To inquire about this posting, email: [email protected] or call 801-581-2300.

 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 6, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Yao-Yuan Mao
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 S 1400 E Rm 201
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
Utah
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Yao-Yuan Mao
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Postdoctoral researcher in computational/survey astrophysics