Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill one or more positions as a postdoctoral fellow to support the NIRCam and MIRI teams for JWST. The scientific focus will be to assist in awarded programs with HST for coronagraphic imaging of nearby debris disks, on developing an advanced debris disk model, in preparing for guaranteed time programs with JWST, with emphasis on both exoplanet research and the moderate-to-high-redshift Universe (e.g., the JADES program in the HUDF). The positions are also to help with reduction of instrument commissioning data and the optimization of analysis tools. The positions will be immersed within a rich astrophysical environment. SO is a member of the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program. The new University-wide Research Data Center provides access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (up to ~ 380 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. Observational facilities at SO include the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, and the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes.

The position is at a salary from $54,000 to $73,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Appointment to a research faculty position can be considered for exceptionally well-qualified applicants.

Appointments will be for a minimum of two years with probable extension to three. To apply go to and apply for position # P20929. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 24, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Susan Warner
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George Rieke