Astrophysics Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Connecticut
Department Name: 
Physics Department
United States of America
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Prof. Cara Battersby’s research group in the Astrophysics Program at the University of Connecticut. The successful candidate will work closely with the group on research topics related to star formation, the Galactic Center, Galactic structure, nearby galaxies, and the ISM, utilizing large datasets from radio to X-ray, and numerical simulations. The growing UConn astrophysics program, with five recent faculty hires, has a vibrant and collegial atmosphere. The successful candidate will have opportunities for research, mentoring, teaching, and outreach as desired.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astrophysics or closely related field by the start date

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A solid research portfolio, strong coding and analysis skills, excellent communication skills, a commitment to promoting an inclusive community in astrophysics, interest and/or experience in working with large data sets, numerical simulations, Galactic Center, star formation, the ISM, and/or working with radio, IR, and/or X-ray datasets.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495883 to upload a CV, publication list, cover letter, and research statement (flexible in length, about 2-4 pages). Please list in your CV or cover letter the names and contact information of three persons who may be contacted to submit letters of reference upon request. Questions about the position should also be directed to Prof. Cara Battersby. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 18, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.


The desired start date is August 12, 2022 (with flexibility). The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually for an additional two years contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds. UConn is an AA/EEO employer and employment at UConn is contingent upon successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Full employment details available here.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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