Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Position Details

Position Information

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

The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate starting in the fall of 2018. The selected candidate will work in detector development and galaxy evolution working with Prof. Erika Hamden in setting up a new lab and group at the University of Arizona. The applicant will have a leading role in current and new projects.

Applicants will also participate in writing proposals for new ground and space based instruments. Both instrument and observing focused applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

This will be a three year assignment.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

-Developing UV EMCCD detector technology through an ongoing collaboration with JPL.
-Development, fabrication, and testing of other detector types
-Data analysis of results from the FIREBall-2 UV balloon spectrograph experiment
-Extragalactic science focused on observations of the circumgalactic medium of moderate to high redshift galaxies.
-Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Astronomy, Physics or related field at the time of hire.

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of success working with detectors/hardware/electronics systems at any wavelength and/or a strong extra-galactic observing background.

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 $50,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20530
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Susan Warner

Open Date 03/05/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered, please upload a cover letter, CV, publication list, statement of current and proposed research (the latter not to exceed 5 pages), and the names and email addresses of three references within your application.

Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask them to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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. * Will you have PhD in Astronomy, Physics or related field at the time of hire?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Publications
Optional Documents