Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Cincinnati
Street Line 1: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 2: 
University of Cincinnati
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position in observational astrophysics to work with Professor Matthew Bayliss. Professor Bayliss' group works on a wide range of topics related to gravitational lensing by massive galaxy groups and clusters. With this post-doctoral position we seek a highly motivated scientist to work on multi-wavelength studies of one or both of: 1) star formation and stellar populations in distant, highly magnified galaxies and/or 2) the foreground galaxy group and cluster lenses. The post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to join both the South Pole Telescope (SPT) collaboration, and the Sloan Giant Arcs Survey (SGAS), and will be given priority to lead high profile projects related to the extensive data that are already in-hand from space (Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer) and ground-based observatories (Magellan, Gemini, VLT, and smaller aperture facilities).


The successful applicant will also be fully supported in their pursuit of new observational programs on space and ground-based facilities, and will be free to spend a substantial fraction of their time on independent research projects. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Bayliss about available data and projects in advance of submitting their applications. The position includes funds for professional travel, publications, computing, and offers a competitive salary.


Applicants must have, or be in the process of completing, a PhD or equivalent in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or closely related field. Qualified candidates must complete our online application at (job #40424).  In addition to the online application forms, you must upload a current copy of your CV, a cover letter (1 page), a statementof research interests and goals (<3 pages), and a list of publications, all merged into a single PDF. Use the Additional Documents feature in the system for the attachment. Applicants should arrange for at least three (and no more than five) letters of reference to be sent separately to with the applicant's name in the subject line. To guarantee full consideration applications should be submitted no later than 9am EST on Dec. 30, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement. The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

Included Benefits: 

Healthcare is provided, and as a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Matthew Bayliss
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Postdoctoral Fellow