Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
University of California, Santa Cruz
Street Line 1: 
1156 High St
City: 
Santa Cruz
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
95064
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of California, Santa Cruz

The Astronomy Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in transient astrophysics and cosmology.  The positions are full-time, for up to three years, contingent on performance and continued funding.

Candidates should have interests in stellar astrophysics, transient science, supernovae, gravitational waves, cosmology and/or optical instrumentation.  A candidate must have received their PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field prior to beginning their appointment.  The researchers will work with Prof. Ryan Foley on various observational projects, including (but not limited to) SN Ia cosmology, SN Ia explosions/progenitors, gravitational wave counterparts, exotic transients, and telescope instrumentation.  The researchers will have access to data from the Dark Energy Survey, Pan-STARRS, Swope, SOAR, KPNO, Lick, Keck, Gemini, Magellan, Swift, and HST.

Proposed starting date is September 1, 2018, although this is flexible.  Salary is commensurate with experience and relevant research.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, and holidays plus State Health, Dental and Life Insurance for qualified candidates.

The completed application will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a one-page statement of research interests.  This information should be submitted as a single PDF file via electronic mail to Prof. Ryan Foley (foley@ucsc.edu).  Applicants should also instruct three references to submit letters of recommendation to the same email address with the applicant's name in the subject field.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered; incomplete information will not be reviewed.  Applications may be reviewed prior to closing, and applications completed by Dec 30, 2017 will receive full consideration.

UCSC is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability/Minority Employer. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (831) 459-2686.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary is commensurate with experience and relevant research.
Included Benefits: 

Benefits include vacation, sick leave, and holidays plus State Health, Dental and Life Insurance for qualified candidates

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Ryan Foley
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
foley@ucsc.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Ryan Foley
Email: 
foley@ucsc.edu