Post-Doctoral Research Position in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan invites applications for a post-doctoral position, for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding, in the group of Dr. Monica Valluri. The appointee will collaborate with a large international team. The position is expected to start on or after August 01, 2022. The appointee will work on modeling Cycle 1 JWST NIRSpec IFU data for compact stellar systems in the Virgo Cluster with the goal of constraining the masses of their central black holes from stellar kinematics. For more information contact [email protected]. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in astronomy or physics, or expect to receive one before their start date. A strong candidate will have a publication record in Galactic or extragalactic astrophysics; ideally with a background in dynamical modeling or computational astrophysics. Experience with working with spectroscopic IFU data is desirable. The University of Michigan hosts a vibrant astrophysics research community, hosts several journal clubs, scientific discussion groups, and has a number of faculty working on galaxy evolution.  Ann Arbor, Michigan is recognized for its high quality of life. 
The candidate is asked to submit the following materials as a single pdf file to [email protected]. A cover letter summarizing the candidate's experience and suitability for the position. A Research Statement including a description of research interests and accomplishments, relevant skills and the candidate’s future goals and why this position would enable them to meet their goals (~2 pages). A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications. In addition, the candidate should ask for three letters of reference to be submitted directly to [email protected]. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 18, 2022.
The Department of Astronomy is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion ( and encourages applications from people holding underrepresented identity(ies). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 18, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 18, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Monica Valluri