Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Rutgers, The State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
136 Frelinghuysen Road
City: 
Piscataway
State/Province: 
NJ
Zip/Postal: 
08854
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to collaborate with Prof. Kristen McQuinn and her research group on studies of near-field cosmology and the star formation and chemical evolution histories of nearby galaxies. In addition, the successful applicant will play a leading role in analyzing and interpreting UV, optical, and IR imaging of the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds from a 500 orbit, multi-cycle Hubble Space Telescope program, Scylla. Work on independent research and the development of new projects will be encouraged.

The appointment will be for two years, with renewal up to four years contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. 

Rutgers offers competitive benefit packages and salaries. The campus is located 45 min from New York City in an area with several astrophysics institutes and departments, facilitating rich knowledge exchange and collaborations.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field by the start date. Applicants with observational and/or theoretical expertise on nearby galaxies are particularly encouraged to apply, but more important is the willingness to take on new projects, develop new skills, and work independently to bring projects to fruition.

Rutgers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Candidates from traditionally under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates can apply via the Rutgers Employment Opportunities webpage and submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications and a list of equity and inclusion activities in which the candidate has been involved, and a summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages). Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed to Lisa Rivera (lrivera@physics.rutgers.edu). Applications received by December 10, 2020, will receive full consideration.

 

 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Kristen McQuinn
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Rutgers, The State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
136 Frelinghuysen Road
City: 
Piscataway
State/Province: 
NJ
Zip/Postal Code: 
08854
Phone: 
848-445-8879
Email: 
kristen.mcquinn@rutgers.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
20FA0821
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kristen McQuinn
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astrophysics
Email: 
kristen.mcquinn@rutgers.edu