Postdoctoral Scientist -- Nearby Galaxies and Resolved Stellar Populations

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 1: 
933 N. Cherry Avenue
Street Line 3: 
85721
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal: 
85721
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Professor David Sand and collaborators on the general topics of nearby galaxies, dwarf galaxies and resolved stellar populations. The successful candidate will help lead large, ongoing projects primarily focused on photometric and spectroscopic studies of dwarf galaxies, stellar halos and globular clusters around the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. These programs utilize deep imaging from wide-field ground-based cameras, Hubble Space Telescope imaging, and kinematic/spectroscopic datasets.

Observational facilities at Steward include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, and an assortment of 1-2m class telescopes. Postdocs can apply for time on any Steward facility directly as PI and will be encouraged to do so. Steward is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world.

The position is for 2 years, renewable for a third year. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the position in Summer or Fall 2022. Experience with Hubble Space Telescope imaging is desired, but all interested applicants should apply. The appointment may be started earlier if mutually agreed. To apply, submit a UA Talent application https://talent.arizona.edu req7916, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests.  Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected]

Applicants should apply by January 15, 2022.

Included Benefits: 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click https://talent.arizona.edu/

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
David Sand
Title: 
Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Institution/Company: 
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 2: 
933 N. Cherry Avenue
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal Code: 
85721
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5206216524
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
University of Arizona
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
David Sand
Subject: 
req#7916