Postdoctoral Scholar in Extragalactic Interstellar Medium Studies

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California, San Diego
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The Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at UC San Diego seeks a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate with Prof. Karin Sandstrom on observational studies of the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies. 

The successful applicant will join the “z=0 Multiwavelength Galaxy Database” project, which will generate the largest resolved database of dust, gas, star formation, and other properties for local universe galaxies.  This effort is part of a collaboration with Prof. Adam Leroy at The Ohio State University where a concurrent search for another postdoctoral researcher is taking place. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to both positions.

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to join ongoing projects using ALMA, the VLA, and Hubble and pursue an independent research program.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely related field by the start of the appointment in Fall 2017.  Preference will be made for candidates with prior experience in radio interferometric observations and/or dust spectral energy distribution fitting. The appointment will be for one year initially, with funding available for a two year renewal based on performance. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Please provide a CV, publication list, and a 1-3 page statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (  All materials must be received no later than January 30, 2017.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity ( ). Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE

Included Benefits: 

Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance coverage is offered through the University for postdocs and their families. More details can be found here:

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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