Postdoctoral Research in Extragalactic Astronomy & Galaxy Surveys

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 S 1400 E
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Salt Lake City
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in astronomy and astrophysics, with a focus on extragalactic astronomy and galaxy surveys, to collaborate with Dr. Yao-Yuan Mao and their research group.

The postdoctoral researcher at this position will carry out collaborative research programs on topics that are overlapping with Dr. Mao’s research interests, including low-redshift dwarf galaxies, low surface brightness galaxies, spectroscopic and photometric astronomical surveys (e.g., SAGA Survey, Vera Rubin LSST), galaxy-halo connection models, and astrophysical probes for dark matter. Both observational and theoretical researchers are welcome to apply.

Dr. Mao is an assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy, who joined the University of Utah in 2022. Dr. Mao, the Department, and the University of Utah are all committed to providing an inclusive and diverse environment. We seek candidates who share these values and, through their day-to-day interactions, will support and promote an inclusive environment in the department.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, expected to be September 1, 2023 but negotiable. Appointment length for this position will be 3 years. This position provides an annual salary of $60,000, an annual research fund, benefits, and relocation expenses. The University can sponsor J-1 or H-1b visas for non-US citizens.

To apply, please see for the required application materials and how to submit your application.

In addition to this position, the Department also invites applications for postdoctoral research positions to collaborate with Dr. Tanmoy Laskar on time-domain astronomy, and with Dr. Gail Zasowski on Milky Way and galactic astronomy. You can find the application instructions to these positions in separate job advertisements. 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Please see for the University of Utah’s Nondiscrimination & Accessibility Statement. 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 12, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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