Postdoctoral position in extragalactic astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Kansas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive 1082 MalottPhysics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Gregory Rudnick on the characterization of distant galaxy clusters.

These projects make use of existing observations with HST, Spitzer, and with the world’s largest ground-based telescopes. Previous experience with HST imaging reduction and with the construction of galaxy luminosity and stellar mass functions is preferred, though not required. 50% of the successful candidate’s time is expected to be devoted to the development of their own research program. The appointment is initially for 2 years. Further extension is contingent on additional funding and performance. The salary is competitive and includes funds for travel and computers. The successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in collaborations with Prof. Rudnick’s national and international collaborators. The hope is that the candidate can start in July 2019.

Our department and university are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. Individuals who are committed to furthering these causes are encouraged to apply.  We especially welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Physics and Astronomy.  This includes, but is not limited to, women, racial and ethnic underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQIA individuals as well as those residing at the intersection of these axes.

The University of Kansas has a vibrant research atmosphere with 7 faculty working in the field of astrophysics ranging from galactic chemical evolution, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, space physics, and extragalactic astronomy. Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, affordable living, and a diverse cultural mix. It has often been called the "Austin of Kansas." It is also only an hour from the many good things that Kansas City has to offer.

For a complete job description and to apply go to Applicants should submit a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references, CV, publication list, a statement of past research, and a statement of research interests. In addition, three reference letters should be sent to For questions, please email Full consideration will be given to applicants whose materials are received by Dec. 10, 2018.

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Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$48000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 10, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Gregory Rudnick
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postdoctoral extragalactic researcher