Post-Doctoral Associate in Galaxy Evolution or Star Formation

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:16060000 - LS-ASTRONOMY

Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on topics related to galaxy evolution, star formation, and/or the physics of the ISM. The successful candidate will develop and analyze a new generation of galaxy evolution simulations with Drs. Paul Torrey & Desika Narayanan to further these research goals. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022, though with some flexibility.

The successful candidate will have access to ample computational resources via the newly built HiPerGator research computing cluster: (, on which Torrey & Narayanan maintain a significant allocation. The University of Florida has active research groups in theoretical astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, ISM physics, star formation, stellar astronomy, extrasolar planets 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 artificial intelligence initiative (

The position is renewable annually for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Expected Salary:

A competitive salary and funds for research/travel will be provided, and the position includes a benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

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 job 519032) 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 Paul Torrey ( and Desika Narayanan (

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.

Health Assessment Required: No



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