The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor Gail Zasowski on projects related to disk galaxy evolution; Milky Way and Local Group chemistry, dynamics, and evolution; and understanding the Milky Way and Local Group in the general context of galaxies. Motivated candidates with research experience in these topics, especially via the use of stellar photometry, stellar or integrated-light spectroscopy, or theoretical simulations of galactic chemistry and dynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have significant opportunity for independent related research.
The University of Utah is a large, R1 research university that is an institutional member of both SDSS-IV and SDSS-V. The Physics & Astronomy Department hosts about 10 astronomy faculty, with research interests spanning planet formation to galactic astronomy and cosmology. Other local resources include the Center for High-Performance Computing and SCI, an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on data analysis and visualization projects. Salt Lake City is a large metropolitan area renowned for its natural beauty, proximity to numerous state and national parks, and diversity of recreational and cultural options.
The initial appointment will be for two years, plus one additional year contingent on funding availability and performance.
To apply, submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, a 3-page statement of research experience and future plans, and a CV by 17 Dec 2018, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by 24 Dec 2018. All materials and any questions should be sent to Dr. Zasowski at email@example.com.
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