Postdoctoral research position in UV astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
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: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 2: 
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: 

The department of Steward Observatory seeks applicants to fill a Postdoc position in galaxy evolution, star formation, UV/VIS instrumentation, including detector development, spectrograph design, and flight projects working with Prof. Erika Hamden in her UV group at the University of Arizona. The applicant will have a leading role in current and new projects including but not limited to:

  • Working on Aspera, (PI: Dr. Carlos Vargas), a funded UV SmallSat mission observing coronal gas in nearby galaxies.
  • Developing Hyperion, a $290 M UV spectrograph designed to observe molecular hydrogen in our galaxy 
  • Assisting with FIREBall, a UV multi-object spectrograph
  • Developing UV detector technology through an ongoing collaboration with JPL. 
  • Design and proposal writing for new ground and space based spectrographs and missions. 

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of success working on UV data, spectroscopic data at any wavelength, or with detectors/hardware/electronics systems at any wavelength. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own science portfolio while working in Prof. Hamden’s group.  This will be a three year assignment.

To apply, submit a UACareers application and include. a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interested. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to hamden@arizona.edu applicants must apply online to 
https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4105?c=arizona

Posting req#4105 on the UA Talent website.

 

 

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 here http://www.hr.arizona.edu/benefits

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Erika Hamden
Title: 
Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Assistant 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
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Erika Hamden
Subject: 
req # 4105
Email: 
hamden@arizona.edu