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Research Associate in Astronomy

Research Associate in Astronomy

  • R0041537
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
Virginia Institute for Theoretical Astronomy Postdoctoral Research Associates

The University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions as part of the Virginia Institute for Theoretical Astronomy(VITA).

The incumbents will lead ambitious, independent research programs in theoretical and computational astrophysics, expected to align with the wide range ofresearch at UVA, as well as at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) on the grounds of the University. The relevant themes include cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, accretion disks, high energy astrophysics, interstellar medium, star formation and evolution, planet formation and evolution and astrochemistry. See https://astronomy.as.virginia.edu/research/vita/ for more information.

The Postdoctoral Research Associates will participate in departmental activities and promote collaboration both within VITA and with the rest of the UVA astrophysics community.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in astrophysics or related discipline bythe appointment start date.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach as a single PDF document a cover letter; curriculum vitae; list of publications; summary of previous and current research (limited to 3pages, including references); research proposal (limited to 3 pages text plus up to 2 pages of references/figures). Applicants should also arrange for3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to vita-postdoc@virginia.edu .

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled. TheUniversity will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

All positions are initially a one-year appointment, with renewal for an additional two one-year increments for the Virginiaposition, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered at University of Virginia. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoralassociates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits . The positions also include travel funds and opportunities for dissemination,networking, and international collaboration.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Shane Davis ( swd8g@virginia.edu ), Jonathan Tan ( jct6e@virginia.edu ), Ilse Cleeves ( lic3f@virginia.edu ), Phil Arras ( pla7y@virginia.edu ), Roger Chevalier ( rac5x@virginia.edu ), Craig Sarazin ( sarazin@virginia.edu )or Zhi-Yun Li ( zl4h@virginia.edu ).

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at ( rkh6j@virginia.edu ).

Additional information about the UVA Astronomy department can be found at https://astronomy.as.virginia.edu/

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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