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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (UPDATED)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For questions related to the position, please contact either Drs Krause (krausee@email.arizona.edu), Dr Tim Eifler (timeifler@email.arizona.edu), Dr Eduardo Rozo (erozo@email.arizona.edu). To apply, applicants must electronically submit their Curriculum Vitae and Description of Research Interests (the latter not exceeding 3 pages, including figures and references) as a single PDF via UACareers, and arrange for 3 reference letters (PDF format) to be sent to postdocpositions@as.arizona.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I (UPDATED)
Department Steward Observatory (0404)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: the review date has been extended to 11/15/2017. Also, the contact email for reference letters has been corrected. It previously contained a typo.

The University of Arizona (UA) Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (SO) invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to work with Drs Elisabeth Krause, Tim Eifler, and Eduardo Rozo on theoretical and observational projects with cosmological surveys. We are deeply involved in the ongoing Dark Energy Survey (DES) analysis, in preparing for the early data phase of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST, start 2019) and the future NASA Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). We are also a full member of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and interested in exploring synergies between photometric and spectroscopic surveys.

Candidates should have a recent PhD in astronomy/physics or related fields and a strong background in cosmological data analysis, numerical simulations, or theory. In particular, we welcome applicants with research interests in combining multiple cosmological probes and data sets from different surveys. UA/SO offers a world-class research environment in ground and space-based astrophysics with strong interdisciplinary programs across the departments of astronomy, physics and planetary sciences. We have access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures, and we can access external supercomputing resources through our involvement in DES, LSST, WFIRST.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

See position summary.

Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D in Astronomy, Physics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong background in cosmological data analysis, numerical simulations, or theory.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20455
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Susan Warner
susan@as.arizona.edu

Open Date 09/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/15/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

For questions related to the position, please contact either Drs Krause (krausee@email.arizona.edu), Dr Tim Eifler (timeifler@email.arizona.edu), Dr Eduardo Rozo (erozo@email.arizona.edu).

To apply, applicants must electronically submit their Curriculum Vitae and Description of Research Interests (the latter not exceeding 3 pages, including figures and references) as a single PDF via UACareers, and arrange for 3 reference letters (PDF format) to be sent to postdocpositions@as.arizona.edu.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D in Astronomy, Physics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents