Postdoctoral Research Associate in Time Domain Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona.  The successful candidate will work with Professor David Sand on one or more projects centered on time domain astrophysics. Potential projects include, but are not limited to: a) the one-day cadence supernova search, DLT40, which will soon be transitioning to an even faster 12 hour cadence, b) electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave events using a new Arizona-based discovery effort, employing the full suite of Steward Observatory facilities, c) infrastructure efforts to prepare Steward Observatory for rapid and persistent follow-up of transient events in the coming years.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with other Steward Observatory scientists, including members of the Arizona Transient Exploration and Characterization (AzTEC) team, led by Professor Nathan Smith.

Observational facilities at Steward include the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, and an assortment of 1-2m class telescopes. Steward is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world.


The position is for 2 years, renewable for a third year. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the position in Summer or Fall 2018.  The appointment may be started earlier if mutually agreed.  To apply, in addition to submitting a UACareers application, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests to timedomain_az@as.arizona.edu.  Please arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address as well.  All applicants must also apply online to posting P20501 on the UA Careers website.

Applicants should apply by February 1, 2018.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
DOE
Included Benefits: 

The initial position is for two years and renewal for a third year is possible, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. David Sand
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal Code: 
85721
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5206211532
Email: 
timedomain_az@as.arizona.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
P20501
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. David Sand
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Time Domain Astrophysics
Email: 
timedomain_az@as.arizona.edu