Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Missouri, Columbia
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri, Columbia. The successful candidate will work with Professor Yicheng Guo on studying the star formation histories of distant low-mass galaxies, using multi-wavelength imaging datasets and Keck spectroscopy. The research will involve data reduction, scientific analysis, publication, and proposal writing. Independent research in similar fields will be encouraged and supported.


A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field is required by the start date. Desirable experience and skills include: (a) reduction and analysis of ground-based spectroscopic data (especially Keck/DEIMOS), (b) multi-wavelength astronomical data analysis, (c) strong programming skills, and (d) observing experience.


The initial appointment is for two years, with a renewal for the third year possible, contingent upon performance and funding availability. The negotiable start date is summer/fall 2020. The position comes with a competitive salary and funding for travel to observatories and conferences.


To apply, please submit a single PDF document to including the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) CV with a publication list, and 3) a statement of research accomplishments and interests and relevant technical experience (three pages maximum). Applicants must also arrange three letters of recommendation sent directly to Prof. Guo at, with the applicant's full name in the header. Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2020.


The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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