Astrophysics and Cosmology Postdoctoral Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Pittsburgh
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in extragalactic astronomy. A successful candidate will become an active participant in the research activities of the astrophysics group and the research group of Rachel Bezanson. Specific duties would include assisting with the preparation, reduction, and analysis of the UNCOVER JWST Cycle 1 program. Expertise in space and/or ground-based imaging and/or spectroscopic reduction and analysis is especially appreciated. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated organizational and project management skills. This position will include up to 50% time for the postdoctoral associate to conduct complementary, independent research projects and contribute to the scientific activities in the department. The initial appointment is for two years, with an additional year following a performance review.

The postdoctoral fellow would join PITT PACC, a vibrant community of faculty, postdocs, and students in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. All members have the opportunity to organize PITT PACC academic activities including hosting short- and long-term visitors and holding PITT PACC workshops and/or conferences of their own design. 

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, and have at least 3 reference letters sent to Academic Jobs Online by 10 Jan. 2022 for full consideration, though we may continue to consider applications received after this date.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Rachel Bezanson ([email protected]).

The University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Physics and Astronomy are all strongly committed to fostering equity, inclusion, and diversity at all levels. 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 10, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Rachel Bezanson
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Rachel Bezanson
JWST UNCOVER postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh