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Post-Doctoral Associate in Extragalactic Astrophysics

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Post-Doctoral Associate in Extragalactic Astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research with Prof. Anthony Gonzalez on topics related to galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution, and intracluster light. The successful applicant will be expected to work with HST data for the Frontier Field clusters as part of a study of intracluster light, and to conduct research on galaxy evolution in high-redshift clusters discovered as part of an ongoing survey. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022, with some flexibility.

The position is renewable annually for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or a related field is required prior to the start date. A competitive salary will be provided, and the position includes a benefits package.

The successful candidate will have access to the newly built HiPerGator research computing cluster, and will be able to apply for time on the 10.4m GTC. The University of Florida has active research groups in galaxy formation and evolution, ISM physics, star formation, stellar astronomy, extrasolar planets, theoretical astrophysics and instrumentation, with vibrant groups both in the Department of Astronomy and Department of Physics. In addition, they will have access to collaborative opportunities campus-wide via the newly established Informatics Institute at the University of Florida, and the artificial intelligence initiative (

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or a related field is required prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search for job 519259) and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a research proposal summarizing the applicant's ongoing research directions, and interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) publication list. In addition, names and email addresses for three or more references must be provided on the application. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants requesting them to upload their letters. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 31, 2022. For more information, please feel free to email Anthony Gonzalez ( ).

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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