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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2017. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement of experience and research interests, and the names of three references to Marcia Rieke by email to mrieke@as.arizona.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

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

The Department of Steward Observatory is expecting to fill a Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow) position to support the NIRCam team for JWST. The scientific focus will be to assist in planning guaranteed time programs with JWST and to develop data analysis tools. The emphasis for this position will be on characterization of exo-planets using transit observations. The positions are also to help with reduction of instrument test data and to optimize analysis tools. The successful applicant with work with current NIRCam team members (see http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/nircam/TeamList.html) in developing plans and tools. Steward is a member of the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program. The new University-wide Research Data Center provides access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. Observational facilities at Steward include the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, and the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes. Steward is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world.

A unique aspect of this position is that it is expected to be funded through the launch of JWST in 2018 and into the first two years of operation of the telescope. Successful applicants are encouraged to stay for this entire period, subject to acceptable performance reviews.

The position is at a salary from $51,000 to $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The positions are anticipated to start no later than September 1, 2018. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2017. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement of experience and research interests, and the names of three references to Marcia Rieke by email to mrieke@as.arizona.edu. AAE/EOE.

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 at the time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications
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 $51,000 - $70,000 DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20470
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 11/01/2017
Close Date 12/15/2017
Open Until Filled
Review Begins On
Special Instructions to Applicant

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2017. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement of experience and research interests, and the names of three references to Marcia Rieke by email to mrieke@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

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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    • 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. * Upon hire will you have a Ph.D in Astronomy, Physics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents