Postdoctoral Scholar- In Nearby Galaxy Studies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Washington
Street Line 1: 
3910 15th Ave NE
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate with Prof. Julianne Dalcanton on science enabled by the study of nearby galaxies on sub-kiloparsec scales. Areas of possible collaboration include stellar populations, stellar evolution, star formation on >10pc scales, and the cool or cold interstellar medium & their interaction with stars. The successful candidate will also become part of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury M31 and M33 teams, with preference being given to candidates with interests that benefit from these collaborative efforts. As a member of UW Astronomy, the successful candidate will also have access to our large share of the Apache Point Observatory 3.5m, to the Zwicky Transient Facility and LSST, and to the expertise in Astronomy's Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics & Cosmology (DIRAC) center and UW's eScience program. Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Qualifications: Candidates should (1) have a PhD or foreign equivalent in astronomy, physics, computer science, or a related subject. Degree must be conferred at least 2 weeks before start date. (2) have a good working facility with Python; (3) have good communication skills and be able to thrive in a collaborative environment.

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Applicants are required to submit the following: Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter that includes candidates preferred start date; earlier start dates are preferable but not required, a research statement that includes a 2-3 page description of past research, and a 1-2 page description of future research interests, highlighting those that would take advantage of resources at UW and in Prof. Dalcanton's group, contact information for three letters of recommendation. Include their titles and email addresses.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, please send your application by November 11, 2019

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 11, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, November 11, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Julianne Dalcanton
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