Postdoctoral position in clusters of galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Kentucky
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a 2-years (with the possibility of renewal) post-doctoral position to work on galaxy clusters with Prof. Yuanyuan Su. Experience with X-ray data analysis is desirable, but not a requirement, and candidates with broad observational experience and interest in cluster science and extragalactic astrophysics are also encouraged to apply. The approximate start date is summer/fall 2020 but negotiable. 

UKY is the flagship university of the state of Kentucky, located in a vibrant city, Lexington. It is an hour drive away from Cincinnati and Louisville. Members of the astronomy group at UKY carry out research in both observations (i.e., SDSS, MaNGA, HST, VLA, Chandra, XMM) and theories (i.e., Cloudy). The position offers a competitive salary with full benefits. The successful candidate will have ample funds for travel and an opportunity for a long-term visit to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to collaborate with Drs. Ralph Kraft, Paul Nulsen, John ZuHone, Christine Jones, William Forman, and Scott Randall.

Application details

Please send the following documents directly to, with the subject line “Astro Postdoc 2019, Last name, First name”, by December 1st 2019.

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications 
  • A summary of past research and research plan
  • Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendations to be sent directly to by the deadline. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1st 2019.

Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astronomy or related subject by the time of the appointment. 

Potential applicants with any questions about the position are welcome to contact Prof. Yuanyuan Su at

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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